Crossword clues for prayer
- Wing partner
- Thing said before bedtime
- The Lord's ___
- Sunday service segment
- Snowball's chance in hell
- Slight chance
- Saying of grace, e.g
- Request from the pulpit
- Request (maybe to God)
- Purpose of some rugs
- Paternoster, for example
- Partner of wing
- Opening of Inaugural ceremony
- Occasion to speak up?
- Not a ___ (no chance)
- Nightly ritual for many
- Mourner's Kaddish, e.g
- Missal entry
- Lord's ___
- It's spun in a Tibetan monastery
- Intended communication with a deity
- Grace, for example
- Divine entreaty
- Controversial school topic
- Canonical hour recitation
- Bedtime ritual for many
- Bedtime ritual
- Address to god
- "Livin' on a ___" (#1 hit for Bon Jovi)
- "Hail Mary, full of grace ...," e.g
- "Amen" preceder
- Collect wig that's used in mosque
- Grace, e.g.
- "God bless us every one," e.g.
- Bedtime appeal
- Talking up?
- Grace, for one
- It ends with something found four times in this puzzle
- Something a father may hear
- Remote chance, informally
- Earnest or urgent request
- The act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
- Reverent petition to a deity
- Humble request: the hopeless don’t have one
- Request to God
- Petition to a deity
- Earnest request
- Devout petition
- Church activity
- Communication with the divine
- Bedtime recitation
- Speaking up?
- Religious request
- Grace, e.g
- Something a father says?
- Mass petition
- Devout request
- Controversial school subject
- Beginning of many a meal
- Words before "amen"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Prayer \Pray"er\, n. One who prays; a supplicant.
Prayer \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.]
The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or memorial addressed to a court or a legislative body. ``Their meek preyere.''
The act of addressing supplication to a divinity, especially to the true God; the offering of adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving to the Supreme Being; as, public prayer; secret prayer.
As he is famed for mildness, peace, and prayer.
The form of words used in praying; a formula of supplication; an expressed petition; especially, a supplication addressed to God; as, a written or extemporaneous prayer; to repeat one's prayers.
He made those excellent prayers which were published immediately after his death.
Prayer book, a book containing devotional prayers.
Prayer meeting, a meeting or gathering for prayer to God.
Syn: Petition; orison; supplication; entreaty; suit.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French prier "prayer, petition, request" (12c., Modern French prière), from Medieval Latin precaria "petition, prayer," noun use of Latin adjective precaria, fem. of precarius "obtained by prayer, given as a favor," from precari "to ask, beg, pray" (see pray). Related: Prayers.\n
\nPrayer-book attested from 1590s; prayer-meeting from 1780. To not have a prayer "have no chance" is from 1941.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A practice of communicate with one's God. 2 The act of praying. Etymology 2
n. One who prays.
n. 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" [syn: supplication]
earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm" [syn: entreaty, appeal]
a fixed text used in praying
someone who prays to God [syn: supplicant]
Prayer (from the Latin precari "to ask earnestly, beg, entreat") is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication.
Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words, song or complete silence. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creedal statement, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing transgressions ( sins) or to express one's thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit, asking for divine grace, spiritual connection, or for the sake of others.
Some anthropologists believe that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced a form of prayer. Today, most major religions involve prayer in one way or another; some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. Meta-studies of the studies in this field have been performed showing evidence only for no effect or a potentially small effect. For instance, a 2006 meta analysis on 14 studies concluded that there is "no discernable effect" while a 2007 systemic review of studies on intercessory prayer reported inconclusive results, noting that 7 of 17 studies had "small, but significant, effect sizes" but the review noted that the most methodologically rigorous studies failed to produce significant findings. Some studies have indicated increased medical complications in groups receiving prayer over those without. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous other studies, with contradictory results. There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted.
Prayer is the debut studio album by German DJ and record producer Robin Schulz, it was released on 19 September 2014. The album includes the singles " Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)", " Prayer in C (Robin Schulz Remix)", " Willst Du" and " Sun Goes Down".
