100 Bible Verses about Prayers

Mark 11:24 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

James 5:16 ESV / 59 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.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 45 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,

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Romans 8:26 ESV / 42 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.

John 15:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 30 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.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 28 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.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 27 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.

Luke 18:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 23 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.

Matthew 6:5-13 ESV / 22 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. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. ...

Psalm 55:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 21 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.

Luke 6:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 20 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 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 4:1 ESV / 20 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!

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 19 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.

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

James 4:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:15 ESV / 16 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.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 16 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 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Acts 1:14 ESV / 15 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.

Mark 1:35 ESV / 15 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.

2 Corinthians 12:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.

John 14:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Jonah 2:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish,

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 13 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.

Acts 7:34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.’

John 14:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Psalm 88:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 11 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.

1 John 3:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

James 1:6 ESV / 11 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 / 11 helpful votes

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

John 17:1-26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. ...

John 15:16 ESV / 11 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.

Luke 11:1 ESV / 11 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.”

Proverbs 15:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 88:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O Lord, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you.

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

James 5:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 10 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.

Acts 9:40 ESV / 10 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.

Acts 1:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.

Luke 18:1-8 ESV / 10 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.’” ...

Luke 11:9 ESV / 10 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.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.”

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 10 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.

Psalm 118:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.

Psalm 50:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 9 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.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 9 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.

John 14:13-14 ESV / 9 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.

John 9:31 ESV / 9 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.

Mark 9:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

Matthew 18:19 ESV / 9 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 14:23 ESV / 9 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,

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Judges 6:36-40 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.” And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the fleece, he wrung enough dew from the fleece to fill a bowl with water. Then Gideon said to God, “Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.” And God did so that night; and it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew.

James 1:5 ESV / 8 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.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Luke 21:36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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.”

Luke 7:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.

Matthew 26:36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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.”

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Daniel 9:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Isaiah 65:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 143:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.

Psalm 66:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ezra 9:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Saying: “O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.

Exodus 14:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.

Revelation 8:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.

James 5:16-18 ESV / 7 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. 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. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

Psalm 138:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

Psalm 80:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm 66:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 55:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But I call to God, and the Lord will save me.

Psalm 22:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?

Job 22:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 33:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And his prayer, and how God was moved by his entreaty, and all his sin and his faithlessness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Asherim and the images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the Chronicles of the Seers.

2 Kings 20:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Isaiah the prophet called to the Lord, and he brought the shadow back ten steps, by which it had gone down on the steps of Ahaz.

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