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8 Bible Verses on Prayer

In the life of a Christ follower, prayer is extremely important. Making prayer a regular part of your day, and even weaving it into the rhythm of your day is a great practice to begin. Whether you get up a little early every day to pray, you pray before bed, you pray while driving (with your eyes open, of course!), or you have a constant conversation with God throughout your day, these Bible verses on prayer will give you encouragement.8 Bible Verses on Prayer

8 Bible Verses on Prayer

1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Guiding question: when you look back at your day, were you seeking the Lord or were you seeking something or someone else?

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Guiding question: what is causing you anxiety? Take it to God in prayer.

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Guiding question: how are you making it a regular habit to be in His word so you know what to ask for?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Guiding questions: what's getting in the way of you doing this? How can you get that barrier out of the way?

Luke 6:27-28 But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Guiding question: who do you need to be praying for?

Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

Guiding question: are you trusting that God's got you - even when you don't know what to pray about?

Psalm 5:3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

Guiding question: are you willing to wake up a few minutes early to do this?

Psalm 143:1 Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.

Guiding question: are you going to God for relief?

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