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 prayer prayer

noun

  • ( ) the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)  ( prayer, supplication )
    the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
     the priest sank to his knees in prayer
    the priest sank to his knees in prayer
  • ( ) reverent petition to a deity  ( orison, petition, prayer )
    reverent petition to a deity
  • ( ) earnest or urgent request  ( appeal, entreaty, prayer )
    earnest or urgent request
     an entreaty to stop the fighting
    an entreaty to stop the fighting
     an appeal for help
    an appeal for help
     an appeal to the public to keep calm
    an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • ( ) a fixed text used in praying  ( prayer )
    a fixed text used in praying
  • someone who prays to God  ( prayer, supplicant )
    someone who prays to God


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