The altar is where Christians kneel in reverance to take communion, to pray, and to profess their belief in Jesus Christ their Redeemer and risen Savior. The most common prayers are modeled after the Prayer of Salvation and the Lord's Prayer, and many of the prayers found in the book of Psalms.

The Prayer of Salvation

1. Every person has sinned and needs salvation. Romans 3:23: 'since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,'

2. The consequence of sin is eternal separation from God.Romans 6:23: 'For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.'

3. I have sinned.

4. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only conceived Son of God. He was born as a human to be the Lamb of God to be sacrificed on the cross for my sins. John 3:16: 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.'

5. There is no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of sinless, perfect blood. Hebrews 9:22: 'Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.'

6. I am sorry I have sinned. I repent and ask forgiveness because of Jesus Christ's blood sacrifice for me. Luke 13:3: '...but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.'

7. I believe that all of my sins are forgiven because of the sacrificial shedding of Jesus Christ's blood. Romans 10:9,10: 'because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.'

8. Because of my belief in the forgiveness by the blood of Jesus Christ I am now a new creature, born again into a new, eternal life as a Child of God who now has adopted me as His son/daughter. I John 4:15, Galations 4:7:'Whoever confess that Jesus is the Son of God,, God abides in him, and he in God.' ' So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.'

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Psalms 51

1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.