Definition of prayer
What does the word prayer mean?
part of speech: noun
Solemn request to God or object of worship; formula used in praying, e.g. LORD\'s p.; form of divine service consisting largely of pp., as morning p., evening p., family pp.; action, practice, of praying; entreaty to a person; thing prayed for; p.-book, book of forms of p., esp. Book of Common P., public liturgy of Church of England; p.-meeting, religious meeting at which several persons offer p.; p.-wheel, revolving cylindrical box inscribed with or containing pp., used esp. by Buddhists of Tibet. Hence prayerful, prayerless, aa. prayerfully, prayerlessly, advv., prayerfulness, prayerlessness, nn. [middle English]