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  1. God heard the prayer of Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman as she was sitting in the field; but her husband Manoah was not with her.
  2. Hannah’s Prayer. Hannah rose after one such meal at Shiloh, and presented herself before the Lord; at the time Eli the priest was sitting on a chair near the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.
  3. Do not think your servant a worthless woman; my prayer has been prompted by my deep sorrow and misery.”
  4. Because you, Lord of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, ‘I will build you a house,’ your servant now finds the courage to make this prayer before you.
  5. Solomon’s Prayer. Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly of Israel, and stretching forth his hands toward heaven,
  6. Regard kindly the prayer and petition of your servant, Lord, my God, and listen to the cry of supplication which I, your servant, utter before you this day.
  7. May your eyes be open night and day toward this house, the place of which you said, My name shall be there; listen to the prayer your servant makes toward this place.
  8. whatever prayer or petition any may make, any of your people Israel, who know heartfelt remorse and stretch out their hands toward this house,
  9. listen in heaven to their prayer and petition, and uphold their cause.
  10. listen in heaven, your dwelling place, to their prayer and petition, and uphold their cause.
  11. After Solomon finished offering this entire prayer and petition to the Lord, he rose from before the altar of the Lord, where he had been kneeling, hands outstretched toward heaven.
  12. The Lord said to him: I have heard the prayer of petition which you offered in my presence. I have consecrated this house which you have built and I set my name there forever; my eyes and my heart shall be there always.
  13. The Lord heard the prayer of Elijah; the life breath returned to the child’s body and he lived.
  14. Perhaps the Lord, your God, will hear all the words of the commander, whom his lord, the king of Assyria, sent to taunt the living God, and will rebuke him for the words which the Lord, your God, has heard. So lift up a prayer for the remnant that is here.”
  15. Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people: “Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Now I am healing you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord.
  16. Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: “Oh, that you may truly bless me and extend my boundaries! May your hand be with me and make me free of misfortune, without pain!” And God granted his prayer.
  17. David’s Prayer. Then David blessed the Lord in the sight of the whole assembly. David said: “Blessed are you, Lord, God of Israel our father, from eternity to eternity.
  18. Solomon’s Prayer. Then he stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly of Israel and stretched forth his hands.
  19. Regard kindly the prayer and petition of your servant, Lord, my God, and listen to the cry of supplication which I, your servant, utter before you.
  20. May your eyes be open day and night toward this house, the place where you have decreed your name shall be; listen to the prayer your servant makes toward this place.
  21. whatever prayer of petition any may make, any of your people Israel, who know affliction and pain and stretch out their hands toward this house,
  22. “To the foreigners, likewise, who are not of your people Israel, but who come from a distant land for the sake of your great name, your mighty hand and outstretched arm, and come in prayer to this house,
  23. listen from heaven to their prayer and petition, and uphold their cause.
  24. listen from heaven, the place of your enthronement, to their prayer and petitions, and uphold their cause. Forgive your people who have sinned against you.
  25. Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears be attentive to the prayer of this place.
  26. Chapter 7

    When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offerings and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
  27. God’s Promise to Solomon. The Lord appeared to Solomon during the night and said to him: I have heard your prayer, and I have chosen this place for my house of sacrifice.
  28. Now, therefore, my eyes shall be open and my ears attentive to the prayer of this place;
  29. Jehoshaphat’s Prayer. Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the Lord before the new court,
  30. Then the levitical priests rose and blessed the people; their voice was heard and their prayer reached heaven, God’s holy dwelling.
  31. and prayed to him. The Lord let himself be won over: he heard his prayer and restored him to his kingdom in Jerusalem. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is indeed God.
  32. The rest of the acts of Manasseh, his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
  33. His prayer and how his supplication was heard, all his sins and his treachery, the sites where he built high places and set up asherahs and carved images before he humbled himself, all this is recorded in the chronicles of his seers.
  34. A Penitential Prayer. I said: “My God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to raise my face to you, my God, for our wicked deeds are heaped up above our heads and our guilt reaches up to heaven.
  35. May your ears be attentive, and your eyes open, to hear the prayer that I, your servant, now offer in your presence day and night for your servants the Israelites, confessing the sins we have committed against you, I and my ancestral house included.
  36. Lord, may your ears be attentive to the prayer of your servant and that of all your servants who willingly revere your name. Grant success to your servant this day, and let him find favor with this man”—for I was cupbearer to the king.
  37. Mattaniah, son of Micah, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, director of the psalms, who led the thanksgiving at prayer; Bakbukiah, second in rank among his kinsmen; and Abda, son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
  38. Tobit’s Prayer for Death

