- 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
- 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 prec&amacron;ria, from feminine of Latin prec&amacron;rius, obtained by entreaty, from prec&amacron;r&imacron;, 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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