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Speech acts occur between the speaker and the speech partner. This study discusses the expressive illocutionary speech act of praying in the comments column of the Instagram account @kevin_sanjaya. This study aims to describe and explain the concept of the expressive speech act of praying in the comments column on Instagram @kevin_sanjaya. This research uses descriptive qualitative method with data in the form of speech. The data was taken from the comments column for the Instagram account @kevin_sanjaya. Existing data are analyzed contextually, that is, linking the data with the existing context. The results showed that there were expressive illocutionary speech acts of the type praying in the comments column of the Instagram account @kevin_sanjaya. In conclusion, the existence of speech acts is influenced by the context or intent that the speaker wants to convey to the speech partner.