She closed her eyes and prayed for his safe return.
Dean prayed it wouldn't land them both in jail.
When Tessa left me I prayed every night that she would come back.
She prayed he accepted her apology.
Hands clasped, she prayed fervently, asking God not to let Destiny suffer for what they had done.
She wished, prayed he got free and ended her.
My mother sat beside my little bed and tried to soothe my feverish moans while in her troubled heart she prayed, "Father in Heaven, spare my baby's life!"
I prayed our stalwart group of five wasn't down to only me.
When she turned away, he blocked the view with his hands and prayed she had done the same to avoid witnessing his savagery.
She woke and prayed fervently for an answer, and then fell asleep again - to the same nightmare.
She prayed he was joking about GPS tracking.
She.d tasted so sweet, and he prayed her sister tasted the same.
She closed her eyes and prayed.
As he rose in the morning he prayed: " O God, grant that throughout this coming day I may be able to love my neighbour as myself."
She prayed for Brady to follow.
At first she had hoped, even prayed he would return.
I just hoped and prayed somehow his contact of Ben or Howie could be used to locate us.
When he presented himself before the emperor - apart from rival claimants of his own family - there was an embassy from the Jewish people who prayed to be rid of a monarchy and rulers such as Herod.
He hoped, no he prayed, Darian regained himself someday soon.
She dropped her hand and prayed the sensations within her left.
This is where I prayed you'd be mine — when I was only sixteen.
She waited for news of Sofi and prayed for her mate, wherever he was.
There was a part of her that didn't think him capable of hating her and another that prayed he was upset enough to stay away.
She closed her eyes and prayed fervently.
Lord, she prayed, please don't let them get Chauncey - and then she knew nothing.
She squeezed her eyes shut and prayed that romantic thoughts would cease to invade her newfound paradise.
Clenching her hands together she prayed fervently.
I prayed she'd take my warning seriously and maybe give us some helpful press in the bargin.
I prayed our Delabama killer didn't stalk Agnes Delanco before she or her detectives tracked him down, quickly I hoped.
She still didn't quite trust he'd keep his word, but she prayed with every ounce of her soul that he did.
How many days, months, years had she prayed for a miracle like the one in her hand?
She prayed for Selyn to find her way home safely then led them through the portal into Hell.
Come on Martha, he prayed.
He had no idea of the depth of the gorge or the length of the rope, but he prayed it was sufficient.
He prayed to all the deities he never, ever grew aloof and callous towards the humans.
Whatever happened next, Gabriel prayed the underworld didn't throw him out.
Every inch of the way she prayed he would change his mind - but he didn't.
For the first time since meeting Jonny, she prayed everyone was right about the strange skill she had to remain invisible to them.
On the other hand, in spite of his worldliness, Leo was not an unbeliever; he prayed, fasted, and participated in the services of the church with conscientiousness.
The church offered the richest field for exploitation, and in spite of his dissolute life he impudently prayed the regent to give him the archbishopric of Cambray, the richest in France.
He declared, when answering a complaint that a certain captain in his regiment was a better preacher than fighter, that he who prayed best would fight best, and that he knew nothing could" give the like courage and confidence as the knowledge of God in Christ will."The superiority of these men - more intelligent than the common soldiers, better disciplined, better trained, better armed, excellent horsemen and fighting for a great cause - not only over the other parliamentary troops but over the royalists, was soon observed in battle.
So he prayed - and the wicked Jews stoned him.
The Jews prayed for his recovery and lamented him, The Gentile soldiers exulted in the downfall of his dynasty, which they signalized after their own fashion.
But he knew also that neighbouring nations looked with unquiet eyes on the progress of affairs in France, that they feared the influence of the Revolution on their own peoples, and that foreign monarchs were being prayed by the French emigres to interfere on behalf of the French monarchy.
At sunrise the Therapeutae prayed and again at sunset.
At sunrise, turning to the east, they prayed that the light of truth might illumine their minds, and then returned to their studies.
