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Prayer was a religious act practiced by members of various cultures. It involved petitioning a deity or deities for assistance, spiritual or material.

The Ferengi prayed to a supernatural being, called the Blessed Exchequer. When praying they held their hands in a specific gesture. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak", "The Dogs of War")

The Invocation of Renewal was a prayer Borothan pilgrims recited during the Great Plume of Agosoria. Doctor Phlox also participated in four hours of prayer while on a visit to the pilgrim's ship. (ENT: "Cold Front")

In 2153, when an Enterprise NX-01 crewmember and a Triannon suicide assassin were killed by the Triannon activating an organic explosive, the religious leader Pri'Nam D'Jamat stated to Captain Jonathan Archer that he would say a prayer for them both, but Archer told him to save his breath. (ENT: "Chosen Realm")

In 2285, James T. Kirk suggested that Saavik try prayer as a last resort, given that Klingons didn't take prisoners. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

In 2371, Kira Nerys said a prayer for Vedek Bareil Antos, who had died earlier in the year. (DS9: "Shakaar")

When Benjamin Sisko was severely wounded during a Jem'Hadar attack in 2372, Kira Nerys prayed to the Prophets for help after exhausting all other options. (DS9: "Starship Down")

In 2373, Tuvok offered Lon Suder a Vulcan prayer over his corpse after Suder had been killed by the Kazon-Nistrim. It went: "May your death bring you the peace you never found in life." (VOY: "Basics, Part II")

That same year, Captain Kathryn Janeway sought advice from a holographic recreation of Leonardo da Vinci when the USS Voyager was faced with a dangerous encounter with both the Borg and Species 8472. He suggested seeking a greater imagination, stating "There are times when even I find myself kneeling in prayer." (VOY: "Scorpion")

In 2374, Tuvok's wife, T'Pel, sent him a letter informing him that she and their children had asked the priests at the Temple of Amonak to say prayers for his safe return. (VOY: "Hunters")

In 2376, Harry Kim suggested that he and Lyndsay Ballard altered Tuvok's Temple of T'Panit holoprogram so that the monks recited Ferengi limericks instead of Vulcan prayers. (VOY: "Ashes to Ashes")

In 2377, when The Doctor refused to continue helping a group of rogue holograms created by the Hirogen, their leader, Iden, stated that they wouldn't forget him in their prayers. (VOY: "Flesh and Blood")

That same year, Kohlar recited a Klingon prayer called the Plea for the Dead. (VOY: "Prophecy")

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