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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 02:27 PM

Covet?

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/01/756484824/death-toll-from-shootings-in-west-texas-rises-to-eight

"We covet everyone's prayers for those who were injured and for those loved ones who were lost and for the community as a whole," Turner said.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covet

covet verb
cov·​et | ˈkə-vət
coveted; coveting; covets

Definition of covet

transitive verb

1 : to wish for earnestly
covet an award

2 : to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably
The king's brother coveted the throne.
intransitive verb
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: to feel inordinate desire for what belongs to another

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 02:44 PM

1. Must be a southern use of the word?

They use some words differently.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. You shouldn't use words you don't know the meaning of, but some just blather on...

to hear themselves talk while trying to sound intelligent.

The next devolution is word salad (see trump, Palin).

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:44 PM

3. It sounds biblical as in "thou shalt not covet"

But as usual they don't even know what it means biblical or otherwise.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:49 PM

4. I've been so busy

Coveting my neighbor's house, wife and ass, that it never occurred to me to covet his prayers. Welp, live and learn.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:57 PM

5. To covet is not always negative, biblically.

I Corinthians 12:31 King James Version (KJV)
(After discussing the various spiritual gifts, e.g. prophecy, etc., Paul wrote the following)
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

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Over the years I have heard several people, in making a prayer request, use the phrase "covet your prayers."



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