Prayer

 

Psalm 5:2 (nlt)

2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you.

 

Psalm 34:6 (nlt)

6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.

 

Isaiah 65:24 (nlt)

24 I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!

 

James 5:16 (nlt)

16 …The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

 

1 John 5:14 (nlt)

14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.

 

James 1:6 (nlt)

6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.

 

Psalm 116:1–2 (nlt)

1 I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. 2 Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!

 

Ephesians 6:18 (nlt)

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

 

Jude 20 (nlt)

20 …pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,

 

James 5:13 (nlt)

13 Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray.

 

1 Peter 4:7 (nlt)

7 …be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.

 

Psalm 66:17-20 (nlt)

17 For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke. 18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. 19 But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer. 20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

Psalm 86:5-6 (nlt)

O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. 6 Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.

 

Philippians 4:6 (nlt)

6 …pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

 

Colossians 4:2 (nlt)

2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (nlt)

17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances,…

 

1 Timothy 2:8 (nlt)

8 …I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.

 

Jeremiah 29:12-13 (nlt)

12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

 

Romans 8:26 (nlt)

26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

 

Psalm 50:15 (nlt)

15 Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”

 

Matthew 6:6-8 (nlt)

6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. 7 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. 8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!

 

Luke 11:2-4 (nlt)

2…“This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation.”

 

Luke 18:11–14 (nlt)

11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I don’t sin, and I don’t commit adultery. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! 12 I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ 13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ 14 I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”