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Definition of "prayerful" [prayer•ful]

  • Inclined or given to praying frequently; devout. (adjective)
  • Typical or indicative of prayer, as a mannerism, gesture, or facial expression. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prayerful" in a sentence
  • ""It lays a very heavy burden on my heart, quite frankly, to watch what's going on and then to see the lack of leadership and the lack of response of this Congress and this administration, and that's what motivated me to be in what I call prayerful consideration" about running for president, he says."
  • "Ours was an experience of holy listening as we engaged together in prayerful attentiveness to God and to each other in Christ."
  • "On the right Saint John watches in prayerful devotion, while the left-hand space is occupied by a haloed woman, perhaps Mary Magdalen, who likewise joins her hands in prayer."