59 Scriptures on Prayer and Faith (ESV)

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  1. Colossians 4:2 - "Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful..."
  2. Philippians 4:6-7 - "do not be anxious about anything,..."
  3. 1 John 5:14 - "And this is the confidence that..."
  4. Mark 11:24 - "Therefore I tell you, whatever you..."
  5. Romans 12:12 - "Rejoice in hope, be patient in..."
  6. Jeremiah 29:12 - "Then you will call upon me..."
  7. Matthew 6:7 - ""And when you pray, do not..."
  8. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - "Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing,..."
  9. Psalm 145:18 - "The LORD is near to all..."
  10. Jeremiah 33:3 - "Call to me and I will..."
  11. Matthew 18:20 - "For where two or three are..."
  12. Hebrews 4:16 - "Let us then with confidence draw..."
  13. Matthew 6:6 - "But when you pray, go into..."
  14. Psalm 18:6 - "In my distress I called upon..."
  15. Acts 16:25 - "About midnight Paul and Silas were..."
  16. 1 John 5:15 - "And if we know that he..."
  17. James 5:16 - "Therefore, confess your sins to one..."
  18. James 1:6 - "But let him ask in faith,..."
  19. Luke 6:27-28 - ""But I say to you who..."
  20. John 15:16 - "You did not choose me, but..."
  21. 1 Peter 4:7 - "The end of all things is..."
  22. Acts 1:14 - "All these with one accord were..."
  23. Psalm 66:17 - "I cried to him with my..."
  24. John 14:13 - "Whatever you ask in my name,..."
  25. James 4:2 - "You desire and do not have,..."
  26. Romans 8:26 - "Likewise the Spirit helps us in..."
  27. Matthew 21:22 - "And whatever you ask in prayer,..."
  28. 3 John 1:2 - "Beloved, I pray that all may..."
  29. Psalm 5:3 - "O LORD, in the morning you..."
  30. Psalm 42:8 - "By day the LORD commands his..."
  31. Philippians 1:19 - "for I know that through your..."
  32. Luke 11:13 - "If you then, who are evil,..."
  33. Psalm 143:1 - "Hear my prayer, O LORD; give..."
  34. Psalm 118:5 - "Out of my distress I called..."
  35. Psalm 19:14 - "Let the words of my mouth..."
  36. Matthew 5:44 - "But I say to you, Love..."
  37. James 5:14-15 - "Is anyone among you sick? Let..."
  38. Matthew 26:41 - "Watch and pray that you may..."
  39. Ezra 8:23 - "So we fasted and implored our..."
  40. John 17:24 - "Father, I desire that they also,..."
  41. 1 Peter 3:12 - "For the eyes of the Lord..."
  42. Job 42:10 - "And the LORD restored the fortunes..."
  43. Mark 11:25 - "And whenever you stand praying, forgive,..."
  44. Acts 12:5 - "So Peter was kept in prison,..."
  45. Matthew 6:12 - "and forgive us our debts, as..."
  46. 2 Kings 20:5 - ""Turn back, and say to Hezekiah..."
  47. Psalm 34:6 - "This poor man cried, and the..."
  48. John 17:26 - "I made known to them your..."
  49. Daniel 2:23 - "To you, O God of my..."
  50. Acts 13:3 - "Then after fasting and praying they..."
  51. Psalm 10:12 - "Arise, O LORD; O God, lift..."
  52. Matthew 6:13 - "And lead us not into temptation,..."
  53. Luke 9:16-17 - "And taking the five loaves and..."
  54. Luke 3:21-22 - "Now when all the people were..."
  55. Acts 13:2 - "While they were worshiping the Lord..."
  56. Acts 2:21 - "And it shall come to pass..."
  57. Acts 4:31 - "And when they had prayed, the..."
  58. Acts 2:42 - "And they devoted themselves to the..."
  59. 1 Peter 3:7 - "Likewise, husbands, live with your wives..."

1. Colossians 4:2

2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

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2. Philippians 4:6-7

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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3. 1 John 5:14

14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

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4. Mark 11:24

24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

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5. Romans 12:12

12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

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6. Jeremiah 29:12

12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

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7. Matthew 6:7

7 "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

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8. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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9. Psalm 145:18

18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

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10. Jeremiah 33:3

3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

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11. Matthew 18:20

20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."

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12. Hebrews 4:16

16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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13. Matthew 6:6

6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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14. Psalm 18:6

6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

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15. Acts 16:25

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

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16. 1 John 5:15

15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

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17. James 5:16

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.

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18. James 1:6

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.

