Examples of pray in a Sentence
There's little else to do now but hope and pray.
The minister said, “Let us pray.”
He prayed that they would have the strength to go on.
He prayed that he would find a parking spot.
Recent Examples of pray from the Web
Before praying and singing, three students spoke about why for important to students to stand up and have a voice.
Women run many Sufi shrines across Tunisia, prepare and serve food for worshipers and the needy, while women are allowed to pray and supplicate at shrines alongside men – a rarity at Islamic sites.
And without a concrete timeline, we were forced to find worthy alternatives and pray for its eventual return.
In 1830, a baker who was praying to recover from illness bargained for his life in exchange for making an annual pilgrimage to the saint's hermitage.
At the edge of the 18th green he was urged to kneel, pray and accept the call to ministry.
People would sit in front of the body of the deceased, kneeling and praying and making the sign of the cross, before kissing them on the hand, face or lips.
Please pray for the family of the deceased and for the safety of those injured in this tragic accident.
Mothers pray in special Shinto shrines for their children’s success, and students buy daruma dolls, meant to keep evil spirits and demons away, to bring themselves good luck.
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Origin and Etymology of pray
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
call on (or upon);
PRAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pray for English Language Learners
: to speak to God especially in order to give thanks or to ask for something
: to hope or wish very much for something to happen
: to seriously ask (someone) to do something
PRAY Defined for Kids
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