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What Is an Ejaculation?

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Definition: An ejaculation, sometimes called an aspiration, is a short prayer meant to be memorized and repeated throughout the day. In this way, we can heed Saint Paul's injunction to "Pray without ceasing" and continually turn our thoughts toward God.

Pronunciation: iˌjakyəˈlāSHən

Also Known As: aspiration

Examples: Some common ejaculations include the Jesus Prayer, Come Holy Spirit, and Eternal Rest.

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