4. Acts of religion


[Nouns] worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.

prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, intercession, orison, holy breathing; petition (request) [more]; collect, litany, Lord's prayer, paternoster; beadroll; latria, dulia, hyperdulia, vigils; revival; cult; anxious meeting, camp meeting; ebenezer, virginal.

thanksgiving; giving thanks, returning thanks; grace, praise, glorification, benediction, doxology, hosanna; hallelujah, allelujah; Te Deum, non nobis Domine, nunc dimittis; paean; benschen; Ave Maria, O Salutaris, Sanctus, The Annunciation, Tersanctus, Trisagion.

psalm, psalmody; hymn, plain song, chant, chaunt, response, anthem, motet; antiphon, antiphony.

oblation, sacrifice, incense, libation; burnt offering, heave offering, votive offering; offertory.

discipline; self-discipline, self-examination, self-denial; fasting.

divine service, office, duty; exercises; morning prayer; mass, matins, evensong, vespers; undernsong, tierce; holyday (rites) [more].

worshipper, congregation, communicant, celebrant.

[Verbs] worship, lift up the heart, aspire; revere [more]; adore, do service, pay homage; humble oneself, kneel; bow the knee, bend the knee; fall down, fall on one's knees; prostrate oneself, bow down and worship.

pray, invoke, supplicate; put up, offer up prayers, offer petitions; beseech (ask) [more]; say one's prayers, tell one's beads.

return thanks, give thanks; say grace, bless, praise, laud, glorify, magnify, sing praises; give benediction, lead the choir, intone; deacon, deacon off [U.S.]

propitiate, offer sacrifice, fast, deny oneself; vow, offer vows, give alms,

work out one's salvation; go to church; attend service, attend mass; communicate (rite) [more].

[Adjectives] worshipping; devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn; fervid (heartfelt) [more].

[Interjections] hallelujah, allelujah! hosanna! glory be to God! O Lord! pray God that! God grant, God bless, God save, God forbid! sursum corda.

[Phrases] "making their lives a prayer" [Whitter]; ora et labora; "prayers ardent open heaven" [Young].

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