Lewis is speaking of petitionary
prayer, which requests something from God.
Immediately behind him numerous men raise their hands before the grand princess in a petitionary
pose, as several courtiers, who stand between her and the crowd, witness the commotion.
One may counter this by suggesting that if one cannot pray for rain, then there is little point in any petitionary
By marked contrast, liberal and modernist ministers described the very fate of Christian faith as at stake if Americans turned to Sunday's brand of Christianity--a Christianity that included, for example, petitionary
The genre of some of the Psalms, such as whether they are thanksgiving or petitionary
Psalms, can be unclear.
defence of the cogency of this form of petitionary
prayer--the Just Ask
minuet between the stockholder plaintiff and the
The section on du'a' reveals the close integration of these practices to salat, along with tensions over the appropriate subject matter for du'a' (suspicions lingered about the selfishness of petitionary
requests) and the theological implications of the potential for du'a' to imply discontent with the will of God.
Moreover, the Law states that no petitionary
action can be brought against any decision of the Dubai Judicial Council or Dubai Judicial Authority except through specified appeal procedures.
This volume's special section looks at prayer, exploring such topics as a tangible connection to the divine: an exploration of the power and utility of prayer objects, folding your hands helps God hear you: prayer and anthropomorphism in parents and children, how young adult Middle Eastern Muslims interpret various prayer positions in salat, and a descriptive and exploratory study of whether petitionary
prayer is immature but common among Christians.
When I say that my prayers put me in mind of forgiveness, I'm describing a meditative benefit rather than a petitionary
one, closer to the inner peace that I sought in the transcendental meditation book than to the favors I requested in "Now I Lay Me"--in the former case, I'm not asking for any blessings that I am not able to confer upon myself.
Similarly, Ernst Ludwig Rathlef recommended a virtuous life in combination with petitionary
prayers against locust damage, and Friedrich Christian Lesser believed praying to be supportive against insect pests in general.