Prayer-Focused Insights From Scripture

 

Old Testament - click to open

Genesis

 

 

Genesis 24:63a

#1087

Isaac was in the Habit of Evening Prayer

Exodus

 

 

Exodus 15:25a

#1123

Moses Cried Out to God, & Bad Water became Good

Numbers

 

 

Numbers 21:7

#1516

Israel Confessed Their Sin of Complaining, & Asked Moses to Pray for them

Numbers 21:8

#1517

Israel Confessed & Moses Prayed, so God Sent a Remedy

Judges

 

 

Judges 10:10

#1096

Israel Confessed their Idolatry & Prayed to God, but Still Worshipped Idols

Ruth

 

 

Ruth 1:8

#1823

Naomi Prayed for her Daughters-In-Law

1 Samuel

 

 

1 Samuel 23:9

#1771

Saul Planned WithoutGod, but David Planned WithGod (Prayer)

1 Samuel 23:10-11

#1778

David Prayed & God Answered

1 Samuel 28:6

#1265

King Saul Prayed, but God Abandoned Him Because of His Disobedience
2 Samuel

 

 

2 Samuel 21:1a

#1342

Israel had a Famine, & David Didn't know Why, So He Prayed

1 Kings

 

 

1 Kings 18:26

#992

Prophets of Baal Prayed for Fire, but None Came

1 Kings 18:28

#994

Baal's Prophets Prayed Louder & Cut Themselves to Get his Attention

1 Kings 18:29

#995

Baal's Prophets Prayed all Afternoon, but No Answer

1 Kings 18:37

#1001

Elijah Prayed For God To Show His Power So Revival Would Come

2 KIngs

 

 

2 Kings 19:20

#930

God Hears Every Prayer You Offer

1 Chronicles

 

 

1 Chronicles 5:20

#961

When You Face Tough Battles, Cry Out to God

2 Chronicles

 

 

2 Chronicles 18:31b

#983

Jehoshaphat Cried to God, & God Saved Him

2 Chronicles 20:3-4

#390

When Severe Attacks Come, Fast & Pray for Guidance

Psalms

 

 

Psalm 3:4

#919

God Answers Heartfelt Prayers

Psalm 5:3

#31

Pray Every Morning & Expect God To Answer

Psalm 85:11

#50

Reach Up In Prayer & Loyalty To God

Isaiah

 

 

Isaiah 22:1a

#1424

Prayer & Passing Through the Valley of Vision

Isaiah 46:9

#1051

God is One of a Kind; Review His Deeds

Isaiah 62:7

#1523

Pray to God Until He Exalts Jerusalem

Isaiah 65:24

#1383

On New Earth, God will Answer Prayers Before they are Spoken

Jeremiah

 

 

Jeremiah 33:3

#1726

Pray to God & You will Learn Important Secrets

Ezekiel

 

 

Ezekiel 22:31

#817

Prayer Delays God's Judgment, but Only Repentance Avoids Hell

Daniel

 

 

Daniel 9:3

#1705

Daniel read Jeremiah, Learned the Length of Israel's Captivity, & Prayed

Daniel 9:4a

#1706

Daniel Prayed to God & Confessed Sin

Daniel 9:5

#1707

Daniel Prayed & Confessed to God the Sins of Israel

Daniel 10:2-3

#835

Daniel Fasted & Prayed 21 Days

Daniel 10:5

#836

Daniel Fasted & Prayed 21 Days, & an Angel Arrived

Daniel 10:11

#841

The Angel told Daniel of God's Respect for him

Daniel 10:12

#842

The Angel had been Trying to come for 21 Days

Daniel 10:13

#843

The Angel had been trying to come for 21 Days, but a Demon Detained him

Jonah

 

 

Jonah 1:6

#900

Prayer Provides Answers & Protection

Jonah 2:1

#1432

When You're in Trouble Because You Ran From God, Pray

Jonah 2:2

#1433

When You're in Danger, it's OK to Pray with Emotion

New Testament - click to open

Matthew

 

 

Matthew 6:5

#404

Praying Publicly to Get Noticed Won't Get Rewarded

Matthew 6:6

#405

Pray In Secret, & God Will Reward You

Matthew 6:9

#408

Pray for God's Name to be Kept Holy

Matthew 6:10

#409

Pray for God's Will to be Done on Earth Like it's Done in Heaven

Matthew 6:11

#410

Pray for the Food You Need Each Day

Matthew 6:12

#411

Pray for Forgiveness, But Realize it's Only Available if You Also Forgive Others

Matthew 6:13b

#412

Pray for Deliverance From Evil

Matthew 16:19

#1132

As a Christian, Your Words have Great Power

Mark

 

 

Mark 1:35

#1769

Jesus often got up Early to Pray

Luke

 

 

Luke 11:1

#1

Learn To Pray

Luke 22:32

#923

Satan Works to Separate Us From Jesus, But Prayer is the Answer

John

 

 

John 15:16

#32

God Grants the Prayers of People Focused on Kingdom Work

John 17:20

#955

Jesus Prays for Everyone Who will Ever become a Christian

Acts

 

 

Acts 1:23-24

#35

Consider Your Options, then Pray Before You Decide

Acts 1:24b-25

#1328

Pray for God to Reveal His Choice to You

Acts 4:23

#1286

Peter & John had been in Prison for Healing in Jesus's Name

Acts 4:24a

#1287

The Prayer Team Heard of Peter & John's Release & Praised God

Acts 4:29

#1288

The Church Prayed for Boldness in the Face of Government Opposition

Acts 4:30

#1289

The Church Prayed for God to Show His Power

Acts 4:31

#1290

The Church Prayed for Boldness, & God Shook the Building & Gave It

Acts 8:22

#865

Christians Get Forgiveness through Prayer & Repentance

Acts 8:24

#867

Prayer has the Power to Prevent Disaster

2 Corinthians

 

 

2 Corinthians 12:8

#598

God Repeatedly Refused to Remove Paul's Thorn in the Flesh

Ephesians

 

 

Ephesians 1:15-16

#264

Pray for God's Faithful People

Ephesians 1:17

#265

Ask God for Revelation to Know Him Better

Ephesians 1:18

#266

Ask God for Revelation to Know more about Heaven

Ephesians 6:18

#199

Put On God's Armor, Then You're Ready to Go to Battle in Prayer

Ephesians 6:19

#200

Put On God's Armor, & Pray for Worldwide Evangelism

Ephesians 6:20

#201

Put On God's Armor, & Pray for Boldness as God's Ambassador

Colossians

 

 

Colossians 4:2-3

#2

Devote Yourself To Prayer

1 Thessalonians

 

 

1 Thessalonians 1:2

#345

Thank God For Your Friends & Fellow Christians

1 Thessalonians 1:3

#346

Pray About Your Kingdom Work and Your Hope in Jesus

2 Thessalonians

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:1

#1833

Pray for Missionaries & their Message

1 Timothy

 

 

1 Timothy 2:1

#37

Pray For & Thank God For The People Around You

1 Timothy 2:2

#38

Praying For Your Rulers Leads To A Life of Peace & Worship

2 Timothy

 

 

2 Timothy 1:3

#1199

Pray For Other Christians

1 Peter

 

 

1 Peter 3:12

#1641

God Watches the Righteous Closely, & Listens to Their Prayers Attentively

Jude

 

 

Jude 1:20b

#455

The Holy Spirit Helps Us In Our Prayers

Revelation

 

 

Revelation 5:8b

#1503

God Saves Prayers in Golden Bowls