Prayer Verses

Bible Basics about Prayer

God Encourages us to Pray
Jesus asks his disciples to pray in John 16:24.
Jesus encourages us not to give up in Luke 18:1
James (Jesus’ brother) encourages us to pray in James 5:13

Promises that come with prayer
Peace through prayer is promised in Philippians 4:7-8
Forgiveness is promised to those who confess in 1 John 1:8-9

Bible Direction about specific types of prayer
We can praise God for what he does, as in Psalm 103:2-5.
We can praise God for who he is, as in Psalm 106:1
Hebrews 13:15 encourages us to praise God.

Telling people to repent was a basic part of Jesus’ preaching: Matthew 4:17

For Yourself:
For Guidance: James 1:5

For others:
Prayer for others does help, according to 2 Corinthians 1:11.
For government: 1 Timothy 2:1
For those who are evangelizing: Ephesians 6:19
For the sick: James 5:14

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