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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

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Khalil Gibran

Rabindranath Tagore Quote
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

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
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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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