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Etymology 1

From Middle English preiere, from Old French, from Mediaeval Latin precaria, feminine of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] precarius (obtained by entreaty), from precor (beg, entreat)

Noun

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prayer

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  1. A practice of communicating with one's God.
    Through prayer I ask for God's blessings.
  2. The act of praying.
    In many cultures, prayer involves singing.
  3. The specific words or methods used for praying.
    Christians recite the Lord's Prayer.
  4. A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.
    Grandpa never misses a chance to go to prayer.
  5. A request; a petition.
    This, your honor, is my prayer; that all here be set free.
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Etymology 2

pray + -er

Noun

Singular
prayer

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prayer ({{{1}}})
  1. One who prays.
    Yep, Grandpa is a real prayer all right.
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