NT Scriptures on Prayer

I’ve divided the scriptures up into sections so scan down through to the section you might be most interested in:

Scriptures that reference Jesus Praying

Scriptures that reference How to Pray

Scriptures that reference Where to Pray

Scriptures that reference Reasons to Pray

And the remaining scriptures that did not fit into one of the above categories.

>>>>>>>>>>>>Jesus prays

(Mat 14:23)  And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

(Mar 6:46)  And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.

(Mat 26:36)  Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” … (Mat 26:39)  And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” … (Mat 26:42)  Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” … (Mat 26:44)  So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.

(Mar 14:32)  And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” … (Mar 14:35)  And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. (Mar 14:36)  And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”  … (Mar 14:39)  And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. … (Mar 14:41)  And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

(Luk 22:40)  And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Luk 22:41)  And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, (Luk 22:42)  saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luk 22:44)  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (Luk 22:45)  And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,

(Luk 3:21)  Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,

(Luk 5:15)  But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. (Luk 5:16)  But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

  • RWP: Literally, “But he himself was with drawing in the desert places and praying.” The more the crowds came as a result of the leper’s story, the more Jesus turned away from them to the desert regions and prayed with the Father.

(Luk 6:10)  And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. (Luk 6:11)  But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus. (Luk 6:12)  In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.

(Luk 9:18)  Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

(Luk 9:28)  Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. (Luk 9:29)  And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.

(Joh 17:9)  I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

(Heb 5:7)  In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.

>>>>>>>>>>>>How to Pray

(Mat 6:5)  “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. (Mat 6:6)  But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Mat 6:7)  “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. (Mat 6:9)  Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (Mat 6:10)  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Mat 6:11)  Give us this day our daily bread, (Mat 6:12) and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Mat 6:13)  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Mat 6:14)  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, (Mat 6:15)  but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

(Luk 11:1)  Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (Luk 11:2)  And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. (Luk 11:3)  Give us each day our daily bread, (Luk 11:4)  and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”

  • BARNES: The Jews were much in the habit of praying in public places. At certain times of the day they always offered their prayers. Wherever they were, they suspended their employment and paid their devotions.
  • WESLEY: The synagogues – These were properly the places where the people assembled for public prayer, and hearing the Scriptures read and expounded. They were in every city from the time of the Babylonish captivity, and had service in them thrice a day on three days in the week. In every synagogue was a council of grave and wise persons, over whom was a president, called the ruler of the synagogue. But the word here, as well as in many other texts, signifies any place of public concourse.
  • V 5, synagogues = sunagōgē (soon-ag-o-gay’) From (the reduplicated form of) G4863; an assemblage of persons; specifically a Jewish “synagogue” (the meeting or the place); by analogy a Christian church: – assembly, congregation, synagogue.

1) a bringing together, gathering (as of fruits), a contracting

2) in the NT, an assembling together of men, an assembly of men

3) a synagogue

3a) an assembly of Jews formally gathered together to offer prayers and listen to the reading and expositions of the scriptures; assemblies of that sort were held every sabbath and feast day, afterwards also on the second and fifth days of every week; name transferred to an assembly of Christians formally gathered together for religious purposes

3b) the buildings where those solemn Jewish assemblies are held. Synagogues seem to date their origin from the Babylonian exile. In the times of Jesus and the apostles every town, not only in Palestine, but also among the Gentiles if it contained a considerable number of Jewish inhabitants, had at least one synagogue, the larger towns several or even many. These were also used for trials and inflicting punishment.

  • V 7, Vain Repetition = battologeō (bat-tol-og-eh’-o) From Βάττος Battos (a proverbial stammerer) and G3056; to stutter, that is, (by implication) to prate tediously: – use vain repetitions.

1) to stammer

2) to repeat the same things over and over, to use many idle words, to babble, prate. Some suppose the word derived from Battus, a king of Cyrene, who is said to have stuttered; others from Battus, an author of tedious and wordy poems.

  • RWP: (mē battalogēsēte). Used of stammerers who repeat the words, then mere babbling or chattering, empty repetition. … Certainly Jesus does not mean to condemn all repetition in prayer since he himself prayed three times in Gethsemane “saying the same words again” (Mat_26:44).
  • VWS: A word formed in imitation of the sound, battalogein: properly, to stammer; then to babble or prate, to repeat the same formula many times,

(Mat 21:22)  And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

(Mar 11:24)  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mar 11:25)  And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

  • Ask = aiteō (ahee-teh’-o) Of uncertain derivation; to ask (in generally): – ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require. Compare G4441.

(Luk 18:1)  And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

(Luk 18:10)  “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. (Luk 18:11)  The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. (Luk 18:12)  I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ (Luk 18:13)  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ (Luk 18:14)  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

(Act 1:14)  All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

  • BARNES: The word “continued” denotes “persevering and constant attention.” The main business was devotion.  Greek: ὁμοθυμαδόν  homothumadon – “with one mind.” The word denotes the entire harmony of their views and feelings.

(Rom 8:26)  Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

  • Groanings = stenagmos (sten-ag-mos’) From G4727; a sigh: – groaning.
  • Uttered = alalētos (al-al’-ay-tos) From G1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G2980; unspeakable: – unutterable, which cannot be uttered.
  • BARNES: With sighs, or that deep feeling and intense anxiety which exists in the oppressed and burdened heart of the Christian. Or rather, perhaps, which is not uttered; those emotions which are too deep for utterance, or for expression in articulate language. This does not mean that the Spirit produces these groanings; but that in these deep-felt emotions, when the soul is oppressed and overwhelmed, he lends us his assistance and sustains us.

Rom 8:1-28  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  (2)  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.  (3)  For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,  (4)  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.  (5)  For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.  (6)  For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.  (7)  For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.  (8)  Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  (9)  You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  (10)  But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  (11)  If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.  (12)  So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.  (13)  For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  (14)  For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.  (15)  For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”  (16)  The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,  (17)  and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.  (18)  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.  (19)  For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.  (20)  For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope  (21)  that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.  (22)  For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.  (23)  And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.  (24)  For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?  (25)  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.  (26)  Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  (27)  And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  (28)  And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

(Rom 12:12)  Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

  • Constant = proskartereō (pros-kar-ter-eh’-o) From G4314 and G2594; to be earnest towards, that is, (to a thing) to persevere, be constantly diligent, or (in a place) to attend assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor): – attend (give self) continually (upon), continue (in, instant in, with), wait on (continually).

1) to adhere to one, be his adherent, to be devoted or constant to one

2) to be steadfastly attentive unto, to give unremitting care to a thing

3) to continue all the time in a place

4) to persevere and not to faint

5) to show one’s self courageous for

6) to be in constant readiness for one, wait on constantly

1Co 11:4-6  Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,  (5)  but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.  (6)  For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.  (1Co 11:13)  Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?

Eph 6:16-20  In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;  (17)  and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,  (18)  praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  (19)  and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,  (20)  for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

  • At all times = (en panti kairōi). “On every occasion.”
  • Kairos (kahee-ros’) Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, that is, set or proper time: – X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare G5550.

1) due measure

2) a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:

2a) a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for

2b) opportune or seasonable time

2c) the right time

2d) a limited period of time

2e) to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time

  • GILL: when performed aright, is performed “in the Spirit”; with the heart, soul, and spirit engaged in it; it is put up with a true heart, and a right spirit, and without hypocrisy; in a spiritual way, and with fervency, and under the influence, and by the assistance of the Spirit of God.
  • WESLEY: By the Spirit – Through the influence of the Holy Spirit. With all prayer – With all sort of prayer, public, private, mental, vocal. Some are careful in respect of one kind of prayer, and negligent in others.
  • HENRY: And we must do it by the grace of God the Holy Spirit, in dependence on, and according to, his teaching.

(Php 4:6)  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

(Col 4:2)  Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

(Col 4:12)  Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

(1Th 5:17)  pray without ceasing,

  • ceasing = adialeiptōs (ad-ee-al-ipe’-toce) Adverb from G88; uninterruptedly, that is, without omission (on an appropriate occasion): – without ceasing.

(Jud 1:20)  But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, (Jud 1:21)  keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

  • RWP: (en pneumati hagiōi proseuchomenoi). This is the way to build themselves up on their faith.
  • BARNES: See Ephesians 6:18
  • HENRY: Our prayers are most likely to prevail, when we pray in the Holy Ghost, under his guidance and influence, according to the rule of his word, with faith, fervency, and earnestness; this is praying in the Holy Ghost.

>>>>>>>>>>>>Where to pray

(Mat 6:6)  But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

  • V 6, Closet = tameion (tam-i’-on ) Neuter contraction of a presumed derivative of ταμίας tamias (a dispenser or distributor; akin to τέμνω temnō, to cut); a dispensary or magazine, that is, a chamber on the ground floor or interior of an Oriental house (generally used for storage or privacy, a spot for retirement): – secret chamber, closet, storehouse.

1) a storage chamber, storeroom

2) a chamber especially an inner chamber

3) a secret room

(Mat 21:13)  He said to them, “It is written (Isa_56:7.), ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”

(Mar 11:17)  And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”

(Luk 19:46)  saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”

  • Prayer = proseuchē (pros-yoo-khay’) From G4336; prayer (worship); by implication an oratory (chapel): – X pray earnestly, prayer.

1) prayer addressed to God

2) a place set apart or suited for the offering of prayer

2a) a synagogue

2b) a place in the open air where the Jews were wont to pray, outside the cities, where they had no synagogue

2b1) such places were situated upon the bank of a stream or the shore of a sea, where there was a supply of water for washing the hands before prayer

  • In Isaiah – prayer = tephillâh (tef-il-law’) From H6419; intercession, supplication; by implication a hymn: – prayer.
  • Supplicate = To humble oneself before another in making a request

(Act 10:30)  And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing

(Act 12:12)  When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

(Act 16:13)  And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.

  • [we = Paul, Timothy, and Luke]
  • BARNES: These proseuchoe, or places of prayer, were simple enclosures made of stones, in a grove or under a tree, where there would be a retired and convenient place for worship.

(Act 16:16)  As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

  • [we = Paul, Timothy, and Luke]

(Act 22:17)  “When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance

>>>>>>>>>>>>Reason’s to Pray

(Mat 5:44)  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

(Mat 9:38)  therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

(Mat 17:21)  [But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.]

(Mar 9:29)  And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

(Luk 10:2)  And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

(Mat 19:13)  Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people,

(Mat 24:20)  Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.

(Mar 13:18)  Pray that it may not happen in winter.

(Mat 26:41)  Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

(Mar 14:38)  Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

(Luk 22:46)  and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

(Luk 6:28)  bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

(Luk 21:36)  But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.

(Act 8:22)  Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. … (Act 8:24)  And Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.

(Act 12:5)  So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

(Act 14:23)  And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

(Rom 10:1)  Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

(1Co 14:13)  Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret. (1Co 14:14)  For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. (1Co 14:15)  What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

  • Tongue = glōssa (gloce’-sah) Of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication a language (specifically one naturally unacquired): – tongue.

1) the tongue, a member of the body, an organ of speech

2) a tongue

1a) the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations

(2Co 1:11)  You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

(2Co 13:7)  But we pray to God that you may not do wrong–not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.

(2Co 13:9)  For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.

Eph 6:18)  praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  (19)  and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,  (20)  for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

(Php 1:9)  And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

(Php 4:6)  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

(Col 1:9)  And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

(Col 4:3)  At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison–

(2Th 1:11)  To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,

(2Th 3:1)  Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,

(Phm 1:6)  and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.

(Jas 5:13)  Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. (Jas 5:14)  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. (Jas 5:15)  And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (Jas 5:16)  Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

(3Jn 1:2)  Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.


(Luk 1:13)  But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

(Luk 2:37)  and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.

(Luk 5:33)  And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.”

(Act 2:42)  And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

(Act 3:1)  Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

(Act 6:3)  Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.  (Act 6:4)  But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

(Act 9:11)  And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,

(Act 10:4)  And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.

(Act 10:9)  The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.

(Act 10:30)  And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing  (Act 10:31)  and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. (Act 10:32)  Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’ (Act 10:33)  So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”

(Act 11:5)  “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.

(Act 13:3)  Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

(Act 16:25)  About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

(Rom 1:10)  always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.

(Rom 15:30)  I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

(1Co 7:5)  Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

(2Co 9:14)  while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.

(Php 1:4)  always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,

(Php 1:19)  for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

(Col 1:3)  We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

(1Th 1:2)  We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

(1Th 3:10)  as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?

(1Th 5:25)  Brothers, pray for us.

(1Ti 2:1)  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

(1Ti 2:8)  I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

(1Ti 4:5)  for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

(1Ti 5:5)  She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day,

(2Ti 1:3)  I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

(Phm 1:4)  I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,

(Phm 1:22)  At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.

(Heb 13:18)  Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

(1Pe 3:7)  Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

(1Pe 4:7)  The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

(1Pe 3:12)  For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

(1Jn 5:16)  If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life–to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.

(Rev 5:8)  And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

(Rev 8:3)  And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne,

(Rev 8:4)  and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.


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