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Crying

Hannah prayed while crying:

She was very upset as she prayed to the Lord, and she was weeping uncontrollably. (1Samuel 1:10 NET) click=> 3 translations

Ezra prayed while weeping:

While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself to the ground before the temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelites—men, women, and children alike—gathered around him. The people wept loudly. (Ezra 10:1 NET) click=> 3 translations

Crying prayers can go on for some time:

Save me, God,
for the water has risen to my neck.
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;
I have come into deep waters,
and a flood sweeps over me.
I am weary from my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
(Psalm 69:1-3 HCSB) click=> 3 translations

Jesus prayed with tears:

During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence. (Hebrews 5:7 HCSB) click=> 3 translations