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19. Luke 6:27-28

27 "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

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20. John 15:16

16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

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21. 1 Peter 4:7

7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

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22. Acts 1:14

14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

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23. Psalm 66:17

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

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24. John 14:13

13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

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25. James 4:2

2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

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26. Romans 8:26

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

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27. Matthew 21:22

22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

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28. 3 John 1:2

2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

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29. Psalm 5:3

3 O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

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30. Psalm 42:8

8 By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

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31. Philippians 1:19

19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

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32. Luke 11:13

13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

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33. Psalm 143:1

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

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34. Psalm 118:5

5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.

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35. Psalm 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

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36. Matthew 5:44

44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

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37. James 5:14-15

14 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. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

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38. Matthew 26:41

41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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39. Ezra 8:23

23 So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.

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40. John 17:24

24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

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41. 1 Peter 3:12

12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

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42. Job 42:10

10 And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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43. Mark 11:25

25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."

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44. Acts 12:5

5 So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

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45. Matthew 6:12

12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

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46. 2 Kings 20:5

5 "Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD,

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47. Psalm 34:6

6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

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48. John 17:26

26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."

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49. Daniel 2:23

23 To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king's matter."

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50. Acts 13:3

3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

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51. Psalm 10:12

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.

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52. Matthew 6:13

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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53. Luke 9:16-17

16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

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54. Luke 3:21-22

21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

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55. Acts 13:2

2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

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56. Acts 2:21

21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

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57. Acts 4:31

31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

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58. Acts 2:42

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

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59. 1 Peter 3:7

7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 145:18
  2. Psalm 18:6
  3. Psalm 66:17
  4. Psalm 5:3
  5. Psalm 42:8
  6. Psalm 143:1
  7. Psalm 118:5
  8. Psalm 19:14
  9. Psalm 34:6
  10. Psalm 10:12
  11. 2 Kings 20:5
  12. Ezra 8:23
  13. Job 42:10
  14. Jeremiah 29:12
  15. Jeremiah 33:3
  16. Daniel 2:23
  17. Matthew 5:44
  18. Matthew 6:6
  19. Matthew 6:7
  20. Matthew 6:12
  21. Matthew 6:13
  22. Matthew 18:20
  23. Matthew 21:22
  24. Matthew 26:41
  25. Mark 11:24
  26. Mark 11:25
  27. Luke 3:21-22
  28. Luke 6:27-28
  29. Luke 9:16-17
  30. Luke 11:13
  31. 1 John 5:14
  32. 1 John 5:15
  33. John 14:13
  34. John 15:16
  35. 3 John 1:2
  36. John 17:24
  37. John 17:26
  38. Acts 1:14
  39. Acts 2:21
  40. Acts 2:42
  41. Acts 4:31
  42. Acts 12:5
  43. Acts 13:2
  44. Acts 13:3
  45. Acts 16:25
  46. Romans 8:26
  47. Romans 12:12
  48. Philippians 1:19
  49. Philippians 4:6-7
  50. Colossians 4:2
  51. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  52. Hebrews 4:16
  53. James 1:6
  54. James 4:2
  55. James 5:16
  56. James 5:14-15
  57. 1 Peter 3:7
  58. 1 Peter 3:12
  59. 1 Peter 4:7

Psalm 145:18

18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

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Psalm 18:6

6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

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Psalm 66:17

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

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Psalm 5:3

3 O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

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Psalm 42:8

8 By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

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Psalm 143:1

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

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Psalm 118:5

5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.

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Psalm 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

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Psalm 34:6

6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

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Psalm 10:12

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.

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2 Kings 20:5

5 "Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD,

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Ezra 8:23

23 So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.

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Job 42:10

10 And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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Jeremiah 29:12

12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

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Jeremiah 33:3

3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

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Daniel 2:23

23 To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king's matter."

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Matthew 5:44

44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

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Matthew 6:6

6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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Matthew 6:7

7 "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

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Matthew 6:12

12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

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Matthew 6:13

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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Matthew 18:20

20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."

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Matthew 21:22

22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

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Matthew 26:41

41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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Mark 11:24

24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

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Mark 11:25

25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."

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Luke 3:21-22

21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

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Luke 6:27-28

27 "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

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Luke 9:16-17

16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

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Luke 11:13

13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

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1 John 5:14

14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

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1 John 5:15

15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

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John 14:13

13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

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John 15:16

16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

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3 John 1:2

2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

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John 17:24

24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

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John 17:26

26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."

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Acts 1:14

14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

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Acts 2:21

21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

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Acts 2:42

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

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Acts 4:31

31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

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Acts 12:5

5 So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

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Acts 13:2

2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

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Acts 13:3

3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

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Acts 16:25

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

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Romans 8:26

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

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Romans 12:12

12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

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Philippians 1:19

19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

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Philippians 4:6-7

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Colossians 4:2

2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Hebrews 4:16

16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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James 1:6

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.

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James 4:2

2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

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James 5:16

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.

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James 5:14-15

14 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. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

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1 Peter 3:7

7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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1 Peter 3:12

12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

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1 Peter 4:7

7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

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