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Prayer Scriptures

The Model Prayer | Kinds of Prayer | Scripture on Prayer

The Model Prayer

“As taught by Jesus:

And when you pray, said Jesus, “Pray then like this:"
‘Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread,
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation, 
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.’” 
Matthew 6:9-13

Kinds of Prayer

Prayer - Nature of the Prayer. . .God
Confession - Responding to . . . God’s holiness
Praise - Responding to . . . God’s attributes
Worship - Responding to . . . God’s glory
Thanksgiving - Responding to . . . God’s riches
Petition - Asking that is led by . . . Your Heavenly Father
Intercession - Asking that is led by . . . Your Master
(Source: In God’s Presence by T. W. Hunt and Claude V. King: Copyright 1994 by LifeWay Press)


Scripture on Prayer

“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 saints.” Ephesians 6:18

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

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

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

“Brethren, pray for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5:25

“Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

“Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me.” Romans 15:30

“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:18-20

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; in order that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.” Colossians 4:2-3


“And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3

“Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus; that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment.” Philippians 1:9

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

“And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ....Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!” 2 Thessalonians 3:5, 16


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