Scriptures on Prayer



Humble yourself, seek His face, and turn from wickedness:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – 2 Chron. 7:14

Sin will have an effect on your prayer life:

“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”Ps. 66:18

Hating knowledge and not fearing God can hinder prayers:

“Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:” – Pr. 1:28-29

Iniquity will obstruct prayers:

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” – Is. 59:2

Whole heart:

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”– Jer. 29:13

Alone time with God:

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly – Matthew 6:6

Vain repetition:

“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking”Matthew 6:7

The need to believe:

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” -Matthew 21:22

Must be asked in the name of Jesus:

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”John 14:13

Abiding in Christ:

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” -John 15:7

Warning to husbands:

“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered – 1 Peter 3:7

Don’t ask amiss:

“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”James 4:3

Living righteous:

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” – James 5:16

Keeping commandments:

“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” – 1 Jn. 3:22

The will of God:

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us”1 Jn.5:14

Don’t stop asking:

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” – Luke 18:1

Pray in the Spirit:

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” – Ephesians 6:18

Let your requests be known before God:

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”Phil. 4:6

Don’t stop praying:

“Pray without ceasing.” – 1 Thes. 5:17

All prayers should be directed to God NOT dead people, saints, or Mary. Note the words ‘Our Father:’

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…. – Matthew 6:9

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