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25 Scriptures for the importance of Prayer

Christians engage in prayer as a means of connecting with God because they believe He actively listens to their prayers. It is through this act of prayer that they express their gratitude and present their specific requests to Him. The Bible provides numerous accounts of God's faithfulness to His people, consistently hearing their cries for help. Whether we find ourselves on the mountaintop of life's victories or in the valley of struggles, we can have unwavering confidence that God hears us whenever we call upon Him. Prayer serves as a powerful avenue to express the deepest desires of our hearts to God. Without engaging in prayer, we are left to navigate life solely by our own strength, inevitably leading to failure. Conversely, through prayer, we can seek and discover our ultimate strength in the Lord!

Here are some scriptures about prayer and to encourage you to make prayer an important part of your everyday lives.


1. “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18

2. “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12

3. “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6

4. “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

5. “But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

6. “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2

7.“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

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

9. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14

10. “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11

11. “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25

12. “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12

13. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

14. “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13

15. “For I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.” Philippians 1:19

16. “So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.” Ezra 8:23

17. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

18. “Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.” Psalm 143:1

19.“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3

20. “Praise the Lord, all nations!Extol him, all peoples!For great is his steadfast love toward us,and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.Praise the Lord! Psalm 117:1-2

21. “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

22.“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:13-17

23.“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 42:11

24.“When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;he brought me into a spacious place.” Psalm 118:5

25.“Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.” Psalm 10:12

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