A girl saying a prayer.
- An example of a prayer is when you hope and wish that your family will all stay healthy.
- An example of a prayer is when you ask God to make sure you stay healthy.
- the act or practice of praying, as to God or a god
- an earnest request; entreaty; supplication
- a humble and sincere request, as to God or a god
- a thought or utterance, as to God or a god, in praise, thanksgiving, confession, etc.
- any set formula for praying, as to God or a god
- [often pl.] in some religions, a devotional service consisting chiefly of prayers
- any spiritual communion, as with God or a god
- something prayed for or requested
- Informal a chance to succeed: the overmatched team doesn't have a prayer
Origin of prayerMiddle English preiere from Old French from Medieval Latin precaria from Classical Latin precarius, obtained by begging from precari, to entreat: see pray
- a. A reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship.b. The act of making a reverent petition to God, a god, or another object of worship: belief in the power of prayer.
- An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving: One evening a week, the family would join together in prayer.
- A specially worded form used to address God, a god, or another object of worship.
- prayers A religious observance in which praying predominates: morning prayers.
- a. A fervent request: Her prayer for rain was granted at last.b. The thing requested: His safe arrival was their only prayer.
- The slightest chance or hope: In a storm the mountain climbers won't have a prayer.
- Law a. The request for relief by a party initiating a lawsuit, stated in the pleadings.b. The portion of the pleadings that contains this request.
Origin of prayerMiddle English preiere from Old French from Medieval Latin precāria from feminine of Latin precārius obtained by entreaty from precārī to entreat ; see pray .
- A practice of communicating with one's God.
- Through prayer I ask for God's blessings.
- The act of praying.
- In many cultures, prayer involves singing.
- The specific words or methods used for praying.
- A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.
- Grandpa never misses a chance to go to prayer.
- A request; a petition.
- This, your honor, is my prayer; that all here be set free.
From Middle English preiere, from Anglo-Norman preiere, from Old French priere, proiere, from Medieval Latin or Late Latin precÄria, feminine of Latin precÄrius (“obtained by entreaty"), from precor (“beg, entreat").
- One who prays.
- Yep, Grandpa is a real prayer all right.
pray + -er.
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