The KEY to effective prayer is to sacrifice something with an axe and then do necrophilia all over it.
(If you're praying to KALI, which I assume you are. I mean, who doesn't? Egghead, latte-sippin' liberals, that's who! They're out of touch with real values)
to pray (used about Christians, but probably not Buddhists or Shinto), but also if you pray in class to pass a test, or pray "please let me catch that fly ball!") . . . .just like in English. 祈る Emphasizes the ACT of prayer, rather than the contents.
a figurative prayer or wish, made to pass a test or to not go to jail ,etc.
You pray for a NECROPHILIAC mortician,
but you fold origami with your HAND.
The RICE refused . . .to analyze the TREE.
拝む 祈る 祈願