pray for

Also found in: Idioms.
See: petition
References in classic literature ?
When they prayed for those who hate us, she tried to think of her enemies and people who hated her, in order to pray for them.
But she could not pray that her enemies might be trampled under foot when but a few minutes before she had been wishing she had more of them that she might pray for them.
When Father Sergius assured her that only God could heal the sick, she replied that she only wanted him to lay his hands on the boy and pray for him.
Tempt not God, sweet friend; but let us into the next room, and pray for him.
Ay, pray for me, pray for me; and what noise soever you hear, come not unto me, for nothing can rescue me.
Reginald Malicdem, it ordered all parish priests, rectors, chaplains and superiors of religious communities in the archdiocese of Manila to 'pray for the healing of those who are sick and for the protection of everyone from these and other illness.'
He also urged Deltans to pray for himself, Buhari, all APC governors with the exclusion of governors of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Respondents noted Christians should pray in faith (77%), while about half each agreed the Holy Spirit and Christ pray for believers.
"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.
"I am asking the people of God to pray for the security, both internal and external security of the nation of Kenya," Teresiah said during the end-year service at her church in Karen.
I do not consider that if they are so qualified, I will ever need to pray for them at council meetings, nor do I feel any need to pray for myself at these public meetings.
Yet he still felt an obligation to pray for them, and promised, "I will certainly not sin against the LORD by ending my prayers for you" (1 Samuel 12:23).