200 Great Scriptures on Prayer

The Scripture verses given below represent a great variety of God’s truth on the wonderful topic of prayer. They range from simple instruction to profound moments of supplication and imprecation; from laments to the heights of praise; from actual prayers to personal and intimate replies from the heart of God.

These verses remind us that in prayer, we communicate with God and He communicates with us. As you read the many ways God’s people have conversed with Him and marvel at His responses, it is our prayer that you will be fortified in your prayer life and motivated to continue intercession for our President, our nation and our Armed Forces.

  1. From there [Abram] went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
    –Genesis 12:8
  2. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
    –Exodus 15:2
  3. God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
    –Numbers 23:19
  4. The Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to Him.
    –Deuteronomy 4:7
  5. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
    –Joshua 1:9
  6. Because they cried out to him during the battle, He answered their prayers, because they trusted in Him.
    –I Chronicles 5:20
  7. The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the King also rejoiced greatly. David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all.”
    –I Chronicles 29:9-11
  8. Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of Yours?
    –II Chronicles 1:10
  9. Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant is praying in Your presence.
    –II Chronicles 6:19
  10. Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
    –II Chronicles 6:40
  11. 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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
    –II Chronicles 7:14
  12. The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, His holy dwelling place.
    –II Chronicles 30:27
  13. But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “O LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?
    –II Chronicles 32:11
  14. Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what He spoke against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the Lord.
    –II Chronicles 34:27
  15. In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD.
    –I Samuel 1:10
  16. As she kept on praying to the LORD, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk…”Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”
    –I Samuel 1:12-13, 15-16
  17. Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in Your deliverance. There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God.’
    –I Samuel 2:1-2
  18. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?
    –I Kings 3:3
  19. Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant is praying in Your presence this day.
    –I Kings 8:28
  20. If they turn back to You with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to You toward the land You gave their fathers, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name; then from heaven, Your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause. And forgive Your people, who have sinned against You; forgive all the offenses they have committed against You.
    –I Kings 8:48-49
  21. And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that He may uphold the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel according to each day’s need, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and there is no other.
    –I Kings 8:59-60
  22. The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
    –I Kings 19:11-12
  23. The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the King also rejoiced greatly. David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all.”
    –I Chronicles 29:9-11
  24. Give attention to Your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant is praying in your presence…Hear from heaven, Your dwelling place; and when You hear, forgive.”
    –II Chronicles 6:19, 21
  25. 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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
    –II Chronicles 7:14
  26. Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, Who is good, pardon everyone who sets his heart on seeking God–the Lord, the God of his fathers–even if he is not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary.” And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
    –II Chronicles 30:18-20
  27. King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to heaven about this.
    –II Chronicles 32:20
  28. “O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name. Give Your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”
    –Nehemiah 1:11
  29. Offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.
    –Ezra 6:10
  30. The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.” So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.
    –Ezra 8:22-23
  31. But if you will look to God and plead with the Almighty, if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your rightful place.
    –Job 8:5-6
  32. My face is red with weeping, deep shadows ring my eyes; yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure.
    –Job 16:16-17
  33. You will pray to Him, and He will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.
    –Job 22: 27-28
  34. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
    –Job 42:8
  35. Answer me when I call to You, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
    –Psalm 4:1
  36. Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
    –Psalm 5:1-3
  37. Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping. The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.
    –Psalm 6:8-9
  38. O righteous God, Who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
    –Psalm 7:9, 17
  39. I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
    –Psalm 9:1
  40. Those who know your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.
    –Psalm 9:10
  41. You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.
    –Psalms 10:17
  42. Hear, O Lord my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer–it does not rise from deceitful lips.
    –Psalm 17:1
  43. My steps have held to Your paths; my feet have not slipped. I call on You, O God, for You will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of Your great love, You who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in You from their foes.
    –Psalm 17:5-7
  44. The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
    –Psalm 19:1, 14
  45. Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
    –Psalm 24:3-6
  46. To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God.
    –Psalm 25:1-2
  47. Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
    –Psalm 27:7
  48. My heart says of you, “Seek His face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.
    –Psalm 27:8
  49. Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.”
    –Psalm 28:6-7
  50. Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
    –Psalm 32: 6, 8
  51. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
    –Psalm 34:3
  52. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles.
