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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The Lord's Prayer, also known as the "Our Father" (from Matthew's version), is important not so much as a prayer formula as the disposition it teaches when one prays to God.
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Lady Gaga has revealed that she only prays to women because she's always been a feminist.
"We want anybody involved that prays to the God of our universe to be involved in prayer."
It also appears in many aspects of life such as the gambler who plays to win at the slot machine and the incompetent who prays to win the corporate promotion.
Jesus prays to God as no other human being prays: with directness, simplicity, and intimacy.
By "already known" I refer to the communal concepts of God which determine the broad limits of what the will of God could and could not be, in sympathetic or unsympathetic relation to which the individual believer prays to know the will of God.