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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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My intent in praying the Office is to grow closer to God by setting aside the time it takes to pray.
At the end of the service, Acuna blesses her followers one by one, placing her hands gently on their heads and praying for their eternal salvation.
Some Catholics are more comfortable asking her to pray for them or saying a familiar prayer together--the Hail Mary or the Our Father--rather than praying spontaneously out loud.
Through an interpreter, Aznev Maghakian said she believes God doesn't care which language a worshipper speaks, but she thanked the chaplain for praying in Armenian.
By praying with her crystal rosary beads every night, she could handle glass in a spiritual way.
When I heard it on the news, I started praying for him and his family,'' Bautista said in a voice softened by a weak lung, damaged from a bout of pneumonia, a complication of his injuries.
From the earliest memories of my father praying by his bedside at night to the present, I know that my parents' prayers carry me through the day.
She spent many years hoping and praying my father would return.
McMorrow admits that when faced with a particularly difficult decision, she often turns to God, sometimes praying to her deceased husband as an intercessor.
All the while I was walking, I was praying for God to give me the right steps to find help.
They were there, in large numbers, praying their rosaries or missals, while the priest and altar boys prayed the Mass.