prayerful

adjective
prayer·​ful | \ˈprer-fəl \

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prayerfully \ ˈprer-​fə-​lē \ adverb
prayerfulness noun

Examples of prayerful in a Sentence

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

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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 Cicely Tyson says she's been prayerful and patient throughout her career which has spanned more than six decades. NBC News, "Legendary actress Cicely Tyson reflects on her storied career," 27 Apr. 2018 Sister Marie Therese's personal, prayerful spirituality led her to pursue a M.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry and to explore the work of religious education. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Marie T. Fenton," 25 Mar. 2018 On Friday, beginning at 9:45 a.m. outside of the Hilton Indianapolis, 120 W. Market St., a prayerful rally will be held to support Meredith. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "Gay United Methodist pastor in Clifton on trial – again," 5 Mar. 2018 Snoop Dogg, Wilson and other join a father in prayerful vigil for the recovery of his daughter who has overdosed on drugs. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson Reunite for 'One More Day': Video Premiere," 30 Mar. 2018 Egypt and Israel signed the treaty ending 30 years of war as a first prayerful step toward peace between the Arab world and the Jewish state. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sadat, Begin sign peace treaty," 26 Mar. 2018 Please join Marion's family for a prayerful visitation from 10:00AM to11:00AM (Today) Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 222 McVeagh Road in Westbrook. courant.com, "Marion Denegre," 16 Mar. 2018 Typically, the public gatherings in the days following a mass shooting are solemn, prayerful events. Wesley Lowery, Washington Post, "‘No more guns!’: Florida students rally to denounce political inaction after 17 killed in school shooting," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of prayerful

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of prayerful was in 1626

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prayerful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of prayerful

: tending to pray often

: involving prayer

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