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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
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Respondents noted Christians should pray in faith (77%), while about half each agreed the Holy Spirit and Christ pray for believers.
It takes the courage of Abraham to pray at such times and under these conditions.
Jesus prayed, and the Church of Scotland asks us to pray.
"We pray for members of the military deployed overseas, that they succeed in their missions and return home safely to a grateful nation." As the community responded, "Lord, hear our prayer," I stood silent.
Speaking to the Star, Bishop Mark Kariuki of Deliverance Church said the nation should not be shaken but instead pray when such alerting messages are given to them by God's people.
So, I see no need to pray in public at government meetings, and that should be the answer to the question whether we should have prayers or not at public government meetings.
Those with cellular phones were also encouraged by the cardinal to download more prayer applications on their phones so they can pray wherever they may be.
It will be possible to pray at all times with our thoughts, words and actions, and then be prepared to receive Christ moments of the day.
After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife.
According Islamic Waqf sources 200,000 thousands of Muslim worshippers from occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Arab towns across 48 occupied land prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
We hope we can get permission and help in building a temporary structure so that we can pray comfortably indoors," said Musa, a grocery owner, who was among those who took the initiative to create the prayer space.
* 42% of Canadians pray at least once a week; 44% engage in a prayer activity each month