What does "supplication" mean?


The word "supplication" means a humble prayer. Also known as petitioning, it is the most common form of prayer wherein a person asks a deity to supply something.

When a prayer of supplication for money is recited, the person offering the prayer asks the selected deity to grant funds for a particular need. The need may be for the person offering the prayer or for someone else.

Other common prayers of supplication include those petitioning for health, happiness, calming the mind, end to an argument and relationship harmony. Regardless what the supplication is for, the key understanding comes in acknowledging that the prayer person is always the lesser person in the relationship with the deity.

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supplications is prayer that is said with a humble spirit. Bowed down, on knees, in total humble submission. Pleading and begging humbly before the Lord.
In Matthew 17:20, Jesus Christ is quoted as saying, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there, and
noun An earnest or urgent request: appeal, entreaty, imploration, plea, prayer1. See ask/answer. The act of praying: invocation, prayer1. See religion.
Supplicant (someone who prays to
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an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.
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