'Pray' in the Bible
Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.”
Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord on your behalf.”
They pleaded with Samuel, “Pray to the Lord your God for your servants, so we won’t die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of requesting a king for ourselves.”
“As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you. I will teach you the good and right way.
since You, Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant when You said, “I will build a house for you.” Therefore, Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You.
Hear the petition of Your servantand Your people Israel,which they pray toward this place.May You hear in Your dwelling place in heaven.May You hear and forgive.
When Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy,because they have sinned against You,and they return to You and praise Your name,and they pray and plead with Youfor mercy in this temple,
When the skies are shut and there is no rain,because they have sinned against You,and they pray toward this placeand praise Your name,and they turn from their sinsbecause You are afflicting them,
for they will hear of Your great name,mighty hand, and outstretched arm,and will come and pray toward this temple—
When Your people go out to fight against their enemies,wherever You send them,and they pray to Yahwehin the direction of the city You have chosenand the temple I have built for Your name,
and when they return to You with their whole mind and heartin the land of their enemies who took them captive,and when they pray to You in the direction of their landthat You gave their ancestors,the city You have chosen,and the temple I have built for Your name,
Then the king responded to the man of God, “Plead for the favor of the Lord your God and pray for me so that my hand may be restored to me.” So the man of God pleaded for the favor of the Lord, and the king’s hand was restored to him and became as it had been at first.
Since You, my God, have revealed to Your servant that You will build him a house, Your servant has found courage to pray in Your presence.
Hear the petitions of Your servantand Your people Israel,which they pray toward this place.May You hear in Your dwelling place in heaven.May You hear and forgive.
If Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy,because they have sinned against You,and they return to You and praise Your name,and they pray and plead for mercybefore You in this temple,
When the skies are shut and there is no rainbecause they have sinned against You,and they pray toward this placeand praise Your name,and they turn from their sinsbecause You are afflicting them,
When Your people go out to fight against their enemies,wherever You send them,and they pray to Youin the direction of this city You have chosenand the temple that I have built for Your name,
and when they return to You with their whole mind and heartin the land of their captivity where they were taken captive,and when they pray in the direction of their landthat You gave their ancestors,and the city You have chosen,and toward the temple I have built for Your name,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
so that they can offer sacrifices of pleasing aroma to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.
let Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive to hear Your servant’s prayer that I now pray to You day and night for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins we have committed against You. Both I and my father’s house have sinned.
You will pray to Him, and He will hear you,and you will fulfill your vows.
He will pray to God, and God will delight in him.That man will see His face with a shout of joy,and God will restore his righteousness to him.
Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”
Pay attention to the sound of my cry,my King and my God,for I pray to You.
Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to Youat a time that You may be found.When great floodwaters come,they will not reach him.
In return for my love they accuse me,but I continue to pray.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:“May those who love you prosper;
When Moab appears on the high place,when he tires himself outand comes to his sanctuary to pray,it will do him no good.
“Come, gather together,and draw near, you fugitives of the nations.Those who carry their wooden idols,and pray to a god who cannot save,have no knowledge.
“As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not offer a cry or a prayer on their behalf, and do not beg Me, for I will not listen to you.
“As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not raise up a cry or a prayer on their behalf, for I will not be listening when they call out to Me at the time of their disaster.
Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of these people.
Seek the welfare of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it has prosperity, you will prosper.”
You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah son of Maaseiah, the priest, to Jeremiah the prophet, requesting, “Please pray to the Lord our God for us!”
Jeremiah the prophet and said, “May our petition come before you; pray to the Lord your God on our behalf, on behalf of this entire remnant (for few of us remain out of the many, as you can see with your own eyes),
So Jeremiah the prophet said to them, “I have heard. I will now pray to the Lord your God according to your words, and every word that the Lord answers you I will tell you; I won’t withhold a word from you.”
You have led your own selves astray because you are the ones who sent me to the Lord your God, saying, ‘Pray to the Lord our God on our behalf, and as for all that the Lord our God says, tell it to us, and we’ll act accordingly.’
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
“Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!
But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
When you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words.
“Therefore, you should pray like this:Our Father in heaven,Your name be honored as holy.
Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.
Again, I assure you: If two of you on earth agree about any matter that you pray for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven.
Then children were brought to Him so He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them.
Pray that your escape may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
After He said good-bye to them, He went away to the mountain to pray.
Therefore I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for—believe that you have receivedthem, and you will have them.
Pray it won’t happen in winter.
Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and He told His disciples,“Sit here while I pray.”
Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
During those days He went out to the mountain to pray and spent all night in prayer to God.
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
About eight days after these words, He took along Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
He told them:“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.
He was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.”
He said to them, “Whenever you pray, say:Father,Your name be honored as holy.Your kingdom come.
He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged:
“Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
When He reached the place, He told them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray,
“Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation.”
I pray for them.I am not praying for the worldbut for those You have given Me,because they are Yours.
I pray not only for these,but also for those who believe in Methrough their message.
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
“Please pray to the Lord for me,” Simon replied, “so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop about noon.
When our days there were over, we left to continue our journey, while all of them, with their wives and children, escorted us out of the city. After kneeling down on the beach to pray,
In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Therefore the person who speaks in another language should pray that he can interpret.
For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
What then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with my understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with my understanding.
Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong—not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear to fail.
In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray that you become fully mature.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints,
I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit,
and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,
Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.
For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.
And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment,
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah, for which I am in prison,
as we pray very earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith?
Brothers, pray for us also.
And in view of this, we always pray for you that our God will consider you worthy of His calling, and will, by His power, fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith,
Finally, brothers, pray for us that the Lord’s message may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you,
Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.
I pray that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us for the glory of Christ.
Pray for us; for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything.
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