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A UK term of art for a formal motion for a Parliamentary debate on a particular subject to be held on an "early day" (i.e. soon). Topics for EDMs range widely—from support of homeopathic hospitals to the introduction of a bill on climate change. There is no guarantee that an EDM will be debated, even when multiple MPs sign the Motion.


n communication with the spiritual or ultimate reality, which may be understood as transcendent or immanent, and described in theistic or nontheistic terms.
prayer, conversational,
n type of prayer, in which one speaks like a friend to one's god, sharing problems, thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
prayer, directed,
n a prayer in which a specific effect or goal is expected and requested.
prayer, intercessory,
n a variation of petitionary prayer, in which the individual praying makes a request on behalf of someone else.
prayer, meditative,
n type of prayer, in which one focuses on a word, phrase, or sound to still the mind or to allow one to listen for the ‘still, small voice’ of the divine. Also called
centering prayer, contemplation, contemplative prayer, or
listening prayer. See also mantra and meditation.
prayer, petitionary,
n type of prayer, in which one makes a request of one's god.
prayer, ritualistic,
n type of prayer, in which one repeats standardized prayers as an established part of one's specific spiritual traditions.
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How do we know if we're praying for what will work in God's great big New York Times crossword puzzle?
We're praying continuously,'' said Gary DeBondt, who with his wife has stayed by their daughter's bed almost around the clock.
I find that praying the psalms out loud keeps me from using them only as objects of study.
may be praying in silence, simply remembering the crucial fact that God is at the center of everything, that it is impossible not to be in God's presence even if we re totally oblivious to this reality.
Praying for the dead, one of several Catholic traditions that dance like angels on the head of a single scriptural pin, evolved from 2 Maccabees 12:43-46.
When we are praying for President Trump, we are praying within the context of a real relationship, of true friendship.
Another way of praying for the dead is offering Mass, which the Church considers the highest form of prayer.
This request of the disciples is addressed to Jesus after He has finished praying.
Study participants were undergraduate college students who indicated they were comfortable with prayer and praying for others.
PNN The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has issued a report that criticizes Israel's prevention of non-Muslims, "especially Jews", from praying in al-Aqsa mosque, arguing that it prevents religious freedom.
In a related question, when asked to compare it with their praying practices during the rest of the year many were quick to admit a less regular schedule.
Frequency of respondents' praying habits was also positively correlated with requiring that a future mate pray.