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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be always joyful. Be unceasing in prayer. In every circumstance of life be thankful; for this is God's will in Christ Jesus respecting you.

Matthew 6:5

"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

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Luke 11:1-13

At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'" And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him in the middle of the night and say, "'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has just come to my house from a distance, and I have nothing for him to eat'? "And he from indoors shall answer, "'Do not pester me. The door is now barred, and I am here in bed with my children. I cannot get up and give you bread.' "I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires. "So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.' For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door shall be opened. And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake? or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion? If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

More verses: Luke 18:1-8

Daily duty » Prayer

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Devotional life » Prayer » Night » All Night Prayers » Christ

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Evening » A season for » Prayer

Matthew 14:15

But when evening was come, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is an uninhabited place, and the best of the day is now gone; send the people away to go into the villages and buy something to eat."

required Expression » Different forms of religious expression required » Prayer

Family » Parental prayers » Prayer

Luke 11:1-13

At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'" And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him in the middle of the night and say, "'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has just come to my house from a distance, and I have nothing for him to eat'? "And he from indoors shall answer, "'Do not pester me. The door is now barred, and I am here in bed with my children. I cannot get up and give you bread.' "I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires. "So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.' For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door shall be opened. And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake? or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion? If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

More verses: Luke 18:1-8

Fasting » Accompanied by » Prayer

Incense » Illustrative of » Prayer

Revelation 5:8

And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four Elders fell down before the Lamb, having each of them a harp and bringing golden bowls full of incense, which represent the prayers of God's people.

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Prayer

Jesus Christ » In his name » Prayer

John 16:26

At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,

More verses: John 16:23-24

Judgments » May be averted by » Prayer

Judgments » Should lead to » Prayer

Spiritual life » Is maintained by » Prayer

Lord's » Days » Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13

"In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy kingdom come; let Thy will be done, as in Heaven so on earth; give us to-day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our shortcomings, as we also have forgiven those who have failed in their duty towards us; and bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil one.'

Luke 11:2-4

So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'"

Perseverance » To be manifested in » Prayer

Prayer » Praying continually

1 Timothy 2:8

So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

Prayer » Private, of Christ » Requests for prayer

Hebrews 13:18

Keep on praying for us; for we are sure that we have clear consciences, and we desire to live nobly in every respect.

Ephesians 6:19

and ask on my behalf that words may be given to me so that, outspoken and fearless, I may make known the truths (hitherto kept secret)

2 Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brethren, pray for us, asking that the Lord's Message may be spread rapidly and its glory be displayed, as it was displayed among you;

Prayer » Private, of Christ » Access in

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » Answer promised

Prayer » Examples of » Promises of answers to

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » Encouragements to

Luke 11:9

"So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » For the church

John 17:20

"Nor is it for them alone that I make request. It is also for those who trust in me through their teaching;

Prayer » In affliction » In Christ's name

Acts 16:18

This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out immediately.

John 16:26

At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,

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Luke 11:1-13

At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'" And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him in the middle of the night and say, "'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has just come to my house from a distance, and I have nothing for him to eat'? "And he from indoors shall answer, "'Do not pester me. The door is now barred, and I am here in bed with my children. I cannot get up and give you bread.' "I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires. "So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.' For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door shall be opened. And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake? or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion? If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

More verses: Luke 18:1-8

Prayer » Intercessory Christ's intercession with the father for mankind » Examples of man's with his fellow-men

Prayer » Morning » Neglect of

James 4:2

You covet things and yet cannot get them; you commit murder; you have passionate desires and yet cannot gain your end; you begin to fight and make war. You have not, because you do not pray;

Prayer » Brevity in prayer examples of brief prayers » Special pleas offered in

Prayer » For miscellaneous topics relating to the devotional life, » Answer delayed

John 11:6

When, however, He heard that Lazarus was ill, He still remained two days in that same place.

Prayer » Praying for others

Luke 6:27-28

"But to you who are listening to me I say, Love your enemies; seek the welfare of those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you.

Matthew 5:43-44

"You have heard that it was said, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.' But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors;

James 5:14-16

Is any one ill? Let him send for the Elders of the Church, and let them pray over him, after anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will restore the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up to health; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be cured. The heartfelt supplication of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence.

1 John 5:16

If any one sees a brother man committing a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask and God shall give him life--for those who do not sin unto death. There is such a thing as sin unto death; for that I do not bid him make request.

More verses: 1 Timothy 2:1-3

Prayer » Causes of failure in » True prayer heard

More verses: Micah 7:7 Zechariah 10:6

Prayer » Heard » True prayer heard

More verses: Micah 7:7 Zechariah 10:6

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » For wisdom

More verses: Ephesians 1:17

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Sometimes refused because not in accord with the divine will

Prayer » Postures in prayer » On the face before God

Prayer » United » Social and family

Matthew 18:19

I also solemnly tell you that if two of you here on earth agree together concerning anything whatever that they shall ask, the boon will come to them from my Father who is in Heaven.

Luke 1:10

and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.

Acts 4:24

And they, upon hearing the story, all lifted up their voices to God and said, "O Sovereign Lord, it is Thou who didst make Heaven and earth and sea, and all that is in them,

Acts 12:12

So, after thinking things over, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John surnamed Mark, where a large number of people were assembled, praying.

More verses: Acts 21:5

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Social and family

Matthew 18:19

I also solemnly tell you that if two of you here on earth agree together concerning anything whatever that they shall ask, the boon will come to them from my Father who is in Heaven.

Luke 1:10

and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.

Acts 4:24

And they, upon hearing the story, all lifted up their voices to God and said, "O Sovereign Lord, it is Thou who didst make Heaven and earth and sea, and all that is in them,

Acts 12:12

So, after thinking things over, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John surnamed Mark, where a large number of people were assembled, praying.

More verses: Acts 21:5

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » -ezra

Prayer » Postures in » Falling on the face

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » Jehoshaphat

Prayer » Whose prayer the lord hears

Prayer » The lord hearing prayers

More verses: Psalm 86:6-7

Prayer » Plead in the » Promises of God

Prayer » Answer to, delayed

Luke 18:7

And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf?

More verses: Psalm 88:14 Jeremiah 42:7

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » Bowing in

Prayer » Private, of Christ » Unwise prayers, examples of

Matthew 20:21

"What is it you desire?" He asked. "Command," she replied, "that these my two sons may sit one at your right hand and one at your left in your Kingdom."

Prayer » Postures in prayer » Bowing

Prayer » Postures in » Kneeling

Luke 22:41

But He Himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed repeatedly, saying,

Acts 20:36

Having spoken thus, Paul knelt down and prayed with them all;

Prayer » Should be offered up » With desire to be answered

Prayer » Should be offered up » With desire to be heard

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Disobedience

Prayer » Private, of Christ » Public, of Christ

Luke 3:21

Now when all the people had been baptized, and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the sky opened,

John 17:1

When Jesus had thus spoken, He raised his eyes towards Heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee;

John 11:41

So they removed the stone. Then Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard me.

Prayer » Brevity in prayer examples of brief prayers » Brevity encouraged

Matthew 6:7

"And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words.

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » Elijah

Prayer » Postures in » Lifting up the hands

1 Timothy 2:8

So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

Prayer » Morning » Of jacob

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » For food

Prayer » How to pray

James 1:5-6

And if any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God for it, who gives with open hand to all men, and without upbraiding; and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith and have no doubts; for he who has doubts is like the surge of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed into spray.

Prayer » For temporal blessings

Prayer » Commanded

Prayer » Social

Matthew 18:19

I also solemnly tell you that if two of you here on earth agree together concerning anything whatever that they shall ask, the boon will come to them from my Father who is in Heaven.

Acts 21:5

When, however, our time was up, we left and went on our way, all the disciples and their wives and children coming to see us off. Then, after kneeling down on the beach and praying,

Acts 20:36

Having spoken thus, Paul knelt down and prayed with them all;

Acts 1:13-14

They entered the city, and they went up to the upper room which was now their fixed place for meeting. Their names were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the brother of James. All of these with one mind continued earnest in prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.

Prayer » Intercessory prayer, examples of » Other instances of

Prayer » Jesus

Luke 9:18

One day when He was praying by Himself the disciples were present; and He asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"

More verses: Matthew 26:36

Prayer » The promises of God encourage to

Prayer » Should be offered up » With importunity

Luke 11:8

"I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires.