Wissowa, Religion and Kultus der Romer (1902), according to whom Spes was originally not a garden goddess, but simply the divinity to whom one prayed for the fulfilment of one's desires.
There, too, according to Yasht, 5, 105, he prayed that he might succeed in converting King Vishtaspa.
was prayed for; and as late as 1784 a Jacobite rising was talked about.
Savonarola prayed with the two men, gave them his blessing, and exhorted them.
Others said that Athena (or Artemis) blinded him because he had seen her naked in the bath; when his mother prayed Athena to restore his sight, the goddess, being unable to do so, purged his ears so that he could understand the speech of birds, and gave him a staff wherewith to guide his steps (Apollodorus iii.
"0 Lord," he prayed, "thou knowest that whenever I have and study secular MSS.
The fire was then kindled, and his voice as it audibly prayed in the words of the "Kyrie Eleison" was soon stifled in the smoke.
In point of doctrine they acknowledged the seven sacraments, but gave them a symbolical meaning; they prayed to the Virgin and saints, and admitted auricular confession, but they denied purgatory and the sacrifice of the mass, and did not observe fasts or festivals.
In vain Edward Gibbon Wakefield, organizer of colonizing associations, prayed and intrigued for permission to repeat in New Zealand the experiment tried by him in South Australia.
In this connexion it is noticeable that, as Ino tended her nephew Dionysus, so at the Matralia the participants prayed for the welfare of their nephews and nieces before that of their own children.
The family have on the preceding days solemnly visited the grave, and offered to the shades gifts of water, wine, milk, honey, oil, and the blood of black victims; they have decked the tomb with flowers, have renewed the feast and farewell of the funeral, and have prayed to the ancestors to watch over their welfare.
They prayed for the auditores, they blessed them and interceded for them, thereby shortening the process of purification the latter had to pass through after death.
Celtic altar-bell of hammered iron, known as the "Ronnell bell."' Such is the odour of sanctity of this venerable church that there is an old local saying that "to be thrice prayed for in the kirk of Birnie will either mend or end ye."
walked up and down, and sometimes prayed and cried to the Lord, who said unto me, ` Thou seest 'how young people go together into vanity and old people into the earth; thou must forsake all, both young and old, and keep out of all, and be a stranger unto all.'
He took a leading part in Absalom's revolt, and his defection was a severe blow to the king, who prayed that God would bring his counsel to "foolishness."
In his third year he was taken up to London, inspected by the court surgeon, prayed over by the court chaplains and stroked and presented with a piece of gold by Queen Anne.
He prayed fervently against his idleness; he determined, as often as he received the sacrament, that he would no longer doze away and trifle away his time; but the spell under which he lay resisted prayer and sacrament.
was a pious nonentity, who fasted and prayed while his empire fell to pieces under the combined action of his Christian foes in Spain and the agitation of the Muwahhadis or "Almohades" in Morocco.
The Moravian Anabaptists, says Rost, went bare-footed, washed each other's feet (like the Fraticelli), had all goods in common, worked everyone at a handicraft, had a spiritual father who prayed with them every morning and taught them, dressed in black and had long graces before and after meals.
They sat at long tables, the elders read the words of institution and prayed, and passed a loaf round from which each broke off a bit and ate, the wine being handed round in flagons.
Prudentius says of himself, that whenever he was sick in soul or body, and prayed there, he found help and returned in cheerfulness: for God had vouchsafed His saint the power to answer all entreaties (Perist.
The god prayed to at the instant of birth became the god of the child.
Enemies are to be loved, helped, blessed, prayed for.
Hajjaj foreboded evil, and prayed eagerly that he might die before Walid.
His education at Winchester, no doubt in the Great Grammar school or High school in Minster Street, was paid for by some patron unnamed by the biographer, perhaps Sir Ralph Sutton, who is named first by Wykeham among his benefactors to be prayed for by his colleges.
