invocation invocation  /ˌɪn və ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
  2. (n) an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
  3. (n) calling up a spirit or devil
  4. (n) the act of appealing for help


  1. Obama's choice of Rick Warren to deliver the invocation has been controversial and for good reason.
  2. From PTI's Amy Sullivan: Liberals are furious with Obama for asking mega-church pastor and evangelical Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his Inauguration.
  3. The Arizonan's campaign is forced to reject remarks coming from pastor Arnold Conrad's invocation before McCain's speech in Davenport, Iowa Sunday.


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    NARFE BEDFORD — NARFE Chapter 578 met at noon on May 22 at Golden Corral in Bedford. The invocation/blessing was given by Jane Holtsclaw. President Barbara Terry welcomed mem ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bedford Times-Mail

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    The city of Colbert will observe its Independence Day Celebration on July 4 in the downtown area. The festival begins with a parade at 9 a.m. with the theme "United We Stand." The grand marshal this year is Bennie Tuggle and Citizens of the Year are Danny and Kathy Anthony. The Master of Ceremonies of the parade is Roscoe PuCannon. At the end of the parade, an invocation will be given. Barbecue ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

  3. - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Mitchell). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Chattanoogan

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  1. "Let me get right to the point. Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at your inauguration is a genuine blow to LGBT Americans," wrote Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, in a letter to Mr. Obama today.
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Joe Solmonese Source: New York Times

  2. "Tomorrow when I pray the invocation for my friend, Dr. King and a whole host of witnesses will be shouting," said the Rev. Rick Warren, who will give the inaugural invocation.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Rick Warren Source: Washington Times

  3. "The invocation of executive privilege on the three questions dwelling on a bribery scandal is clearly unjustified and void. Public office is a public trust and not a shield to cover up wrongdoing. Petitioner must answer the three questions asked by...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Antonio Carpio Source:

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