To pray is to talk to a deity or god. Some people pray by asking for help or guidance.

Most religious believers pray in one way or another — some pray out loud, thanking God for the things they have. Others pray silently when they're afraid or worried, or in a group of worshipers at a church or temple. You can also pray in a non-religious way, by begging for something: "I pray you'll really listen to my explanation." Pray comes from the Old French preier, "to pray," with its Latin root word, precari, "ask earnestly, beg, or entreat."

Definitions of pray

v address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer

pray to the Lord”
Type of:
communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity

v call upon in supplication; entreat

beg, implore
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plead or ask for earnestly
ask humbly (for something)
importune, insist
beg persistently and urgently
harass, as with questions or requests
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appeal or request earnestly

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