Some of the most popular prayers that are shared online are from the Bible, such as "The Lord's Prayer" from Matthew 6:9-13, "The Twenty-Third Psalm" and "The Prayer of Jabez" from 1 Chronicles 4:10. Individuals share other popular prayers as graphic images on social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These prayers include "The Serenity Prayer," "The Prayer of Saint Francis" and "The Irish Blessing."
"The Lord's Prayer" is likely the most popular Biblical prayer of all time. Almost every Christian denomination uses it in some form. The prayer is from the Sermon on The Mount. In this passage, Jesus tells his followers they should pray to God as a child would approach his father, being honest about their failures rather than focusing on their own desires and wants.
"The Serenity Prayer," attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr, is often used by those in recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs. It's simple message, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference,” is easy to share on social media. People in recovery typically post it when they need encouragement, or as a way of encouraging others not to turn to alcohol or other destructive behavior when life overwhelms them.