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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.
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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I had only taken one class with him nearly thirty years before, so I was stunned when he told me he prays for me and two others who live near me.
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Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A person who prays for someone else makes them more forgiving, at least towards the person they are praying for, says a new study.
"Even though he prays for everyone, I didn't think he would pray for the likes of him after all the bad things that he done.
But there is nothing more consoling than knowing that Jesus himself prays for us.
My cousin prays for me, and my grandmother prays for me all the time.