Structure of Prayer Scale

Luckow‚ Ladd‚ Spilka‚ McIntosh‚ Parks‚ et al.‚ 1997
1.    When I pray alone‚ I have a ritual that I adhere to strictly.
2.    Through deep pray I am able to know God better.
3.    It is important to me to tell God about my sins or faults.
4.    When I pray‚ I want to share my life with God.
5.    I usually pray for God to make me a better person.
6.    I pray to give thanks for all God has done for me.
7.    When I feel guilty about something‚ it helps to tell God about it.
8.    When God has answered my prayers‚ I usually give thanks.
9.    My prayers are like rituals; they have a regular‚ orderly sequence.
10.I usually say a prayer before each meal.
11.I like to say prayers for people about whom I care very much.
12.I always pray before I go to sleep.
13.I must admit that I usually prayer to get something.
14.Confession is important to me because it helps me lead a more respectable life.
15.When I pray‚ I ask God for special favors.
16.Prayer helps me keep my life balanced and happy.
17.When I pray‚ I confess to God the things I should not have done.
18.Usually when I feel unable to help my loved ones‚ I ask God for help.
19.I ask God to help others when I am unable to.
20.When I pray‚ I have certain words of phrases that I repeat a number of times.
21.In my prayers I like to express my recognition for what God grants me.
22.Most of my prayers are for God to solve problems.
23.When I finish praying‚ I feel like a better person.
24.I pray for other people.
25.A morning prayer helps me cope with the world during the day.
26.Prayer is a way for me to connect with my inner spirit.
27.When I pray‚ I feel secure.
28.I pray daily.
Confession (Alpha .58 – .89)‚ Petition (Alpha .44 – .81)‚ Ritual (Alpha .68 – 80)‚ Meditate-improvement (Alpha .19 – .86)‚ Habitual (Alpha .67 – .88)‚ and Compassionate petition (Alpha.81 – .95)
1 = strongly disagree‚ 2 = moderately disagree‚ 3 = slightly disagree‚ 4 = slightly agree‚ 5 = moderately agree‚ 6 = strongly agree
Confession (5 items) 3‚ 4‚ 7‚ 14‚ 17
Petition (3 items) 13‚ 15‚ 22
Ritual (3 items) 1‚9‚20
Meditation-Improvement (5 items) 2‚ 16‚ 23‚ 26‚ 27
Habit (4 items) 10‚ 12‚ 25‚ 28
Compassionate Petition (8 items) 5‚ 6‚ 8‚ 11‚ 18‚ 19‚ 21‚ 24

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