Luke 18:1-7

He also taught them by a parable that they must always pray and never lose heart. "In a certain town," He said, "there was a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for man. And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.' read more.
"For a time he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, "'Though I have neither reverence for God nor respect for man, yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'" And the Lord said, "Hear those words of the unjust judge. And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf?

Prayer » Should be offered up » With humility

Prayer » Described as » Calling upon the name of the lord

Prayer » Acceptable through Christ

John 16:23-24

You will put no questions to me then. "In most solemn truth I tell you that whatever you ask the Father for in my name He will give you. As yet you have not asked for anything in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your hearts may be filled with gladness.

Prayer » Conditions for successful » Standing in

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.

Prayer » Postures in prayer » Standing

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » hezekiah

Prayer » Importunity, examples of » Syrophenician woman

Matthew 15:27

"Be it so, Sir," she said, "for even the dogs eat the scraps which fall from their masters' tables."

Luke 11:8

"I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires.

Luke 18:5

yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'"

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » For enemies

Prayer » Should be offered up » With confidence in God

Prayer » Accompanied with » Fasting

Prayer » General references to » Universal need of

Prayer » Ascends to heaven

Revelation 5:8

And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four Elders fell down before the Lamb, having each of them a harp and bringing golden bowls full of incense, which represent the prayers of God's people.

Prayer » Should be offered up » With the spirit and understanding

1 Corinthians 14:15

How then does the matter stand? I will pray in spirit, and I will pray with my understanding also. I will praise God in spirit, and I will praise Him with my understanding also.

John 4:22-24

You worship One of whom you know nothing. We worship One whom we know; for salvation comes from the Jews. But a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the true worshippers will worship the Father with true spiritual worship; for indeed the Father desires such worshippers. God is Spirit; and those who worship Him must bring Him true spiritual worship."

Prayer » Should be offered up » With the heart

Prayer » Examples of » Hezekiah, at the invasion of sennacherib

Prayer » Answered » Centurion for his servant

Matthew 8:5-13

After His entry into Capernaum a Captain came to Him, and entreated Him. "Sir," he said, "my servant at home is lying ill with paralysis, and is suffering great pain." "I will come and cure him," said Jesus. read more.
"Sir," replied the Captain, "I am not a fit person to receive you under my roof: merely say the word, and my servant will be cured. For I myself am also under authority, and have soldiers under me. To one I say 'Go,' and he goes, to another 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave 'Do this or that,' and he does it." Jesus listened to this reply, and was astonished, and said to the people following Him, "I solemnly tell you that in no Israelite have I found faith as great as this. And I tell you that many will come from the east and from the west and will recline at table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of the Heavens, while the natural heirs of the Kingdom will be driven out into the darkness outside: there will be the weeping aloud and the gnashing of teeth." And Jesus said to the Captain, "Go, and just as you have believed, so be it for you." And the servant recovered precisely at that time.

Luke 7:3-10

and the Captain, hearing about Jesus, sent to Him some of the Jewish Elders, begging Him to come and restore his servant to health. And they, when they came to Jesus, earnestly entreated Him, pleading, "He deserves to have this favour granted him, for he loves our nation, and at his own expense he built our synagogue for us." read more.
Then Jesus went with them. But when He was not far from the house, the Captain sent friends to Him with the message: "Sir, do not trouble to come. I am not worthy of having you come under my roof; and therefore I did not deem myself worthy to come to you. Only speak the word, and let my young man be cured. For I too am a man obedient to authority, and have soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this or that,' and he does it." Jesus listened to the Captain's message and was astonished at him, and He turned and said to the crowd that followed Him, "I tell you that not even in Israel have I found faith like that." And the friends who had been sent, on returning to the house, found the servant in perfect health.

John 4:50-51

"You may return home," replied Jesus; "your son has recovered." He believed the words of Jesus, and started back home; and he was already on his way down when his servants met him and told him that his son was alive and well.

Prayer » Should be offered up » With earnestness

1 Thessalonians 3:10

while night and day, with intense earnestness, we pray that we may see your faces, and may bring to perfection whatever may be still lacking in your faith?

James 5:17

Elijah was a man with a nature similar to ours, and he earnestly prayed that there might be no rain: and no rain fell on the land for three years and six months.

