20 bible verses about Prayer

Why Pray

Now let’s get started. prayers, one of the most important things we can do to draw closer to God. When we pray, we acknowledge God’s power and goodness, as well as realizing our own dependence upon him. We become thankful when we understand that every blessing comes from God. And prayer causes us to look to him for everything we need. The disciples understood the importance of prayer, and they asked to show it to teach them how to pray.

bible verses about Prayer

Luke 11:1

“Now it came to pass as he was praying at a certain place, when he ceased that one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray. As john also taught his disciples.”

 They saw the way you show prayed and how often he prayed, and they realized how much he value prayer. So they asked him how they could do the same.

Pray in Bible Verse

Luke 11:2-4

“So, Jesus said, How to Pray according to The Bible to them , when you pray, say our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins. for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us, and do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

Many people have memorized this pray daily bible verse, which is good. However, we need to remember that your shoe was teaching us how to pray, not what to pray. This prayer shows us to exalt God, to speak to him in a loving, familiar way to seek His kingdom and His will to lean on him to provide for our needs, and to seek forgiveness and protection from sin and evil. You should also explain there are wrong ways of praying about pray.

Matthew 6:5-6

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you when you pray, go into your room. And when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

 If you’re praying to impress other people, your prayer is offensive to God. Our prayer should only be directed to God, which is why Yeshua said to pray in secret. This is said in contrast to the hypocrites who pray to be seen by men. Then he said not to pray with vain repetition.

Why Pray Bible Verses

Matthew 6:7-8

“And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your father knows the things you have native before you ask him.

The pagans were known to use prayer beads to count the repetitions of their prayers. They would chant specific prayers over and over and use these beads to count how many times they said their prayer. The Catholics also do this when they pray the rosary. You should also told a parable about two men praying to explain the attitude we need to have when we approach God in prayer.

Bible verses on How to Pray

Luke 18:10-14

“Two men went up to the temple to pray want to first see and the other tax collector, the Pharisees stood and prayed this with himself. God I thank you that I am not like other men, extortionists unjust adulterers, or even this tax collector. I fast twice a week I give tithes of all that I possess. And the tax collector standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes toward heaven, but beat his breast saying God be merciful to me a sinner.

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

 When we speak to God, we need to remember that we are not worthy to untie his sandal yet for some reason he is allowed us to make our request known to him. We need to approach him with humility and respect. yet we’re also told to pray with confidence, believing that he will answer our prayers, Yeshua said, and whatever things you asked him prayer, believing you will receive. He even said that anything we ask in his name, we will receive it.

Pray Bible Quotes

John 14:12-14

 “most assuredly fI say to you, He who believes me the works that I do, he will do also and greater works than these he will do. Because I go to my father, and whatever you ask in my name, that I will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it”

 in Hebrew thought a person’s name was linked to his character and authority. This prayer in Jesus name is prayer that is seeking His will and submission to his authority. That’s why john said it this way.

John 5:14-15

“Now this is the confidence that we have in him, 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 the petitions that we’ve asked of him.”

Some people have turned this into a magic formula saying, if you add the phrase in Jesus name to the end of your prayer, your prayer will be answered. That’s not what it means to pray in his name. Asking in his name means we’re asking in his character according to His will, and with his authority to do so. So anything we asked in this manner will be answered. Prayer for healing is one of the most common prayers we find in the pray Bible. In fact, we are encouraged to pray for healing. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray? Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing songs.

James 5:13-16

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith was saved the sick and the Lord will raise him up. And if he is committed sins, He will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

 We’re encouraged to pray with faith, believing that God will heal us. We’re also encouraged to have the elders of our congregation, anoint the sick with oil and pray for them.

Why are some prayers not answered

But what about unanswered prayers? Why are some prayers not answered? There are a few things to consider. And the Bible gives some specific reasons why some prayers are not answered. I want to start by looking at what the proverb say about this first,

Proverbs 15:8

“the sacrifice of the wicked, isn’t it nomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 15:29

“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 28:9

“One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.”

So according to the Bible, God hears the prayers of the righteous, those who are considered upright, and those who do not reject the law of God. This actually lines up with some things that are written in the New Testament as well. JOHN said that God answers the prayers of those who keep His commandments, and do what is pleasing to God.

1 John 3:22

“And whatever we ask we receive from him because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

Peter also said something similar, but he added that God is against those who do evil,

1 Peter 3:12

“for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

If you went into why your prayers aren’t being answered, start by looking at yourself. Ask yourself, am I walking in obedience to God? Am I doing the things that please him? This is not the only reason prayers are not answered.

