[n] 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"
[n] a fixed text used in praying
[n] earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
[n] reverent petition to a deity
[n] someone who prays to God
appeal, entreaty, orison, petition, supplicant, supplication
adjuration, Agnus Dei, Angelus, asking, Ave Maria, beadsman, bedesman, benediction, benediction, blessing, blessing, Canticle of Simeon, collect, commination, courting, courtship, demagoguery, demagogy, deprecation, devotion, Evening Prayer, evensong, grace, Hail Mary, intercession, invocation, Kol Nidre, Litany, Lord's Prayer, Mass, Nunc dimittis, plea, religionist, religious person, religious text, religious writing, request, requiescat, sacred text, sacred writing, solicitation, suit, supplication, thanksgiving, wooing, worship