Bible Verses About Prayer: 20 Important Scripture Quotes

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God speaks to us through His written word, the Bible. Christians speak to God through prayer.  Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life; we pray in words and sometimes we pray in song.  Here are twenty important scripture quotes about prayer.

How Often Should We Pray

1 Corinthians 1:4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Philippians 1:3-4 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,

Colossians 1:3 (KJV) We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing

How Should We Pray

Psalm 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

What Should We Pray For

Psalm 50:14-15 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Psalm 118:25 Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!

Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Who Should We Pray For

Romans 15:30 I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

James 5:13-14 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? 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.

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Bible Verses on PrayerChristian Quotes About Prayer

“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.”~ R. A. Torrey

“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

“You may as soon find a living man that does not breath, as a living Christian that does not pray.”  ~ Matthew Henry

“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”  ~ John Bunyan

“We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” ~ Oswald Chambers 

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Resources:  The Holy Bible, English Standard Version The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV) “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” ” I Want To Know You”- Sonicflood

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

divina panangon February 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

thank you so much for sharing this. im happy and bless upon reading all your coments .. include me and my family to your prayer thank you and more power


vina pan ng February 16, 2013 at 10:39 am



sipho April 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

this is the great meal . we to be fed . psalm 118:17


Simon k. cheruiyot April 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Thanks alot on this.I sincirely in need of these prayer materials for the church members growth.


Danielle Street April 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Hi Pamela,
Thank you for providing me once again with verses that relate to the topic I’m writing about!
Many Blessings,
Danielle Street


Pamela Rose Williams April 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Well now Danielle this is getting to be a regular thing! And that is just fine sis … just goes to show that Holy Spirit is working and presenting the same message on different platforms. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Blessings to you as well.


pastor,danappa May 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

god bless you every one to his glory we are started ministry 1996 now 8years back started one girls kids orphanise this year boys kids orphanise will be please pray and help this ministry with gods verse james1:27 may god bless abundantly. amen


prasad babu May 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

wonderful thoughts on prayer


lawson June 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm

i believe prayer than many things.


kyohairwe jovia June 25, 2013 at 1:20 am

thanks for your quotes i love them and i need these prayer materials. God bless you


johnson July 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

im johnson im here to thank u and to encourage you to keep on and move on to spread n trach the word of God.. I AM ABOUT TO CREATE A WEBSITE FOR INTERCESSIPN HOPE ALL WILL JOIN


Bethany Sanchez July 31, 2013 at 5:40 am

James 4:3 – You pray for something and you do not get it because you pray with the wrong motive of indulging your pleasures


Solomon August 14, 2013 at 6:53 am

The weapon and pride of every true beliver of christ is prayer.


Emeka123 August 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm

God is everly love, and will show love to any one who likes converseting with Him


Emeka123 August 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

Prayer need to go in line with faith, for without faith you are only making anoise


Emeka123 August 26, 2013 at 2:13 am

What can a new convert do to streinghten his faith


Atibila Bartholomew November 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Faith comes by hearing the word of God. So read ur Bible and listen to words from the Gospel of God.c


Emeka123 August 26, 2013 at 2:40 am

As a christain you need to be focus and ditermine also ready to serve, before being a leader.


Emeka123 August 26, 2013 at 2:47 am

From the begging there was a history,and history will continue to be even till the end of the world.


Chika Nwaogu December 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

We ought to pray all the time without ceasing.

Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV)
LET US PRAY: Lord, thanks for the gift of prayer. Thank You that I have an ever-listening ear to my problems. Thank You that You do not only listen to my problems but You solve them too. Lord, thank You that I can always come to You in prayer asking for the things I want that I may receive it. Lord, I know that You already know what I want before I ask, but I know that You want me to acknowledge that You are God and You are able to meet to all my needs. Lord, may I never cease to ask You for all I need in prayer. May I never make less use of prayer. May I never the power of prayer because through it we bring down evil strongholds and protect ourselves against the attacks of the enemy. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Andrew January 11, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Good information about prayer. Thank you very much.


Helen Porter June 2, 2015 at 4:02 am

YAH told me, “I don’t want you to worry.

First do all you can do to solve your own problems. Then, trust me with the rest.”

It is my personal opinion that, most times, when we have a problem it’s like a child bringing home a page of arithmetic to solve. It’s his opportunity to learn.

When we have problems, we need to exercise our faith, our ability to solve problems and our pleasure in learning. If our child who brought home the arithmetic paper of problems were to ask us to solve this page of problems we would be
preventing him from learning. It’s Okay to help him think
out the problem but we don’t want to solve the page of problems for him. We can help him learn by tutoring.

I think God gives us problems so we can learn to solve them for ourselves and others. He wants us to grow up through
learning what works and what doesn’t work. We can use our abilities to research, ask “authorities” for information and etc.

But let’s grow up and learn to solve our own problems with the abilities God has already given us.


chukwudi August 2, 2015 at 6:35 am

I thank the almighty father who had made it possible for me to live and see forth his goodness and mercy upon the earth…i’m being cleanse by his word..and loving his word empowers strength, grace, favors,success,divine upliftment ,divine protection/health and fortune of wealth…really i want to know him more.. my father and serve him,, in truth and purity,oh lord father help me,, to live up to your wishes upon my life..amen.


j.wright June 3, 2015 at 8:09 am

I ask with urgency, that we as believers and followers of the Word in the body of Christ, can we pray together giving praise to God the Father and in honor of Jesus Christ and for those souls led astray unaware of this spiritual war that the enemy may be revealed/ that this veil may be lifted so that all can see, so that many may be saved, so that God may be Glorified. I believe in the power of unified prayer.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name 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.”

Mark 10:27 Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.

CAN WE JOIN TOGETHER IN PRAYER, 10PM EASTERN TIME, WHEREVER WE ARE AT THAT MOMENT, every night until the full body of Christ /all believers are joined in prayer against the enemy in this spiritual war. I believe you all can see that things are getting out of hand. It’s time to use our spiritual gifts as Children of God to spread the good word, when appropriate/ needed. Showing love and compassion to all as we remain in Prayer and in Faith so that many may be saved, so that God may be Glorified. I STEP OUT IN FAITH, THAT BEING IN THE BODY OF Christ; WE WILL BE OF ONE MIND IN THIS CALLING. I will stand in prayer towards this calling tonight… until.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places


Cece March 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm

God bless you and aways pray


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