    “You are righteous, Lord, and all your deeds are just; All your ways are mercy and fidelity; you are judge of the world.
  39. At that same time, with hands outstretched toward the window, she implored favor:

    Sarah’s Prayer for Death

    “Blessed are you, merciful God! Blessed be your holy and honorable name forever! May all your works forever bless you.
  40. An Answer to Prayer. At that very time, the prayer of both of them was heard in the glorious presence of God.
  41. Prayer with fasting is good. Almsgiving with righteousness is better than wealth with wickedness. It is better to give alms than to store up gold,
  42. Now when you, Tobit, and Sarah prayed, it was I who presented the record of your prayer before the Glory of the Lord; and likewise whenever you used to bury the dead.
  43. Israel at Prayer. All the men of Israel cried to God with great fervor and humbled themselves.
  44. Chapter 9

    The Prayer of Judith. Judith fell prostrate, put ashes upon her head, and uncovered the sackcloth she was wearing. Just as the evening incense was being offered in the temple of God in Jerusalem, Judith cried loudly to the Lord:
  45. “Please, please, God of my father, God of the heritage of Israel, Master of heaven and earth, Creator of the waters, King of all you have created, hear my prayer!
  46. Chapter 10

    Judith Prepares to Depart. As soon as Judith had ceased her prayer to the God of Israel and finished all these words,
  47. and sent this message to Holofernes, “Give orders, my lord, to let your servant go out for prayer.”
  48. Judith had ordered her maidservant to stand outside the bedchamber and to wait, as on the other days, for her to come out; she had said she would be going out for her prayer. She had also said this same thing to Bagoas.
  49. who put it into her food bag. Then the two went out together for prayer as they were accustomed to do. Judith and Her Maid Return to Bethulia. They passed through the camp, and skirting that valley, went up the mountain to Bethulia, and approached its gates.
  50. Mordecai went away and did exactly as Esther had commanded.

    Chapter C

    Prayer of Mordecai. Recalling all that the Lord had done, Mordecai prayed to the Lord and said: “Lord, Lord, King and Ruler of all, everything is in your power, and there is no one to oppose you when it is your will to save Israel. You made heaven and earth and every wonderful thing under heaven. You are Lord of all, and there is no one who can resist you, the Lord. You know all things. You know, Lord, that it was not out of insolence or arrogance or desire for glory that I acted thus in not bowing down to the arrogant Haman. I would have gladly kissed the soles of his feet for the salvation of Israel. But I acted as I did so as not to place the honor of a mortal above that of God. I will not bow down to anyone but you, my Lord. It is not out of arrogance that I am acting thus. And now, Lord God, King, God of Abraham, spare your people, for our enemies regard us with deadly envy and are bent upon destroying the inheritance that was yours from the beginning. Do not spurn your portion, which you redeemed for yourself out of the land of Egypt. Hear my prayer; have pity on your inheritance and turn our mourning into feasting, that we may live to sing praise to your name, Lord. Do not silence the mouths of those who praise you.” All Israel, too, cried out with all their strength, for death was staring them in the face. Prayer of Esther. Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, fled to the Lord for refuge. Taking off her splendid garments, she put on garments of distress and mourning. In place of her precious ointments she covered her head with dung and ashes. She afflicted her body severely and in place of her festive adornments, her tangled hair covered her. Then she prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: “My Lord, you alone are our King. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. From birth, I have heard among my people that you, Lord, chose Israel from among all nations, and our ancestors from among all their forebears, as a lasting inheritance, and that you fulfilled all your promises to them. But now we have sinned in your sight, and you have delivered us into the hands of our enemies, because we worshiped their gods. You are just, O Lord. But now they are not satisfied with our bitter servitude, but have sworn an oath to their idols to do away with the decree you have pronounced, to destroy your inheritance, to close the mouths of those who praise you, to extinguish the glory of your house and your altar, to open the mouths of the nations to acclaim their worthless gods, and to extol a mortal king forever. “Lord, do not relinquish your scepter to those who are nothing. Do not let our foes gloat over our ruin, but turn their own counsel against them and make an example of the one who began this against us. Be mindful of us, Lord. Make yourself known in the time of our distress and give me courage, King of gods and Ruler of every power. Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion, and turn his heart to hatred for our enemy, so that he and his co-conspirators may perish. Save us by your power, and help me, who am alone and have no one but you, Lord. “You know all things. You know that I hate the pomp of the lawless, and abhor the bed of the uncircumcised or of any foreigner. You know that I am under constraint, that I abhor the sign of grandeur that rests on my head when I appear in public. I abhor it like a polluted rag, and do not wear it in private. I, your servant, have never eaten at the table of Haman, nor have I graced the banquet of the king or drunk the wine of libations. From the day I was brought here till now, your servant has had no joy except in you, Lord, God of Abraham. O God, whose power is over all, hear the voice of those in despair. Save us from the power of the wicked, and deliver me from my fear.”

