A prayer is an amount they are asking for. It can be amended later with a motion.
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A "prayer" in a civil complaint is simply the amount being sought. Many times the prayer actually has no real basis and is just a starting point. That's why you hear in the news that someone has filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit, etc., but in reality the dollar figure in the prayer is not realistic.