I won’t claim that I know everything there is to prayer, but I’m a man of prayer, and as such, I want to share with you twenty four mighty scriptures on prayer that has been an inspiration and reminder of the importance and power of prayer.
Moreover, I usually like to comment on these verses, but since you may be in a hurry, I will comment on these lovely prayer bible verses in another post.
Scriptures on Prayer
Here are ten great scriptures on prayer that will challenge you to pray more often with power and purpose.
1. Luke 18:1-8
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
2. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”
3. Acts 6:4
“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”
4. 1 Samuel 1:12-17
“And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.
Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.
Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.”
5. 1 Samuel 12:23
“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way.”
6. Matthew 26:41
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
7. Matthew 6:9
After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
8. Matthew 6:6-7
“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.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”
9. Matthew 17:21
“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
10. Matthew 21:22
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
11. Acts 1:14
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
12. Acts 2:42
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
13. Acts 3:1
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
14. Acts 10:4
And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
15. Acts 12:5
Peter, therefore, was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
16. Psalm 4:1
“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.”
17. Psalm 5:3
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
18. Psalm 6:9
“The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.”
19. Psalm 17:1
“Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.”
20. Psalm 35:13
“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”
21. Psalm 39:12
“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace, and tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.”
22. 1 Timothy 2:1
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.”
23. 1 Timothy 4:5
“For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”
24. 1 Timothy 5:5
“Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.”
How to Know When to Increase Your Prayers?
I sign that you need to increase your prayers is when your life is under attack from the enemy. When this is happening, if you used to prayer for 1 hour; try praying for two, or if you’re accustomed to praying for four hours, twisted to six hours.
The idea behind these suggestions is to address the powers that are attacking your or things and people concerning you.
After you have dealt with the attacks, you can revert to your usual prayer hours.
How to Apply Scriptures on Prayer to Our Life?
Reading these prayer scriptures is one thing, but apply them to your life is another thing altogether.
That said, I’ve found that if you do the simple things right, you will get the results you’re hoping for in prayer sooner than you think was possible.
Here are a few of the simple things I would encourage you to do to build your prayer life fast:
- Read God’s word often
- Pray without ceasing
- Meditate on God’s word day and night
- Believe God’s word
- Receive God’s word
- Give God thanks for his words
- Praise God
I’ve found these simple tasks to be not duties, but powerful activities that will transform your life into a praying machine for Jesus. I hope these scriptures on prayer have been a blessing to you, if so, please share them with your family and friends.