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Definition of Pray


  1. See Pry.
  2. To make request with earnestness or zeal, as for something desired; to make entreaty or supplication; to offer prayer to a deity or divine being as a religious act; specifically, to address the Supreme Being with adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving.
  3. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech.
  4. To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for.
  5. To effect or accomplish by praying; as, to pray a soul out of purgatory.

Pray Quotations

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus Christ

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
John Wooden

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Richard M. Nixon

Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don't. You are in good company... You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.
John Piper
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Pray Translations

pray in Afrikaans is bid
pray in Danish is bede
pray in Dutch is bidden
pray in Finnish is rukoilla
pray in French is prions, priez, prient
pray in German is Bitte bedenken Sie doch!, beten
pray in Italian is pregano
pray in Spanish is rezar
pray in Swedish is bedja
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