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Definitions of prayer

  1. earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. reverent petition to a deity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One who prays; a supplicant. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or memorial addressed to a court or a legislative body. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The act of addressing supplication to a divinity, especially to the true God; the offering of adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving to the Supreme Being; as, public prayer; secret prayer. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The form of words used in praying; a formula of supplication; an expressed petition; especially, a supplication addressed to God; as, a written or extemporaneous prayer; to repeat one's prayers. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Thanks and praise given to God, and requests made of him; a form of words suited to an appeal to God; a form of religious service for public worship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The act of praying: entreaty: the words used: solemn address to God: a formula of worship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Petition; supplication; reverent address to God. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of offering, especially reverent petitions to God; devotion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A memorial or petition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The earnest asking for a favour; a solemn address to the Supreme Being; as regards the Supreme, "a turning of one's soul in reverence, infinite desire. and endeavour to what is highest and best;" a formula of church service or worship; practice of supplication; that part of a petition which specifies the request. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Prayerful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Prayerless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for prayer

  1. After a little while of silence he said he thought somebody might read a prayer – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. In one of them the bishop was heard leading a score of young men in prayer – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
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