Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prayer

5 senses of prayer

Sense 1
prayer, supplication -- (the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer")
       => worship -- (the activity of worshipping)

Sense 2
prayer, petition, orison -- (reverent petition to a deity)
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Sense 3
entreaty, prayer, appeal -- (earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm")
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Sense 4
prayer -- (a fixed text used in praying)
       => sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious text -- (writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity)

Sense 5
prayer, supplicant -- (someone who prays to God)
       => religious person -- (a person who manifests devotion to a deity)

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