100 Bible Verses about Prayer

Mark 11:24 ESV / 4,915 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:26 ESV / 4,576 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 / 4,487 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 4,466 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.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 3,886 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 6:7 ESV / 3,761 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.

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 3,528 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 3,412 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 3,206 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 3,119 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 3,065 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 3,023 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:12 ESV / 2,982 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 2,798 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 John 5:14 ESV / 2,719 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 2,518 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 2,423 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.

Luke 18:1 ESV / 2,374 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 2,326 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 2,242 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:15 ESV / 2,228 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.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 2,217 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 / 2,155 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 11:9 ESV / 2,033 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.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 2,028 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.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 1,927 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.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 1,842 helpful votes

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

Acts 1:14 ESV / 1,813 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 1:9 ESV / 1,774 helpful votes

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

James 1:6 ESV / 1,769 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.

Acts 2:42 ESV / 1,745 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 1,706 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.

James 4:3 ESV / 1,696 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 1,687 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.

John 14:13 ESV / 1,671 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:12 ESV / 1,656 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.

John 15:16 ESV / 1,649 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 141:2 ESV / 1,641 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 / 1,629 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 4:2 ESV / 1,619 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 1,611 helpful votes

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

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 1,606 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:1 ESV / 1,595 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 5:14-15 ESV / 1,589 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.

Psalm 66:17 ESV / 1,582 helpful votes

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

James 5:13 ESV / 1,579 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:20 ESV / 1,579 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:5-8 ESV / 1,562 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.

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 1,542 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 1,540 helpful votes

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

Mark 11:25 ESV / 1,504 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.”

1 Peter 4:7 ESV / 1,494 helpful votes

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

Acts 12:5 ESV / 1,450 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 1,427 helpful votes

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

Acts 4:31 ESV / 1,394 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.

Luke 6:12 ESV / 1,393 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:25 ESV / 1,341 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 1,336 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.

Psalm 118:5 ESV / 1,277 helpful votes

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

Psalm 17:6 ESV / 1,273 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV / 1,270 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.

Ezra 8:23 ESV / 1,270 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 1,245 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.

Proverbs 15:8 ESV / 1,211 helpful votes

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

Psalm 42:1-48:14 ESV / 1,186 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 ...

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 1,174 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.

1 Kings 20:5 ESV / 1,170 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.”

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 1,169 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. ...

Luke 9:16-17 ESV / 1,154 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.

1 John 5:16 ESV / 1,148 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.

Job 42:10 ESV / 1,147 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.

Zechariah 10:6 ESV / 1,139 helpful votes

“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.

Luke 11:1 ESV / 1,127 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 7:7 ESV / 1,101 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:22 ESV / 1,096 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:1-25:27 ESV / 1,079 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. ...

Acts 2:1-21:40 ESV / 1,078 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. ...

Matthew 6:1-13:58 ESV / 1,072 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. ...

Psalm 10:1-12:8 ESV / 1,066 helpful votes

Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised. For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them. ...

John 15:1-16:33 ESV / 1,058 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ...

Matthew 6:9-10 ESV / 1,058 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.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 1,048 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.

Matthew 6:9 ESV / 1,048 helpful votes

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

Psalm 102:17 ESV / 1,023 helpful votes

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

Job 22:27 ESV / 1,013 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 994 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!

Matthew 18:19-20 ESV / 968 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.”

Mark 11:2 ESV / 948 helpful votes

And said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it.

1 Peter 4:3 ESV / 946 helpful votes

For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.

John 9:31 ESV / 940 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.

Philippians 4:3 ESV / 936 helpful votes

Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Matthew 21:22-23 ESV / 932 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”

Psalm 143:1-3 ESV / 921 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 916 helpful votes

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Mark 1:35 ESV / 899 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 66:18 ESV / 898 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 889 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. ...

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 876 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 17:15 ESV / 846 helpful votes

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

James 5:14 ESV / 837 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.

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