When you get on your knees and pray or beg for something, this is an example of supplicate.
To supplicate blessings on Christian efforts to spread the gospel.
Origin of supplicate
- Middle English supplicaten from Latin supplicāre supplicāt- from supplex supplic- suppliant supple
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the participle stem of Latin supplicÄre, from sub- + plicÄre "˜to bend'.