Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Pray"

The meaning of "Pray" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Pray the gay away mean?
A: @rebeccasun @lawny Thank you all for your clear explanations!
Q: What does Pray mean?
A: 祈る🛐

in the sentence of "You Are Old Father William", the phrase and context is used as an Expression

The meaning is still the same as the spiritual context, Pray🛐: to ask something of someone


"Pray, what is the reason of that?"

"Please, I beg of you/Please explain, what is the reason of that?"

It's sort of an old context/phrase in English, some people use it, but not much, but the story is based in a time around 100+ years ago :)

Synonyms of "Pray" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Pray and Beg ?
A: Pray means 'just to request'.

Beg means 'you need it badly'.
Q: What is the difference between Pray and Praise ?
A: praise - admiration; approval
pray - expression of thanks to object of worship
"He prayed to his god."
"She praised his good looks."
Q: What is the difference between Pray to and Pray for ?
A: Pray to:I pray to God(usually a person)

Pray for:I pray for peace(usually for things)
Q: What is the difference between Pray and Prayer ?
A: prayer is a noun

(to) pray is a verb
Q: What is the difference between Pray to God first before you do something. and Pray to God first before you do anything. ?
A: Something means before you do a specific thing. When using anything in that sentence it means that you are talking about every single thing.

Translations of "Pray"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? “What would you do for them?Pray?And get what for return? Only for suffering. A suffering only you can end.Not god. I prayed too,Rodrigo. But it doesn’t help. Go on,pray.” Does this sentence sound natural?
A:
its mostly correct except in the line "Only for suffering." the word 'for' should be removed.
Also is this from a book?

Other questions about "Pray"

Q: Learn English while you can. Pray a God as you chosen. Does this sound natural?
A: Learn English while you can. Pray to a God as you have chosen.
Q: 1. Please pray for optimal outcome every step of the way and especially for D's health.
2. Pray for R's childcare center life and he will grow well physically, mentally and spiritually in Christ.
3. Pray that during pregnancy J will be able to cope with her works and care of D and R.
4. Pray that J can drive safely. Keep her and R safe.
5. Pray for J to take care of the ministry of the Sunday School in the church by filling the Holy Spirit.

Does this sound natural?
A: 2. Pray for R's childcare center life and that he may grow well physically, mentally and spiritually in Christ.
2. Pray for R's childcare center life and for him to grow well physically, mentally and spiritually in Christ.

3. Pray that during pregnancy J will be able to cope with work and caring for D and R.
3. Pray that during pregnancy J will be able to cope with her work and taking care of D and R.
('work'과 'her work'가 둘 다 직장입니다)

There is a difference between 'cope with work and caring for D and R', and 'cope with work and care for D and R'. In the first, 'cope with' applies to both work and the task of caring for those two people. In the second, the meaning of 'cope with' only applies to work. Both of them sound okay.

(의도하신 의미가 무엇인지 확실히 모르겠습니다) 5. Pray for J to be filled with the Holy Spirit in taking care of the ministry of the Sunday School.

Q: Pray to devil. You're the son of him Does this sound natural?
A: "You're his son" would sound more natural
Q: Pray for her
Pray for him
Pray for me
Pray for us
Pray for its Does this sound natural?
A: Yes, the (') is sometimes used. The (') (called an apostrophe) is used when you are pushing two words to make one word. So "it is" can be pushed together to make "it's". (This does not work with all words). The apostrophe (') is also used to show that something belongs to someone. Example, "that is my friend's book." The exception to this rule is with "it". Because the apostrophe (') is used to show that "it is" is being pushed together it does not show possession. So "its" is used to show that something belongs with "it". For example, "That toy is missing its hand." In your case you are using "its" but you do not state what belongs to it. It would be better to say, "Pray for it."
Q: Pray for people affected by that disaster. Does this sound natural?
A: Pray for the people that is affected by the disaster.

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