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  1. prayer
    IPA[prer]
  2. noun

    • 1. a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship:

      I'll say a prayer for him a commitment to a life of holiness through prayer and Bible-reading
    • 2. a religious service, especially a regular one, at which people gather in order to pray together:

      500 people were detained as they attended Friday prayers
    • 3. an earnest hope or wish:

      it is our prayer that the current progress on human rights will be sustained
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: prayer, plural noun: prayers

    • noun

      a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or another deity:

      a religious service, especially a regular one, at which people gather in order to pray together:

    • noun

      a formal act of worship held in the morning, especially regularly or by a group assembled for this purpose:

      (in the Anglican Church) the service of matins.

    • noun

      a formal act of worship held in the evening.

      (in the Anglican Church) the service of evensong.

    • plural

      a string of beads used in prayer, especially a rosary.
    • noun

      (especially in Tibetan Buddhism) a flag on which prayers are inscribed.
    • noun

      a revolving cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, a revolution of which symbolizes the repetition of a prayer, used by Tibetan Buddhists.
    • noun

      another term for tallith
    • noun

      a small carpet used by Muslims for kneeling on when praying.
    • noun

      a stick decorated with feathers, used by various North American Indian peoples in their religious ceremonies.
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