    –Psalm 34:6
  53. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
    –Psalm 37:7
  54. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Wait for the Lord and keep His way.”
    –Psalm 37:25, 34
  55. By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.
    –Psalm 42:8
  56. Send forth Your light and Your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell. Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God.
    –Psalm 43:3-4
  57. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
    –Psalm 46:1-2
  58. Call upon Me in the day of’ trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me.”
    –Psalms 50:15
  59. Save me, O God, by Your name; vindicate me by Your might. Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. Surely God is my help; the Lord is the One who sustains me.
    –Psalm 54:1-2, 4
  60. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
    –Psalm 55:17
  61. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
    –Psalm 62:8
  62. Praise awaits You, O God, in Zion; to You our vows will be fulfilled. O You Who hear prayer, to You all men will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, You forgave our transgressions.
    –Psalm 65:1-3
  63. You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by Your power, having armed Yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
    –Psalm 65:5-7
  64. Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me. I cried out to Him with my mouth; His praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me!
    –Psalm 66:16-20
  65. Proclaim the power of God, Whose majesty is over Israel, Whose power is in the skies. You are awesome, O God, in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to His people. Praise be to God!”
    –Psalm 68:34-35
  66. But I pray to You, O Lord, in the time of Your favor; in Your great love, O God, answer me with Your sure salvation.
    –Psalm 69:13
  67. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
    –Psalm 73:28
  68. Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name.
    –Psalm 80:18
  69. I will listen to what God the Lord will say; He promises peace to his people, His saints- but let them not return to folly.
    –Psalm 85:8
  70. Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry.
    –Psalm 86:1, 6
  71. But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
    –Psalm 88:13
  72. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
    –Psalm 91:15
  73. It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.
    –Psalm 92:1-4
  74. Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
    –Psalm 95:1-3
  75. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.
    –Psalm 95:6-7
  76. Moses and Aaron were among His priests, Samuel was among those who called on His name; they called on the LORD and He answered them.
    –Psalm 99:6
  77. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
    –Psalm 102:17
  78. Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.
    –Psalm 103:1-2
  79. I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to Him, as I rejoice in the Lord. But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord.
    –Psalm 104:33-35
  80. Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare His praise? Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
    –Psalm 106:1-3
  81. In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
    –Psalm 109:4
  82. Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
    –Psalm 113:2-3
  83. I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.
    –Psalm 116:1-2
  84. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, save me!”
    –Psalm 116:4
  85. I will always obey Your law, forever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out Your precepts. I will speak of Your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame for I delight in Your commands because I love them.
    –Psalm 119:44-46
  86. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
    –Psalm 119:105
  87. Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore.
    –Psalm 125:1-2
  88. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever…to the One who remembered us in our low estate, His love endures forever. And freed us from our enemies, His love endures forever.
    –Psalm 136:1-3, 23-24
  89. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.
    –Psalm 139:17-18
  90. O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you. May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
    –Psalm 141:1-2
  91. O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
    –Psalm 143:1
  92. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight
    –Proverbs 3:5-6
  93. The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
    –Proverbs 15:29
  94. The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.
    — Proverbs 21:1
  95. If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.
    –Proverbs 28:9
  96. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
    –Proverbs 29:25
  97. Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
    –Isaiah 26:2-4
  98. “O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see.
    –Isaiah 37:16-17
  99. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
    –Isaiah 40:31
  100. Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while he is near.
    –Isaiah 55:6
  101. So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
    –Isaiah 55:11
  102. “All who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to My covenant–these I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
    –Isaiah 56:6-7
  103. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I.
    –Isaiah 58:9
  104. I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
    –Isaiah 62:6-7
  105. I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which He is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us—yes, the many good things He has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
    –Isaiah 63:7
  106. I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. Correct me, LORD, but only with justice—not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.
    –Jeremiah 10:23-24
  107. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
    –Jeremiah 29:7
  108. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD.
    –Jeremiah 29:11-14
  109. I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt.
    –Jeremiah 31:3-4
  110. Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
    –Jeremiah 33:3
  111. Perhaps they will bring their petition before the LORD, and each will turn from his wicked ways, for the anger and wrath pronounced against this people by the LORD are great.”
    –Jeremiah 36:7
  112. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.’
    –Lamentations 3:22-25
  113. Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say: “We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven.
    –Lamentations 3:41-42
  114. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed.
