pray

verb
ADVERB
desperately, earnestly, fervently, hard

He thought if he prayed hard enough God might eventually listen.

humbly
quietly, silently

I silently prayed for my release.

aloud
together
secretly

He was secretly praying that his offer would be rejected.

always, constantly, regularly

My parents would always pray for rain.

She prays constantly for forgiveness.

PREPOSITION
for

He prayed for good weather.

over

Diane prayed over the body for a moment.

to

I prayed to God for guidance.

with

She asked the priest to pray with her.

PHRASES
hope and pray

We can hope and pray that no one gets hurt.

let us pray

‘Let us pray.’ The congregation bowed their heads.

Let's pray Mick doesn't find out.

Pray is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑Christian, ↑pastor
Pray is used with these nouns as the object: ↑prayer

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  • Pray — Pray, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praying}.] [OE. preien, OF. preier, F. prier, L. precari, fr. prex, precis, a prayer, a request; akin to Skr. prach to ask, AS. frignan, fr[=i]nan, fricgan, G. fragen, Goth. fra[ i]hnan. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pray — [prā] vt. [ME preien < OFr preier < LL precare, for L precari < prex (gen. precis), prayer < IE * prek̑ , var. of base * perk̑ , question > Ger frage, question] 1. to implore or beseech: now seldom used except as the elliptical… …   English World dictionary

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