100 Bible Verses about How To Pray

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 160 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 150 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.

Romans 8:26 ESV / 148 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.

James 5:16 ESV / 140 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.

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 117 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.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 105 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,

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:7-9 ESV / 101 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. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 96 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.

John 15:7 ESV / 89 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 / 82 helpful votes

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

Mark 11:24 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 71 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Mark 1:35 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:1 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 55 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.

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:12 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 49 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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.”

John 14:1-31 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 46 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.

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 44 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.

Luke 11:1-54 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.” And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, ...

Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 40 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. 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.

Deuteronomy 6:1-25 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. ...

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

James 5:13-16 ESV / 37 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.

Matthew 26:42 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 36 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 35 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Matthew 6:9 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

James 1:6 ESV / 34 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.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 34 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 34 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.

Luke 23:34 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Luke 22:32 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Luke 11:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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.”

Matthew 11:25-26 ESV / 34 helpful votes

At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

Matthew 6:5-8 ESV / 34 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. 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. “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. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Acts 1:14 ESV / 33 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.

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 66:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

John 17:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 25 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!

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 24 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,

1 John 5:16 ESV / 24 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.

1 John 5:15 ESV / 24 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.

James 5:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

James 4:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 1:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 4:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Acts 9:40 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

John 14:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

John 14:13-14 ESV / 24 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.

Luke 5:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Matthew 6:9-15 ESV / 22 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. ...

James 4:2 ESV / 21 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.

Ephesians 3:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

Matthew 6:32 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV / 20 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. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 20 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 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, 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. 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. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 20 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.

Luke 11:19 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

Luke 11:9-13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And I tell you, 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. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Matthew 14:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 122:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!

Psalm 55:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Romans 8:34 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

1 John 3:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

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