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30th Aug '17 7:05:49 PM Andyroid
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** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Moist does resort to praying to Anoia, [[OddJobGods Goddess of Lost Causes and Things Stuck in Drawers]]. [[spoiler:When [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a very strange coincidence]] saves him from his ex-partner in crime Cribbins, he resolves to make a thanksgiving offering, just to be on the safe side.]]

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** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Moist does resort to praying to Anoia, [[OddJobGods Goddess of Lost Causes and Things Stuck in Drawers]]. [[spoiler:When [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a very strange coincidence]] saves him from his ex-partner in crime Cribbins, he resolves to make a thanksgiving offering, offering of a ''really'' big ladle, just to be on the safe side.]]
13th Aug '17 2:25:46 AM RInke10
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* In ''Anime/OnePiece'' during the Skypiea arc when all hell is breaking loose, one of the soldiers despite knowing it won't do any good decides that in the face of such destruction the only thing one can do is pray.

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* In ''Anime/OnePiece'' during the Skypiea arc when Eneru's Kingdom Come attack is about to hit Upper Yard the residents of Skypiea collectively pray for a miracle to save them. At the same moment Luffy disperses Kingdom Come by conducting all hell is breaking loose, one of the soldiers despite knowing it won't do any good decides that electricity in the face of such destruction storm cloud through the only thing one can do is pray.gold sphere on his arm into his rubber body.
7th Aug '17 4:35:50 PM StrixObscuro
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* In The (in)famous DC comics miniseries ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'', when all the magic/mythical power based heroes lost their powers, we see Diana (Wonder Woman) praying in a Catholic Church... did we mention Diana is more related to the Greek pantheon (and was in fact ''literally made by them'') than to the Judeo Christian one, or that she lives on a [[FantasyKitchenSink World where supernatural creatures and Gods]] [[AllMythsAreTrue are known to be real]] [[PalsWithJesus and commonly seen around with other heroes in a regular basis]]?

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* In The the (in)famous DC comics miniseries ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'', when all the magic/mythical power based heroes lost their powers, we see Diana (Wonder Woman) praying in a Catholic Church... did we mention Diana is more related to the Greek pantheon (and was in fact ''literally made by them'') than to the Judeo Christian Judeo-Christian one, or that she lives on a [[FantasyKitchenSink World where supernatural creatures and Gods]] [[AllMythsAreTrue are known to be real]] [[PalsWithJesus and commonly seen around with other heroes in a regular basis]]?



* In the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' tie-in to ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', the team is captured by Skrulls led by Xavin's old mentor, who has most of the team incapacitated, except for Klara, the least combat-experienced member. Unable to fight back against a fully-trained Super-Skrull, god-fearing Klara prays for someone to save her and her friends... at which point a tree bursts out of the ground, creating enough of a distraction for the other Runaways to escape their bonds and fight back.
* One issue of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' has obscure superhero Element Girl DrivenToSuicide because her powers make her look less than human. Since her powers prevent her from killing herself in any of the conventional ways, she finally appeals to the god Ra, who gave her the powers in the first place, to take them back. Ra agrees.



* In ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'' when Klavier and Apollo [[spoiler: flee the country after Phoenix questions Apollo with the Magatama]], Klavier prays to God to keep Apollo safe.

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* In ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'' when Klavier and Apollo [[spoiler: flee [[spoiler:flee the country after Phoenix questions Apollo with the Magatama]], Klavier prays to God to keep Apollo safe.



* Arnie (as Jericho Cane) also prayed toward the end of ''Film/EndOfDays'' [[spoiler: and since he's fighting off DemonicPossession from Satan himself, it's appropriate]].

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* Arnie (as Jericho Cane) also prayed toward the end of ''Film/EndOfDays'' [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and since he's fighting off DemonicPossession from Satan himself, it's appropriate]].
7th Aug '17 3:47:56 PM DVB
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** Not his first time doing so either. During the third time he ever begged in his life (least when Raj was counting), he was praying (or at least begging) to "the deity he didn't believe in" to end his suffering when Sheldon was struck with severe food poisoning.
24th Jul '17 9:33:07 PM SpocktorWho
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* Referenced by Dean Winchester in season 5 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. As the Apocalypse begins, the heroes conclude that the only party powerful enough to stop both the forces of Hell and Heaven from destroying Earth is the [[HaveYouSeenMyGod long-absent God]], so they go looking for him.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Referenced by Dean Winchester in season 5 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.5. As the Apocalypse begins, the heroes conclude that the only party powerful enough to stop both the forces of Hell and Heaven from destroying Earth is the [[HaveYouSeenMyGod long-absent God]], so they go looking for him.


