Pray, prey, praying, preying….
Pray: You pray to the gods. “Pray” is a verb.
Prays: Billy prays. “Prays” is a verb.
Prayed: Billy prayed.
Praying: Billy is praying. The praying mantis looks like it is praying.
Prey: A predator hunts its prey. Prey is a noun.
Preys:The lion preys upon the zebra. “Preys” is a verb.
Preying: Technically “preying” is a word, but it’s weird and archaic and you’re probably better off using a word like “hunting” or “stalking.”
Preyed: As with preying. Try “hunted” or “stalked.”