deomai

δεήθητε [4 verses] (verb 2nd pl aor subj/ind pass) "Pray" is from deomaiwhich means to "lack," "miss," "stand in need of," "want,"  "to be in want or need," "require," and to "beg a thing from."   (WW) The Greek word translated as "pray" is means to "lack," "miss," "stand in need of," "want,"  "to be in want or need," "require," and to "beg a thing from."  It is an uncommon word for Jesus. It is not a command, as translated, but a passive verb, "you might be wanting."