20 verses that hold the secrets to powerful prayer

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1. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

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

3. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-24. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

5. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6

6. You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. James 4:2

7. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16

8. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 1 John 3:21-22

9. Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

10.  But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

11.  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

12.   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. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. Romans 8:26-27

13.  Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:19-20

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For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20

14.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.  Matthew 21:22

15.  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

 Mark 10:27

16.  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

17.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

18.  On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” Luke 22:40

19.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. John 14:13

20.  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

When you read these verses, what stands out to you as a fresh truth that God wants you to know?

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  • Melinda Ysaguirre

    What stands out to me in these verses is our dependency on prayer.
    One of the most significant prayers I’ve learned, given to me by my mentor: “God, your baby needs you.” When I encounter God in prayer I become more aware of his superiority.

    Thank you, dear friends-breathing fresh truth into our lives everyday. Bless you.
    You. Are. Loved.

  • http://twitter.com/SandraHeskaKing SandraHeskaKing

    I have been so heavy hearted this week. Knowing that He intercedes through our groans when we have no words is a comfort. Psalm 46:10 is one of my favorites. Must. Be. Still.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anne-Mann/1196757357 Anne Mann

    Thanks for the reminder!

  • Tami Heim

    Anne – we all need to be reminded the power He gives His children to move mountains. Thanks for visiting us here.

  • Tami Heim

    Me too Sandy. The needs extend beyond what we could speak or know. We press on, pray on – by faith – knowing the Author of our story and this story has written a glorious end to all suffering for His children. (Grateful we can read and reread that last chapter) Our.God.Rules.

  • Tami Heim

    And that prayer dear friend from the depths of our souls – is more than enough.
    Love. You. Infinitely.

  • http://www.kimcashtate.com Kim Cash Tate

    These are indeed power verses. Nothing like the privilege of going before the throne, and to know that He invites us there…it’s mind-blowing. There is so much to pray about, and at times it can be overwhelming. Thank you for focusing our hearts. We can indeed “be still and know.”

  • Tami Heim

    Celebrating that because of His amazing grace – we get to go to the throne – together. We love and appreciate you!

  • Anonymous

    Melinda, I absolutely love that! Gotta go tweet that! Amazing!

  • Anonymous

    Kim – love the word privilege. Awesome & layers deep. Thanks!

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  • http://twitter.com/taiwan01 jim dannenberg

    Thanks for the reminder. I am waiting for the people to realize we need God. There needs to be a return to the source of our strength. That hasn’t happened yet. We live in a society that is anxious about everything.

  • Sarojadenise

    thanks for these verses this help me to conect with god and remember me to keep on praying .when I am down I just click on these verses.

  • http://1resurrection.com PHILIPPE BILLARD


    I would like to have support for the
    following prayer. Mom (Henriette Billard) who was 97 was hospitalized
    against her will for distort food roads The pneumology department did
    not accept her. The rhumatology department refused to keep her but
    transferred mom to the geriatric department.

    Then a pneumonia of inhalation was
    discovered. Failing to treat it or to feed mom by oral route the
    hospital where mom was decided not to nourish her by any mean
    whatsoever and the hospital refused to let mom go back home until it
    was sure she would die.

    Mom was authorized to come back home
    within a hospital at home (half a bulb of scopolamine was injected to
    her – I was said it was for her breathing comfort…) .
    She died 3 days later

    Considering that every person has the
    right to be treated normally whatsoever their age and that there was
    an injustice of which mom was the victim which should repaired (Luke
    18), I ask God in the name of Jesus Christ (John 14:13) to raise up
    mom from the deads for some extra high quality years of life because
    for God nothing is impossible (John 6:19, Matthew 17:20, Matthew
    19:26, Mark 10:27, Luke 1:37 (if mom would have died normally I would
    not ask prayers so that she may be raised up from the deads now).

    Many thanks for those who accept to
    support me for this.prayer.

    May God bless them.

    Philippe Billard

    More details in my blog-personal prayer
    request http://1resurrection.com

    When God performs this miracle I will
    write it on this blog.

    (you may also find there several tools
    for churches)

  • Bruce

    Love the Word!

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    Help me say a prayer to win a US Visa.

  • Finnolia

    Thank u so much for the awesome verses it keeps me strong everyday an i believ that the living God will make Miracles in my life one day..once again thanks alot

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