Testament was written in the Greek language.
There are five Greek words that are translated into
the English verb "pray."
- Euchomai (Greek word #2172) - to wish for.
- Proseuchomai (Greek word #4336) - to pray.
- Erotao (Greek word #2065) - to ask to make
- Deomai (Greek word #1189) - to desire or
beseech (to beg for urgently or anxiously)
- Parakaleo (Greek word #3870) - to call to
one's aid; to call near.
The first time the word prayer (noun) is found in
the New Testament is in Matthew 17:21. The English noun
"prayer" is from the following Greek words:
- Euche (Greek word #2171) - a prayer or vow.
- Proseuche (Greek word #4335 - prayer to God.
- Deesis (Greek word #1162) - a wanting, need,
- Enteuxis (Greek word #1783) - prayer.
According to the information above, which of the
following words or phrases would not be a
description of the word pray:
- To ask, desire, wish, make request, beseech.
- To call to one's aid or to call near.
- To meditate on my own thoughts.