pray to (someone or something)

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pray to (someone or something)

To utter prayers to some deity, spiritual being, or object of worship. The tribe were all too busy praying to the statue in the middle of the village to notice us. The only thing to do at a time like this is pray to God or whomever, or whatever, you believe in.
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pray to someone or something

to utter prayers of praise or supplication to some divine or supernatural being or something. I pray to God that all this works out. The high priest prayed to the spirits of his ancestors that the rains would come.
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REUTERS/Waleed Ali CAIRO -- 10 August 2019: Hundred thousands of Muslim worshippers headed this morning to central Mecca's Mount Arafat, also known as the Mount of Mercy, praying to God for forgiveness and blessings.
I collected this little group of great hearts after we had studied the gentle account of Hannah praying to the Lord.
The devout worshippers have spent all night praying to please You in the hope of being worthy of Your Mercy and Forgiveness, so I ask You to make me among those who rush towards You in obedience and to make my rank (in the Hereafter) among those who are near to You, and to make me among your righteous slaves.
Escriva constantly talked about praying to a crucifix, so one day I just took it off the wall and starting praying with it.
In the multivariate model (Nagelkerke r-square .277), the significance remained and strengthened; additionally, not dating anyone (reference married) was positively correlated (p<.05) with the dependent variable (praying to find a mate) and being a sophomore (reference senior) was negatively correlated (p<.05).
Come to think of it, praying to a God who doesn't exist is the least of my problems.
We are told that the Pharisee is praying to himself, pros eauton tauta proseucheto.
Praying with a human community is wonderful; praying to one is not.
There's no way that praying to win a war could be a Christian thing.
McMorrow admits that when faced with a particularly difficult decision, she often turns to God, sometimes praying to her deceased husband as an intercessor.
Since every Christian is called to become another Christ, keeping the name of jesus in one's mind, on one's lips, and in one's heart is a way of praying to attain Jesus' dispositions, to be able to live the gospel, to act, think, and speak as Jesus would in any situation I use just those two syllables, "Jesus," but other short prayers could be used as well, such as "Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner" or "I believe, I hope, trust, I adore you." Since negative and critical thought occur frequently, they become opportunities to make me a person of prayer.