Inspirational Bible Verses on Prayer

Inspirational Bible Verses on Prayer

Prayer is something that will not be strange to anyone who is a Christian. Sometimes its so easy to get on to it and other times its a challenge and a struggle. Prayer is a true expression of our love and trust in God. A time of communion and conversation with the father. There is no wrong or right approach to praying. No right or wrong method of how and when we should pray. Rather we find understanding of the principle of prayer in the Bible. After all there is no one size fits all to a relationship of a son or daughter with his or her parents.

Jesus was a man of prayer while He was on earth. He not only prayed but encouraged His disciples to pray giving them (and us) the assurance that when we pray He will answer our prayers.

Luke 6:12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Luke 18:1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

Bible Verses on the Power of prayer

James 5:16b  The effective,  fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 
Colossians 4:2  Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Matthew 7:7-8  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 he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Romans 12:12  rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
I John 5:14-15 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

 In addition to praying for ourselves,  we are encouraged to pray for one another, pray for our leaders, pray for the nations and our neighbors 

1 Timothy 2:1-2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence

Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

  Acts 6:4 but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.

The first Thursday in May is the National day of Prayer here in the United States ? Click here to learn more about the history and how to get involved. I encourage you to join a host of other people who will be praying for our nation. No doubt we need those prayers now more than ever. The Bible records several instances when the children of Israel prayed to God for help. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer. God not only wants us to pray, He is willing and ready to answer our prayers.

Hebrews 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Don’t be a stranger in God’s presence. The beautiful thing about it is God is never too busy to listen to our prayers. So go ahead pray now, pray often and never stop praying.

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