    Chapter D

    Esther Goes to Ahasuerus. On the third day, ending her prayers, she took off her prayer garments and arrayed herself in her splendid attire. In making her appearance, after invoking the all-seeing God and savior, she took with her two maids; on the one she leaned gently for support, while the other followed her, bearing her train. She glowed with perfect beauty and her face was as joyous as it was lovely, though her heart was pounding with fear. She passed through all the portals till she stood before the king, who was seated on his royal throne, clothed in full robes of state, and covered with gold and precious stones, so that he inspired great awe. As he looked up in extreme anger, his features fiery and majestic, the queen staggered, turned pale and fainted, collapsing against the maid in front of her. But God changed the king’s anger to gentleness. In great anxiety he sprang from his throne, held her in his arms until she recovered, and comforted her with reassuring words. “What is it, Esther?” he said to her. “I am your brother. Take courage! You shall not die; this order of ours applies only to our subjects. Come near!” Raising the golden scepter, he touched her neck with it, embraced her, and said, “Speak to me.” She replied: “I saw you, my lord, as an angel of God, and my heart was shaken by fear of your majesty. For you are awesome, my lord, though your countenance is full of mercy.” As she said this, she fainted. The king was shaken and all his attendants tried to revive her.
  51. Thus they assembled and went to Mizpah near Jerusalem, because formerly at Mizpah there was a place of prayer for Israel.
  52. He came up behind them with three columns blowing their trumpets and crying out in prayer.
  53. “You have chosen this house to bear your name, to be a house of prayer and supplication for your people.
  54. But Judas camped in Adasa with three thousand men. Here Judas uttered this prayer:
  55. We, on our part, have unceasingly remembered you in the sacrifices and prayers that we offer on our feasts and other appropriate days, as it is right and proper to remember brothers.
  56. hear your prayers, and be reconciled to you, and never forsake you in time of adversity.
  57. set fire to the gatehouse and shed innocent blood. But we prayed to the Lord, and our prayer was heard; we offered sacrifices and fine flour; we lighted the lamps and set out the loaves of bread.
  58. While the sacrifice was being burned, the priests recited a prayer, and all present joined in with them. Jonathan led and the rest responded with Nehemiah.
  59. The prayer was as follows: “Lord, Lord God, creator of all things, awesome and strong, just and merciful, the only king and benefactor,
  60. Maccabeus and his companions, after public prayers asking God to be their ally, moved quickly against the strongholds of the Idumeans.
  61. After the prayer, they took up their weapons and advanced a considerable distance from the city, halting when they were close to the enemy.
  62. By the might of your arm may those be struck down who have blasphemously come against your holy people!” With these words he ended his prayer.
  63. But Judas and his troops met the enemy with supplication and prayers.
  64. Although my hands are free from violence, and my prayer sincere.
  65. I