Prayer » Answered » The leper, for healing

Matthew 8:2-3

And a leper came to Him, and throwing himself at His feet, said, "Sir, if only you are willing you are able to cleanse me." So Jesus put out His hand and touched him, and said, "I am willing: be cleansed." Instantly he was cleansed from his leprosy;

Mark 1:40-43

One day there came a leper to Jesus entreating Him, and pleading on his knees. "If you are willing," he said, "you are able to cleanse me." Moved with pity Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. "I am willing," He said; "be cleansed." The leprosy at once left him, and he was cleansed. read more.
Jesus at once sent him away, strictly charging him,

Luke 5:12-13

On another occasion, when He was in one of the towns, there was a man there covered with leprosy, who, seeing Jesus, threw himself at His feet and implored Him, saying, "Sir, if only you are willing, you are able to make me clean." Reaching out His hand and touching him, Jesus said, "I am willing; be cleansed!" And instantly the leprosy left him.

Prayer » Of jesus » On a mountain

Luke 9:28

It was about eight days after this that Jesus, taking with Him Peter, John, and James, went up the mountain to pray.

Mark 6:46

He then bade the people farewell, and went away up the hill to pray.

Prayer » The prayer of jesus, "let this cup pass away,"

Matthew 26:42

Again a second time He went away and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is impossible for this cup to pass without my drinking it, Thy will be done."

Matthew 26:44

So He left them, and went away once more and prayed a third time, again using the same words.

Matthew 26:45-75

Then He came to the disciples and said, "Sleep on and rest. See, the moment is close at hand when the Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinful men. Rouse yourselves. Let us be going. My betrayer is close at hand." He had scarcely finished speaking when Judas came--one of the Twelve--accompanied by a great crowd of men armed with swords and bludgeons, sent by the High Priests and Elders of the People. read more.
Now the betrayer had agreed upon a sign with them, to direct them. He had said, "The one whom I kiss is the man: lay hold of him." So he went straight to Jesus and said, "Peace to you, Rabbi!" And he kissed Him eagerly. "Friend," said Jesus, "carry out your intention." Then they came and laid their hands on Jesus and seized Him firmly. But one of those with Jesus drew his sword and struck the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear. "Put back your sword again," said Jesus, "for all who draw the sword shall perish by the sword. Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels? In that case how are the Scriptures to be fulfilled which declare that thus it must be?" Then said Jesus to the crowds, "Have you come out as if to fight with a robber, with swords and bludgeons to apprehend me? Day after day I have been sitting teaching in the Temple, and you did not arrest me. But all this has taken place in order that the writings of the Prophets may be fulfilled." At this point the disciples all left Him and fled. But the officers who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, at whose house the Scribes and the Elders had assembled. And Peter kept following Him at a distance, till he came even to the court of the High Priest's palace, where he entered and sat down among the officers to see the issue. Meanwhile the High Priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death; but they could find none, although many false witnesses came forward. At length there came two who testified, "This man said, 'I am able to pull down the Sanctuary of God and three days afterwards to build a new one.'" Then the High Priest stood up and asked Him, "Have you no answer to make? What is it these men are saying in evidence against you?" Jesus however remained silent. Again the High Priest addressed Him. "In the name of the ever-living God," he said, "I now put you on your oath. Tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God." "I am He," replied Jesus. "But I tell you that, later on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Omnipotence, and coming on the clouds of the sky." Then the High Priest tore his robes and exclaimed, "Impious language! What further need have we of witnesses! See, you have now heard the impiety. What is your verdict?" "He deserves to die," they replied. Then they spat in His face, and struck Him--some with the fist, some with the open hand-- while they taunted Him, saying, "Christ, prove yourself a Prophet by telling us who it was that struck you." Peter meanwhile was sitting outside in the court of the palace, when one of the maidservants came over to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilaean." He denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean." Soon afterwards he went out and stood in the gateway, when another girl saw him, and said, addressing the people there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." Again he denied it with an oath. "I do not know the man," he said. A short time afterwards the people standing there came and said to Peter, "Certainly you too are one of them, for your brogue shows it." Then with curses and oaths he declared, "I do not know the man." Immediately a cock crowed, and Peter recollected the words of Jesus, how He had said, "Before the cock crows you will three times disown me." And he went out and wept aloud, bitterly.

