100 Bible Verses about Praying

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 220 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Romans 8:26 ESV / 206 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 / 200 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 176 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 6:6 ESV / 156 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.

James 5:16 ESV / 146 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 / 137 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 21:22 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:1 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Mark 11:24 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 113 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 112 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 100 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.

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:12 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 86 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 5:44 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 83 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.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 73 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.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 72 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.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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.

James 5:14 ESV / 67 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.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 67 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

James 4:3 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

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.

1 John 5:15 ESV / 63 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.

Job 42:10 ESV / 62 helpful votes

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Acts 2:42 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 61 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.”

Luke 11:1 ESV / 57 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.”

Mark 9:29 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:9 ESV / 53 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.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Acts 1:14 ESV / 50 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 18:6 ESV / 50 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.

John 14:13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 46 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.

James 4:2 ESV / 45 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.

James 1:6 ESV / 45 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.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

John 14:13-14 ESV / 44 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.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV / 43 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.

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 41 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.”

James 5:13 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 39 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.

Matthew 18:20 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Psalm 122:6 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

James 5:14-15 ESV / 37 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. 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.

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 37 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.

John 15:16 ESV / 37 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 36 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 1:1 ESV / 36 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,

Matthew 18:19-20 ESV / 36 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. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Acts 3:19-21 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Matthew 6:5-8 ESV / 35 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.

Ezra 8:23 ESV / 35 helpful votes

So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 32 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.”

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 66:17 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 30 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.

Psalm 55:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 1:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

John 17:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

Psalm 102:17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

He regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.

Psalm 17:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.

Psalm 5:1-3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Psalm 4:1 ESV / 25 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 Peter 4:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:16 ESV / 23 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 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

1 Corinthians 1:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 23 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.

Jude 1:20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

James 5:14-16 ESV / 22 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. 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.

Hebrews 4:14 ESV / 22 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 Corinthians 14:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.

Romans 8:35 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Luke 11:2-4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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.”

Matthew 26:42 ESV / 22 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 6:1-34 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “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. ...

1 John 3:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

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