prayer [-s] n

see pray, v.

  1. Devotion; worship; petition; request; act of supplicating God; humble entreaty to a Supreme Being; communication with Deity.
  2. Pleading on behalf of another.
  3. Wish; desire; hope.
  4. Thanksgiving; gratitude; thankfulness.
  5. Religious text; liturgy; set words of devotion meant to be recited.
  6. Song; devotional hymn; musical worship or praise; [fig.] chirping.