Here is the definition as per Merriam Webster online dictionary:
a : the act or process of petitioning for help or support; specifically often capitalized : a prayer of entreaty (as at the beginning of a service of worship) b : a calling upon for authority or justification
: a formula for conjuring : incantation
: an act of legal or moral implementation : enforcement
Examples of INVOCATION
1. his repeated invocations of the ancient philosophers
2. justifying his position by invocation of the past
3. The poem begins with an invocation of the Muses.
4. They began the meeting with an invocation.
An Invocation is an act of invoking; a calling upon a higher being, a deity, spirit. Invocation of the being for protection, needed aid, such as invoking a muse to assist your writing of poetry, music, or a novel, for an idea or inspiration.
So you also see that there is some overlap in this type of communication as with prayer as an act of invocation can also lead to supplication or petitioning of aid or mercy or forgiveness for example. This prayer style of communication with our higher power, God, or whatever name you want to label the deity being invoked is higher in vibration than prayer as you are actually calling for the Presence of the Deity; it is a form of invoking God’s Presence. An Invocation is usually said at the beginning of a public ceremony. We are using invocation in the usage of calling forth God’s Presence or other Beings who have become One with God; asking for a release of power, wisdom, truth, understanding, and mercy, love to all sentient beings. We invoke for intercession on the behalf of others and for the turning back energies of dissent and discord sent against us, the light. We invoke the company of the heavens to bring peace and harmonious energies into our lives and bring us prosperity, health and abundance on earth as it is in above; in the higher vibratory realms of light and love and where duality does not exist.
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