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prayer

noun uk   /preər/ us    /prer/
B1 [C] the words that someone says or thinks when they are praying: a prayer of thanks She always says her prayers (= prays) before she goes to sleep. We thought he'd been killed, but our prayers were answered when he arrived home unexpectedly. a prayer bookReligious ceremonies and prayers [U] the act or ceremony in which someone prays: I found her kneeling in prayer at the back of the church. The prisoners find their only solace in prayer.Religious ceremonies and prayers
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