pray for

pray for

1. To utter a prayer to God or some other deity as an entreaty for the physical or spiritual wellbeing of someone. We've all been praying for you after the accident. Let us all bow our heads and pray for those unfortunate souls lost in the accident.
2. To utter a prayer to God or some other deity as an entreaty for something to happen or be granted. We've been praying for rain, but this drought is showing no sign of abating. I'll pray for a peaceful resolution to this conflict.
See also: pray

pray for someone or something

 
1. to beseech God, or some other deity, on behalf of someone or something. I will pray for you to recover from your illness quickly. As the fire spread throughout the old church, the congregation prayed for its preservation.
2. to ask God, or some other deity, to grant something. The family prayed for David's safety. All the people prayed for peace.
See also: pray
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''Pray for all Deltans irrespective of political affiliations, but don't pray for PDP governors,' he reiterated amid laughter.
However, they generally appear to lack knowledge over a number of biblical teachings regarding prayer such as: the Holy Spirit and Christ praying for believers, and that Christians should pray according to scripture, pray for all men and for government leaders.
When you pray for success in military missions, it is the military's definition, not the gospel's.
It is important to be alert and vigilant and for those who pray to pray for the purposes of the enemy may not be fulfilled in our nation," he said.
Remember those who have passed out of your life and pray for them.
'When we pray we pray for ourselves and our families, but when he does, his prayers are for others!'
THE Archbishop of Canterbury hopes people pray for Meghan Markle's father after it was confirmed the Prince of Wales would step in for him at the royal wedding.
I pray for the man who wears a white sheet, and the man who sells
In addition, objective observers found that those who engaged in partner-focused prayer exhibited more positive behaviour towards their partners compared to those who did not pray for their partner.
I am curious to know what type of people decide to go out in the rain to pray for something they will almost certainly not see in their lifetimes.
Please pray for the government of Canada, the global economy, for people who are suffering in the current economic crisis, and the soldiers who defend freedom around the world.
Pray for me, Father, for my tax dollars set a banquet for Death
We are asking people to choose one friend or family member for whom they will pray every day and buy them an egg this Monday as a reminder to pray for them.
SO what do you pray for? A last-minute goal, salvation from EastEnders or simply a little divine intervention on that dreaded flight?
God is in control - we must respond to His call to pray for peace and protection.