Prayer is the active effort to communicate with a deity or higher being.
Prayer or Prayers may also refer to:
- Prayer (Robin Schulz album)
- "Prayer", a song from The Scarlet Pimpernel (musical)
- "Prayer", a song from Secret Garden's album Dawn of a New Century
- "Prayer", a song from Sevendust (album)
- "Prayer" (single), a song from Nami Tamaki
- "Prayer" (song), a song from rock band Disturbed
- "Prayers" (In This Moment song)
- Prayers (rock duo)
- "The Prayer" (Bloc Party song)
- "The Prayer" (Kid Cudi song)
- "The Prayer" (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli song)
- "Prayer", a poem by Patti Smith in kodak (book)
- Prayer (legal term), an official description of a plaintiff's demands
- "Prayer" (Farscape episode)
- Prayers (anime), a direct-to-video animated film
"Prayer" is a song released on August 14, 2002 by the American heavy metal band Disturbed as the first single from their second album, Believe. It was inspired by the death of vocalist David Draiman's grandfather as well as various circumstances after the September 11 attacks, and is about a conversation between Draiman and God. Upon release, many media outlets refused to air the "Prayer" music video, citing supposed similarities between the imagery of the music video and that of the September 11 attacks. "Prayer" peaked at number-three on two United States airplay charts, Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts, as well as peaking at number-fifty-eight on Billboard Hot 100 and number-fourteen on the Canadian Singles Chart. "Prayer" is Disturbed's highest charting single on both the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and 1 of only 2 of their songs to reach the top 5 on the latter chart (the other being " Inside the Fire", which peaked at No. 4).
Usage examples of "prayer".
The sobs which interrupted the short and simple allocution which the pastor made to his flock overcame him so much that he stopped and said no more, except to invite all present to fervent prayer.
The prayers of the Goths were granted, and their service was accepted by the Imperial court: and orders were immediately despatched to the civil and military governors of the Thracian diocese, to make the necessary preparations for the passage and subsistence of a great people, till a proper and sufficient territory could be allotted for their future residence.
The sound of prayer became an antiphony to the chanting and the sound of the bell.
The Roman Catholic ceremony of beatification and canonization of saints, offering them incense and prayers thereafter, means exactly what was meant by the ancient apotheosis, namely, that while the multitudes of the dead abide below, in the intermediate state, these favored souls have been advanced into heaven.
Honoria could no longer aspire, and whose monastic assiduity of prayer, fasting, and vigils, she reluctantly imitated.
Gideon Planish at an Eskimo Culture rally held by the Antinomians, he inquired whether the good Doctor was a believing Fundamentalist who had family prayers night and morning.
States, cordially concurring with the Congress of the United States, in the penitential and pious sentiments expressed in the aforesaid resolutions, and heartily approving of the devotional design and purpose thereof, do hereby appoint the first Thursday of August next to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of national humiliation and prayer.
While the faithful filled the churches offering up prayers for the success of the exorcisms, Mignon and Barre entered upon their task at the convent, where they remained shut up with the nuns for six hours.
Patient as a fox on a long scent in autumn, he would have kept himself lean and circumspect, until, through the help of lugubrious prayer and lantern visage, he could have beguiled into matrimony some one feminine member of the flock--not always fair--whose worldly goods would have sufficed in full atonement for all those circumspect, self-imposed restraints, which we find asually so well rewarded.
His Father, He besought Him in prayer for those gifts still due to Him in His human nature, such as the glory of His body, and the like.
She said a brief prayer of gratitude that the large room was empty save for a number of masculine-looking chairs, an intricately carved billiards table, and the faintest hint of long ago cigar smoke.
The bonze muttered the shortest prayer that I had ever heard, and the sergeant at arms asked if the victim had any last words.
His neck lay on the block, and the bonze mumbled a prayer, and the sergeant at arms asked if he had any last words.
Baudolino, the Poet, Boron, and Kyot knelt in prayer, while at a slight distance Solomon murmured the litanies that the Jews habitually recite.
Ireland so suitable for the tomb of Brian Boru as the chapel where he said his prayers?