prayerful


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prayer·ful

 (prâr′fəl)
adj.
1. Inclined or given to praying frequently; devout.
2. Typical or indicative of prayer, as a mannerism, gesture, or facial expression.

prayer′ful·ly adv.
prayer′ful·ness n.

prayerful

(ˈprɛəfʊl)
adj
inclined to or characterized by prayer
ˈprayerfully adv
ˈprayerfulness n

prayer•ful

(ˈprɛər fəl)

adj.
given to or expressive of prayer; devout.
[1620–30]
prayer′ful•ly, adv.
prayer′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prayerful - disposed to pray or appearing to pray
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

prayerful

adjective
Deeply concerned with God and the beliefs and practice of religion:
References in classic literature ?
For a long time he had been going about feeling very humble and prayerful. Again he walked alone at night thinking of God and as he walked he again connected his own figure with the figures of old days.
The countess- her prayerful mood dispelled- looked round and frowned.
And as for the last, which is cubical, that'll see you, it's my prayerful wish, into a better land."
Blunt to see even as much as her back glide out of the house on her prayerful errand.
Ye deemed them holier than yourselves, and shrank from your own sin, contrasting it with their lives of righteousness and prayerful aspirations heavenward.
He mentally lifted up this vow as if it would urge the result he longed for-- he tried to believe in the potency of that prayerful resolution-- its potency to determine death.
Doubt not that your boy shall meet you there, if there be a blessing on our tender and prayerful guidance of him.
Nadia says she wants to be closer to God, and a prayerful partner will complement that.
Such apostolic life flourishes in the context of a prayerful existence, in a life of communion with God in Jesus.
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has reminded Cebuanos to vote with 'prayerful discernment' in the May 13 elections.
While not one major network has covered the story, thanks to social media, most people are aware of Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims' disgraceful harassment of a peaceful, prayerful, pro-life witness in front of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood.
DESCRIPTION: The Sisters of Providence welcome individuals and groups to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to deepen their faith and spend time in prayerful contemplation.