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prayerful

[prair-fuh l] /ˈprɛər fəl/
adjective
1.
given to, characterized by, or expressive of prayer; devout.
Origin of prayerful
1620-1630
1620-30; prayer1 + -ful
Related forms
prayerfully, adverb
prayerfulness, noun
unprayerful, adjective
unprayerfully, adverb
unprayerfulness, noun
Synonyms
pious, godly, reverent.
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  • But in these nearby years, men are prayerfully eager to get back "home," where all these godly lessons may be forgotten.

    The Hive Will Levington Comfort
  • prayerfully I considered my situation and asked God's help to direct me.

    Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
  • Let each choose his own road deliberately, prayerfully, with open eyes.

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • Long, anxiously, and prayerfully did that mother and sister wait for his return.

    Wild Bill's Last Trail Ned Buntline
  • Do you ever deliberately, carefully, studiously, humbly and prayerfully read the Bible?

  • We should ponder them deeply and prayerfully; they are of immense value.

  • But manfully he struggles against it; thoughtfully, with reliance on Him, whose name he has repeated and prayerfully invoked.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • I then loaned him several books, asking him to read them prayerfully.

British Dictionary definitions for prayerfully

prayerful

/ˈprɛəfʊl/
adjective
1.
inclined to or characterized by prayer
Derived Forms
prayerfully, adverb
prayerfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for prayerfully

prayerful

adj.

1620s, from prayer + -ful. Related: Prayerfully; prayerfulness.

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