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What the Bible Says About Prayer

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." -- 1 Thessalonians 5:16

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." -- Hebrews 11:6 [NIV]

"call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me." -- Psalm 50:15 [NIV]

"When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me." -- Psalm 86:7

"The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." -- Psalm 145:18

"Say to God, 'How awesome are your deeds!' " -- Psalm 66:3

"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." -- Jeremiah 29:12 [NIV]

"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." -- Jeremiah 33:3 [NIV]

"Your Father knows what you need before you ask him." -- Matthew 6:8

What Others Say About Prayer

"God will do nothing but in answer to prayer." -- John Wesley

"The greatest thing anyone can do for God and for man is to pray." -- S D Gordon

"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." -- E. M. Bounds

"The content of all true prayer originates in the heart of God. So it is He who inspires the prayer in the heart of man, and the answer to every God-inspired petition is already prepared before the prayer is uttered. When we are convinced of this, then faith for the answer is easy -- far easier than it would be otherwise." -- Paul E. Billheimer in "Destined for the Throne"

When you pray, believe that God hears you.
Pray about these things:

My salvation
Will of God for today
Will of God for the future
Peace and stress and sleep
Love and anger
Relationships - good and bad
Friends and loneliness
Joy and depression
Fulfillment and emptiness
Security and insecurity
Belief and fear

Worship Him
Praise Him
Thanks for His daily presence
Thanks for His Word & its truths
Thanks for Christmas, Passover, Easter (Resurrection Sunday) and what they mean

The Church
A place to worship
A place of refuge
Ministers, leaders, and teachers
Missionaries - foreign and national
Persecuted Christians
Influence culture

Other prayers
Hurting and lonely
Disasters and recovery
Nations and their leaders
Our nation - leaders, laws, and freedom
Service men and women

You can find further help for these and many other needs at troubledwith.com -
a ministry of Focus on the Family.

Bible Reading

Reading the Bible every day gives spiritual growth and strength. If you are not able to read even a large-print Bible, try reading the large print on the screen at the first two sites listed below.

Read the King James Version of the Bible as you listen to it being read by Alexander Scourby. Just choose the chapter.

Read the King James Version of the Bible with large print when you choose the chapter.

Read the Bible in the New International Version and in the New Living Translation and about thirty other English translations

Bible References

Studying the Bible gives depth to understanding God's message to you. blueletterbible.com has a Bible dictionary and a concordance in many Bible translations