Hymns can be sung or they may be spoken. Whether sung by a worshipping congregation or spoken silently by an individual, hymns often take on the quality and purposes of prayer. (See our downloadable prayer card, Hymns for personal prayer.)
For that reason, it’s no coincidence that several of the themed headings in Singing the Faith take the words we also use for types of prayer: Intercession and Petition; Repentance and Forgiveness. You can use the Theme search on the right hand side of this and every StF+ page to find hymns in these categories.
In addition, you may use the Elements of Worship search to find hymns listed under e.g. Confession, Intercessory Response, Thanksgiving.