Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Cardinal Virtues
Q[83] Of Prayer
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We must now consider prayer, under which head there are seventeen points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether prayer is an act of the appetitive or of the cognitive power?

A[2] Whether it is fitting to pray to God?

A[3] Whether prayer is an act of religion?

A[4] Whether we ought to pray to God alone?

A[5] Whether we ought to ask for something definite when we pray?

A[6] Whether we ought to ask for temporal things when we pray?

A[7] Whether we ought to pray for others?

A[8] Whether we ought to pray for our enemies?

A[9] Of the seven petitions of the Lord's Prayer;

A[10] Whether prayer is proper to the rational creature?

A[11] Whether the saints in heaven pray for us?

A[12] Whether prayer should be vocal?

A[13] Whether attention is requisite in prayer?

A[14] Whether prayer should last a long time?

A[15] Whether prayer is meritorious? [* Art. 16]

A[16] Whether sinners impetrate anything from God by praying? [* Art. 15]

A[17] of the different kinds of prayer.