Bez obzira da li ste vernik ili ne, sigurno znate za Isusovu molitvu i "Oče naš" na kojima počiva molitvena praksa u hrišćanstvu. Međutim, postoji veliki broj drugih dubokih molitvi, molitvi zahvalnosti i oprosta, molitvi za zdravlje, za duhovni napredak i svako drugo blagostanje.
bead / biːd /
ETYM Old Eng. bede prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to Dutch bede, German bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, German bitten to ask. Related to Bid, in to bid beads, and Bide.
A small ball with a hole through the middle.
bene / benə /
A widely cultivated chiefly tropical or subtropical annual erect herb (Sesamum indicum of the family Pedaliaceae); also; its small seeds used especially as a source of oil and a flavoring agent.
ETYM French grâce, Latin gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; Skr. hary to desire, and Eng. yearn. Related to Grateful, Gratis.
(religion) In Christianity and Sikhism, a free or unmerited gift or privilege bestowed by God, whose favor, or revealing of himself, cannot be earned or attained by human efforts. In Christian thinking, grace also stands for God's presence in human history. In the Orthodox Church it refers to human participation in the divine life, whereas the Western church understands it more in terms of the power to heal humanity from its defects.
1. A disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will; SYN. good will, goodwill.
2. A short prayer of thanks before a meal; SYN. blessing, thanksgiving.
3. A state of sanctification by God; SYN. state of grace.
4. Elegance and beauty of movement or expression; SYN. gracility.
5. Free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God.
litany / lɪtəni /
ETYM Old Eng. letanie, Old Fren. letanie, French litanie, Latin litania, Greek litaneia, from litaneyein to pray, akin to litesthai, lissesthai, to pray, lith prayer.
A prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation.
Prayer of supplication in responsive style.
In the Christian church, a form of prayer or supplication led by a priest with set responses by the congregation. It was introduced in the 4th century.
Any long and tedious address or recital.
orison / ɒrɪzn̩ /
petition / pətɪʃn̩ /
ETYM French pétition, Latin petitio, from petere, petitum, to beg, ask, seek; perh. akin to Eng. feather, or find.
1. A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it.
2. (Law) A request to government, in any of its branches, for the granting of a particular request or right.
3. A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to one's god.
ETYM Old Eng. preiere, Old Fren. preiere, French pričre, from Latin precarius obtained by prayer, from precari to pray. Related to Pray.
1. The act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); SYN. supplication.
2. Reverent petition to a deity; SYN. communion, petition, orison.
3. A fixed text or saying used in praying.
4. Someone who prays to God; SYN. supplicant.
Address to divine power, ranging from a magical formula to attain a desired end, to selfless communication in meditation.
Within Christianity the Catholic and Orthodox churches sanction prayer to the Virgin Mary, angels, and saints as intercessors, whereas Protestantism limits prayer to God alone. Muslims pray only to God (see salat.
Hindu prayer may be addressed to any god or to the supreme godhead. It often includes chanting the scriptures in Sanskrit, and the sacred sound “om” or “aum”.
In Judaism there are traditional prayers related to many everyday tasks or situations, and congregational prayers are said at the synagogue every day. It is the duty of every adult male Jew to attend these if possible and help form part of the.
Minyan, or quorum of ten, which is necessary for congregational prayers.
Sikhs repeat morning and evening prayers taken from the Guru Granth Sahib.