n. prayer for help; calling upon as reference or support
The service of Morning Prayer opens with an invocation during which we ask God to hear our prayers.
Sentence in Classic:
Then the tune with its feet always on the same spot, became sugared, insipid; bored a hole with its perpetual invocation to perpetual adoration.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
I now approach a period of my life, which I can never lose the remembrance of, while I remember anything: and the recollection of which has often, without my invocation, come before me like a ghost, and haunted happier times.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
After other interesting exercises, including an invocation from Bishop Nelson, of Georgia, a dedicatory ode by Albert Howell, Jr.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context