Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. ~3 John 1:2
The above verse is one of my favorites about prayer. The definition of prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. Wow, that is amazing! Our prayer is a beautiful form of communication with our Creator. We can worship and give thanks in prayer, and also have our moments in prayer of supplication.
Prayer can just be talking to God at anytime about anything. Pray when you rise up in the morning, and thank Him for the air in your lungs, and for another day to have the opportunity to be a light in the world. Pray when you drive to work, giving God the glory that you have a job. Pray when you or someone you know is ill and needs God’s healing touch. Say a prayer when you are about to enjoy a meal, to declare your gratefulness for the food and the nourishment it will provide to your body.
In everything you do, pray! Speak with God and ask for guidance in your life, that He may direct your path, and give thanks in all things. May these Bible verses about prayer give you some things to focus on in your daily prayer life as you continue to grow in spiritual maturity. Bless You Abundantly!
Old Testament Bible Verses About Prayer:
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
~ Jeremiah 29:12
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
~ Psalm 145:18
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
~ Jeremiah 33:3
In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
~ Psalm 18:6
I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
~ Psalm 66:17
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place.
~ Psalm 118:5
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
~ Psalm 5:3
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me – prayer to the God of my life.
~ Psalm 42:8
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
~ Psalm 19:14
Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
~ Psalm 143:1
Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
~ Psalm 10:12
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.
~ Daniel 2:23
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, “This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.”
~2 Kings 20:5
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New Testament Bible Verses About Prayer:
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:6-7
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
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
~ Colossians 4:2
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
~ Mark 11:24
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
~ Romans 12:12
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
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
~ Matthew 18:20
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
~ Hebrews 4:16
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
~ Matthew 6:6
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
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
~ James 1:6
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
~1 Peter 4:7
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
For I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
~3 John 1:2
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basket fulls, of broken pieces that were left over.
So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
~1 Peter 3:12
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
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