|Origin:||preier, from Latin precari, from prex 'request, prayer'|
pray1 S3 W3 [intransitive and transitive]
to speak to God in order to ask for help or give thanks [↪ prayer]:
They went to the mosque to pray.
Let us pray for peace.
Martha prayed to God for help.
He prayed that his sight might be restored.
to wish or hope very strongly that something will happen or is true
Paul was praying that no one had noticed his absence.
I hope and pray that this is a misunderstanding.
We're praying for good weather tomorrow.