60 Bible Verses About the Power and Important of Prayer (2022)

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1 Chronicles 16:11

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“Pursue the Lord and his strength; seek his face always!”

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Ephesians 1:18

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“I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers.”

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James 5:16

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“For this reason, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerful in what it can achieve.”

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Matthew 5:44

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“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you.”

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Proverbs 15:8

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“The Lord detests the sacrifices of the wicked, but favors the prayers of those who do right.”

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Psalm 17:6

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“I cry out to you because you answer me. So tilt your ears toward me now — listen to what I’m saying!”

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Psalm 141:2

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“Let my prayer stand before you like incense; let my uplifted hands be like the evening offering.”

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Romans 12:12

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“Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer.”

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Psalm 4:1

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“Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer!”

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Matthew 7:11

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“If you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.”

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Luke 18:1

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“Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged.”

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Romans 8:26

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“In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans.”

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Colossians 4:2

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“Keep on praying and guard your prayers with thanksgiving.”

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1 Timothy 2:8

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“Therefore, I want men to pray everywhere by lifting up hands that are holy, without anger or argument.”

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John 15:7

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“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.”

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Philippians 4:6

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“Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks.”

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Psalm 102:17

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“God will turn to the prayer of the impoverished; he won’t despise their prayers.”

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Matthew 26:41

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“Stay alert and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak.”

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Acts 2:21

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“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

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Job 42:10

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“Then the Lord changed Job’s fortune when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord doubled all Job’s earlier possessions.”

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Luke 6:27-28

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“But I say to you who are willing to hear: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you.”

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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“Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

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Mark 11:25

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“And whenever you stand up to pray, if you have something against anyone, forgive so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your wrongdoings.”

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Matthew 6:6

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“But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you.”

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1 John 1:9

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“But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from everything we’ve done wrong.”

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Mark 11:24

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“Therefore I say to you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you will receive it, and it will be so for you.”

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Job 22:27

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“You will pray to him, and he will hear you; you will fulfill your solemn promises.”

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1 John 5:14

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“This is the confidence that we have in our relationship with God: If we ask for anything in agreement with his will, he listens to us.”

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2 Chronicles 7:14

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“If my people who belong to me will humbly pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

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“In my distress I cried out to the Lord; I called to my God for help. God heard my voice from his temple; I called to him for help, and my call reached his ears.”

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Ephesians 6:18

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"Offer prayers and petitions in the Spirit all the time. Stay alert by hanging in there and praying for all believers."

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James 5:13

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“If any of you are suffering, they should pray. If any of you are happy, they should sing.”

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Psalm 66:17-18

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“My mouth cried out to him with praise on my tongue. If I had cherished evil in my heart, my Lord would not have listened.”

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Ezra 8:23

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“So we fasted and prayed to our God for this, and he responded to us.”

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1 Peter 4:7

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“The end of everything has come. Therefore, be self-controlled and clearheaded so you can pray.”

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Psalm 145:18-19

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“The Lord is close to everyone who calls out to him, to all who call out to him sincerely. God shows favor to those who honor him, listening to their cries for help and saving them.”

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James 4:2

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“You long for something you don’t have, so you commit murder. You are jealous for something you can’t get, so you struggle and fight. You don’t have because you don’t ask.”

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Matthew 21:22

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“If you have faith, you will receive whatever you pray for.”

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Psalm 5:3

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“Lord, in the morning you hear my voice. In the morning I lay it all out before you. Then I wait expectantly.”

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Hebrews 5:7

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“During his days on earth, Christ offered prayers and requests with loud cries and tears as his sacrifices to the one who was able to save him from death. He was heard because of his godly devotion.”

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Psalm 118:5

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“In tight circumstances, I cried out to the Lord. The Lord answered me with wide-open spaces.”

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1 Peter 3:12

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“The Lord’s eyes are on the righteous and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord cannot tolerate those who do evil.”

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John 14:13

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“I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father can be glorified in the Son.”

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Jonah 2:7

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“When my endurance was weakening, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.”

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Luke 11:9

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“And I tell you: Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.”

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Jeremiah 33:3

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“Call to me and I will answer and reveal to you wondrous secrets that you haven’t known.”

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Psalm 4:3

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“Know this: the Lord takes personal care of the faithful. The Lord will hear me when I cry out to him.”

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1 John 3:22

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“We receive whatever we ask from him because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.”

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Psalm 22:24

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"Because he didn’t despise or detest the suffering of the one who suffered—he didn’t hide his face from me. No, he listened when I cried out to him for help."

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John 16:24

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“Up to now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask and you will receive so that your joy will be complete.”

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Psalm 116:1-2

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“I love the Lord because he hears my requests for mercy. I’ll call out to him as long as I live, because he listens closely to me.”

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James 1:5

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“But anyone who needs wisdom should ask God, whose very nature is to give to everyone without a second thought, without keeping score. Wisdom will certainly be given to those who ask.”

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Psalm 34:17

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“When the righteous cry out, the Lord listens; he delivers them from all their troubles.”

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Matthew 18:19-20

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“Again I assure you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, then my Father who is in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.”

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Hebrews 4:16

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“Finally, let’s draw near to the throne of favor with confidence so that we can receive mercy and find grace when we need help.”

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John 15:16

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“You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you could go and produce fruit and so that your fruit could last. As a result, whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.”

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3 John 1:2

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“Dear friend, I’m praying that all is well with you and that you enjoy good health in the same way that you prosper spiritually.”

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Psalm 42:8

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“By day the Lord commands his faithful love; by night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.”

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