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Checklist: 21 Bible Verses on Prayer

On the days when you’re unsure how to pray or even what to pray, remind yourself of these powerful verses from Scripture…



Seeking God

  • “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” – Jeremiah 29:12

  • “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” – 1 John 5:14

  • “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4

  • “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” – Matthew 21:22 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” – Jeremiah 33:3

  • “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” – James 1:5

  • “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.” – Psalm 42:1 (NLT)


Interceding for Others

  • “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:19-20

  • Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. – Acts 7:60

  • “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16

  • “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” – Jeremiah 29:7

  • “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” – Matthew 5:44

  • “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” – 1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)

  • “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.” – Ephesians 6:18


Trusting God

  • “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” – Psalm 50:15

  • “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6

  • Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” – Isaiah 35:4

  • “You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry…” – Psalm 10:17

  • “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” – Jeremiah 32:27

  • In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. – Psalm 31:22


God Longs to Hear from You


Imagine the joy and delight of hearing from your best friend after ten years of silence. You would be thrilled to hear from them. You would be overwhelmed with happiness.


In the same way, God also rejoices to hear from you! It brings a smile to His face when you appear in the throne room. He rushes forward to hear from you. In excitement, His voice booms, “Welcome, child! Tell me everything!”




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