'Prayer' in the Bible
For you, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, have revealed this to your servant, telling him, "I will build a dynasty for you,' so that your servant has found fortitude to pray this prayer to you.
Pay attention to the prayer of your servant and to his request, LORD my God, and listen to the cry and prayer that your servant is praying in your presence today.
Let your eyes always look toward this Temple night and day, toward the location where you have said "My name will reside there.' Listen to the prayer that your servant prays in this direction.
whatever prayer or request is made, no matter whether it's made by a single man or by all of your people Israel, each praying out of his own hurting heart and anguish and stretching out his hands toward this Temple,
then hear their prayer and their request in heaven, and fight for their cause.
then hear their prayer and requests in heaven, where you reside, and fight for their cause,
When Solomon had completed saying this entire prayer to the LORD, he got up from kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven in the presence of the LORD's altar,
The LORD told him: "I've heard your prayer and your request that you made to me. I have consecrated this Temple that you have built by placing my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there continuously.
"This is what Hezekiah says: "Today is a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy, because children are about to be born, but there is no strength to bring them to birth. Perhaps the LORD your God will take note of everything that Rab-shakeh has said, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to taunt the living God, and then he will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore offer a prayer for the survivors who remain.'"
"Return to Hezekiah," he said, "and tell the Commander-in-Chief of my people: "This is what the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, says: "I've heard your prayer and I've observed your tears. Look! I'm healing you. Three days from now, you'll go visit the LORD's Temple.
Pay attention to the prayer of your servant and to his request, LORD my God, and listen to the cry and prayer that your servant is praying in your presence.
Let your eyes always look toward this Temple day and night, toward the location where you have said you would place your name. Listen to the prayer that your servant prays in this direction.
whatever prayer or request is made, no matter whether it's made by a single man or by all of your people Israel, each praying out of his own illness and anguish and stretching out their hands toward this Temple,
then hear their prayer and their request from heaven, and fight for their cause.
then hear their prayer and requests from heaven, where you reside, and fight for their cause, forgiving your people who have sinned against you.
As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire descended from heaven and burned up the burnt offerings and sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the Temple.
"I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for a sacrificial temple to me. Whenever I close the skies so there is no rain, or whenever I command locusts to lay waste to the land, or whenever I send epidemics among my people,
After this, the priests arose, blessed the people, and their voices were heard in prayer all the way to heaven, where God resides in holiness.
Now as to the rest of Manasseh's accomplishments, including his prayer to God and what the seers had to say to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, they are included among the Acts of the Kings of Israel.
His prayer, how God was moved by him, all of his sin and unfaithfulness, and a record of the sites where he constructed high places, erected Asherim and carved images before he humbled himself are written in the Acts of the Seers.
please turn your attention to observe carefully and listen to the prayer of your servant today that I am presenting to you day and night on behalf of your servants, the Israelis.
"And now, Lord, I ask you to listen to the prayer of your servant and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your Name. I ask you, please prosper your servant today by granting him to receive favor from this man." Now I was the king's senior security advisor.
and Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led the thanksgiving prayer, and Bakbukiah, second among his relatives, and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
even though violence is not my intention, and my prayer is pure."
When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD receives my prayer.
You cause me to know the path of life; in your presence is joyful abundance, at your right hand there are pleasures forever. A Davidic Prayer.
LORD, hear my just plea! Pay attention to my cry! Listen to my prayer, since it does not come from lying lips.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, God. Listen closely to me and hear my prayer.
When I said in my panic, "I have been cut off in your sight," then you surely heard the voice of my prayer in my plea to you for help.
Hear my prayer, LORD, pay attention to my cry, and do not ignore my tears. I am an alien in your presence, a stranger just like my ancestors were.
By day the LORD will command his gracious love, and by night his song is with me a prayer to the God of my life.
God, listen to my prayer, and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
Pay attention to my prayer, God, and do not hide yourself from my appeal.
God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.
Since you hear prayer, everybody will come to you.
As for me, LORD, may my prayer to you come at a favorable time. God, in the abundance of your gracious love, answer me with your sure deliverance.
