\'pra@\ prayed; praying; prays
Definition of pray transitive verb
ENTREAT, IMPLORE -often used as a function word in introducing a question, request, or plea pray be careful
to get or bring by praying
1: to make a request in a humble manner
to address God or a god with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving
The word Pray has taken a different context in the English language over the last 500 years, largely due to low-church prots. Prayer
Worship but worship always involves prayer.
Low Church Prots, especially in America did away with all Sacraments, and only Read the
Bible and Prayed to God, in doing so, they corrupted their understanding of "Worship" because they believed that they still worshipped
God, and anyone could read the Bible
REGARDLESS of Belief, "Prayer" was the only thing that they could point at and claim as worship.
TLR it's because prots at BEST adore and venerate God but don't worship him that they accuse the universal faith of Worshiping the
Saints when they request that those in Heaven
pray to God on their behalf.
Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus