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Key Scriptures On Prayer

Prayer is the foundation of Christian living. Intercession is praying for others, as Jesus does for us to our Father. Thus, when we pray to Father, we end by saying, "in Jesus' Name, we pray." * All scriptures: King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Go to or for more on prayer. May the following scriptures on prayer touch you.

  1. This verse follows the scriptures on the armor of God, which we should put on daily: "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" (Eph. 6:18)
  2. "If my people, which are called by 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. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent (attentive) unto the prayer that is made in this place" (2 Chr. 7:14-15).
  3. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love the" (Ps.122:6).
  4. A prayer for mercy (Ps. 123)
  5. "And when we stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught (anything) against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses" (Mark 11:23-25).
  6. The Lord's Prayer, taught by Jesus, to His disciples: "And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil" (Luke 11:2-4).
  7. "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17).
  8. "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray...Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:13-16) Note: the prayer of faith includes the one sick and the elder's prayers
  9. "The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight" (Prov. 14:8).
  10. "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God (Rom. 8:26-27).
  11. "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you...At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:" (John 16:23, 26). *

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