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pray

v. to formally request judicial judgment, relief and/or damages at the end of a complaint or petition. (See: prayer)

pray

verb address a request, adjure, appeal to, apply to, ask earnestly, beseech, bid, call upon, clamor for, cry for help, entreat, entreat persistently, impetrate, implore, make a request, make earnest petition for, make supplication, obtest, orare, petition, plead, precari, prefer a petition, prefer a request, press, put up petitions, raise upone's voice, requisition, rogare, solicit, supplicate, urge, urge persistently, urge repeatedly
Associated concepts: pray for relief in a complaint
See also: apply, importune, request
References in classic literature ?
Jove, moreover, has sent his lightnings on their right; Hector, in all his glory, rages like a maniac; confident that Jove is with him he fears neither god nor man, but is gone raving mad, and prays for the approach of day.
Liberty Institute asked the school district to rescind their ban on Coach Kennedy's prayer by Friday, October 16 at 5:00 pm, in order to allow the coach to continue to pray after the homecoming game that evening.
Although technology sometimes helps me to pray, e-mail and social media can definitely be a distraction.
I pray for rosemary in the window, and nasturtium in the backyard.
Thirdly, participants assigned to pray following a partner's hurtful behaviour were more cooperative with their partners than participants assigned to engage in thinking about God.
Jesus knew that his disciples needed to share in the relationship he had with God, so he taught them the prayer that we continue to pray.
I am curious to know what type of people decide to go out in the rain to pray for something they will almost certainly not see in their lifetimes.
Many Christians use this season to read the Bible and pray more regularly.
I will pray for a church that does not decry an inquisition
You're actually trying to bend the ear of Heaven towards change so that in some way something in the situation may open up to change people as you hope and pray God wants them to change.
The tradition of cutting out chocolate, alcohol or sweets is left over from the 40 day fast that people used to make in Lent in order to focus on God and pray more.
Nearly half of us pray regularly and 38 per cent say they feel peaceful afterwards.