36 Bible Verses about Prayer
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
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.
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.
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
I cried out to him with my mouth;
his praise was on my tongue.
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
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