An earnest or urgent request
The act of praying
The document, in fact, is unendorsed, and without a title, and there is not a word of "supplication" in it.
A sorrowful supplication, in which the speakers deplore, not the fall of Jerusalem, but their own state of galling dependence and hopeless poverty.
But soon a storm arises, and, supplication to the gods failing, the sailors cast lots to discover the guilty man who has brought this great trouble.
The Syriac word ethkashshaph, which means literally to "cut oneself," is the regular equivalent of to "make supplication."
This and other of his religious tracts, A Short Rule of Good Life, Triumphs over Death, Mary Magdalen's Tears and a Humble Supplication to Queen Elizabeth, were widely circulated in manuscript.