Bible verses about prayer
Bible verses about prayer focuses on Bible verses that instruct us on how we should pray for others, fellowship with God and pray for ourselves.
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You might be wondering what prayer is, or why you should even pray, follow me as we go on a journey of truth.
What is prayer?
Prayer from my perspective is not only talking or communing with God, prayer is letting out the will of God, it is receiving the will of God for a strategic thing at a particular point in time.
Now this leads to the question,
Why should we pray
We have made it clear that prayer is letting or receiving the will of God for a strategic thing at a particular time right?
Now why should we pray?
We should pray because it is necessary for you to know what God is saying about every particular seasons of your life, territory and situations.
Bible verses about prayer is splitted into various categories which include
1. Bible verses about praying for others
2. Bible verses about prayers during hard times
3. Bible verses about praying and fasting
4. Bible verses about prayer and faith
5. Bible verses about prayer for healing
Bible verses about praying for others (Kjv)
1. Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved (Romans 10:1)
We have come to understand that the love God has is for all humanity, this was revealed in him sending his only begotten son to die for all, for GOD is love and as sons of God (2peter 1vs4) It is expected of his children to birth forth his counsel of redemption over all of humanity which is that all men should be saved and we do this by joining the intercessory ministry of the first begotten, Jesus Christ himself (1timothy 2vs1-4).
By this we bring forth salvation, healing, prosperity, peace and joy over all nations, over every corner where-in lies the souls of men.
We are kings and we rule the nation not only for our good but for the benefit of those that live on earth by showing them the love of our father.
2. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)
Jesus right now is at the right hand of God interceding for humanity, he has two intercessory ministry, One is for the church and the other is for men.
His intercessory ministry for other men is a simple prayer of love that they would come to know how much God loves them and how they can approach him for the sins he has forgiven them.
This is the beauty of God’s everlasting love, for there is only one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
So therefore if we as the church believe that we are like him and that we are his bride, we must also take up this mediatorship and intercede for all men.
3. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14,15)
Forgiveness is all about the refusal to blame someone or people who have wrong you whether they know they have wronged you or not.
Forgiveness is first and for most God’s nature, it was with forgiveness in his heart that he drew us back to himself, we disobeyed him but yet he chose to forgive us even when we didn’t ask him for it, he did it by paying the price for the consequences of our disobedience, never to remember that we once disobeyed.
You can’t pray effectively for others if you can’t forgive.
You intercede for men for love’s sake, not vengeance.
A true prayer rendered for men is built on the platform of forgiveness.
According to the verse the father not forgiving you just simply means that you won’t be able to stand in the court as a holy man to intercede for men because you harbor unforgiveness in your heart.
4. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)
5. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44)
6. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
7. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: (Hebrews 12:14)
8. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1Timothy 2:1,2)
9. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18)
10. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (1 peter 3:15)
Bible verses about prayer during hard times
Hard times are indeed trying times, situations of lives hold you down and you just begin to feel there is no solution to these, you find it difficult to see the positive sides of your situation.
There are several times in my life when I was locked in the dark, nothing made sense to me I was really downcasted all I could hold on to were the prophecies I got concerning my life and some scriptures I read in the bible, these led to my sharing of Bible verses about prayer during hard times.
1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.(Psalms 46:1-3)
2. For thus saith the Lord God , the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. (Isaiah 30:15)
3. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalms 34:4)
4. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. (Psalms 34:17)
5. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
6. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)
7. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. (Psalms 32:7,8)
8. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. (Exodus 33:14)
9. Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)
10. The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10)
Bible verses about praying and fasting
1. But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord , whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. (1Kings 21:25-27)
2. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. (Acts 13:3,4)
3. And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. (Acts 14:23)
4. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency (1Corinthians 7:5)
5. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. (Daniel 10:3)
6. When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
7. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. (Exodus 34:28)
8. And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. (Luke 2:37)
9. And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, (Nehemiah 1:4)
10. Therefore also now, saith the Lord , turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. (Joel 2:12-13)
Bible verses about prayer and faith
1. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.(Ephesians 3:12)
2. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22)
3. Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:21-22)
4. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. (James 1:5-7)
5. Is any sick among you? 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 shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:14-15)
6. And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
7. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. (James 5:17-18)
8. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
9. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. (Mark 6:5-6)
10. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. (Titus 2:2)
Bible verses about prayer and healing
1. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 4:19)
2. If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. (2Chronicles 7:14-15)
3. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:3-5)
4. O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live. Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. (Isaiah 38:16-17)
5. And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of there. (Exodus 23:25)
6. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4)
7. See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. (Deuteronomy 32:39)
8. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3John 1:2)
9. For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord ; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. (Jeremiah 30:17)
10. Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. (Jeremiah 33:6)