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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.
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inclined to or characterized by prayer
ˈprayerfully adv
ˈprayerfulness n
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(ˈprɛər fəl)

given to or expressive of prayer; devout.
prayer′ful•ly, adv.
prayer′ful•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prayerful - disposed to pray or appearing to pray
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
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Deeply concerned with God and the beliefs and practice of religion:
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"Hear me, O King, whoever you may be, and save me from the anger of the sea-god Neptune, for I approach you prayerfully. Any one who has lost his way has at all times a claim even upon the gods, wherefore in my distress I draw near to your stream, and cling to the knees of your riverhood.
She heard him speak of his country reverently, almost prayerfully; of the sacrifices which true patriotism must always demand.
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Ann Parish signed a petition asking church officials to "prayerfully reconsider" their decision to refuse to accept the child.
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They will commune with us, just like we can prayerfully reach back to those who survived the Middle Passage.
I am prayerfully grateful for my children and family.
The feast is in thanksgiving for the blessings of the current year while prayerfully anticipating a better year ahead for the family.