pray

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Plain form
pray

Third-person singular
prays

Past tense
prayed

Past participle
prayed

Present participle
praying

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you pray, you make a wish or give thanks with the belief that a god will pay attention.
    I decided to pray. I prayed for somebody to help me.
    We prayed prayers of thanks.
    Father God, I pray in Jesus' name that we will come home.
    I just pray the Lord will forgive me for letting all these good people down.
    The people were one when they sang and prayed together.
    I pray for peace every Sunday when I go to church.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you pray, you wish for something very strongly.
    I was hoping and praying she would get in touch with me.

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