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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)

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Jesus prayed, and the Church of Scotland asks us to pray.
The leaders of PML-Q Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhary Pervez Elahi have also prayed for early recovery and safe return of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz to the country.
PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi also prayed for the swift recovery and safe return of Sharif's wife back home.
Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island.
He prayed for His disciples, as well as for all the believers.
He prayed for lawmakers to be "free of all prejudice" and, after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, to "fulfill the hopes of those who long for peace and security for their children."
The paper reports the results of five separate studies designed to find out whether partner-focused prayer shifted individuals toward cooperative behaviours and tendencies both over time and in the immediate aftermath of hurtful behaviour, firstly they found that participants, who prayed more frequently for their partner, were rated as less vengeful in discussing something the partner had done to upset or annoy them.
Analysis of data from a 76 item survey on "Prayer and Romantic Involvement" completed by 286 respondents at a large southeastern university revealed that undergraduates who prayed more frequently were more likely to require that a person they dated not only would pray themselves but also pray with the respondent.
When Abraham prayed for the people of Sidon, he didn't kowtow; he dared to barter with God like a merchant trying to make a sale or a lawyer attempting to win a case.
the He continued, 'you can do no more than pray, after you have prayed: but you cannot do more than pray, until you have prayed'.
Even if you weren't there or you have never prayed for world peace, would you?
"I KNELT to pray when day was done, And prayed, 'O Lord, bless everyone, "Lift from each saddened heart the pain, and let the sick be well again'.