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Definition 1: the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where prayer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the priest sank to his knees in prayer

Synonyms for prayer in the sense of this definition

(prayer is a kind of ...) the activity of worshipping

(... is a kind of prayer ) (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)

"he returned to his devotions"

(... is a kind of prayer ) the act of praying for divine protection

Definition 2: earnest or urgent request - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where prayer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an entreaty to stop the fighting
  • an appeal for help
  • an appeal to the public to keep calm

Synonyms for prayer in the sense of this definition

(prayer is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of prayer ) a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

(... is a kind of prayer ) impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace

(... is a kind of prayer ) a humble request for help from someone in authority

(... is a kind of prayer ) an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

"a solicitation to the king for relief"

(... is a kind of prayer ) a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank

(... is a kind of prayer ) a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

"its was a brief and intense courtship"

Definition 3: a fixed text used in praying - [noun denoting communication]

(prayer is a kind of ...) writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity

(... is a kind of prayer ) a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite

"the priest said Mass"

(... is a kind of prayer ) a liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith

"as soon as Leonard learned to talk he was taught to recite the first words of the Shema, the creed of Judaism which originated on Sinai with Moses and is recited daily"

(... is a kind of prayer ) a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words

(... is an instance of prayer) a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her

(... is an instance of prayer) the prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)

(... is an instance of prayer) a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation

(... is an instance of prayer) the opening prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur

(... is an instance of prayer) a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation

(... is an instance of prayer) the prayer that Christ gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:9-13)

(... is an instance of prayer) (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer

Definition 4: reverent petition to a deity - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for prayer in the sense of this definition

(prayer is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of prayer ) a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet

(... is a kind of prayer ) a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

(... is a kind of prayer ) a prayer to God on behalf of another person

(... is a kind of prayer ) a short prayer of thanks before a meal

"their youngest son said grace"

(... is a kind of prayer ) a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster

(... is a kind of prayer ) prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday

(... is a kind of prayer ) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

(... is a kind of prayer ) a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

(... is a kind of prayer ) a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person

Definition 5: someone who prays to God - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for prayer in the sense of this definition

(prayer is a kind of ...) a person who manifests devotion to a deity

(... is a kind of prayer ) a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another

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