Examines some Elizabethan Protestants' reasons for praying and the controversy over forms of prayer during the period. Calvinists' rejection of prescribing times for prayer; Premium on feeling of misery in prayer; Godly sorrow; Suppression of rational judgment; Debate on fixed and impromptu prayers; Prayer as art.

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Copyright © 1993 University of Chicago Press. This article first appeared in Journal of Religion 73:2 (1993), 163-182. Reprinted with permission by University of Chicago Press.

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