Prayer meaning

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The definition of a prayer is a wish or is a communication with God.

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.

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A religious observance in which praying predominates.

Morning prayers.

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A specially worded form used to address God, a god, or another object of worship.
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The act or practice of praying, as to God or a god.
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The slightest chance or hope.

In a storm the mountain climbers won't have a prayer.

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One who prays.
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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.

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An earnest request; entreaty; supplication.
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In some religions, a devotional service consisting chiefly of prayers.
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Something prayed for or requested.
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One who prays.

Yep, Grandpa is a real prayer all right.

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A person who prays.
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A request attached to the end of a pleading asking for specific damages or relief to which the plaintiff believes he is entitled.
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The act of praying.

In many cultures, prayer involves singing.

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The specific words or methods used for praying.

Christians recite the Lord's Prayer.

For Baha'is theres a difference between obligatory and devotional prayer.

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A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.

Grandpa never misses a chance to go to prayer.

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A request; a petition.

This, your honor, is my prayer; that all here be set free.

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A chance to succeed.

The overmatched team doesn't have a prayer.

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A practice of communicating with one's God.

Through prayer I ask for God's blessings.

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Any spiritual communion, as with God or a god.
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Origin of prayer

  • Middle English preiere from Old French from Medieval Latin precāria from feminine of Latin precārius obtained by entreaty from precārī to entreat pray

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English preiere, from Anglo-Norman preiere, from Old French priere, proiere, from Medieval Latin or Late Latin precāria, feminine of Latin precārius (“obtained by entreaty"), from precor (“beg, entreat").

    From Wiktionary

  • pray + -er.

    From Wiktionary