prayer


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Related to prayer: The Lord's Prayer
  • noun

Synonyms for prayer

Synonyms for prayer

the act of praying

a formula of words used in praying

an earnest or urgent request

an application to a higher authority, as for sanction or a decision

one who humbly entreats

Synonyms for prayer

the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

someone who prays to God

References in classic literature ?
And Agamemnon answered, "Fly if you will, I shall make you no prayers to stay you.
This will be best, for the gods ever hear the prayers of him who has obeyed them.
But nobody ever sang by moonlight on the upper deck, and the congregational singing at church and prayers was not of a superior order of architecture.
I don't know why it is necessary to hear the same prayers several times a day, but I know that it is necessary; and knowing this I find joy in them.
He tried to hear nothing but the prayers that were being chanted or read, to feel nothing but self-oblivion in consciousness of the fulfilment of duty--a feeling he always experienced when hearing or reciting in advance the prayers he had so often heard.
But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor--which is simply another name for a sense of fitness of things; and it suddenly occurred to her that that simple little prayer, sacred to white-robed childhood lisping at motherly knees, was entirely unsuited to this freckled witch of a girl who knew and cared nothing bout God's love, since she had never had it translated to her through the medium of human love.
Gracious heavenly Father--that's the way the ministers say it in church, so I suppose it's all right in private prayer, isn't it?
As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.
During the service he would first listen to the prayers, trying to attach some meaning to them not discordant with his own views; then feeling that he could not understand and must condemn them, he tried not to listen to them, but to attend to the thoughts, observations, and memories which floated through his brain with extreme vividness during this idle time of standing in church.
No, it seems to be beginning again," he thought, listening to the prayers.
Cruncher, with unconscious inconsistency, "that the worth of YOUR prayers may be?
Milady's supper was brought in, and she was found deeply engaged in saying her prayers aloud--prayers which she had learned of an old servant of her second husband, a most austere Puritan.
Milady knew she might be watched, so she continued her prayers to the end; and it appeared to her that the soldier who was on duty at her door did not march with the same step, and seemed to listen.
I WENT down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon the son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers to the goddess; and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate the festival, which was a new thing.
It was no light act of courage in those days, my dear boys, for a little fellow to say his prayers publicly, even at Rugby.