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prays, 3rd person singular present; prayed, past participle; praying, present participle; prayed, past tense;
  1. Address a solemn request or expression of thanks to a deity or other object of worship
    • - the whole family is praying for Michael
    • - pray God this is true
  2. Wish or hope strongly for a particular outcome or situation
    • - after several days of rain, we were praying for sun
    • - I prayed that James wouldn't notice
  1. Used as a preface to polite requests or instructions
    • - pray continue
  2. Used as a way of adding ironic or sarcastic emphasis to a question
    • - and what, pray, was the purpose of that?

  1. address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer; "pray to the Lord"
  2. beg: call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
  3. (prayer) the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
  4. (prayer) reverent petition to a deity
  5. (prayer) entreaty: earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
  6. (prayer) a fixed text used in praying
  7. Pray is an American thriller film released in 2007. It was directed by . It is a classic scary movie with an evangelical Christian world view.
  8. Pray is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 km northeast of Turin and about 15 km northeast of Biella. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,434 and an area of 9.3 km². ...
  9. Pray is the 10th studio album by Crematory, distributed through Massacre Records.
  10. The Pray are an ethnic group in Thailand.
  11. A Grave Digger EP in support of their album "Ballads of a Hangman". Containing one song from that album, one cover-song and two songs meant only for this EP.
  12. "Pray" was the third single released from MC Hammer's second album, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em. Produced by MC Hammer himself, the song heavily sampled Prince's hit song, "When Doves Cry", the first and one of the few songs legally sanctioned by Prince to incorporate samples of one of his ...
  13. To petition or solicit help from a supernatural or higher being; To humbly beg a person for aid or their time; to talk to God for any reason; please; used to make a polite request
  14. (prayer) A practice of communicating with one's God; The act of praying; The specific words or methods used for praying; A meeting held for the express purpose of praying; A request; a petition
  15. (Prayer) The part of the Petition or Answer which asks the court to make orders in favour of the Petitioner or Respondent.
  16. (Prayer) The act of attempting to verbally communicate with the supernatural. It is found in almost all the religions of the world.  Communal prayer, as during a church service, is forbidden in Matthew 6:5-8 in favor of private prayer in isolation. ...
  17. Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity or spirit either to offer praise, to make a request, seek guidance, confess sins, or simply to express one's thoughts and emotions.
  18. (Prayer) a petition or request that the court grant the relief desired
  19. (Prayer) A reverent petition made to, or to commune with God, a god, or another object of worship.
  20. (Prayer) The raising of the mind and heart to God in adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and petition. The official prayer of the Church as a worshipping community is called liturgy.
  21. (3 Prayer) Allies gain +1 bonus on most rolls, enemies -1 penalty.
  22. (PRAYER) A request addressed to God. Communicating our concerns to a Power greater than ourselves.
  23. (PRAYER) Click to check definition an attempt to contact God usually through words
  24. (PRAYER) Communion with God through words of praise, thanksgiving, repentance, supplication, and intercession. Prayer is "raising up the heart and mind to God" (St. John of Damascus). Usually prayer is verbal. ...
  25. (PRAYER) communication with God; adoration, confession, thanksgiving, worship, making requests and dedicating our service, while living in His presence, carrying out our royal priesthood.