Christians have many forms of what is called prayer. First prayer is a personal action done by the individual believer calling out to God in praise, thanksgiving, sorrow for sins, or petition for human needs. Christians are known by a prayer given to them by the Lord Jesus, called the
Lord's Prayer or Our Father. This simple prayer is universally used among
Prayers may be made from written texts or memorized verses as well as spontaneous invocations of God. Prayer can be done standing, sitting, kneeling, bowing, or prostrate on the ground. In public worship, the format varies among the various Christian churches, put all use some form of singing of hymns or the psalms from the bible, reading from the sacred books, preaching by a minister or priest, prayers for the public needs of the human and church community, and often including the celebration of the Lord's
Supper (the Mass, the Divine Liturgy) by partaking of the blessed bread and wine to proclaim Jesus' death and yet living presence in the Christian community. This service can be very simple to the most elaborate of ceremonies using special vesture, candles, incense, and choreographed
(choreographed) movements and processions.