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** Later in the season when Dean starts to hit rock bottom, he wanders outside and looks up at the sky, then tearfully says he needs some help.
** Dean also attempts prayer once in season four when he starts to crack under the pressure. Castiel encourages him, saying it's a sign of faith.


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** Dean prays again at the start of season nine, when [[spoiler:Sam is dying]], specifically to Castiel, [[SubvertedTrope whom he's prayed to multiple times over the course of series just because it's the easiest way to get a hold of him.]] However, his reasons for praying are desperate and the last time he saw Castiel he was furious with him, so turning to him now is more desperate than usual. Then when he gets no response, (because Castiel [[spoiler:was human]] at the time), he prays to any angel who can hear him, about 98% of whom probably want to kill him, because he ''needs'' help that badly.
27th Jun '17 8:59:23 PM SilentStranger
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** Marge is already fairly religious (and probably the only reason the family goes to church), but doesnt really incorporate religion into her daily life, except on three occasions when she succumbed to this trope. Once when Springfield was hit by a tornado, which ironically destroyed the Flanders house but spared everyone else, when Homer abandoned organized religion in "Homer The Heretic", and when she was on trial for attempted murder. Unfortunatly, in that last case, the judges thought God was her imaginary friend and had her comitted.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' Brian, a notoriously outspoken atheist, prays to god when he thinks the world is ending. When it turns out that the whole thing was a hoax he stalks off to the soup kitchen, mumbling that he made a promise to Someone.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' Brian, a notoriously outspoken atheist, prays to god when he thinks the world is ending. ending (Channel 5 had been reporting that a black hole was about to consume Earth, which turned out to just be a mean-spirited prank by the news team). When it turns out that the whole thing was a hoax he stalks off to the soup kitchen, mumbling that he made a promise to Someone.Someone.
** Peter in "When You Wish Upon A Weinstein", resorts to praying for a jew to help him with the family finances. Granted, he "wishes on a star", but he kneels and clasps his hands in prayer, so it still counts. It's apparently granted, as soon as the song is over, a man named Max Weinstein knocks on the door and asks for help with his broken car.
--> '''Peter''': *singing* ''Now my troubles are all through/I have a jeeeeew!''
--> '''Max''': HEY!!
12th Jun '17 8:31:58 PM RInke10
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* In ''Anime/OnePiece'' during the Skypiea arc when all hell is breaking loose, one of the soldiers despite knowing it won't do any good decides that in the face of such destruction the only thing one can do is pray.
8th May '17 11:51:39 PM 59Efra
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when the website to buy ''Star Wars'' premiere tickets freezes and Sheldon resorts to what, to his usual standards, is extreme measures.
-->'''Sheldon''': ''(getting down on his knees)'' Lord, this is Sheldon Cooper. You're good friends with [[TheFundamentalist my mom]]. I know I've spent my life [[HollywoodAtheist denying that you exist]]...
-->'''Howard''': GOT THEM!
-->'''Sheldon''': ''(gets up, still looking up)'' [[HypocriticalHumor AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO]]!!!
20th Jan '17 11:24:53 PM thecarolinabull01
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold The Movie'', Gerald starts reciting a Hebrew prayer during the bus chase. Arnold states "I didn't know you were religious." Gerald replies "Neither did I".
5th Jan '17 2:02:09 PM JoeMerl
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* In TheMovie ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ''anyone'' to help him. And then Haruhi appears....

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* In TheMovie ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ''anyone'' to help him. And then Haruhi appears....appears...
* From ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'''s resident {{Anti Hero}}ic PreachersKid, Kyoko:
-->"''Hey God, if You're there, my life sucked. So for once, please, let me have a happy dream.''"
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