    Answer me when I call, my saving God. When troubles hem me in, set me free; take pity on me, hear my prayer.
  66. Psalm 5

    Prayer for Divine Help

    For the leader; with wind instruments. A psalm of David.
  67. Psalm 6

    Prayer in Distress

    For the leader; with stringed instruments, “upon the eighth.” A psalm of David.
  68. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will receive my prayer.
  69. Psalm 9

    Thanksgiving for Victory and Prayer for Justice

    For the leader; according to Muth Labben. A psalm of David.
  70. Psalm 12

    Prayer Against Evil Tongues

    For the leader; “upon the eighth.” A psalm of David.
  71. Psalm 13

    Prayer for Help

    For the leader. A psalm of David.
  72. Psalm 17

    Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors

    A prayer of David.


    Hear, Lord, my plea for justice; pay heed to my cry; Listen to my prayer from lips without guile.
  73. Psalm 20

    Prayer for the King in Time of War

    For the leader. A psalm of David.
  74. Psalm 22

    The Prayer of an Innocent Person

    For the leader; according to “The deer of the dawn.” A psalm of David.
  75. Psalm 25

    Confident Prayer for Forgiveness and Guidance

    Of David.


    To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul,
  76. Psalm 26

    Prayer of Innocence

    Of David.


    Judge me, Lord! For I have walked in my integrity. In the Lord I trust; I do not falter.
  77. Psalm 31

    Prayer in Distress and Thanksgiving for Escape

    For the leader. A psalm of David.
  78. Psalm 35

    Prayer for Help Against Unjust Enemies

    Of David.


    Oppose, O Lord, those who oppose me; war upon those who make war upon me.
  79. Yet I, when they were ill, put on sackcloth, afflicted myself with fasting, sobbed my prayers upon my bosom.
  80. Psalm 38

    Prayer of an Afflicted Sinner

    A psalm of David. For remembrance.
  81. Listen to my prayer, Lord, hear my cry; do not be deaf to my weeping! For I am with you like a foreigner, a refugee, like my ancestors.
  82. Psalm 40

    Gratitude and Prayer for Help

    For the leader. A psalm of David.
  83. Psalm 51

    The Miserere: Prayer of Repentance

    For the leader. A psalm of David,
  84. Psalm 54

    Confident Prayer in Great Peril

    For the leader. On stringed instruments. A maskil of David,
  85. O God, hear my prayer. Listen to the words of my mouth.
  86. I

    Listen, God, to my prayer; do not hide from my pleading;
  87. At dusk, dawn, and noon I will grieve and complain, and my prayer will be heard.
  88. Psalm 57

    Confident Prayer for Deliverance

    For the director. Do not destroy. A miktam of David, when he fled from Saul into a cave.
  89. Psalm 61

    Prayer of the King in Time of Danger

    For the leader; with stringed instruments. Of David.
  90. I

    Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer!
  91. you who hear our prayers. To you all flesh must come
  92. But God did hear and listened to my voice in prayer.
  93. Blessed be God, who did not reject my prayer and refuse his mercy.
  94. Psalm 70

    Prayer for Divine Help

    For the leader; of David. For remembrance.
  95. Psalm 71

    Prayer in Time of Old Age


    In you, Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
  96. Psalm 72

    A Prayer for the King

    Of Solomon.
  97. Psalm 74

    Prayer at the Destruction of the Temple

    A maskil of Asaph.


    Why, God, have you cast us off forever? Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture?
  98. Psalm 79

    A Prayer for Jerusalem

    A psalm of Asaph.


    O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
  99. Psalm 80

    Prayer to Restore God’s Vineyard

    For the leader; according to “Lilies.” Eduth. A psalm of Asaph.
  100. Psalm 83

    Prayer Against a Hostile Alliance

    A song; a psalm of Asaph.
  101. Psalm 84

    Prayer of a Pilgrim to Jerusalem

    For the leader; “upon the gittith.” A psalm of the Korahites.
  102. III

    Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; listen, God of Jacob. Selah
  103. Psalm 85

    Prayer for Divine Favor

    For the leader. A psalm of the Korahites.
  104. Psalm 86

    Prayer in Time of Distress

    A prayer of David.


