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  1. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
  2. The Lord's Prayer

    “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.
  3. 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.
  4. “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.
  5. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
  6. therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
  7. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
  8. Let the Children Come to Me

    Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people,
  9. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
  10. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
  11. Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
  12. Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

    Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.”
  13. And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
  14. Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  15. Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”
  16. So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.
  17. Jesus Preaches in Galilee

    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.
  18. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.
  19. And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
  20. And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”
  21. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  22. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
  23. who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
  24. Pray that it may not happen in winter.
  25. Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

    And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
  26. And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
  27. Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  28. And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.
  29. And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.
  30. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
  31. and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
  32. Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,
  33. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
  34. A Question About Fasting

    And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.”
  35. The Twelve Apostles

    In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
  36. bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
  37. Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

    Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
  38. The Transfiguration

    Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
  39. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
  40. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
  41. The Lord's Prayer

    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.”
  42. And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.
  43. The Parable of the Persistent Widow

    And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
  44. “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
  45. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
  46. saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”
  47. who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
  48. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
  49. but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
  50. Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

    And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.
  51. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
  52. And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed,
  53. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
  54. And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,
  55. and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
  56. The High Priestly Prayer

    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,
  57. I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
  58. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
  59. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
  60. The Fellowship of the Believers

    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
  61. The Lame Beggar Healed

    Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
  62. The Believers Pray for Boldness

    When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them.
  63. And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
  64. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
  65. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
  66. who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
  67. Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
  68. And Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”
  69. And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,
  70. But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
  71. a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
  72. And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
  73. Peter's Vision

    The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
  74. And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing
  75. and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
  76. “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.
  77. So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
  78. When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
  79. Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
  80. And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
  81. And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.
  82. Paul and Silas in Prison

    As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.
  83. The Philippian Jailer Converted

    About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
  84. And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
  85. When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, accompanied us until we were outside the city. And kneeling down on the beach, we prayed
  86. “When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance
  87. And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come.
  88. It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him, healed him.
  89. always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
  90. 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.
  91. Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
  92. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
  93. I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,
  94. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
  95. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,
  96. but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.
  97. Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?
  98. Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret.
  99. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.
  100. What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
  101. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
  102. while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.
  103. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.
  104. For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.
  105. Thanksgiving and Prayer

    For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
  106. I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
  107. Prayer for Spiritual Strength

    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
  108. 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,
  109. Thanksgiving and Prayer

    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
  110. always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
  111. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
  112. for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,
  113. Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer

    I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.
  114. do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
  115. Thanksgiving and Prayer

    We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
  116. And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
  117. Further Instructions

    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
  118. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—
  119. Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
  120. The Thessalonians' Faith and Example

    We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,
  121. as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?
  122. pray without ceasing,
  123. Brothers, pray for us.
  124. To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,
  125. Pray for Us

    Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,
  126. Pray for All People

    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
  127. I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
  128. for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
  129. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day,
  130. Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You

    I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
  131. Philemon's Love and Faith

    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,
  132. and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.
  133. At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.
  134. In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
  135. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
  136. The Prayer of Faith

    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
  137. 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.
  138. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
  139. 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.
  140. 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.
  141. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
  142. 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.
  143. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
  144. The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.
  145. If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
  146. Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
  147. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
  148. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
  149. And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne,
  150. and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.
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141 topical index results for “"pray"”

CONDESCENSION OF GOD : Indulges Moses' prayer to behold his glory (Exodus 33:18-23)
JOHN : Teaches his disciples to pray (Luke 11:1)
PAUL : Visits Samothracia and Neapolis; comes to Philippi, the chief city of Macedonia; visits a place of prayer at the side of the river; preaches the word; the merchant, Lydia, from Thyatira, is converted and immersed (Acts 16:11-15)
PAUL : Declares he was going bound in spirit to Jerusalem; exhorts them to take heed to themselves and the flock over whom the Holy Spirit had made them overseers; kneels down, prays, and leaves (Acts 20:22-38)
PAUL : Waits at Tyre for seven days; is brought on his way by the disciples to the outskirts of the city; kneels down and prays; boards the ship; comes to Ptolemais; greets the brethren, and stays for one day (Acts 21:4-7)
PETER : Prays for the reception of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:15-18)
WORSHIP : Jesus prays all night long (Luke 6:12)
CATHOLICITY » INSTANCES OF » Solomon, in his prayer (1 Kings 8:41)
CHURCH AND STATE » STATE SUPERIOR TO RELIGION » Solomon, in overshadowing the ecclesiastical in building the temple, and officiating primarily in the dedication, intercessory or priestly prayer, pronouncing the benediction, etc (1 Kings 5:8)
COURAGE » INSTANCES OF THE COURAGE OF CONVICTION » Daniel, in persisting in prayer regardless of the edict against praying (Daniel 6:10)
FASTING » INSTANCES OF » While interceding in prayer for his friends (Psalms 35:13)
FASTING » INSTANCES OF » In prayer for himself and his adversaries (Psalms 109:4,24)
FASTING » INSTANCES OF » In Babylon, with prayer for divine deliverance and guidance (Ezra 8:21,23)
FASTING » INSTANCES OF » On account of the captivity of the people, with prayer for their deliverance (Daniel 9:3)
HOUSE » ARCHITECTURE OF » Prayer on (Acts 10:9)
JESUS, THE CHRIST » HISTORY OF » Teaches his disciples to pray (Luke 11:1-13)
JESUS, THE CHRIST » HISTORY OF » Enunciates the parables of the unjust judge, and the Pharisee and publican praying in the temple (in Peraea) (Luke 18:1-14)
JESUS, THE CHRIST » HISTORY OF » One of his last prayers (in Jerusalem) ( John 17)
JOHANAN » A Jewish captain » Sought prayers of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 42:2,3)
JOY » INSTANCES OF » Of Paul, when he prayed for the Philippian Christians (Philippians 1:4)
METEOROLOGY AND CELESTIAL PHENOMENA » PHENOMENA OF » Rain in answer to Samuel's prayer (1 Samuel 12:16-18)
MIRACLES » CATALOGUE OF » Rain in answer to Elijah's prayer (1 Kings 18:41-45)
POWER » OF THE HOLY SPIRIT » Helped in prayer by (Romans 8:26)
PRAYER » MISCELLANY OF MINOR SUB-TOPICS » Prayer test proposed by Elijah (1 Kings 18:24-39)
PRAYER » MISCELLANY OF MINOR SUB-TOPICS » When Moses prayed to see Canaan, the promised land (Deuteronomy 3:23-27)
PRAYER » MISCELLANY OF MINOR SUB-TOPICS » The disciples prayed for Peter; the answer included Peter's deliverance (Acts 12:15; with12:5)
TRUTH » OF GOD » Pray for its exhibition to others (2 Samuel 2:6)
WORSHIP » Prayer in » See PRAYER
ZEPHANIAH » A priest in the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah » Sent by the king to Jeremiah with a message soliciting the prophet's intercession and prayers (Jeremiah 21:1,2)

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