53 Bible Verses about Praying In The Spirit

Romans 8:26 ESV / 126 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.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 99 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,

Jude 1:20 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 66 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.

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 62 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.

1 Corinthians 14:14 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.

Romans 8:27 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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.

John 4:24 ESV / 48 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 40 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.

1 Corinthians 14:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.

James 4:3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 30 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 2:18 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

1 Corinthians 14:19 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

1 Corinthians 14:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 26 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 John 5:15 ESV / 25 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.

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 23 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Leviticus 19:31 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Galatians 5:16-17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Acts 2:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 14:1-31 ESV / 18 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?” ...

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Revelation 4:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.

Leviticus 20:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

James 4:2-4 ESV / 12 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. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 12 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.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

2 Kings 2:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.”

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Romans 12:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Lamentations 2:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.”

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 8 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.

Titus 1:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

John 1:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Psalm 40:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

John 18:1-40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. ...

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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