Prayer » Intercessory prayer, examples of » For israel

Prayer » Accompanied with » Thanksgiving

Prayer » Importunity in » The two blind men of jericho

Mark 10:48

Many angrily told him to leave off shouting; but he only cried out all the louder, "Son of David, have pity on me."

Matthew 20:30-31

two blind men sitting by the roadside heard that it was Jesus who was passing by, and cried aloud, "Sir, Son of David, pity us." The people angrily tried to silence them, but they cried all the louder. "O Sir, Son of David, pity us," they said.

Luke 18:39

Those in front reproved him and tried to silence him; but he continued shouting, louder than ever, "Son of David, take pity on me."

Prayer » Conditions for successful » Contrition

Prayer » Answered » Elijah, asking for rain

James 5:17

Elijah was a man with a nature similar to ours, and he earnestly prayed that there might be no rain: and no rain fell on the land for three years and six months.

Prayer » Daily, in the morning

Prayer » To be offered » Through Christ

Prayer » Submission in, exemplified by jesus

Prayer » In the garden of gethsemane

Matthew 26:36

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to the disciples, "Sit down here, whilst I go yonder and there pray."

Mark 14:32

So they came to a place called Gethsemane. There He said to His disciples, "Sit down here till I have prayed."

Luke 22:45

When He rose from his prayer and came to His disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow.

Prayer » Intercessory prayer, examples of » Lord's the

Matthew 6:9-13

"In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy kingdom come; let Thy will be done, as in Heaven so on earth; give us to-day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our shortcomings, as we also have forgiven those who have failed in their duty towards us; and bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil one.'

Luke 11:2-4

So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'"

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » gideon

Prayer » Should be offered up » With the whole heart

Prayer » Accompanied with » Repentance

Prayer » Answered » Israelites for deliverance » From bondage

Acts 7:34

I have seen, yes, I have seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their groans, and I have come down to deliver them. And now I will send you to Egypt.'

Prayer » Accompanied with » Confession

Prayer » Described as » Drawing near to God

Prayer » The holy ghost » As the spirit of adoptions, leads to

Prayer » Answered » Hezekiah and isaiah, for deliverance from sennacherib

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » Solomon

Prayer » Should be offered up » In the holy ghost

Prayer » Accompanied with » Weeping

Prayer » Answered » Israelites for deliverance » Sisera

Prayer » Power of » Dependent upon faith

Prayer » Morning » Of david

Prayer » Answer to, withheld » Of job

Prayer » Conditions for successful » Three times a day

Prayer » Conditions for successful » Obedience

1 John 3:22

and whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight.

Prayer » Should be offered up » In faith

Prayer » Postures in » Standing

Prayer » Answered » To save hezekiah's life

Prayer » Suitable in affliction

Prayer » Rise early for

Prayer » Should be offered up » With truth

Prayer » Accompanied with » Watchfulness

Prayer » Importunity in » The non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman

Matthew 15:22-28

Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed by a demon." But He answered her not a word. Then the disciples interposed, and begged Him, saying, "Send her away because she keeps crying behind us." "I have only been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel," He replied. read more.
Then she came and threw herself at His feet and entreated Him. "O Sir, help me," she said. "It is not right," He said, "to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." "Be it so, Sir," she said, "for even the dogs eat the scraps which fall from their masters' tables." "O woman," replied Jesus, "great is your faith: be it done to you as you desire." And from that moment her daughter was restored to health.

Mark 7:25-30

Forthwith a woman whose little daughter was possessed by a foul spirit heard of Him, and came and flung herself at His feet. She was a Gentile woman, a Syro-phoenician by nation: and again and again she begged Him to expel the demon from her daughter. "Let the children first eat all they want," He said; "it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." read more.
"True, Sir," she replied, "and yet the dogs under the table eat the children's scraps." "For those words of yours, go home," He replied; "the demon has gone out of your daughter." So she went home, and found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Prayer » To be offered » To God

Prayer » Plead in the » Mercy of God

Prayer » Answered » Exceeds expectation

Prayer » God answers

Prayer » God hears

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Iniquity

Prayer » Described as » Making supplication

Prayer » Described as » Crying unto God

Prayer » The disciples prayed for peter; the answer included peter's deliverance

Acts 12:15

"You are mad," they said. But she strenuously maintained that it was true. "It is his guardian angel," they said.