    –Daniel 9:3-4
  115. Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, O God…We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.
    —Daniel 9:17-18
  116. From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
    –Jonah 2:1-3
  117. LORD, I have heard of Your fame; I stand in awe of Your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
    –Habakkuk 3:2
  118. What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    –Micah 6:8
  119. “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
    –Zechariah 12:10
  120. And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 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 6:5-6
  121. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
    –Matthew 6:33
  122. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
    –Matthew 7:7
  123. Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
    –Matthew 17:20-21
  124. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.
    –Matthew 18:19-20
  125. Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, ” ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.'”
    –Matthew 21:12-13
  126. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
    –Matthew 21:22
  127. Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
    –Matthew 26:36, 39-42
  128. Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
    –Matthew 1:35
  129. Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
    –Mark 6:45-46
  130. “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
    –Mark 11:22-24
  131. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
    –Mark 11:25
  132. My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant.
    –Luke 1:46-48
  133. [Anna] was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
    –Luke 2:37
  134. 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.”
    –Luke 3:21-22
  135. One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
    –Luke 6:12
  136. Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
    –Luke 6:28
  137. One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
    –Luke 11:1
  138. He said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”
    –Luke 11: 2-4
  139. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
    –Luke 11:9-10
  140. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
    –Luke 18:1
  141. I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail.
    –Luke 32:22
  142. When [Jesus] rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.
    –Luke 22:45
  143. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    –John 10:14
  144. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
    –John 14: 13-14
  145. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
    –John 15:7
  146. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
    –John 15:16
  147. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
    –John 16:24
  148. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they are Yours…Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your name–the name You gave Me–so that they may be one as We are one.
    –John 17:9, 11
  149. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
    –John 17:15
  150. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.
    –John 17:20
  151. Then they prayed, “Lord, You know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen.
    –Acts 1:24
  152. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
    –Acts 2:42-43
  153. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
    –Acts 4:31
  154. “[We] will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
    –Acts 6:4
  155. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
    –Acts 6:6
  156. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
    –Acts 7:59-60
  157. When [Peter and John] arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
    –Acts 8:15
  158. You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”
    -Acts 8:21-23
  159. Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
    -Acts 9:40
  160. Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
    –Acts 10:4
  161. Cornelius answered: “Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me 31and said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
    -Acts 10:30-31
  162. And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on His name.’
    –Acts 22:16
  163. [Publius’] father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him. When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
    -Acts 28:8
  164. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times.
    –Romans 1:8-9
  165. We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
    — Romans 5:3-5
  166. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
    –Romans 8:15
  167. 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 with groans that words cannot express.
    –Romans 8:26
  168. Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
    –Romans 10:1
  169. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship…Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Honor one another above yourselves.
    –Romans 12:1,9
  170. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
    –Romans 12:12
  171. I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there, so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.
    –Romans 15:30-32
  172. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
    –I Corinthians 7:5
  173. I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
    –I Corinthians 14:15
  174. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
    –II Corinthians 1:10-11
  175. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
    –Galatians 4:6
  176. I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
    –Ephesians 1:16
  177. I pray also 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 the saints.
    –Ephesians 1:18
  178. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
    –Ephesians 2:18
  179. In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
    –Ephesians 3:12
  180. For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
    –Ephesians 3:14-15
  181. Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
    –Ephesians 3:20-21
  182. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand…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 saints.
    –Ephesians 6:13, 18
  183. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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
  184. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
    –Colossians 3:15
  185. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message.”
    –Colossians 4:2-3
  186. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    –I Thessalonians 5:16-18
  187. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith.
    –II Thessalonians 3:2
  188. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
    –II Thessalonians 3:5
  189. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the Word of God and prayer. If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
    –I Timothy 4:4-6
  190. I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
    –II Timothy 1:3
  191. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
    –I Timothy 2:1-4
  192. I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
    –II Timothy 1:3
  193. Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
    –Hebrews 10:22
  194. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
    –James 1:5
  195. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
    –James 5:16
  196. Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. 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.
    –I Peter 3:10-12
  197. The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
    –I Peter 4:7
  198. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.”
    –I John 3:21-22
  199. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. And if we know that He hears us. Whatever we ask
    –we know that we have what we asked of Him.
    –I John 5:14-15
  200. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
    –Revelation 4:8
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