'''Prayer''', with [[fasting]] and [[almsgiving]], is one of the three "pillars of piety" ([[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 6:1-18).
Private Prayer== ===The Jesus Prayer=== The Jesus Prayer is a short contemplative prayer. :''See full article: [[Jesus Prayer]].'' ===The Our Father=== :''See full article: [[Our Father]]. ''
==Liturgical Prayer == ===Prayerbooks=== ===Seasonal prayers===
==Prayer for the dead==
The deceased are remembered at a special service called "Saturday of the Souls" held four times a year: the two Saturdays prior to [[Great Lent]], the first Saturday of Great Lent, and the Saturday before [[Pentecost]]. Orthodox believe that it is the duty of the living to remember and pray for the deceased. A general prayer is said for specific individuals and all unknown souls who have no one to pray for them. Parishoners bring small dishes of kollyva to the church and submit a list of first names of the deceased loved ones to the [[priest]].
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article8157.asp Prayer as an Important Aspect of Our Spiritual Life] by Monk Moses in ''Athonite Flowers''. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1999.
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article8634.asp What is Prayer?] from the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]] Department of Religious Education in ''Orthodox Prayer Book'': My Holy Pascha, April 14, 1985. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
*[http://www.oca.org/QA.asp?ID=6&SID=3 Mary / Prayer / Death] from the [[Orthodox Church in America]] website
*[http://home.it.com.au/~jgrapsas/pages/orth_prayer.html Prayer in the Orthodox Christian Church] from the website of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]]