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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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I was not praying against you; I was praying for you.
your mother's a nice woman, young Jerry, going a praying agin your father's prosperity.
Master Cruncher (who was in his shirt) took this very ill, and, turning to his mother, strongly deprecated any praying away of his personal board.
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I'll try a new way of praying or pick up a different meditation book.
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In a related question, when asked to compare it with their praying practices during the rest of the year many were quick to admit a less regular schedule.
God knows the future; therefore, what purpose do we serve by praying about what lies ahead?
Yes, it would be nice if there was no war or suffering, but I am not convinced that praying is the answer.
Praying the Gospels, the Praying Book of Acts and the General Epistles, Praying the Letters of the apostle Paul, and praying the book of Revelation.