35 Bible Verses about Prayer – What the Bible says on Prayer

Prayer is our way of communicating with our Creator. It is simply talking to God, whether it be asking for something, praising and worshiping Him, speaking in tongues, thanking him, or just talking to Him as a friend.

The Word of God speaks a lot about prayer, in fact there are many Bible Verses about Prayer that give us more insight into what prayer is and why it is so important to us as Christians in our everyday lives.

Here are 35 great Bible Verses that speak on prayer:

Matthew 6:9 – “Pray like this: Our Father in heaven,may your name be kept holy.May your Kingdom come soon.May your will be done on earth,as it is in heaven.

Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.

Ezra 8:23 -”So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.”

Psalm 6:9 -”The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.”

Psalm 63:4 “I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.”

Psalm 65:5 -”You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.”

Psalm 102:17 -”He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.”

Psalm 120:1 -”I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.”

Psalm 134:2 -”Lift up holy hands in prayer, and praise the Lord.”

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

Daniel 10:12- “Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer”

Matthew 6:5 -”When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.”

Matthew 7:7 -”“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 11:25 -” At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.”

Mark 9:29 -”Jesus replied, “This kind can be cast out only by prayer.”

John 17:1 -”After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you.”

Acts 4:24 -”When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them”

Acts 4:31 -”After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.”

Romans 1:9 -”God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about his Son.”

2 Corinthians 1:11 -”And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety.”

Ephesians 6:18 -”Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

Colossians 1:3 -”We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Colossians 4:2 -”Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

James 5:13 -”suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.”

James 5:15 -”Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.”

James 5:16 -”Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”

1 Peter 4:7 -”The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.”

Philippians 4:6 -”Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

Matthew 21:22 -”You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

Matthew 5:44 -”Matthew 5:44
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!”

Matthew 6:6 -”But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

Matthew 26:41 -”Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”

Luke 21:36 -”Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”

Romans 12:14 -”Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.”

1 Corinthians 14:14 -”For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don’t understand what I am saying.”

1 Corinthians 14:15 -”Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.”

Prayer is a powerful tool that we can use to communicate with God, and to show Him our faith and dependence on Him.  It tells us in the Word of God not to worry about anything but to pray about everything.  Through prayer and faith we will see miracles and our prayers will be answered.

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