And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Pray without ceasing.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.