- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (praying) oración (feminine) the power of prayer el poder de la oración the king was at prayer el rey estaba orando (before noun/delante del nombre) prayer book devocionario (masculine) the Prayer Bookdevocionario tradicional de la Iglesia Anglicana prayer mat alfombra (feminine) or (Colombia, Mexico/Colombia, México) tapete (masculine) de oración prayer meeting reunión (f) de oración, reunión (f) para orar 1.2 countable/numerable (request, petition) oración (f), plegaria (f) my prayers were answered mis plegarias fueron atendidas or escuchadas the Lord's Prayer el Padrenuestro to say one's prayers rezar*, orar [formal] to say a prayer rezar* una oración a prayer
forsb/sth una oración poralgn/algo not to have a prayer [colloquial/familiar] no tener* ni la más mínima or remota posibilidadMore example sentences
More example sentences1.3 (service) Morning/Evening Prayer oficio (masculine) de maitines/vísperas (en la Iglesia Anglicana)
- The milder and more beneficent forces of nature were addressed as female deities and invoked with prayers.
- Human beings are addressing God in prayers for help against the inducements of the devil.
- God answers our prayers because by addressing them to Him we acknowledge His Lordship and power.
- Swan will carry the hopes and prayers of Ireland as the country's current equine hero seeks to retain his crown.
- She started the restaurant when her marriage dissolved, on little but hope and prayers.
- Our deepest sympathies, prayers and best wishes go out to our fellow citizens who were injured in the blast.
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