Prayer » Experience of past mercies an incentive to

Prayer » Importunity, examples of » The early church

Prayer » To be offered » To Christ

Luke 23:42

And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come in your Kingdom."

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » The cry for deliverance (paul)

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

As for this, three times have I besought the Lord to rid me of him; but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me.

Prayer » Should be offered up » Without ceasing

Prayer » the lord's prayer,

Luke 11:1

At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."

Matthew 6:9-13

"In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy kingdom come; let Thy will be done, as in Heaven so on earth; give us to-day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our shortcomings, as we also have forgiven those who have failed in their duty towards us; and bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil one.'

Luke 11:2-4

So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'"

Prayer » To be offered » To the holy ghost

Prayer » Answered » Jacob, for deliverance from esau

Prayer » Answered » Israelites for deliverance » Ammon

Prayer » Intercessory prayer, examples of » Hezekiah for the people

Prayer » Intercessory prayer, examples of » David for israel

Prayer » Parental prayers » David, for solomon

Prayer » Described as » Crying to heaven

Prayer » Answered » Jehoshaphat, for victory over the canaanites

Prayer » Morning » Of hezekiah

Prayer » Answer to, withheld » Of balaam

Prayer » Long » Of scribes

Mark 12:40

and who swallow up the property of widows and then mask their wickedness by making long prayers: these men will receive far heavier punishment."

Luke 20:47

who swallow up the property of widows and mask their wickedness by making long prayers. They will be punished far more severely than others."

Prayer » In distress

Hebrews 5:7

For Jesus during his earthly life offered up prayers and entreaties, crying aloud and weeping as He pleaded with Him who was able to bring Him in safety out of death, and He was delivered from the terror from which He shrank.

Prayer » Brevity in prayer examples of brief prayers » Jabez

Prayer » Described as » Lifting up the heart

Prayer » Importunity in » moses

Prayer » Answered » Hannah, asking to give birth to a child

Prayer » Answered » Solomon, asking for wisdom

Prayer » Held in private houses

Acts 12:12

So, after thinking things over, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John surnamed Mark, where a large number of people were assembled, praying.

Acts 1:13-14

They entered the city, and they went up to the upper room which was now their fixed place for meeting. Their names were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the brother of James. All of these with one mind continued earnest in prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.

Prayer » Thrice daily

Prayer » Brevity in prayer examples of brief prayers » Elijah at carmel

Prayer » Examples of secret prayer » Elijah

Prayer » Examples of secret prayer » moses

Prayer » Importunity, examples of » moses

Prayer » General references to » Ascends as incense before God

Revelation 8:3-4

And another angel came and stood close to the altar, carrying a censer of gold; and abundance of incense was given to him that he might place it with the prayers of all God's people upon the golden altar which was in front of the throne. And the smoke of the incense rose into the presence of God from the angel's hand, and mingled with the prayers of His people.

Prayer » Should be offered up » With deliberation

Prayer » Importunity in » The roman centurion

Matthew 8:5

After His entry into Capernaum a Captain came to Him, and entreated Him.

Luke 7:3-4

and the Captain, hearing about Jesus, sent to Him some of the Jewish Elders, begging Him to come and restore his servant to health. And they, when they came to Jesus, earnestly entreated Him, pleading, "He deserves to have this favour granted him,

Prayer » Examples of » Elijah

Prayer » Examples of » jacob

Prayer » How not to pray

Matthew 6:5

"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

Prayer » Secret

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » samuel

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » moses

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » The cry for intercession (moses)

Prayer » Should be offered up » In everything

Prayer » The holy ghost » Promised as a spirit of

Prayer » Answered » David, in adversity

Prayer » Conditions for successful » Whole-heartedness

Prayer » Examples of secret prayer » samuel

Prayer » General references to » Prayers of the saints precious

Revelation 5:8

And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four Elders fell down before the Lamb, having each of them a harp and bringing golden bowls full of incense, which represent the prayers of God's people.

