English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "pray"

The old woman went to church to pray for a miracleIn my culture, we pray to our ancestors every day.

The old woman went to church to pray for a miracle.

He is a practising Muslim, and prays five times a day.

Everyone in the church bowed down their heads in prayer.

The government has passed a law abolishing prayer in public schools.

The people in the church prayed for the souls of the children killed in the fire.

On Chinese New Year's Eve, people go to the temple to pray for their ancestors and for good fortune.

Muslims face towards Mecca when they gather together for prayer.

Swami Sivananda once observed that hands that help are holier than lips that pray.

When there is imminent danger, many people pray to God.

In Serbia, every Christian family has a patron saint which they pray to for protection.

Although they regularly prayed and attended church, historians say that the people of the fifteenth century gave priority to worldly matters.

Muslims must purify their bodies by washing before prayers can begin.

He sat in the rear of the church, his hands clasped in prayer.

The natives prayed to their gods for help in their fight against their enemies.

August 13 through 16 is a Buddhist event called o-bon in Japan, a period of praying for the peace of the souls of ancestors.

The Muslim practice of praying five times each day is strictly observed in Pakistan.

John Bunyan once noted that the best prayers have often more groans than words.

Meister Eckhart once stated that if the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.

The faithful crowded into the temple to pray to their gods for rain to water their dry fields.

Many people in Korea pray for the day when the North and South are once again unified into a single nation.

I'm just praying that we get some rain before too long so that the forests don't get too dry.

A Chinese proverb notes that making a net is better than praying for fish at the edge of the water.

There is a Yiddish proverb which states that an angry man is not fit to pray.

A Chinese proverb notes that people fool themselves. They pray for a long life but fear old age.

A German proverb advises, The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

A Jamaican proverb suggests that prayer only from the mouth is no prayer.

A Japanese proverb states that the gods just laugh when men pray to them for wealth.

Reggae star Bob Marley sang, If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.

Nelia White once said that some people just don't seem to realize when they're moaning about not getting prayers answered that no is the answer.

Sathya Sai Baba once said, Your duty is to pray for the welfare of the world, and to work for it as far as it lies in your power.

Find someone who regularly prays.


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