10 Bible Verses about Prayer

When we talk about prayer, we often think “What will I say to or ask God?” and sometimes this thought can lead us to doubt or put off our prayer. However, prayer is the time when God the Creator, full of love and all-powerful, wants to talk to us and reveal hidden truths. Prayer means speaking openly with the one who knows the depths of your heart, opening yourself to the voice of God. Here are 10 bible passages about the benefits of prayer to help us enjoy praying even more.

10 Promises from God to Encourage us to Pray

When you pray, God is there

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

When you pray, God listens

“Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come.” (...)” (Psalms 65:1-2)

When you pray, God gets closer

Come near to God and he will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)

When you pray, God carries out justice

“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?  Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:7-8)

When you pray, God gives you his peace

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

When you pray, God reveals hidden truths

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

When you pray, God sends miracles

“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.” (James 5:17)

When you pray, God fills you with grace

“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11)

When you pray, God gives you what you need

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

When you pray, God reveals Himself to you

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13)