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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
"I was not praying against you; I was praying for you."
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.
HUMAN beings have been praying for as long as humanity has existed.
In praying for military success, the community is praying for bombing campaigns and drone strikes, surrendering moral judgment about such campaigns.
'Tandaan natin (Let's be reminded) why am I saying they should be praying for the President.
For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of others praying for us.
Praying for the poor is now apparently a firing offense in the corridors of power.
"When we are praying for President Trump, we are praying within the context of a real relationship, of true friendship."
Dave Earley prolific author, and chairman of the Department of Pastoral Leadership at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University collaborate in the writing of the book "Praying for your Children," an important addition to the "How to Pray Series."
Washington, May 19 ( ANI ): Praying for a partner may lead towards a more cooperative and forgiving behaviour towards them, a new study has claimed.
When focusing on the dependent variable of question 73 (the respondent prayed for help finding a mate) (Ordinal)aIn the bivariate model (Nagelkerke R-square .188), frequency of prayer was significantly (.000) and positively correlated with praying for help to find a mate.
But to those who see no point in praying for others, we simply say: How can I not pray for and with those who call upon God as Father, Mother, Brother, Sister and Friend--as I do?
Christians must not stop praying for their enemies at a time of so-called war on terror, Dr Williams argues.
Today many, many people are praying for the safety and protection of our wonderful country.
A PRIEST has shocked mass-goers by praying for executed dictator Saddam Hussein.