'Prayer' in the Bible
But an evil spirit of this kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting."
"It is written," He said, "'My House shall be called the House of Prayer', but you are making it a robbers' cave."
"An evil spirit of this kind," He answered, "can only be driven out by prayer."
And He remonstrated with them. "Is it not written," He said, "'My House shall be called The House of Prayer for all the nations?' But you have made it what it now is--a robbers' cave."
and then being a widow of eighty-four years. She was never absent from the Temple, but worshipped, by day and by night, with fasting and prayer.
About that time He went out on one occasion into the hill country to pray; and He remained all night in prayer to God.
"It is written," He said, "'And My house shall be the House of Prayer,' but you have made it a robbers' cave."
When He rose from his prayer and came to His disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow.
After offering this prayer Jesus went out with His disciples to a place on the further side of the Ravine of the Cedars, where there was a garden which He entered--Himself and His disciples.
All of these with one mind continued earnest in prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.
and they were constant in listening to the teaching of the Apostles and in their attendance at the Communion, that is, the Breaking of the Bread, and at prayer.
One day Peter and John were going up to the Temple for the hour of prayer--the ninth hour--and, just then,
But, as for us, we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the delivery of the Message."
These men they brought to the Apostles, and, after prayer, they laid their hands upon them.
He was religious and God-fearing--and so was every member of his household. He was also liberal in his charities to the people, and continually offered prayer to God.
"Just at this hour, three days ago," replied Cornelius, "I was offering afternoon prayer in my house, when suddenly a man in shining raiment stood in front of me,
who said, "'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your charities have been put on record before God.
"While I was in the town of Jaffa, offering prayer," he said, "in a trance I saw a vision. There descended what seemed to be an enormous sail, being let down from the sky by ropes at the four corners, and it came close to me.
So Peter was kept in prison; but long and fervent prayer was offered to God by the Church on his behalf.
So, after fasting and prayer and the laying on of hands, they let them go.
And in every Church, after prayer and fasting, they selected Elders by show of hands, and commended them to the Lord on whom their faith rested.
On the Sabbath we went beyond the city gate to the riverside, where we had reason to believe that there was a place for prayer; and sitting down we talked with the women who had come together.
One day, as we were on our way to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who claimed to be inspired and was accustomed to bring her owners large profits by telling fortunes.
"My prayer to God, whether briefly or at length," replied Paul, "would be that not only you but all who are my hearers to-day, might become such as I am--except these chains."
Brethren, the longing of my heart, and my prayer to God, on behalf of my countrymen is for their salvation.
full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer.
But I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love which His Spirit inspires, to help me by wrestling in prayer to God on my behalf,
Do not refuse one another, unless perhaps it is just for a time and by mutual consent, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer and may then associate again; lest the Adversary begin to tempt you because of your deficiency in self-control.
And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.
Pray with unceasing prayer and entreaty on every fitting occasion in the Spirit, and be always on the alert to seize opportunities for doing so, with unwearied persistence and entreaty on behalf of all God's people,
always when offering any prayer on behalf of you all, finding a joy in offering it.
And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,
Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God.
Be earnest and unwearied in prayer, being on the alert in it and in your giving of thanks.
Be unceasing in prayer.
For it is made holy by the word of God and by prayer.
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.
But the end of all things is now close at hand: therefore be sober-minded and temperate, so that you may give yourselves to prayer.
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