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n a prayer making a request on behalf of one's self.
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It reflects similar connections to God-mediated control exhibited in petitionary prayer.
Petitionary prayer was significantly and positively related to change in intercultural competence while spiritual grandiosity was significantly and negatively associated with change.
Without doing it in a formulaic way, Parks gives us such characters as a woman whose father hands her over in marriage without so much as introducing her to her future husband; a wild woman who twists lovers around her finger but is undone by a botched self-abortion; a woman who swats away her irresponsible husband's petitionary lovers; a widow whose very proper marriage has nevertheless left her nearly penniless; and a passing woman so butch that today she'd surely be transgendered.
We are, speaking here of the most common form of prayer, petitionary prayer, wherein the penitent makes some sort of request of God.
The author's intent is at once priestly and petitionary.
Nightingale did not believe in the efficacy of petitionary prayer, but did suggest that contemplation was consistent with her philosophy (Macrae, 1995).
The fact that many of them are eager to talk about petitionary prayer in terms of medical outcomes and double blind studies is not good news.
Many kinds of instruments have been proposed for asserting the nature of medical professionalism--oaths, petitionary prayers, codes, covenants, contracts, and law among them.
The types of prayer discussed include petitionary prayer, prayers of confession, contemplative prayer, and centering prayer.
Keeping with the ambiguous theme, Robertson doesn't let the reader accept the situation as a divine answer to a petitionary prayer.
First, the researchers devised survey measures of four specific types of prayer: ritual, petitionary, conversational, and meditative (see also Hood, Morris, and Harvey 1993).
In a petitionary prayer, when one's entire consciousness focuses to the point of kime, considerable power comes to bear.