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Does the Lord's Prayer count as a repetitious prayer...?
What is a novena? They are a traditional Catholic method of prayer. They are a series of prayers that are recited for 9 days straight or 9 hours straight. A novena is offered as a sacrifice...
I'll just comment on -
6. And what do we make of the Revelation 4:8 passage where "day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"?
This is not a prayer, it is worship. They are not asking for a thing; they are glorifying God.
Apples and oranges.
I'd like to point out that the Lord's Prayer appears to be based on the Eighteen Benedictions which is certainly repetitious. The whole idea of prayer is based on you communicating with God on His terms but in your own words.
Some people never take the training wheels off their bicycles. I think they like to repeat standard prayers.