    Incline your ear, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and oppressed.
  105. Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help.
  106. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry.
  107. IV

    But I cry out to you, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
  108. Fourth Book—Psalms 90–106

    Psalm 90

    God’s Eternity and Human Frailty

    A prayer of Moses, the man of God.


    Lord, you have been our refuge through all generations.
  109. Psalm 94

    A Prayer for Deliverance from the Wicked


    Lord, avenging God, avenging God, shine forth!
  110. Psalm 102

    Prayer in Time of Distress

    The prayer of one afflicted and wasting away whose anguish is poured out before the Lord.
  111. I

    Lord, hear my prayer; let my cry come to you.
  112. Heeding the plea of the lowly, not scorning their prayer.
  113. Let that be the prayer of the Lord’s redeemed, those redeemed from the hand of the foe,
  114. Psalm 108

    Prayer for Victory

    A song; a psalm of David.
  115. Psalm 109

    Prayer of a Person Falsely Accused

    For the leader. A psalm of David.
  116. Psalm 119

    A Prayer to God, the Lawgiver


    Blessed those whose way is blameless, who walk by the law of the Lord.
  117. Let my prayer come before you; rescue me according to your promise.
  118. Psalm 120

    Prayer of a Returned Exile

    A song of ascents. The Lord answered me when I called in my distress:
  119. Psalm 122

    A Pilgrim’s Prayer for Jerusalem

    A song of ascents. Of David.


    I rejoiced when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
  120. Psalm 130

    Prayer for Pardon and Mercy

    A song of ascents.


    Out of the depths I call to you, Lord;
  121. Psalm 140

    Prayer for Deliverance from the Wicked

    For the leader. A psalm of David.
  122. Psalm 141

    Prayer for Deliverance from the Wicked

    A psalm of David. Lord, I call to you; hasten to me; listen to my plea when I call.
  123. Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening offering.
  124. Let a righteous person strike me; it is mercy if he reproves me. Do not withhold oil from my head while my prayer opposes their evil deeds.
  125. Psalm 142

    A Prayer in Time of Trouble

    A maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A prayer.
  126. Psalm 143

    A Prayer in Distress

    A psalm of David. Lord, hear my prayer; in your faithfulness listen to my pleading; answer me in your righteousness.
  127. Psalm 144

    A Prayer for Victory and Prosperity

    Of David.


    Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war;
  128. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
  129. The Lord is far from the wicked, but hears the prayer of the just.
  130. Those who turn their ears from hearing instruction, even their prayer is an abomination.
  131. Chapter 9

    Solomon’s Prayer

    God of my ancestors, Lord of mercy, you who have made all things by your word
  132. For the blameless man hastened to be their champion, bearing the weapon of his special office, prayer and the propitiation of incense; He withstood the wrath and put a stop to the calamity, showing that he was your servant.
  133. Do not be impatient in prayer or neglect almsgiving.
  134. Do not babble in the assembly of the elders or repeat the words of your prayer.
  135. Prayer from the lips of the poor is heard at once, and justice is quickly granted them.
  136. Prayer

    Who will set a guard over my mouth, an effective seal on my lips, That I may not fail through them, and my tongue may not destroy me?
  137. So one who fasts for sins, but goes and commits them again: Who will hear his prayer, what is gained by mortification?
  138. The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not rest till it reaches its goal; Nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds,
  139. Chapter 36

    A Prayer for God’s People

    Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
  140. Hear the prayer of your servants, according to your good will toward your people. Thus all the ends of the earth will know that you are the eternal God.
  141. His care is to rise early to seek the Lord his Maker, to petition the Most High, To open his mouth in prayer, to ask pardon for his sins.
  142. If it pleases the Lord Almighty, he will be filled with the spirit of understanding; He will pour forth his words of wisdom and in prayer give praise to the Lord.
  143. But they called upon the Most High God and lifted up their hands to him; He heard the prayer they uttered, and saved them through Isaiah.
  144. Chapter 51

