The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.
A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.
The summoning of benevolent beings. Often considered to be the polar opposite of "evocation", which involves the summoning of evil spirits.
invocation: calling on God, a Master, an Angel, an Elohim, a Christed Extraterrestrial or any Celestial Being for help
It is the act of calling to visible or invisible presence and entity of spiritual nature. The ritual ceremony of Drawing Down the Moon is and invocation of the Goddess into the physical body of the High Priestess.
Prayer at the beginning of a function.
To call a deity or spirit into a circle.
An appeal or petition to a specific conception of Deity. A prayer. A request for a deity's appearance or attendance during a ritual. Also, a mystical practice that produces an awareness of Deity within. Compare with EVOCATION.
A plea to a higher power such as a god, goddess or other cosmic force causing that energy to manifest inside the magician.
To call upon the Name of God is to practice the prayer of invocation or remembrance. Invocation is one of the most ancient forms of prayer, bringing one's whole being into full attention and awareness in the Presence of the Holy One.
a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
calling up a spirit or devil
the act of appealing for help
a call to God
a call, you are issuing an invitation to this spirit to come, and you want to make it as pleasing and appealing as possible
a form of prayer, praise or worship distinctly religious in nature
an appeal for guidance from a supernatural power, but it is not only that
a prayer of petition for help or support
a short prayer said prior to the beginning of the meal
The act of drawing the presence of a deity into one's physical self. Drawing Down the Moon is an example of this.
Prayer rendered at the beginning of a session.
an invocation to the deity found at the beginning of solemn documents such as royal charters until around the 14th century
The prayer preceding each daily session of a legislative body.
An appeal to a higher power. A prayer.
the "calling in or down", the summoning or invitation of a non-material force or entity of a higher order of being than oneself
a request to a higher power, god or goddess.
The opening prayer of a service, calling in the Holy Spirit.
The ritual "calling-in" of an entity (or energies) higher than human, either for communication with the caller through a medium or by visible manifestation or else to enter into a human body as in the Drawing Down the Moon. In some traditions, a Prayer.
The act of calling on God or spiritual forces for blessing, assistance, support, etc.; a formal prayer said at the beginning of a church service.
The bringing of an exterior divine power into a ritual or magical working through chant or prayer. An invocation is generally an acknowledgment of the deity and a request that they be present for the working.
The forumla used at the beginning of many psalms that appeals to God and asks him to listen. See Chapter 14.
a prayer asking God to be present with us as we worship. We generally begin our worship services with the brief Trinitarian invocation, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."