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Theurgy vs. Prayer

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Theurgynoun

A form of magic designed to allow for worship or conjuration of, or communication with spirits or deities.

Prayernoun

A practice of communicating with one's God.

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

Theurgynoun

A supernatural intervention in human affairs.

Prayernoun

The act of praying.

‘In many cultures, prayer involves singing.’;

Theurgynoun

A divine work; a miracle; hence, magic; sorcery.

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.’;

Theurgynoun

A kind of magical science or art developed in Alexandria among the Neoplatonists, and supposed to enable man to influence the will of the gods by means of purification and other sacramental rites.

Prayernoun

A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.

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

Theurgynoun

In later or modern magic, that species of magic in which effects are claimed to be produced by supernatural agency, in distinction from natural magic.

Prayernoun

A request; a petition.

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

Theurgynoun

magic performed with the help of beneficent spirits

Prayernoun

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

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

Theurgy

Theurgy (; from Greek θεουργία theourgía) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more deities, especially with the goal of achieving henosis (uniting with the divine) and perfecting oneself.

Prayernoun

One who prays.

Prayernoun

One who prays; a supplicant.

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.

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.’;

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.’;

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’;

Prayernoun

reverent petition to a deity

Prayernoun

earnest or urgent request;

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

Prayernoun

a fixed text used in praying

Prayernoun

someone who prays to God

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.

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