Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without prayer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not using prayer; habitually neglecting prayer to God; without prayer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without prayer; not having the habit of prayer: as, a prayerless family; also, not having the blessing or protection of prayer.

Etymologies

prayer +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The devil will not bother with Christians who are lukewarm, prayerless and canal.

    The importance of prayer

  • I felt speechless and prayerless, my mind in turmoil.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • The virus of a time-worn religion which had made the really irreligious old Forsytes say their prayers to the death, in a muddled belief that they would get something for them after death, still worked inhibitively in the blood of their prayerless offspring, Soames; so that, although fairly certain that he would get nothing after death, he still believed that he would not get everything before death.

    Swan Song

  • Fish spearing no longer an urgency, he sat in the sun, ignored the other boys and told of his conversion, of his hatred of bad language, of playing cards, and prayerless companions.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • For no man is sufficient for these things who is a prayerless preacher.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • God never has, and He never will, commit the weighty interests of His kingdom to prayerless men, who do not make prayer a conspicuous and controlling factor in their lives.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • As praying men are a help to God, so prayerless men are a hindrance to Him.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • A prayerless man handicaps the vigour and life of the whole system like a demoralized soldier is a menace to the force of which he forms part, in the day of battle.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • A prayerless missionary is a failure before he goes out, while he is out, and when he returns to his native land.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • All of it was traceable to a prayerless state of heart, for no one can read this word of the Spirit to this Laodicean Church and not see that the very core of their sin was prayerlessness.

    The Weapon of Prayer

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