Prayer » General references to » The holy spirit aids in

Romans 8:26-27

In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness; for we do not know what prayers to offer nor in what way to offer them. But the Spirit Himself pleads for us in yearnings that can find no words, and the Searcher of hearts knows what the Spirit's meaning is, because His intercessions for God's people are in harmony with God's will.

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Neglect of mercy

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Stubbornness

Prayer » Parental prayers » David, for the life of his child

Prayer » Described as » Bowing the knees

Prayer » Plead in the » Covenant of God

Prayer » Examples of » Paul, for the ephesians

Prayer » Whose prayer the lord does not hear

Prayer » The spirit helps you pray

Romans 8:26-28

In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness; for we do not know what prayers to offer nor in what way to offer them. But the Spirit Himself pleads for us in yearnings that can find no words, and the Searcher of hearts knows what the Spirit's meaning is, because His intercessions for God's people are in harmony with God's will. Now we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.

Prayer » Profuse, to be avoided

Matthew 6:7

"And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words.

Prayer » Model for

Matthew 6:9-13

"In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy kingdom come; let Thy will be done, as in Heaven so on earth; give us to-day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our shortcomings, as we also have forgiven those who have failed in their duty towards us; and bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil one.'

Prayer » Private, of Christ » In the garden of gethsemane

Luke 22:41-42

But He Himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed repeatedly, saying, "Father, if it be Thy will, take this cup away from me; yet not my will but Thine be done!"

Prayer » Examples of Prayers answered » Hannah

Prayer » Night » All Night Prayers » jacob

Prayer » Examples of » jacob » at peniel

Prayer » Brevity in prayer examples of brief prayers » Hezekiah, when sick

Prayer » Intercessory prayer, examples of » For miriam

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » The cry for help (jacob)

Prayer » Seven earnest suppliants » Cry for wisdom

Prayer » Importunity, examples of » Abraham

Prayer » Importunity, examples of » jacob

Prayer » Should be offered up » In full assurance of faith

Prayer » Should be offered up » With a true heart

Prayer » Should be offered up » With holiness

1 Timothy 2:8

So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

Prayer » Should be offered up » Night and day

1 Timothy 5:5

A widow who is really in need, friendless and desolate, has her hopes fixed on God, and continues at her supplications and prayers, night and day;

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Despising the law

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Indifference

Prayer » Should be offered up » Everywhere

1 Timothy 2:8

So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

Prayer » Parental prayers » The father, for the demoniac

Matthew 17:15

"Sir," he said, "have pity on my son, for he is an epileptic and is very ill. Often he falls into the fire and often into the water.

Prayer » Parental prayers » Abraham, for ishmael

Prayer » Accompanied with » Self-abasement

Prayer » Described as » Pouring out the soul

Prayer » Examples of » David, when denied the privilege of building the temple

Prayer » Examples of » Abraham, for sodom

Prayer » Power of » To be most effective, should be accompanied by praise

Acts 16:25-26

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, when suddenly there was such a violent shock of earthquake that the prison shook to its foundations. Instantly the doors all flew open, and the chains fell off from every prisoner.

Prayer » Power of » Increased by self-denial

Prayer » Morning » Of samuel's parents

Prayer » God the father knowing what you need before you ask

Matthew 6:5-8

"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you. "And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words. read more.
Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.

Prayer » Whose prayer shall be an abomination

Prayer » The prayer of the upright

Prayer » Pouring out your heart before God

Prayer » Of the upright, a delight to God

Prayer » gideon

Prayer » Peter

Acts 9:40

Peter, however, putting every one out of the room, knelt down and prayed, and then turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, rise." Dorcas at once opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, sat up.

Acts 10:9

The next day, while they were still on their journey and were getting near the town, about noon Peter went up on the house-top to pray.

Prayer » Private, of Christ » Solitary communion

Luke 5:15-16

But all the more the report about Him spread abroad, and great multitudes crowded to hear Him and to be cured of their diseases; but Jesus Himself constantly withdrew into the Desert and there prayed.

Prayer » Private, of Christ » Evening prayer

Mark 6:46-47

He then bade the people farewell, and went away up the hill to pray. When evening was come, the boat was half way across the Lake, while he Himself was on shore alone.

Prayer » Intercessory Christ's intercession with the father for mankind » Salvation through