The leaders of the latter prayed to Wodan for victory, while Gambara and her sons invoked Frea.
(i.) The casting of lots, sortilege, was common in classical antiquity; the Homeric heroes prayed to the gods when they cast lots in Agamemnon's leather cap, and Mopsus divined with sacred lots when the Argonauts embarked.
Simon Magus had given out that he was going to be translated to heaven, and was actually careering through the air in a chariot drawn by demons when Peter and Paul knelt down and prayed, and their prayers brought him to earth a mangled corpse.
Among them were some of those men of mark who made the backbone of the American character: the sturdy Puritan, Peter Bulkeley, sometime rector of Odell in Bedfordshire, and afterward pastor of the church in the wilderness at Concord, New Hampshire; the zealous evangelist, Father Samuel Moody of Agamenticus in Maine, who pursued graceless sinners even into the alehouse; Joseph Emerson of Malden, "a heroic scholar," who prayed every night that no descendant of his might ever be rich; and William Emerson of Concord, Mass., the patriot preacher, who died while serving in the army of the Revolution.
Years before, when he was very ill, and Tze-lu asked leave to pray for him, he expressed a doubt whether such a thing might be done, and added, " I have prayed for a long time."
Before Islam the Ka`ba was the local sanctuary of the Meccans, where they prayed and did See De Vogue, Syrie centrale: inscr.
According to it the priest, either at the door of the church or at the home, blessed the infant, sealed it (this not in Armenia) with the sign of the cross on its forehead, and prayed that in due season (EV rcacp(u 606-y) or at the proper time (Armenian) it may enter the holy Catholic church.
Ordinarily the sinful cleric prayed and fasted at his own discretion, and nothing is said of his confessing his sins.
In matters of ordinary life on which divine counsel was prayed for, it was usual to have recourse to this form of divination.
The Jews prayed to the Lord for mercy, and two angels appeared from heaven, to the confusion of the royal troops, who were trampled down by the elephants.
Unable to see what he saw, Deidre prayed it was Darkyn, and the demon lord wasn't going to join them in passing her around for dinner.
He instinctively wished to question the validity of the Exemplars and their power, yet felt so inadequate in his comprehension that he decided to trust Frederick implicitly, and prayed the vampire couple's sincerity was genuine.
This is where I prayed you'd be mine â€” when I was only sixteen.
Would he have prayed toward Mecca, fasted at Ramadan, recited the Creed or indeed denied his own divinity?
When he arrived at the stake, he kneeled down, and, for some time prayed with great fervency.
He was so holy that he prayed nearly all day long.
They ate with the Lord, prayed with Him, sang hymns with Him, pledged their loyalty to Him.
The Picts and Scots were heavily outnumbered, and the night before the battle, King Angus prayed for victory.
Well, I must ask, have you prayed that first prayed that first prayer?
prayed in great faith for Mr. Witham; the time of whose departure draws nigher and nigher.
prayed in the spirit.
prayed for forgiveness, sanctification and purification.
saintly woman, who prayed a lot and who never tried to interfere in our lives.
Her tears shed for her son watered the ground wherever she prayed.
tears shed for her son watered the ground wherever she prayed.
The king prayed in the court of the temple, " O our God, wilt thou not judge them?
The majority, in which Cardinal Manning pla t ed a very active part, took their stand on theological reasons o the strongest kind; they invoked the promises of Our Lord o St Peter: " Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build y Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against her " and again, " I have prayed for thee, Peter, that thy faith ail not; and do thou in thy turn confirm thy brethren "; they showed the popes, in the course of the ages, acting as the g ardians and judges of the faith, arousing or welcoming dogmati controversies and authoritatively settling them, exercising the supreme direction in the councils and sanctioning their decis ons; they explained that the few historical difficulties did not in olve any dogmatic defect in the teaching of the popes; they i sisted upon the necessity of a supreme tribunal giving judg ent in the name of the whole of the scattered Church; and finally, they considered that the definition had become opportu e for the very reason that under the pretext of its inopportuneness the doctrine itself was being attacked.
