prayer·​ful | \ ˈprer-fəl How to pronounce prayerful (audio) \

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prayerfully \ ˈprer-​fə-​lē How to pronounce prayerfully (audio) \ adverb
prayerfulness noun

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They gave their prayerful support to the victims of the tragedy. impressed by such prayerful petitioners, the governor promised that he'd see what he could do
Recent Examples on the Web Peaceful and prayerful demonstrations Most demonstrations Sunday afternoon remained peaceful during the daylight hours. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Protests continue as Milwaukee leaders and residents plead and pray for peace and justice," 31 May 2020 The movements seem both neurotic and prayerful, less a mass act of containment than a mystical ritual. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "The Anxious Hands of New York’s Subway Riders in the Face of the Coronavirus," 14 Mar. 2020 This even-handed approach gives sympathy to Banks (Aldis Hodge) as well as his accuser Kennisha (Xosha Rocquemore), his prayerful mother (Sherri Shepherd), and his attorney from the California Innocence Project, Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear). Armond White, National Review, "Just Mercy Proves Art Is Not Activism," 24 Jan. 2020 This prayerful service may provide you a refuge of peace., "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 6 Dec. 2019 The Diocese said Bishop Thomas Tobin granted the request by St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and sent his prayerful support to members of the parish. USA TODAY, "Feral pig invasion, giant Christmas pyramid, rampaging fox attacks humans: News from around our 50 states," 20 Nov. 2019 And like its neighbor, Canada’s first thanksgivings tended to be prayerful affairs. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "How do Thanksgivings in America and Canada differ?," 11 Oct. 2019 Her extensive operatic experience, most prominently with the Metropolitan Opera, allowed her to bring conviction to the text's range of emotion, from flashing anger to prayerful supplication., "Cleveland Orchestra wraps classical season in challenging, satisfying manner," 20 Aug. 2019 On Friday, beginning at 9:45 a.m. outside the Hilton Indianapolis a prayerful rally will be held to support Meredith. Mark Curnutte, USA TODAY, "Gay United Methodist pastor in Ohio on trial — again," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of prayerful

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prayerful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of prayerful

: tending to pray often
: involving prayer

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