Introduce your students to the Catechism of the Catholic Church‘s five forms of prayer with this video:
How do we pray?
When many people hear the word “prayer,” they think about us asking God for help, but that is only one way to pray.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church divides prayer into five forms: petition, intercession, thanksgiving, praise, and blessing.
- Petition: Ask God to help you.
- Intercession: Ask God to help others.
- Thanksgiving: Give God gratitude.
- Praise: Express God’s goodness.
- Blessing: Invoke God’s grace.
This video offers a brief introduction to these forms of prayer.
Download the Five Forms of Prayer Worksheet
Give your students a worksheet to use as a graphic organizer as they watch the video about the five forms of prayer. This worksheet will help them remember each form of prayer, but also help them reflect on their prayer experiences.
This video and graphic organizer worksheet are also available to premium members of The Religion Teacher. Download the video and worksheet here as a member.
Bonus: Teach the Five Forms of Prayer with Emojis!
I created a mini-lesson about the five forms of prayer using emojis for the Theoloji 101 project. You can read and share this lesson here: