100 Bible Verses about God Answering Prayers

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 794 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

John 15:7 ESV / 607 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

James 4:3 ESV / 583 helpful votes

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Isaiah 65:24 ESV / 478 helpful votes

Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

John 15:16 ESV / 343 helpful votes

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 334 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 329 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Mark 11:24 ESV / 324 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 239 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 230 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Matthew 21:21 ESV / 218 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.

Psalm 37:4-5 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 200 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 187 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Micah 7:7 ESV / 182 helpful votes

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 172 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Psalm 50:15 ESV / 167 helpful votes

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 163 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Matthew 7:7-8 ESV / 155 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

James 5:16 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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.

James 5:13-18 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 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 will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 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. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. ...

John 14:14 ESV / 149 helpful votes

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 144 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 John 5:15 ESV / 125 helpful votes

And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 124 helpful votes

If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

1 John 3:22 ESV / 119 helpful votes

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

John 5:30 ESV / 117 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 14:13 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 103 helpful votes

“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.

Luke 18:1 ESV / 102 helpful votes

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Matthew 18:19 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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.

John 9:31 ESV / 97 helpful votes

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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,

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 93 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 92 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John 14:13-14 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Genesis 18:14 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 88 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 86 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Proverbs 28:9 ESV / 82 helpful votes

If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

James 4:2 ESV / 80 helpful votes

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 79 helpful votes

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:1-8 ESV / 78 helpful votes

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” ...

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 73 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

James 1:5 ESV / 72 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 68 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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.”

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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.

John 16:24 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

James 1:6 ESV / 60 helpful votes

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 57 helpful votes

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Daniel 9:23 ESV / 57 helpful votes

At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.

1 John 5:16 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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.

James 1:6-7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

Romans 8:26 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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.

Micah 3:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Then they will cry to the Lord, but he will not answer them; he will hide his face from them at that time, because they have made their deeds evil.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

John 3:16 ESV / 54 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

James 5:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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.

John 16:23 ESV / 51 helpful votes

In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

1 Samuel 1:27 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.

John 14:28 ESV / 49 helpful votes

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 49 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 65:5 ESV / 49 helpful votes

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;

John 16:23-24 ESV / 47 helpful votes

In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Luke 6:12 ESV / 45 helpful votes

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Jeremiah 31:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Acts 1:14 ESV / 41 helpful votes

All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

Proverbs 21:13 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Job 22:27 ESV / 41 helpful votes

You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you, and you will pay your vows.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Luke 5:16 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

2 Corinthians 1:11 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 36 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

Matthew 6:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“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.

Psalm 91:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Isaiah 1:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1 Peter 4:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

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