Prayer is a non-members combat skill. Prayer is trained by burying bones, using them on an altar in a player-owned house, by using them on the altar in the Chaos Temple (hut), by praying at the Ectofuntus with bonemeal and buckets of slime, or by killing reanimated monsters summoned via the Arceuus spellbook. Different bones give different amounts of experience.

Prayers are unlocked as the level in the skill goes up, which are used to aid the player in combat. The prayers can help with Attack, Defence, Strength, Ranged, Magic, and Hitpoints, among other uses. When prayers are activated, they drain the player's prayer points until the prayer is turned off or all prayer points are used.

Most prayers can be activated immediately before the attack hits and promptly deactivated in order to gain buffs and/or protection with minimal to no expenditure of prayer points. This is called prayer flicking.


The player can recharge all of their prayer points to full by praying at an altar, which are most often found in churches. Praying at these altars will recharge the player's prayer points above the maximum:

In addition, consuming prayer potions, Super restores, and Sanfew serums will recharge prayer points proportional to the player's Prayer level, and consuming Jangerberries restores 1 prayer point each. The Falador shield will also recharge a certain percentage of prayer points once or twice daily depending upon the tier of the shield.

The Catacombs of Kourend also have a special effect, where burying bones will restore a few prayer points based on the type of bone.