He had a name for power in prayer; for once in a drought he prayed for rain and God had heard his prayer.
ii.): he prayed that the pride of the dragon might be humbled and God shewed him the dead body lying upon the waves - and there was none to bury it.
the court did not know how to adjudge because the wound was new, and then the defendant took issue and prayed the court that the maihem might be examined, on which a writ was sent to the sheriff to cause to come medicos chirurgieos de melioribus London, ad informandum dominum regem et curiam de his quae eis ex parte domini regis injungerentur (Year Book, 21 Hen.
At eight next morning she entered the hall of execution, having taken leave of the weeping envoy from Scotland, to whom she gave a brief message for her son; took her seat on the scaffold, listened with an air of even cheerful unconcern to the reading of her sentence, solemnly declared her innocence of the charge conveyed in it and her consolation in the prospect of ultimate justice, rejected the professional services of Richard Fletcher, dean of Peterborough, lifted up her voice in Latin against his in English prayer, and when he and his fellow-worshippers had fallen duly silent prayed aloud for the prosperity of her own church, for Elizabeth, for her son, and for all the enemies whom she had commended overnight to the notice of the Spanish invader; then, with no less courage than had marked every hour and every action of her life, received the stroke of death from the wavering hand of the headsman.
When a new consul, praetor or quaestor entered on his first day of office and prayed the gods for good omens, it was a matter of custom to report to him that lightning from the left had been seen.
The women wept, and some of the men prayed.
Every morning she came in like that, and every morning prayed that the daily interview might pass off well.
She prayed for her brother as living and was always awaiting news of his return.
He prayed with that passionate and shamefaced feeling with which men pray at moments of great excitement arising from trivial causes.
"For the world of angels and all the spirits who dwell above us," prayed Natasha.
When they prayed for the warriors, she thought of her brother and Denisov.
When they prayed for all traveling by land and sea, she remembered Prince Andrew, prayed for him, and asked God to forgive her all the wrongs she had done him.
When they prayed for those who love us, she prayed for the members of her own family, her father and mother and Sonya, realizing for the first time how wrongly she had acted toward them, and feeling all the strength of her love for them.
When they prayed for those who hate us, she tried to think of her enemies and people who hated her, in order to pray for them.
She included among her enemies the creditors and all who had business dealings with her father, and always at the thought of enemies and those who hated her she remembered Anatole who had done her so much harm--and though he did not hate her she gladly prayed for him as for an enemy.
Take me, take me! prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.
The countess looked round several times at her daughter's softened face and shining eyes and prayed God to help her.
Only he prayed to God for death.
My mother-in-law was a very saintly woman, who prayed a lot and who never tried to interfere in our lives.
And when a poor Christian hath desired, and prayed, and waited for deliverance many years, is it not then seasonable?
The king prayed in the court of the temple, O our God, wilt thou not judge them?
When his wife was in intensive care after the accident, Jim prayed for some divine intervention.
Ben feared there was a scintilla of doubt in his heart, so he prayed for faith.
The addict continued to use 12 times a day and prayed with every injection.
I've prayed for him, but he is getting worse by the day.
I prayed "provide for me and my family and I will do your work to help others" I had never done that before.
She floored the car's accelerator, closed her eyes, and prayed she hit him.
He felt the flicker of a pulse and prayed it was enough.
Deidre prayed she was wrong as she approached.
Confessing his inexperience, the king prayed for a discerning heart, and was rewarded with the gift of wisdom together with riches and military glory.
"How she prayed!" he thought.
When Prithi Chand represented that he ought to have received the turban bound on Guru Arjan's head in token of succession to his father, Arjan meekly handed it to him, without, however, bestowing on him the guruship. The Sikhs themselves soon revolted against the exactions of Prithi Chand, and prayed Arjan to assert himself else the seed of the True Name would perish.
And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
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