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43 Bible Verses about Prayerlessness

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Psalm 14:1-4

A Portrait of SinnersFor the choir director. Davidic. The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt; they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race
to see if there is one who is wise,
one who seeks God. All have turned away;
all alike have become corrupt.
There is no one who does good,
not even one.read more.
Will evildoers never understand?
They consume My people as they consume bread;
they do not call on the Lord.

Psalm 53:1-4

For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Davidic Maskil.The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good. God looks down from heaven on the human race
to see if there is one who is wise,
one who seeks God. All have turned away;
all alike have become corrupt.
There is no one who does good,
not even one.read more.
Will evildoers never understand?
They consume My people as they consume bread;
they do not call on God.

Job 21:15

Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him,
and what will we gain by pleading with Him?”

Zephaniah 3:2

She has not obeyed;
she has not accepted discipline.
She has not trusted in Yahweh;
she has not drawn near to her God.

Deuteronomy 32:17-18

They sacrificed to demons, not God,
to gods they had not known,
new gods that had just arrived,
which your fathers did not fear. You ignored the Rock who gave you birth;
you forgot the God who gave birth to you.

Jeremiah 2:5-6

This is what the Lord says:What fault did your fathers find in Me
that they went so far from Me,
followed worthless idols,
and became worthless themselves? They stopped asking, “Where is the Lord
who brought us from the land of Egypt,
who led us through the wilderness,
through a land of deserts and ravines,
through a land of drought and darkness,
a land no one traveled through
and where no one lived?”

Genesis 3:9-12

So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard You in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” Then He asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”read more.
Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”

Jonah 1:1-6

The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me.” However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord’s presence.read more.
Then the Lord hurled a violent wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose on the sea that the ship threatened to break apart. The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his god. They threw the ship’s cargo into the sea to lighten the load. Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel and had stretched out and fallen into a deep sleep. The captain approached him and said, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up! Call to your god. Maybe this god will consider us, and we won’t perish.”

Luke 22:45

When He got up from prayer and came to the disciples, He found them sleeping, exhausted from their grief.

Matthew 26:40

Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with Me one hour?

Mark 14:37

Then He came and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you sleeping?” He asked Peter.“Couldn’t you stay awake one hour?

Matthew 26:43-45

And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the time is near. The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Mark 14:40-41

And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him. Then He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Joshua 7:2-5

Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and told them, “Go up and scout the land.” So the men went up and scouted Ai. After returning to Joshua they reported to him, “Don’t send all the people, but send about 2,000 or 3,000 men to attack Ai. Since the people of Ai are so few, don’t wear out all our people there.” So about 3,000 men went up there, but they fled from the men of Ai.read more.
The men of Ai struck down about 36 of them and chased them from outside the gate to the quarries, striking them down on the descent. As a result, the people’s hearts melted and became like water.

2 Kings 1:16

Then Elijah said to King Ahaziah, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron—is it because there is no God in Israel for you to inquire of His will?—you will not get up from your sickbed; you will certainly die.’”

2 Kings 1:1-6

After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. Ahaziah had fallen through the latticed window of his upper room in Samaria and was injured. So he sent messengers instructing them: “Go inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, if I will recover from this injury.” But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Go and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?’ read more.
Therefore, this is what the Lord says: ‘You will not get up from your sickbed—you will certainly die.’” Then Elijah left. The messengers returned to the king, who asked them, “Why have you come back?” They replied, “A man came to meet us and said, ‘Go back to the king who sent you and declare to him: This is what the Lord says: Is it because there is no God in Israel that you’re sending these men to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore, you will not get up from your sickbed—you will certainly die.’”

Isaiah 43:22

“But Jacob, you have not called on Me,
because, Israel, you have become weary of Me.

Isaiah 1:14

I hate your New Moons and prescribed festivals.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am tired of putting up with them.

Isaiah 30:1-2

Woe to the rebellious children!
This is the Lord’s declaration.
They carry out a plan, but not Mine;
they make an alliance,
but against My will,
piling sin on top of sin. They set out to go down to Egypt
without asking My advice,
in order to seek shelter under Pharaoh’s protection
and take refuge in Egypt’s shadow.

Daniel 9:13

Just as it is written in the law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not appeased the Lord our God by turning from our iniquities and paying attention to Your truth.

Isaiah 9:13

The people did not turn to Him who struck them;
they did not seek the Lord of Hosts.

Jeremiah 5:3

Lord, don’t Your eyes look for faithfulness?
You have struck them, but they felt no pain.
You finished them off,
but they refused to accept discipline.
They made their faces harder than rock,
and they refused to return.

Ezekiel 22:30

I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land so that I might not destroy it, but I found no one.

Psalm 73:27

Those far from You will certainly perish;
You destroy all who are unfaithful to You.

Zephaniah 1:4-6

I will stretch out My hand against Judah
and against all the residents of Jerusalem.
I will cut off every vestige of Baal
from this place,
the names of the pagan priests
along with the priests; those who bow in worship on the rooftops
to the heavenly host;
those who bow and pledge loyalty to the Lord
but also pledge loyalty to Milcom; and those who turn back from following the Lord,
who do not seek the Lord or inquire of Him.

Matthew 26:74

Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, “I do not know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed,

Mark 14:71

Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about!”

Luke 22:60

But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.

James 4:2

You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.

2 Kings 17:15

They rejected His statutes and His covenant He had made with their ancestors and the decrees He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and became worthless themselves, following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate.

Jeremiah 2:5

This is what the Lord says:What fault did your fathers find in Me
that they went so far from Me,
followed worthless idols,
and became worthless themselves?

John 15:4-5

Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.

James 4:1-4

What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you? You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.read more.
Adulteresses! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.

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