prayerlessness

prayerlessness

(ˈprɛəlɪsnɪs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the quality of being prayerless; the state of not praying
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This narrative is enforced even at the moment of prayerlessness and accursedness by the sole non-prosaic gloss, which diffuses the terror of a "heart as dry as dust" (1834, 247) and the water burning "a still and awful red" (1834, 271) with a vivid vision of redemption:
We name our self-indulgence, our prayerlessness, our enmities.
The prayerlessness of Western man, whether apathetic or of the "self-transcendance" school, is in marked contrast with the prayerfulness of the Asiatic religions which seek union with God by renouncing individualism.