- given to, characterized by, or expressive of prayer; devout.
Origin of prayerful
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pious, godly, reverent.
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Examples from the Web for prayerful
In the months following the death of our newborn daughter, I had remained steadfast in my faith, devout and prayerful.How Losing My Daughter Changed My Faith
June 15, 2014
The man who will accept your nomination tomorrow is prayerful and faithful and honorable.Best Lines From the GOP Convention: Christie, McCain & More (Videos)
Caitlin Dickson, Laura Colarusso
August 31, 2012
Active, prayerful, unwearied exertion is needed for its overthrow.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Join with me, then, in prayerful outpourings that we may be found as those in bridal array.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Again Albine whispered in an ardent, prayerful voice: 'Do you love me?Abbe Mouret's Transgression
We may not be eloquent or learned, but we may be prayerful and impassioned.Broken Bread
Let them have the prayerful sympathy of those whom they represent.
- inclined to or characterized by prayer
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Word Origin and History for prayerful
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