Scriptures on Prayer

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SCRIPTURES IN REGARDS TO PRAYER:

Sin will have an effect on your prayer life:
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”
Ps66:18

Hating knowledge and not fearing God can hinder prayers:
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Pr.1:28-29

Despising the law:
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Pr.28:9

Iniquity will obstruct prayers:
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Is.59:2

Whole heart:
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”
Jer.29:13

Alone time with God:
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly”
Matthew 6:6

Vain repetition:
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking”
Matthew 6:7

The need to believe:
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 21:22

Must be asked in the name of Jesus:
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”
John 14:13

Abiding in Christ:
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:7

Warning to husbands:
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered”
1Peter 3:7

Asking amiss:
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James 4:3

Living righteous:
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:16

Keeping commandments:
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
1Jn.3:22

The will of God:
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us
1Jn.5:14

Don’t stop asking:
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Luke 18:1

Pray in the Spirit:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18

Let your requests be known before God:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Phil. 4:6

Don’t stop praying:
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thes. 5:17

All prayers should be directed to God NOT dead people, note the words ‘Our Father’
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name….”
Matthew 6:9

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