Origin of prayer1
Origin of prayer2
Examples from the Web for prayer
Contemporary Examples of prayer
Before I go out on tour, I ask for prayer and to help my family.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet
December 28, 2014
After the Thursday prayer, the crowd of Congressional staff and lawmakers posed in the iconic, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose.Capitol Hill's Black Staffers Walk Out to Say ‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot!’
December 11, 2014
At the end of his prayer, the grand mufti whispered aloud: “May God accept it.”Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
December 7, 2014
Highway safety flares provided light as the clans joined by loss sought solace in prayer and song.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
You are also not allowed to film or photograph a royal ‘at prayer’.Media, Dress Smart For Kate
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of prayer
"That contains the spirit of all prayer," said the old philosopher.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The prayer concluded, Mr Clayton coldly requested me to retire.
The hymn, the portion of Scripture, and the prayer of Brother Buster.
It must have been written for the occasion, for the sentiment of it was in accordance with the prayer.
It was caused by the fall of Dr. Benson In the pew while kneeling in prayer.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- a personal communication or petition addressed to a deity, esp in the form of supplication, adoration, praise, contrition, or thanksgiving
- any other form of spiritual communion with a deity
Word Origin for prayer
c.1300, from Old French prier "prayer, petition, request" (12c., Modern French prière), from Medieval Latin precaria "petition, prayer," noun use of Latin adjective precaria, fem. of precarius "obtained by prayer, given as a favor," from precari "to ask, beg, pray" (see pray). Related: Prayers.
Prayer-book attested from 1590s; prayer-meeting from 1780. To not have a prayer "have no chance" is from 1941.