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Although not promoted by public schools, it is the most popular study technique of high school students, typically used minutes before a test.
Please, please let me pass this test...
by Channing January 02, 2005
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P equals PLAN, a premeditated process you perform. Not random luck you wish for at the last minute.

R equals REALISTIC , something that goes along with the laws of nature rather than defies them.

A equals AND...

Y equals YAHWISTIC or in accordance with Yahweh, loving.

E equals EVENTUAL rather than instantaneous.

R equals RESULT which is the cumulative effect of the process.
Most people think that prayer is supposed to be a request for some instantaneous and unnatural result that contradicts all of the persons previous poor planning that resulted in the troubled circumstance which they are trying to remedy. Prayer is exactly the opposite of that!
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by Modern mystical Magi June 28, 2018
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A form of birth control, though highly ineffective.
Prayer: Please, please God, don't let me get pregnant. Oh Jesus, please let my period show up on time.
by iplant September 16, 2005
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Something people say on facebook when they don't feel like being thoughtful or doing something that would require any real effort.
Mary: Since my husband passed away last month I've had a very hard time and feel so disconnected and depressed.
Friend 1: "Prayers"
Friend 2: "Prayers"
Friend 3: "Praying"
by paleoham November 17, 2016
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a technique practiced moments before u r gonna be in deep shit
oh shit the condom broke.. better start with a quick prayer!!
by dot dot dot... September 16, 2005
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To do nothing and still think you're helping.
Me: Man, I really need to pass this test tomorrow. Can you help me out?
Religious moron: Sure, I'll pray for you.
Me: Why not just help me study? That would actually help.
Religious moron: I'm positive that the grace of God will help you pass the test.
Me: I think God is too busy with everything else in the universe to help me pass a test.
Religious moron: I'll give him a prayer anyway
Me: Why do I hang with you?
by Tonio31 August 24, 2007
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(n). Best known placebo known to mankind.
Little Billy was dying of cancer, so he prayed that God and Jesus would let him live. He died two months later possessing strong, but ultimately useless, hope. Not surprisingly, his prayer was in vain.
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