    A Prayer of Thanksgiving

    I give you thanks, Lord and King, I praise you, God my savior! I declare your name, refuge of my life,
  145. I will always praise your name and remember you in prayer! Then the Lord heard my voice, and listened to my appeal.
  146. Chapter 26

    Judah’s Praise and Prayer for Deliverance. On that day this song shall be sung in the land of Judah: “A strong city have we; he sets up victory as our walls and ramparts.
  147. Perhaps the Lord, your God, will hear the words of the commander, whom his lord, the king of Assyria, sent to taunt the living God, and will rebuke him for the words which the Lord, your God, has heard. So lift up a prayer for the remnant that is here.”
  148. Go, tell Hezekiah: Thus says the Lord, the God of your father David: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Now I will add fifteen years to your life.
  149. Thus says the Lord: The earnings of Egypt, the gain of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, tall of stature, Shall come over to you and belong to you; they shall follow you, coming in chains. Before you they shall bow down, saying in prayer: “With you alone is God; and there is none other, no other god!
  150. Them I will bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer; Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on my altar, For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
  151. Prayer for the Return of God’s Favor

    The loving deeds of the Lord I will recall, the glorious acts of the Lord, Because of all the Lord has done for us, the immense goodness to the house of Israel, Which he has granted according to his mercy and his many loving deeds.
  152. Abuses in Worship. You, now, must not intercede for this people! Do not raise a cry or prayer in their behalf! Do not press me, for I will not listen to you!
  153. Prayer of Jeremiah

    I know, Lord, that no one chooses their way, Nor determines their course nor directs their own step.
  154. Now, you must not intercede for this people; do not raise on their behalf a cry or prayer! I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their disaster.
  155. Prayer for Vengeance

    Heal me, Lord, that I may be healed; save me, that I may be saved, for you are my praise.
  156. Another Prayer for Vengeance. “Come,” they said, “let us devise a plot against Jeremiah, for instruction will not perish from the priests, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophets. Come, let us destroy him by his own tongue. Let us pay careful attention to his every word.”
  157. Even when I cry for help, he stops my prayer;
  158. You wrapped yourself in a cloud, which no prayer could pierce.
  159. C. Prayer for Deliverance

    “And now, Lord, God of Israel, who led your people out of the land of Egypt with a strong hand, with signs and wonders and great might, and with an upraised arm, so that you have made for yourself a name to the present day:
  160. Hear, Lord, our prayer of supplication, and deliver us for your own sake: grant us favor in the sight of those who brought us into exile,
  161. Lord Almighty, God of Israel, hear the prayer of the dead of Israel, children who sinned against you; they did not listen to the voice of the Lord, their God, and their evils cling to us.
  162. I have taken off the garment of peace, have put on sackcloth for my prayer of supplication; while I live I will cry out to the Eternal One.
  163. But these three fell, bound, into the midst of the white-hot furnace. Prayer of Azariah.
  164. Even after Daniel heard that this law had been signed, he continued his custom of going home to kneel in prayer and give thanks to his God in the upper chamber three times a day, with the windows open toward Jerusalem.
  165. To this they replied, “Daniel, one of the Jewish exiles, has paid no attention to you, O king, or to the prohibition you signed; three times a day he offers his prayer.”
  166. I turned to the Lord God, to seek help, in prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
  167. Now, our God, hear the prayer and petition of your servant; and for your own sake, Lord, let your face shine upon your desolate sanctuary.
  168. “Do not fear, Daniel,” he continued; “from the first day you made up your mind to acquire understanding and humble yourself before God, your prayer was heard. Because of it I started out,
  169. The Lord heard her prayer.
  170. Chapter 2

    Jonah’s Prayer. But the Lord sent a great fish to swallow Jonah, and he remained in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
  171. When I became faint, I remembered the Lord; My prayer came to you in your holy temple.
  172. Chapter 3

