Character 6
Hyphenation prayer pray er
Pronunciations /pɹɛə(ɹ)/

Definitions and meanings of "Prayer"

What do we mean by prayer?

A reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship. noun

The act of making a reverent petition to God, a god, or another object of worship. noun

An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving. noun

A specially worded form used to address God, a god, or another object of worship. noun

A religious observance in which praying predominates. noun

A fervent request. noun

The thing requested. noun

The slightest chance or hope. noun

The request for relief by a party initiating a lawsuit, stated in the pleadings. noun

The portion of the pleadings that contains this request. noun

The act of beseeching, entreating, or supplicating; supplication; entreaty; petition; suit. noun

In religious usage, a devout petition to an object of worship, as God, or a saint or an angel; an orison: confined in Protestant usage to such petitions addressed to God; more generally, any spiritual communion with God, including confession, petition, adoration, praise, and thanksgiving. See dulia. noun

The practice of praying, or of communing with God. noun

The form of words used in praying; a formula of worship: as, the Lord's Prayer. noun

A form of religious service; a religious observance, either public or private, consisting mainly of prayer to God; a liturgy: often in the plural: as, the service of morning prayer; family prayers. noun

That part of a memorial or petition to a public body, or of a bill of complaint in equity, which specifies the thing desired to be done or granted, as distinct from the recital of facts or reasons for the grant. noun

See the qualifying words. noun

A practice of communicating with one's God.

The act of praying.

The specific words or methods used for praying.

A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.

A request; a petition.

(mostly in negative constructions) The remotest hope or chance.

Although not promoted by public schools, it is the most popular study technique of high school students, typically used minutes before a test. Urban Dictionary

A form of birth control, though highly ineffective. Urban Dictionary

A technique practiced moments before u r gonna be in deep shit Urban Dictionary

(n). Best known placebo known to mankind. Urban Dictionary

The act of Austin Ferguson Praying Urban Dictionary

To do nothing and still think you're helping. Urban Dictionary

Prayer, n. The resulting comination of desperation and superstition used by those without the mental capacity to think their own way through something. Urban Dictionary

Something people say on facebook when they don't feel like being thoughtful or doing something that would require any real effort. Urban Dictionary

Placing both hand together in a praying formation then inserting them both it to the vigina. Advanced methoods include alternating hands back and forth, twisting at the sholders and praying to the ass. Urban Dictionary

The most hypocritical way to claim helping someone without taking any risk while some others risk their lives to save Him/Her, after what you thanks GOD that is Yourself,both having done nothing useful, and not the ones that make the rescue. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Prayer

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The word "prayer" in example sentences

But prayer, generally considered, embraces all the above-mentioned parts; when, however, we distinguish one part against another, _prayer_, properly speaking, means the uplifting of the mind to God. ❋ Aquinas Thomas (1907)

But we must notice that when we speak of prayer we can mean either prayer _considered in itself_ or the _cause of prayer_. ❋ Aquinas Thomas (1907)

The first is the theory of those who hold that there _is the same relation between prayer and the answer to prayer_ as between _cause and effect in any other sequence of Nature_. ❋ James Buchanan (1837)

The book, whose cover bears a photograph of its subject kneeling in prayer, is titled Francisco Franco: Exemplary Christian. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The term prayer (euche) used at Nicæa, has in this connection always been taken in its strict signification as meaning supplication ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

Her faith in prayer is equal to her faith in the love of Jesus. ❋ Olive Truth Gilbert (1850)

And our business in prayer is not to prescribe, but to subscribe to the wisdom and will of God; to refer our case to him, and then to leave it with him. ❋ Unknown (1721)

This ought to be remembered in prayer, because one great errand we have to the throne of grace, is, to pray for the pardon of our sins: and care about it ought to be our daily care, because prayer is a part of our daily work. ❋ Unknown (1721)

He gives us both instruction and encouragement in prayer from the consideration of our relation to God as a Father. ❋ Unknown (1721)

Note, As prayer is to be made to God only, so it is our duty in prayer to eye him as a Father, and to call him our Father. ❋ Unknown (1721)

He had this vision immediately after he had prayed, as an answer to his prayer for the spreading of the gospel, and because the ascent of the heart to God in prayer is an excellent preparative to receive the discoveries of the divine grace and favour. ❋ Unknown (1721)

Our best encouragement in prayer is taken from the glory of God, and to that therefore, more than our own comfort, we should have an eye in all our petitions for particular mercies; for this is made the first petition in the Lord's prayer, as that which regulates and directs all the rest, Father in heaven, hallowed by thy name. ❋ Unknown (1721)

That he was inward with God in prayer; he prayed with his heart, and prayer is acceptable no further than the heart goes along with it. ❋ Unknown (1721)

Give me a break .... what kind of nation have we become when a prayer is a no-no to politicians (might offend someone by asking the Creator of our Universe to help) but we can stop our govt. for a monent of "silence" for a pop star. ❋ Unknown (2009)

This prayer is the Oratio super populum of the Mass of Spy Wednesday, said also at the following Vespers; it is thus said for three full days, from Vespers of Wednesday to None of Saturday. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"Forgive me, all life forms of the Gulf, and all exquisitely unique and diverse sentient beings," writes James O'Dea, author and former director of Amnesty International, in what he calls his prayer for the Gulf. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I think this prayer is the reason for the success of my finger crossing. ❋ Unknown (2006)

[Please], [please] let me [pass] this [test]... ❋ Channing (2005)

[Prayer]: Please, please God, don't let me get pregnant. [Oh Jesus], please let my [period show] up on time. ❋ Iplant (2005)

[oh shit] the [condom] [broke].. better start with a quick prayer!! ❋ Dot Dot Dot... (2005)

[Little Billy] was dying of cancer, so he prayed that God and Jesus would let him live. [He died] two months later possessing strong, but ultimately useless, hope. Not surprisingly, his prayer was [in vain]. ❋ A-Bag 777 (2012)

They were [prayering] that they would survial the [lasaga] ❋ JokesInHistoryClass (2017)

Me: Man, I really need to pass this test tomorrow. Can you [help me out]? Religious moron: Sure, [I'll pray for you]. Me: Why not just help me study? That would actually help. Religious moron: I'm positive that the grace of God will help you pass the test. Me: I think God is too busy with everything else in the universe to help me pass a test. Religious moron: I'll give him [a prayer] anyway Me: Why do I hang with you? ❋ Tonio31 (2007)

"I'm too confused and unable to think [for myself] and [solve] this problem so, I think I'll use [prayer]." ❋ REAL AMERICAN VETERAN (2005)

Mary: Since my husband [passed away] [last month] I've had a very hard time and feel so [disconnected] and depressed. Friend 1: "Prayers" Friend 2: "Prayers" Friend 3: "Praying" ❋ Paleoham (2016)

Tyler likes to say his [prayers] before he [lays] [the meat]. ❋ Jimboozie (2003)

[Praying] for someone that has [disappeared] to be found back instead of going for [help] ❋ Roger Lemaitre (2004)

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