May he live long and be given gold from Sheba, and may prayer be offered for him continuously, and may he be blessed every day.
LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, hear my prayer! Listen, God of Jacob! Interlude
Righteousness will go before him to prepare a path for his steps. A Davidic prayer
Hear my prayer, LORD; attend to my prayer of supplication.
Let my prayer come before you; listen to my cry.
As for me, I cry out to you LORD, and in the morning my prayer greets you.
Blessed is the LORD forever! Amen and amen! A prayer by Moses, the godly man
Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, eliminating everyone who practices iniquity from the LORD's city. A prayer by the afflicted man who is overwhelmed and talks about his troubles with the LORD.
LORD, hear my prayer! May my cry for help come to you.
He will turn to the prayer of the destitute, not despising their prayer.
Instead of receiving my love, they accuse me, though I continue in prayer.
When he is judged, may he be found guilty; may his prayer be regarded as sin.
I love the LORD because he has heard my prayer for mercy;
Let my prayer be like incense offered before you, and my uplifted hands like the evening sacrifice.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through. A Davidic Song, when he was in the cave. A prayer.
LORD, hear my prayer; pay attention to my request, because you are faithful; answer me in your righteousness.
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
If someone quits listening to the Law even his prayer is detestable.
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I'll hide my eyes from you. Even though you pray repeatedly, I won't listen. Your hands are full of blood, your fingers drenched with iniquity."
LORD, they came to you in distress; they poured out their secret prayer when your chastenings were afflicting them.
Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, sent to mock the living God, and perhaps he will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard. So lift up a prayer for the remnant that still survives in this city."
"Go tell Hezekiah, "This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David has to say: "I've heard your prayer and I've seen your tears; so I will add fifteen years to your life.
these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will rise up to be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for everyone."
Indeed, when I cry out, calling for help, he shuts out my prayer.
You covered yourself with a cloud that prayer cannot pierce.
"So I turned my attention to the Lord God, seeking him in prayer and supplication, accompanied with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
"So now, O God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his requests, and look with favor on your desolate sanctuary, for the sake of the Lord.
"While I was still speaking in prayer, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and placing my request in the presence of the LORD my God on behalf of the holy mountain of God
"Daniel, I've now come to give you insight and understanding. Because you're highly regarded, the answer was issued when you began your prayer, and I've come to tell you. Pay attention to my message and you'll understand the vision.
"As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple.
A prayer by the prophet Habakkuk, set to music.
But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting."
He told them, "It is written, "My house is to be called a house of prayer,' but you are turning it into a hideout for bandits!"
You will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, if you believe."
He told them, "This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting."
Then he began to teach them: "It is written, is it not, "My house is to be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you've turned it into a hideout for bandits!"
That is why I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
He went away again and prayed the same prayer as before.
But the angel told him, "Stop being afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to name him John.
and then as a widow for 84 years. She never left the Temple, but continued to worship there night and day with times of fasting and prayer.
Now it was in those days that Jesus went to a mountain to pray, and he spent the whole night in prayer to God.
He told them, "It is written, "My house is to be called a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a hideout for bandits!"
When he got up from prayer, he went to the disciples and found them asleep from sorrow.
With one mind, all of them kept devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women (including Mary the mother of Jesus) and his brothers.
The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.
One afternoon, Peter and John were on their way to the Temple for the three o'clock prayer time.
Then we'll devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
and said, "Cornelius, your prayer has been heard. God has remembered your gifts to the poor,
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church, and with prayer and fasting they entrusted them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
On the Sabbath day, we went out the city gate and walked along the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer. We sat down and began talking to the women who had gathered there.
Once, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of fortune-telling and who had brought her owners a great deal of money by predicting the future.
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God about the Jews is that they would be saved.
Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.
Do not withhold yourselves from each other unless you agree to do so just for a set time, in order to devote yourselves to prayer. Then you should come together again so that Satan does not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.
And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight,
Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray.
because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
And the prayer offered in faith will save the person who is sick. The Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.
Therefore, make it your habit to confess your sins to one another and to pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
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