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God’s Will Concerning Prayer

By Kathleen G. Grant 

    “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” (Col. 4:2).

    “Pray continually” (1 Thes. 5:17).

    “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 saints” (Eph. 6:18).

    “Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).

    “I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing” (1 Tim. 2:8).

    “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen...” (Matt. 6:6).

    “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness...” (1 Tim. 2:1-4).

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil. 4:6).

    “Is any one of you in trouble?  He should pray...” (Jas. 5:13).

    “Therefore 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” (Jas. 5:16).

    “…Pray for those who persecute you” (Matt. 5:44).

    “Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” (Psa. 2:8).

    “Be…faithful in prayer” (Rom. 12:12).

    “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation…” (Mark 14:38).

    “And this is my prayer:  that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight” (Phil. 1:9).

    “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:  ‘May those who love you be secure.  May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels’” (Psa. 122:6-7).

    “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you…” (1 Sam. 12:23).

    “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

    “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe...” (Eph. 1:18-19).

    “…Pray in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20).

    “Be clear minded and self-­controlled so that you can pray” (1 Pet. 4:7).

    “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith” (2 Thes. 1:11).

    “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message....  Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should” (Col. 4:3-4).

    “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way…” (Col. 1:10).

    “…We have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (Col. 1:9).

    “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess His name” (Heb. 13:15).

    “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…” (Eph. 3:16-17).

    “…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:17-19).

    “…Sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Col. 3:16).

“Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You while You may be found…” (Psa. 32:6).

    “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matt. 6:7-8).

    “Praise the Lord.  Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens.  Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness…Let everything that has breath praise the Lord...” (Psa. 150:1- 6).

    “Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my iniquity.  I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’ – and You forgave the guilt of my sin.  Selah” (Psa. 32:5).

    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

    “...Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field” (Matt. 9:37-38).

     Taken from Praying in the Word of God – Advancing Christ’s Kingdom by Kathleen G. Grant.  Used by permission.