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of the nature of or expressing a petition

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A prayer like this is the prayer recited in the Rosh Hashanah Amidah, "God and God of our Ancestors, rule over all the world, in Your full glory." The sages, as is well known, introduced only one blessing--the "blessing of the day" (birkat hayom)--into the Sabbath and Holiday Amidah, as opposed to the twelve (and, later, the thirteen) petitionary blessings they introduced into the daily Amidah.
What is at stake here is the effectiveness of petitionary prayer.
Nonetheless, servants' petitionary letters prove a profitable means of examining how the speech activity exhibited there contributed to the dialogic formation of a gentlewoman like Margaret Paston's 'worshep' for several reasons.
It is of course quite clear from the history of ancient religions that praise of the gods in the form of chants was used very early in religious rites but was seen primarily as incantations whose sounds were believed to have magical effects.(3) Likewise, music and singing often accompanied religious processionals and cult practices since the effects of different types of music on the human spirit ranging from the therapeutic and the elegiac to the Dionysian are well known.(4) We can also assume that petitionary prayer by individuals found expression as needed and were offered at local shrines.
The answer is that for Shema, unlike tefillah (petitionary blessings), each person is required to recite its three Biblical passages(41) for himself.(42) Note that there is no "amen" response at the end of each paragraph.
Initially, the Gemara appears to imply the proposition that prayer is a time-bound positive mizvah, but women are obligated for a special reason -- that prayer is petitionary. However, in going on to raise the time-bound issue, the Gemara seems to take an altogether different stance: prayer may be a non-time-bound positive mizvah which, it follows, women are obligated to fulfill.
Petitionary Prayer for the Dead and the Boethian Concept of a Timeless God, WILLIAM M.
on the importance of petitionary prayers, "Now is the time for
Lewis is speaking of petitionary prayer, which requests something from God.
Immediately behind him numerous men raise their hands before the grand princess in a petitionary pose, as several courtiers, who stand between her and the crowd, witness the commotion.
As John Peachman puts it: "That the phrase appears twice in Marston's acknowledged works is suggestive." (73) In act IV of Histriomastix, the merchant Velure's metaphorical phrase, "Should stand and lick the pavement with his knee" (Hist, IV.i.), provides a verbal match with The Malcontent, when Mendoza imagines "petitionary vassals licking the pavement with their slavish knees" (Male, I.v.28-29).
Whether seeking exoneration (Mrs Briver, defending her husband's actions as mayor of Waterford), sustaining communication among networks of exiles (Elizabeth Butler, Lady Ormond), contributing to the vast flood of petitionary writing (Alice Moore), or disseminating radical ideas about female vocation and gender roles (Dorothy Moore), women in these unsettled times--Coolahan argues--chose the epistolary genre as their instrument of action, strategically cultivating its possibilities for public address.
It is here in particular that Adamson could have had recourse to some of the material at the end of Metaphysics as well as the supplicatory and exegetical tradition; just as the late Neoplatonists had theurgic and petitionary elements to their thought on the reversion to the One, so, too, one finds elements of such practices in Avicenna.