20 Bible Verses That Teaches How To Pray

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses that teaches how to pray.

Praying is our way of life.Just as Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer shows how important praying everyday is.Prayer is our life style. It’s our free access card to God, remember when you have a free access card to a party no one will stop you from entering the party when it’s about to start. When we pray we should pray sincerely and ask God to fill our mouth with what to pray for.

Do you remember that the bible says for we know not what to ask for except the holy spirit fills our mouth with what to ask for. When we pray we should try to as the holy spirit for help and this way we will be able to move God’s heart with our request and heart desires. The holy spirit as Jesus promised will teach us all things, He helps us to remember and understand God’s words, express our heart desires and deepest feelings we can’t share with others, ask for grace and blessings according to His will and purpose for our lives.

Remember when Jesus taught us how to pray. He said when we pray we should not pray like the heathens do and keep on using vain words but we should pray by calling our Father who resides in heaven in whom glory, honour, and adoration belongs to. The bible verses below will teach us how to pray, embrace the power of prayer, express our heart felt gratitude to God, our heart desires, the attitude we should show when we want to ask and talk to God.

Remember a part of the scripture says our Father who art in heaven will not give us stone when we ask for fish. We pray these twenty Bible verses about how to pray inspire heartfelt prayers and a desire to go deeper into God’s everlasting words.


1. Matthew 6:5-15

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. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.


2. Luke 11:1-10

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.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.” And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves.


3. 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.


4. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. Mark 11:24

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


8. Matthew 6:7

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.


9. Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


10. 2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


11. Philippians 1:3-11

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.


12. 1 Timothy 2:1

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.


13. Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.


14. Luke 6:12

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.


15. Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!


16. Luke 18:1

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.


17. Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.


18. 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.


19. Matthew 21:22

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.


20. Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.


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