100 Bible Verses about Prayer

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 2,194 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.

Mark 11:24 ESV / 2,035 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 1,658 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:26 ESV / 1,510 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.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 1,504 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 / 1,483 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 1,321 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.

James 5:16 ESV / 1,299 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.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 1,073 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:9 ESV / 972 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 26:41 ESV / 966 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 925 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,

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 795 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 705 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.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV / 701 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.

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 700 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:5-8 ESV / 646 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.

Luke 18:1 ESV / 632 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 626 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 599 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 589 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.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 567 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14 ESV / 565 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 565 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 531 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 6:27-28 ESV / 525 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.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 486 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 452 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.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 448 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 441 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 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 427 helpful votes

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

James 4:3 ESV / 413 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:19-20 ESV / 355 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 1:14 ESV / 348 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.

1 John 5:15 ESV / 339 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.

John 14:13 ESV / 335 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 323 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:22 ESV / 320 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 319 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 314 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 314 helpful votes

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

Mark 1:35 ESV / 307 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.

Acts 2:42 ESV / 302 helpful votes

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

James 4:2 ESV / 301 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 / 295 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 141:2 ESV / 281 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 279 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.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 273 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. ...

Mark 11:25 ESV / 268 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.”

John 15:16 ESV / 263 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.

Psalm 66:17 ESV / 259 helpful votes

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

James 5:13-18 ESV / 257 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. ...

Luke 6:12 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 249 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.”

Matthew 18:20 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:7 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 220 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 ESV / 215 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.”

Matthew 6:9 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

James 5:14-15 ESV / 204 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.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 203 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.

Luke 18:1-8 ESV / 202 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.’” ...

John 14:13-14 ESV / 194 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.

Psalm 55:17 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

John 9:31 ESV / 190 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.

Psalm 118:5 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 189 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.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 184 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 16:23-24 ESV / 184 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.

Ezra 8:23 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:9-13 ESV / 178 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!”

James 5:13 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:1 ESV / 172 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!

James 5:14 ESV / 168 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.

Psalm 145:18-19 ESV / 168 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 28:9 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 166 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 9:35-38 ESV / 164 helpful votes

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Acts 4:31 ESV / 163 helpful votes

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

Acts 12:5 ESV / 160 helpful votes

So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

1 John 5:16 ESV / 158 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.

Luke 21:36 ESV / 145 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.”

Psalm 42:1-48:14 ESV / 142 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation ...

1 Kings 20:5 ESV / 141 helpful votes

The messengers came again and said, “Thus says Ben-hadad: ‘I sent to you, saying, “Deliver to me your silver and your gold, your wives and your children.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 140 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

James 1:6-7 ESV / 125 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;

Luke 9:16-17 ESV / 125 helpful votes

And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

Colossians 1:3 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 123 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. 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. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Psalm 39:12 ESV / 123 helpful votes

“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.

Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 118 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.

Proverbs 15:8 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:1-25:27 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily. ...

Job 42:10 ESV / 114 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 2:1-21:40 ESV / 113 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. ...

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