What Does the Bible Say About Prayer?

What Does the Bible Say About Prayer?

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The bible has lots to say about prayer, here are a few verses to consider.

1.) Mark 11:24 (WEB)

Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

2.) Philippians 4:6 (WEB)

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

3.) Jeremiah 29:12 (WEB)

You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

4.) Acts 1:21 (WEB)

“Of the men therefore who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

5.) Luke 21:36 (WEB)

Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

6.) Colossians 1:3 (WEB)

We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

7.) Jude 1:20 (WEB)

But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

8.) Luke 22:31-32 (WEB)

The Lord said, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have all of you, that he might sift you as wheat, 32 but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn’t fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers.”

9.) Romans 8:34 (WEB)

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

10.) Proverbs 15:29 (WEB)

Yahweh is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

11.) John 16:24 (WEB)

Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

12.) Psalm 141:2 (WEB)

Let my prayer be set before you like incense; the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice

13.) Romans 8:26 (WEB)  

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can’t be uttered.

14.) Matthew 6:9-13 (WEB)

Pray like this: “‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.’

15.) Mark 1:35 (WEB)

Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there.

16.) Acts 1:14 (WEB)

All these with one accord continued steadfastly in prayer and supplication, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

17.) Isaiah 29:13 (WEB)

The Lord said, “Because this people draws near with their mouth and honors me with their lips, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught;

18.) Colossians 4:2-3 (WEB)

Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving, praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds,

19.) 1 Samuel 12:23 (WEB)

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against Yahweh in ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

20.) James 1:5 (WEB)

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  

21.) 1 Timothy 2:1 (WEB)

I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks be made for all men:

22.) Romans 15:30 (WEB)

Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

23.) 2 Chronicles 7:14 (WEB)

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  

24.) Acts 12:5 (WEB)

Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.

25.) 1 John 1:9 (WEB)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

26.) Psalm 18:6 (WEB)

In my distress I called on Yahweh, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears.

27.) Hebrews 5:7 (WEB)

He, in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,

28.) 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (WEB)

Pray without ceasing.

29.) James 5:16 (WEB)

Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.

30.) Jeremiah 33:3 (WEB)

‘Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great and difficult things, which you don’t know.’

31.) John 15:7 (WEB)  

If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.

Mark 11:24

 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  

Mark 11:24

Mark 11:24

Jude 1:20

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

Jude 1:20

Jude 1:20

Jude 1:20

Matthew 6:9-13

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.’

Matthew 6:9-13

Matthew 6:9-13

1 Timothy 2:1

 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people

1 Timothy 2:1

1 Timothy 2:1

1 Thessalonians 5:17

 pray continually,

1 Thessalonians 5:17

1 Thessalonians 5:17


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