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Prayer Bible Verses: Scriptures on Praying to God

Prayer Bible Verses: Scriptures on Praying to God

Bible Verses about Prayer

What can we learn about prayer from the Bible? Scripture references prayer as our connection to God and a source of comfort and refuge. A prayer can be an act of faith, going to God in a request of help, or thanksgiving and adoration of His love. We are told, in Philippians 4:6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." There are numerous Bible verses about prayer we can look to for guidance and we've gathered them here for your aid! May these scriptures encourage you in prayer.

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"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12

  • bible verses about prayer psalm 17:6

    Call on God - Prayer Bible Verses

    Psalm 17:6-7 ESV - I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.

    2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV - If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

    Ephesians 2:8 ESV - For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

    Romans 8:28 ESV - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

    Romans 5:12 ESV - Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned

  • prayer bible verses scriptures on prayer 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    Pray Without Ceasing - Prayer Bible Verses

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV - Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    Romans 12:12 ESV - Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

    Philippians 4:6 ESV - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    Ephesians 6:18 ESV - Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

    Matthew 6:6 ESV - But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

    Colossians 4:2 ESV - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

  • prayer bible verses, scriptures on prayer Psalm 145:18

    Call to Him in Truth - Prayer Bible Verses

    Psalm 145:18 ESV - The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

    Isaiah 65:24 ESV - Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

    Romans 10:13 ESV - For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

    2 Peter 3:9 ESV - The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

    Hebrews 11:3 ESV - By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

    Philippians 4:6 ESV - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV - For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    Matthew 6:7-8 ESV - “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    Jeremiah 33:3 ESV - Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

    Psalm 4:3 ESV - But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.

  • prayer bible verses, scriptures on prayer Proverbs 15:29

    Prayers of the Righteous - Prayer Bible Verses

    Proverbs 15:29 ESV - The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

    James 5:16 ESV - Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

    1 Peter 3:12 ESV - For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

    John 9:31 ESV - We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

    1 John 3:22 ESV - And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

  • prayer bible verses, scriptures on prayer Philippians 4:6

    Do Not Be Anxious - Prayer Bible Verses

    1 John 1:9 ESV - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 15:7 ESV - If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

    John 3:16 ESV - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    Psalm 39:12 ESV - “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.

    Mark 1:35 ESV - And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

    Isaiah 40:31 ESV - But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

    Psalm 143:1 ESV - A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

  • prayer bible verses, scriptures on prayer 1 John 5:14

    Top 20 Bible Verses about Prayer

    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:14

    And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5:15

    If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. (1 John 5:16)
    Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
    Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive. (2 Chronicles 6:21)
    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, (Ephesians 1:18)
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18)
    Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
    You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. (Job 22:27)

    My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. (John 17:15

    Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. (James 5:13)

    Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24)

    But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44)

    And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. (Matthew 6:7)

    “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)

    The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. (Proverbs 15:8)

    I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 17:6)

    He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea. (Psalm 102:17)

    May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. (Psalm 141:2)