BTC – Phase 5 – Lesson 3

Scriptures about Prayer

Here are some of my favorite passages from the Bible that mention Prayer. . . Ann M. Wolf

Scriptures about Prayer: The Bible is full of beautiful prayers and commentary about prayer; these are some of our favorites here at Message of the Lighthouse.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (KJV): “Wherefore also we 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.”

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV): “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Philippians 4:6 (KJV): “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God; And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Colossians 1:9-12 (KJV): (9) – “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.”

(10) – “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God”

(11) – “Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness”

(12) – “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.”

Verses from the Prayer of Jesus for us as written in John 17:1-26 (KJV)

Verse 8 – “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.”

Verse 9 – “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”

Verse 10 – “And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.”

Verse 11 – “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”

Verse 12 – “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”

Verse 13 – “And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”

Verse 14 – “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”

Verse 15 – “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”

Verse 16 – “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”

Verse 17 – “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.”

Verse 18 – “As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.”

Verse 19 – “And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”

Verse 20 – “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;”

Verse 21 – “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

Verse 22 – “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:”

Verse 23 – “I in them and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou has sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

Verse 26 – “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

Conclusion: So…may your prayer time be fruitful, may your heart be filled with peace and may we all…always remember the love, comfort, and power to change a life, that is found in faithful prayer.

Ann M. Wolf – c 2015 – BMI – All rights reserved

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  • Check Understanding

    Write your answers down in your notebook & leave room between questions to add thoughts as you continue with BTC Guided Study Plan:


    • Select two favorites from among the Scriptures listed on this page about prayer; and briefly state why you are drawn to those verses or what you have learned from them.
    • Find two more Scriptures about Prayer (in the KJV Bible) that are not listed here; and write them down along with your thoughts to describe what the Bible verses you have chosen mean to you. (Type keywords in the BibleGateway search bar on this page or use a concordance if you do not already have two verses in mind.)
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    • How have your understanding, perspective, and commitment to Prayer changed or evolved as a result of this BTC Lesson about Prayer?

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