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/ prer /


ETYM Old Eng. preiere, Old Fren. preiere, French pričre, from Latin precarius obtained by prayer, from precari to pray. Related to Pray.
1. The act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); SYN. supplication.
2. Reverent petition to a deity; SYN. communion, petition, orison.
3. A fixed text or saying used in praying.
4. Someone who prays to God; SYN. supplicant.
Address to divine power, ranging from a magical formula to attain a desired end, to selfless communication in meditation.
Within Christianity the Catholic and Orthodox churches sanction prayer to the Virgin Mary, angels, and saints as intercessors, whereas Protestantism limits prayer to God alone. Muslims pray only to God (see salat.
Hindu prayer may be addressed to any god or to the supreme godhead. It often includes chanting the scriptures in Sanskrit, and the sacred sound “om” or “aum”.
In Judaism there are traditional prayers related to many everyday tasks or situations, and congregational prayers are said at the synagogue every day. It is the duty of every adult male Jew to attend these if possible and help form part of the.
Minyan, or quorum of ten, which is necessary for congregational prayers.
Sikhs repeat morning and evening prayers taken from the Guru Granth Sahib.

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