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Prayer vs. Worship

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Prayernoun

A practice of communicating with one's God.

‘Through prayer I ask for God's blessings.’;

Worshipnoun

(obsolete) The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.

Prayernoun

The act of praying.

‘In many cultures, prayer involves singing.’;

Worshipnoun

The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object.

Prayernoun

The specific words or methods used for praying.

‘Christians recite the Lord's Prayer.’; ‘For Baha'is there's a difference between obligatory and devotional prayer.’;

Worshipnoun

The religious ceremonies that express this devotion.

Prayernoun

A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.

‘Grandpa never misses a chance to go to prayer.’;

Worshipnoun

(by extension) Voluntary, utter submission; voluntary, utter deference.

Prayernoun

A request; a petition.

‘This, your honor, is my prayer; that all here be set free.’;

Worshipnoun

(also by extension) Ardent love.

Prayernoun

(mostly in negative constructions) The remotest hope or chance.

‘That team doesn't have a prayer of winning the championship.’;

Worshipnoun

An object of worship.

Prayernoun

One who prays.

Worshipnoun

Honour; respect; civil deference.

Prayernoun

One who prays; a supplicant.

Worshipverb

(transitive) To reverence (a deity, etc.) with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honour of.

Prayernoun

The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or memorial addressed to a court or a legislative body.

Worshipverb

(transitive) To honour with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

Prayernoun

The act of addressing supplication to a divinity, especially to the true God; the offering of adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving to the Supreme Being; as, public prayer; secret prayer.

‘As he is famed for mildness, peace, and prayer.’;

Worshipverb

(intransitive) To participate in religious ceremonies.

‘We worship at the church down the road.’;

Prayernoun

The form of words used in praying; a formula of supplication; an expressed petition; especially, a supplication addressed to God; as, a written or extemporaneous prayer; to repeat one's prayers.

‘He made those excellent prayers which were published immediately after his death.’;

Worshipnoun

Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.

‘A man of worship and honour.’; ‘Elfin, born of noble state,And muckle worship in his native land.’;

Prayernoun

the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving);

‘the priest sank to his knees in prayer’;

Worshipnoun

Honor; respect; civil deference.

‘Of which great worth and worship may be won.’; ‘Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.’;

Prayernoun

reverent petition to a deity

Worshipnoun

Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.

‘My father desires your worships' company.’;

Prayernoun

earnest or urgent request;

‘an entreaty to stop the fighting’; ‘an appeal for help’; ‘an appeal to the public to keep calm’;

Worshipnoun

The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God.

‘The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship.’;

Prayernoun

a fixed text used in praying

Worshipnoun

Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.

‘'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair,Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream,That can my spirits to your worship.’;

Prayernoun

someone who prays to God

Worshipnoun

An object of worship.

‘In attitude and aspect formed to beAt once the artist's worship and despair.’;

Prayer

Prayer is an invocation that seeks with an object of worship through deliberate communication. In the narrow sense, the term refers to an act of supplication or intercession directed towards a god or a deified ancestor.

Worshipverb

To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.

‘Our grave . . . shall have a tongueless mouth,Not worshiped with a waxen epitaph.’; ‘This holy image that is man God worshipeth.’;

Worshipverb

To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.

‘But God is to be worshiped.’; ‘When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.’;

Worshipverb

To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

‘With bended knees I daily worship her.’;

Worshipverb

To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.

‘Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.’; ‘Was it for this I have loved . . . and worshiped in silence?’;

Worshipnoun

the activity of worshipping

Worshipnoun

a feeling of profound love and admiration

Worshipverb

love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol;

‘Many teenagers idolized the Beatles’;

Worshipverb

show devotion to (a deity);

‘Many Hindus worship Shiva’;

Worshipverb

attend religious services;

‘They worship in the traditional manner’;

Worship

Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. For many, worship is not about an emotion, it is more about a recognition of a God.

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