20 Bible Verses About Importance of Prayers

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about importance of prayers.

As Christians praying is paramount. It’s our life style. It’s what help us grow as Christians and fulfill our roles as Prayer isn’t about asking God for what we want or desire,, it’s a way of building relationship with God, getting to know Him, have conversations with Him,. Truly we know God sees our heart and know what we want before we even ask Him but He still loves to hear from us because this will help us build a strong relationship with Him.

We can’t even imagine how important prayer is, once we are led to pray we ask for strength, breakthrough ,courage, hope, Inspirations, because it shows you rely on God and acknowledging you can’t do anything without God. The power of prayer and how effective prayer is cannot be over emphasized, some are listed below;

  • Prayer helps us find directions in life
  • Prayer helps us withstand temptations and overcome too. It gives us the strength to fight our carnal desires .
  • Prayer brings us in accordance to God’s will.It helps us know and understand the plans God has for our lives and how patient we should be.
  • Prayer invites the holy spirit to reside and abide with us.
  • Prayer can work miracles
  • Prayer shows us how God’s love is sufficient for us
  • Prayer brings us into the understanding of God’s word and help us to learn how to communicate with GOD.

20 bible verses have been collected to help us understand what the bible says about importance of praying and how it should affect our daily lives.


1. Ephesians 6:18

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.


2. John 17:1-10

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.


3. Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.


4. Matthew 6:5-8

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.


5. Romans 1:9-10

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.


6. James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.


7. Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.


8. 1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.


9. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


10. James 5:13-14

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.


11. Acts 1:14

All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.


12. Luke 11:1

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.


13. Matthew 6:9-13

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


14. James 5:16-18

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.


15. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.


16. Mark 1:35

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.


17. Psalm 102:17

He regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.


18. Psalm 4:1

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!


19. Colossians 1:3

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you.


20. Mark 9:29

And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.

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