Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Biblical Prayer Reminders
I've put together some biblical prayer promises and other reminders to share with our congregation on Wednesday night. I hope it can be of some encouragement to you in your prayer life.
Persistently - Mt 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Agreement - Mt 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Believing - Mk 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
In Jesus' Name - Jn 14:14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. (Also John 16:23)
Abide in Christ Jn 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Bearing Fruit - Jn 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
Obediently - 1 Jn 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
According to God's will - 1 Jn 5:14-15 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
Fervently - Jas 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Earnestly - Col 4:2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
Together, in one accord - Ac 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Together, Continually - Ac 12:5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
Together, Continually, Steadfastly - Ac 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Continually, Steadfastly - Ro 12:12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
Watchfully, Spiritually - Eph 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Watchfully - 1 Pe 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
Always - Lk 18:1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
1 Th 5:17 pray without ceasing,
Boldly - Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Giving Thanks - Eph 1:16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
...For all things - Eph 5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Confessing and Forgiving - Mt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
Confessing our sins – 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Confessing corporate or national sins – Daniel 9:3-19 (See excerpt below)
Php 1:9-10 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,
Eph 1:17-19 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, ....
Eph 3:16-19 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; ....
Col 1:9-12 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord,....
2 Th 1:11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
Da 9:3-12 And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.... O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, as it is this day... To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws,
....we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. And now, O Lord our God,...we have sinned, we have done wickedly! “O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, .... Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. We do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”