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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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He said that Prime Minister has also thanked those who prayed for him.
Secondly, the partners of participants who prayed for them noticed more forgiving behaviour compare to the partners of participants who were assigned to set aside time each day to think positive thoughts about them.
adults (N=1,721) found that women, African-Americans, and those with lower incomes prayed more often than males, whites, and those with higher incomes.
Yet, once again, when day was done, I prayed, 'O Lord, bless everyone'.
But most of all, please pray that we may pray as Jesus prayed.
THE last time I prayed was yesterday afternoon as I willed Didier Drogba to score another goal for Chelsea in their match against Everton.
A handful of Christians, Jews and spiritualists surveyed the mosque as San Fernando Valley Muslims worshipped and prayed.
As they prayed and watched themselves praying, wept and controlled their weeping, they helped construct our modern world of contracts, commodities, and emotional exchange.
In a special service to mark the beginning of Lent he also prayed that peace was not 'thwarted by self interest'.
Mark Moore of Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton prayed in the name of Jesus before the House earlier this year.
He then sends a form letter to the individuals or congregations telling them that people in the congregation prayed for them.
No clergy from a peace church--Quaker, Mennonite, Church of the Brethren--were in the audience, nor were any summoned to the pulpit on September 14 at the National Cathedral, where Bush, his war planners, and 3,000 invited guests prayed and sang five verses of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic.