vt. 祈祷，祷告; 请求，恳求; 央求
vi. 祈祷; 请; 恳求
When people pray, they speak to God in order to give thanks or to ask for his help.
He spent his time in prison praying and studying...
Now all we have to do is help ourselves and to pray to God.
When someone is hoping very much that something will happen, you can say that they are praying that it will happen.
I'm just praying that somebody in Congress will do something before it's too late...
One can only pray that the team's manager learns something from it...
Pray is used when asking a question in a rather unfriendly way or in an angry but calm way.
And what, pray, do you buy and sell, Major?
Pray was used to add politeness to a command.
I beg your pardon, pray continue.
1. address God; say a prayer
2. call upon in supplication; entreat;
ask, beg, demand, require, request, implore, claim, pray, entreat
plead, appeal, beg, petition, entreat, pray
We pray to God to deliver us from evil.
We pray you to set the child free.
He got down and began to pray.
In times of difficulty, she pray for an oracle to guide her.
They visited the Shrine of Our Lady to pray for redemption.