44 Bible Verses on the Power of Prayer

44 Bible Verses on the Power of Prayer

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Oftentimes we don’t realize how powerful prayer can be yet it’s the key to bring Heaven on earth. When you take time to study the Bible you’ll find many verses that talk about the subject of prayer.

One of the Bible verses that inspires my prayer life is Matthew 6:6 which talks about a prayer closet. This scripture is the one that inspired the Kendrick Brothers movie War Room which is about prayer. This post will cover some Bible verses on prayer that have helped me grow in that area.

Here are 44 Bible verses about prayer to encourage you to grow in your prayer life:

  1. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” ~ 1 John 5:14
  2. “And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” ~ 1 John 5:15
  3. “Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7
  4. “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” ~ Mark 11:24
  5. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
  6. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” ~ Ephesians 6:18
  7. “Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” ~ Jeremiah 29:12

  8. “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.” ~ Matthew 6:7
  9. “Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and prayer which Your servant is praying before You today.” ~ 1 Kings 8:28
  10. “When Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You send them, and when they pray to the Lord toward the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name, then hear in heaven their prayer and supplication, and maintain their cause.” ~ 1 Kings 8:44-45
  11. “And the Lord said to him, ‘I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.’” ~ 1 Kings 9:3
  12. “Yet regard the prayer of your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and prayer which Your servant is praying before You.” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:19
  13. “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” ~ Nehemiah 1:11
  14. “The Lord has heard my supplication; The Lord will receive my prayer.” ~ Psalm 6:9
  15. “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, a sojourner, as all my fathers were.” ~ Psalm 39:12
  16. “Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide Yourself from my supplication.” ~ Psalm 55:1

  17. “Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.” ~ Psalm 88:2
  18. “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come to You.” ~ Psalm 102:1
  19. “I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” ~ Matthew 17:20-21
  20. “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves’.” ~ Matthew 21:13
  21. “Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” ~ Luke 6:12
  22. “When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, ‘Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.’” ~ Luke 22:45-46
  23. “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” ~ Acts 6:4
  24. “Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God.” ~ Acts 10:31
  25. “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” ~ Romans 8:26
  26. “Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.” ~ Ephesians 1:15-16

  27. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” ~ Ephesians 3:20
  28. “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.” ~ Philippians 1:3-4
  29. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
  30. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all men.” ~ 1 Timothy 2:1
  31. “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.” ~ Proverbs 15:8
  32. “He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer.” ~ Psalm 102:17
  33. “Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” ~ Romans 12:12
  34. “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.” ~ Psalm 4:1
  35. “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” ~ Matthew 7:11
  36. “Then He spoke a parable to them that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” ~ Luke 18:1

  37. “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” ~ Colossians 4:2
  38. “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” ~ James 4:3
  39. “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” ~ James 5:16
  40. “And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” ~ Luke 18:13-14
  41. “But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.” ~ Psalm 66:18
  42. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears toward their cry.” ~ Psalm 34:15
  43. “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” ~ Psalm 5:3
  44. “Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’” ~ Mark 9:24

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Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast and Personal Development Fan. As as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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