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    #1

    say prayer/pray + to/for me

    1. Alex, say prayer to me. Tomorrow I have an exam and it's very difficult.
    2. Alex, say prayer for me. Tomorrow I have an exam and it's very difficult.
    3. Alex, say pray to me. Tomorrow I have an exam and it's very difficult.
    4. Alex, say pray for me. Tomorrow I have an exam and it's very difficult.
    5. Alex, pray to me. Tomorrow I have an exam and it's very difficult.
    6. Alex, pray for me. Tomorrow I have an exam and it's very difficult.
    Hello,
    I'm confused how to say a person to wish good things for me.
    I myself have made some sentences but I am confused and don't know which one is correct.
    Would you please be kind enough to have look at my self made sentences and comment on them?
    If you were me, how would you say that?

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: say prayer/pray + to/for me

    The only viable options are:

    2. which should read "...say a prayer for me", and
    6. which is correct.

    If Alex isn't a religious person, then you might be better off asking him to "Wish me luck".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: say prayer/pray + to/for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    The only viable options are:

    2. which should read "...say a prayer for me", and
    6. which is correct.

    If Alex isn't a religious person, then you might be better off asking him to "Wish me luck".
    Thanks for answering. Do you mean only religious people say that in the Uk and US?

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    Re: say prayer/pray + to/for me

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering. Do you mean only religious people say that in the Uk and US?
    I don't think many atheists/agnostics/humanists would ask someone to pray for them.

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    #5

    Re: say prayer/pray + to/for me

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering. Do you mean only religious people say that in the UK and US?
    I would find it very strange if someone asked me to pray for them unless they knew that I was religious. I would never ask anyone to pray for me (I am an atheist/humanist) but even if I were religious, I wouldn't ask someone to pray for me unless I knew them very well and knew that it was an appropriate thing to ask them.

    I would always go with "Wish me luck" in such a situation.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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