We must now consider prayer, under which head there are seventeen points of inquiry:
A Whether prayer is an act of the appetitive or of the cognitive power?
A Whether it is fitting to pray to God?
A Whether prayer is an act of religion?
A Whether we ought to pray to God alone?
A Whether we ought to ask for something definite when we pray?
A Whether we ought to ask for temporal things when we pray?
A Whether we ought to pray for others?
A Whether we ought to pray for our enemies?
A Of the seven petitions of the Lord's Prayer;
A Whether prayer is proper to the rational creature?
A Whether the saints in heaven pray for us?
A Whether prayer should be vocal?
A Whether attention is requisite in prayer?
A Whether prayer should last a long time?
A Whether prayer is meritorious?
[* Art. 16]
A Whether sinners impetrate anything from God by praying?
[* Art. 15]
A of the different kinds of prayer.