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"Prayer should be informal" . Evaluate the statement (12 marks).
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Here are some points to consider:

For:
- Allows the prayer to be more personal/relate to God more.
- Allows believer to pray for things they need/want.

Against:
- Lord's Prayer, a set prayer, seen as a model.
- Can help believers pray more easily: they already know what to say.

Hopefully this should provide a good base for your argument, remember to support the points with evidence + explanation and include a conclusion at the end which rebuts both points against yours! Good luck!
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Good luck

In favour of
A chance to pray purposefully
Gives the person the means to pray meaningfully


Not in favour of
Other prayers are better
Limits adherence to the Lord

Advice
Back up statements made
Include a conclusion at the end of your essay
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(Original post by LightHades)
Here are some points to consider:

For:
- Allows the prayer to be more personal/relate to God more.
- Allows believer to pray for things they need/want.

Against:
- Lord's Prayer, a set prayer, seen as a model.
- Can help believers pray more easily: they already know what to say.

Hopefully this should provide a good base for your argument, remember to support the points with evidence + explanation and include a conclusion at the end which rebuts both points against yours! Good luck!
Thank you so much!
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Some ideas (Christianity)

Useful counterpoint for the lords prayer - you can reference that Jesus says directly: "Pray then in this way..." (Matthew 6:9). i.e. as a direct order from (the son of) God that this is how prayer should be done. That can be linked to debates about the bible as the "infallible word" of God, or as "divinely inspired", or as a flawed historical document that has changed over time. You could use Matt 6:9 and Luke 11:2 to hinge your argument about formality of prayer on the issue of the providence of the bible itself.

Bring in some stuff about the protestant schism and the debates surrounding personal communication with God or the need for someone to intercede between the individual and God - referencing Protestantism and Catholicism - and sola scripture vs ritualism.
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