Prayer

  • 1 Prayer — • The raising of the heart and mind to God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. prayer     Prayer     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 PRAYER — PRAYER, the offering of petition, confession, adoration or thanksgiving to God. In the Bible The concept of prayer is based on the conviction that God exists, hears, and answers (Ps. 65:3; cf. 115:3–7) – that He is a personal deity. In a sense it …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Prayer — «Prayer» Сингл Disturbed из альбома Believe …

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  • 4 prayer — W3S3 [preə US prer] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preiere, from Latin precaria, from prex; PRAY1] 1.) words that you say when praying to God or gods ▪ Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ▪ The children said… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 prayer — / prer/ n: the part of a pleading (as a complaint) that specifies the relief sought; also: a request for relief or some other action by the court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. prayer …

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  • 6 prayer — [ prer ] noun ** count the words that someone says when they are speaking to God: say a prayer: He said a prayer for their safe return. prayer for: a prayer for peace say your prayers (=pray): I go to church every Sunday and I say my prayers. a.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 Prayer — (?; 277), n. [OE. preiere, OF. preiere, F. pri[ e]re, fr. L. precarius obtained by prayer, fr. precari to pray. See {Pray}, v. i.] 1. The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or memorial addressed… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Prayer — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Prayer» Sencillo de Nami Tamaki del álbum Greeting Publicación 12 de noviembre de 2003 Formato Maxi single …

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  • 9 Prayer — Single par Nami Tamaki extrait de l’album Greeting Face A Prayer Face B real dreaM Sortie 12 novembre 2003 …

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  • 10 prayer — prayer; prayer·ful; prayer·less; prayer·ful·ly; prayer·ful·ness; prayer·less·ly; prayer·less·ness; …

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  • 11 Prayer —    Prayer has been defined as the soul s converse with God, or communion with God in devotional exercises, and may be said to be a universally recognized necessity in the life of man. But prayer involves much more than simply asking for certain… …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 12 prayer — prayer, suit, plea, petition, appeal mean an earnest and usually a formal request for something and their corresponding intransitive verbs pray, sue, plead, petition, appeal mean to make such a request. Prayer and pray imply that the request is… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 prayer — ► NOUN 1) a request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or another deity. 2) (prayers) a religious service at which people gather to pray together. 3) an earnest hope or wish. ● not have a prayer Cf. ↑not have a prayer …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Prayer — Porté en Dauphiné (05, 38), c est l équivalent de l occitan pradier , désignant un petit pré, une prairie. Un hameau s appelle Le Prayer à Saint Bernard (38). Autre sens possible, mais moins probable : celui qui possède un pré, qui travaille dans …

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  • 15 prayer — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. preiere, from V.L. *precaria, noun use of L. precaria, fem. of adj. precarius obtained by prayer, from precari (see PRAY (Cf. pray)). Related: Prayers …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 prayer — prayer1 [prer] n. [ME preiere < OFr < ML precaria < L precarius, obtained by begging < precari, to entreat: see PRAY] 1. the act or practice of praying, as to God 2. an earnest request; entreaty; supplication 3. a) a humble and… …

    English World dictionary

  • 17 Prayer — Pray er, n. One who prays; a supplicant. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 prayer — [n] pleading, especially with a deity; request for help, answer adoration, appeal, application, begging, benediction, beseeching, communion, devotion, entreaty, grace, imploration, imploring, imprecation, invocation, litany, orison, petition,… …

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  • 19 Prayer — For other uses, see Prayer (disambiguation). Mary Magdalene by Ary Scheffer (1795–1858). Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to a deity through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or …

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  • 20 prayer — prayer1 prayerless, adj. prayerlessly, adv. prayerlessness, n. /prair/, n. 1. a devout petition to God or an object of worship. 2. a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession …

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