Definitions of Prayer
- (noun) A request or wish made to a supernatural being or power.
- (noun) Communicating with supernatural beings or power.
Examples of Prayer
- Definition 1:
- A requiescat, a prayer for the soul of a dead person such as rest in peace (R.I.P.).
- Definition 2:
- Bhakti, a devotional prayer in Buddhism and Hinduism.
- American English – /prAIR/
- British English – /prEUH/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈprɛ(ə)r/
- British English – /ˈprɛː/
- Plural: prayers
- A (noun) prayer (verb) prays a (noun) prayer.
- Religion Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “prayer” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- personified supernatural force
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “prayer.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/prayer/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
prayer. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/prayer/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “prayer.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/prayer/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“prayer.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/prayer/>.