Consider Paul. He was a godly man. He was an evangelist, he was walking in obedience to God, but he has three times for deliverance from what he called a thorn in his flesh. But God’s simply told Paul that My grace is sufficient for you.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to Buffett me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing, I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might Depart from me. And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproach is in needs, in persecutions in distress is for Christ’s sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

 God didn’t remove this torn from Paul because it was being used to keep Paul humble. Sometimes God allows things to happen to us to account His purposes. Paul was asking God to remove something that God had placed there for a reason, which is why Paul’s prayer was not answered.

Likewise, you should have prayed in the garden that the cup of suffering might pass from him. But he also willingly submitted to the will of the Father,

Matthew 26:39,42,44

“he went a little further and fell on his face and prayed, saying, Oh, my father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will”

“again a second time, he went away and pray saying, oh, Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me, unless I drink it, your will be done.”

 So he left him and went away again and prayed the third time saying the same words”

we see in his prayer, a petition to alter God’s will, and the willing submission to this hard path of suffering. We need to remember this when we are facing difficult situations, and we need to be seeking God’s will in the matter, not our own. So how can we know and pray God’s will to be done? This is why the Holy Spirit is so vital in the life of a believer.

Pray before Reading Bible

John 14:15-16

“Yeshua said, “If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray to the Father and He will give you another helper that he may abide with you forever.”

 The willing spirit enables us to call God Abba, and to address our Heavenly Father with the confidence of being his child. We need the spirit to intercede because our prayers are weak. And apart from the Holy Spirit, we pray without discernment.

Romans 8:26-27

“Likewise, the spirit also helps in our weakness, for we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered. Now. He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because he makes intercession for the saints, according to the will of God.”

 Since we’re on the subject of praying in the Spirit, I want to point out something that Paul says concerning speaking in tongues, I know a lot of people place high value on praying in tongues, but Paul gives us some very important instructions concerning this topic.

1 Corinthians 14:13-17

“Therefore, let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret four or five pray and a tongue, my spirit praise, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then I will pray with the spirit and I will also pray with the understanding, I will sing with the spirit and I will also sing with the understanding. Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say amen. At your giving a thanks, since he does not understand what you say, for you indeed, give thanks well, but the other is not edified.”

 Paul is telling us the importance of interpretation and having the understanding of what is being said, How can someone say amen to your prayer if they don’t know what you said? They don’t know if you’re blessing God or cursing him. This is why interpretation is needed when someone speaks in tongues. Honestly, this is my biggest critique to the Pentecostal movement because they encourage people to speak in tongues, but you rarely ever hear an interpretation given. Another thing we need to examine concerning prayer is what Paul said about head coverings.

bible verses about Prayer

1 Corinthians 11:4-6, 13-16

“Every man praying or prophesying having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonored her head for that is one of the same as if her head was shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it’s shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. Judge among yourselves is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teaches that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him. But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her for her hair is given to her for covering. But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom nor do the churches of God.”

 This is a subject of great debate among many believers. Some say this is a cultural thing. Other states speaking about hair length, and still others say it’s about wearing a man made head coverings such as a head or a veil. First off, I don’t believe this is merely a cultural thing.

I believe what Paul is saying has universal applications to all believers in every culture. I used to think he was talking about hats and veils. But the more I look at this passage, the more I’m convinced that Paul is only talking about hair length. He says men should have short hair and women should have long hair, and the woman’s hair is given to her for covering. He also says if she has short hair, she might as well have her head shaved because her short hair is not covering her properly. He closed his argument by saying if anyone seems to be contentious, which indicates that he suspected

some women would be contentious about this. Let me simply say if you want to argue about this topic, then you need to take it up with God. However, I would encourage you to look up what Proverbs says about a contentious woman. Prayer is vitally important to the life of a believer and we don’t want to do anything that might hinder our prayers. Peter encourages men to honor your wives so that your prayers are not hindered.

1 Peter 3:7

“Husbands likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife as the weaker vessel and as being heirs together of the grace of life that your prayers may not be hindered.”

 how we treat each other is extremely important, so much that it affects our prayers. So is there any reason situation problem or circumstance that we shouldn’t pray about?

bible verses about Prayer

Philippians 4:6

“Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God?”

 Don’t worry, pray, don’t stress, Pray. Take everything to the Lord in prayer and trust in Him.

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