Dr. Conrad Murray

"I'm Praying for the Prosecutor"

10/21/2011 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray made a pretty shocking statement last night, leaving a restaurant in Santa Monica.  He said, "I would like to pray for the prosecutor, his associates, and his expert witness."

Sadly, the photog didn't ask why Murray was praying for them ... whether it's because he prays for everyone, be they friend or foe -- or whether he's praying because he believes they are portraying him unfairly/unethically before the jury.