Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being prayerful.

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  • noun The state or quality of being prayerful.

Etymologies

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prayerful +‎ -ness

Examples

  • We your flock recall your prayerfulness, your energy, your charity and your boundless faith in the mercy and love of our Creator and Lord - a love which you preached in season and out, in sickness and in health, with passion and with pain.

    The Cabbage Patch

  • We your flock recall your prayerfulness, your energy, your charity and your boundless faith in the mercy and love of our Creator and Lord - a love which you preached in season and out, in sickness and in health, with passion and with pain.

    The Cabbage Patch

  • Your whole life becomes a prayer without any words, or better to say a prayerfulness, a grace, a beauty which does not belong to our mundane world, a ray of light coming from the beyond into the darkness of our world.

    First There Is a Mountain, Then There Is No Mountain, Then There Is « Looking for Roots

  • And you may be praying with more prayerfulness than the person who is sitting right next to you reciting words and thinking of nothing but the baseball game that night.

    Janet Haag: What Is Prayer? A Conversation with Sister Joan Chittister

  • A Pentagon study concluded that open service would not affect military readiness but it also included some concerns about military "prayerfulness."

    'Don't Ask' repeal raises concerns for chaplains

  • I took it to try to capture for my spiritual director the sense of warm prayerfulness I encountered in that space.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Some concrete steps already taken include using more Latin at our Liturgy, and keeping the curtains at our Choir windows closed during our singing of the Divine Office, in order to better preserve our prayerfulness and recollection.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I took it to try to capture for my spiritual director the sense of warm prayerfulness I encountered in that space.

    Column: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

  • His dedication, his prayerfulness and his pastoral gentleness come through very clearly in the book that his brother wrote in his memory.

    Archbishop's sermon celebrating 150th Anniversary of the Anglican Church in Japan

  • And that means that the iconic representation of a saint is itself a representation of a person in prayer whether literally or not, in the sense of depicting someone in the act of praying, it is always a depiction of someone whose prayerfulness relates them to God and whose meaning, whose identity is finally provided in and through that relationship.

    Royal Academy of Arts Byzantium Lecture 'Icons and the Practice of Prayer'

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