This “promiscuous” invocation of religious freedom would deny equal rights to those with different religious convictions—or none.
A prominent black Brooklyn minister gave the invocation, and a Latino pastor closed the event with a prayer.
I was asked by then President-elect Obama to deliver the invocation at the opening inaugural event.
When science was young, the invocation of miracles was commonplace.
Even trickier, though, was his invocation of an “American people stand[ing] united in our support for our troops.”
Of any invocation offered to them by himself or his fellow-believers, Ignatius appears entirely ignorant.
In modern crystal-gazing and mirror-reading, however, there is no invocation.
Yet the fragments do present us with an invocation to the sun-god, though weakened, it is true, and adapted to the new faith.
The oath which accompanied the compact involved an invocation of the gods.
So that a great part of the town seemed some strong chorus of invocation to new possessions.
late 14c., "petition (to God or a god) for aid or comfort; invocation, prayer;" also "a summoning of evil spirits," from Old French invocacion (12c.), from Latin invocationem (nominative invocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of invocare "to call upon, invoke, appeal to" (see invoke).