Hands pressed together

🙏  Hands Pressed Together

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🙏 Emoji Meaning

This emoji is often used to express gratitude, humility, or apology. It can also be used to represent prayer or spiritual devotion.

🙏 Meaning and explanation


The 🙏 emoji shows two hands joined together. In many cultures, this is a gesture of prayer or devotion, but it can also be interpreted as a sign of gratitude, respect, or a request for something.


This emoji is often used to express gratitude, desire, or hope. It can also be used to show respect or devotion. In some contexts, it can also be used as a sign of apology or remorse.


The praying hands emoji is part of the original emoji collection released in Unicode 6.0 in 2010.

The gesture itself is widely used and has different meanings in different cultures, but is often associated with prayer, devotion, or respect.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

To express gratitude: "Thanks for your help. 🙏"
To express a wish or hope: "Please don't let it rain tomorrow. 🙏"
To express respect or devotion: "Rest in peace. 🙏"


Compared to other emoji that express gratitude or respect, such as 😊 (smiling face with smiling eyes) or 🙇‍♀️ (bowing person), the 🙏 emoji has a stronger connotation of seriousness or devotion. It can also be used as a more respectful or formal alternative to the 👍 (thumbs up) emoji to express approval or recognition. Compared to the 🤲 (open hands) emoji, which is often used to indicate openness, acceptance, or giving or receiving, the 🙏 emoji has more of a connotation of request, hope, or gratitude.

🙏 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 🙏 Namaste
  • 🙏 Please
  • 🙏 Prayer
  • 🙏 Thank You

Popular name:

🙏 Prayer

🙏 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Love
  • Sadness
Secondary Emotions
  • attentive
  • encouraged
  • hopeful

🙏 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

Thanks for your help. 🙏

Associated feelings
  • grateful
  • relieved
  • glad

Basic emotion example

I hope that everything will be good.🙏

Associated feelings
  • concerned
  • fearful
  • hopeful

Basic emotion example

I pray for peace in the world. 🙏🌍

Associated feelings
  • optimistic
  • concerned
  • hopeful
🙏 General Information
Unicode-NamePerson with Folded Hands
Apple-NameHands Pressed Together
Category People & Body




Keywordsprayer, praying, praying hands, please, ask, thank, greet, palms together
Unicode-Version Unicode 6.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0