Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 44

Q & A 98
Q What is prayer?
A Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God,1 for things agreeable to his will,2 in the name of Christ,3 with confession of our sins,4 and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.*5

*1 Psalm 10:17; Psalm 62:8; Matthew 7:7-8.
*2 1 John 5:14.
*3 John 16:23-24.
*4 Psalm 32:5-6; Daniel 9:4-19; 1 John 1:9.
*5 Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 136

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