    Hymn About God’s Reign

    Prayer of Habakkuk, the prophet. According to Shigyonot.
  173. Teaching About Prayer. “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
  174. The Lord’s Prayer. “This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
  175. The Answer to Prayers. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
  176. And he said to them, “It is written: ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a den of thieves.”
  177. Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” The Authority of Jesus Questioned.
  178. He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”
  179. He said to them, “This kind can only come out through prayer.”
  180. Then he taught them saying, “Is it not written: ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’? But you have made it a den of thieves.”
  181. Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.
  182. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.” The Poor Widow’s Contribution.
  183. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John.
  184. and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
  185. And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink.”
  186. In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.
  187. Chapter 11

    The Lord’s Prayer. He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”
  188. and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.” Further Teachings on Prayer.
  189. I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. The Answer to Prayer.
  190. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector.
  191. saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.’”
  192. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”
  193. When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief.
  194. Chapter 17

    The Prayer of Jesus. When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,
  195. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
  196. They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.
  197. Chapter 3

    Cure of a Crippled Beggar. Now Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer.
  198. Prayer of the Community. After their release they went back to their own people and reported what the chief priests and elders had told them.
  199. whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
  200. He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, “What is it, sir?” He said to him, “Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God.
  201. Cornelius replied, “Four days ago at this hour, three o’clock in the afternoon, I was at prayer in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling robes stood before me and said,
  202. ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your almsgiving remembered before God.
  203. “I was at prayer in the city of Joppa when in a trance I had a vision, something resembling a large sheet coming down, lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to me.
  204. Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayer by the church was fervently being made to God on his behalf.
  205. When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who is called Mark, where there were many people gathered in prayer.
  206. Then, completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off.
  207. They appointed presbyters for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in whom they had put their faith.
  208. On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of prayer. We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.
  209. Imprisonment at Philippi. As we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl with an oracular spirit, who used to bring a large profit to her owners through her fortune-telling.
  210. always asking in my prayers that somehow by God’s will I may at last find my way clear to come to you.
  211. Chapter 10

    Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God on their behalf is for salvation.
  212. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.
  213. Paul’s Plans; Need for Prayers. That is why I have so often been prevented from coming to you.
  214. I urge you, [brothers,] by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in the struggle by your prayers to God on my behalf,
  215. Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to one another, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
  216. [For] if I pray in a tongue, my spirit is at prayer but my mind is unproductive.
  217. as you help us with prayer, so that thanks may be given by many on our behalf for the gift granted us through the prayers of many.
  218. while in prayer on your behalf they long for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.
  219. do not cease giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
  220. So I ask you not to lose heart over my afflictions for you; this is your glory. Prayer for the Readers.
  221. Constant Prayer. With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones
  222. praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you,
  223. And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception,
  224. for I know that this will result in deliverance for me through your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
  225. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.
  226. and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. Prayer for Continued Progress.
  227. Prayer and Apostolic Spirit. Persevere in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;
  228. Epaphras sends you greetings; he is one of you, a slave of Christ [Jesus], always striving for you in his prayers so that you may be perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
  229. Thanksgiving for Their Faith. We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly
  230. Concluding Thanksgiving and Prayer. What thanksgiving, then, can we render to God for you, for all the joy we feel on your account before our God?
  231. Concluding Prayer. May the God of peace himself make you perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  232. Prayer. To this end, we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith,
  233. III. Concluding Exhortations

    Chapter 3

    Request for Prayers. Finally, brothers, pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, as it did among you,
  234. III. Problems of Discipline

    Chapter 2

    Prayer and Conduct. First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
  235. for it is made holy by the invocation of God in prayer.
  236. The real widow, who is all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
  237. Thanksgiving. I am grateful to God, whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day.
  238. Thanksgiving. I give thanks to my God always, remembering you in my prayers,
  239. At the same time prepare a guest room for me, for I hope to be granted to you through your prayers.
  240. In the days when he was in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
  241. I especially ask for your prayers that I may be restored to you very soon.
  242. IV. The Power of Prayer

    Anointing of the Sick. Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praise.
  243. and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.
  244. Confession and Intercession. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
  245. Likewise, you husbands should live with your wives in understanding, showing honor to the weaker female sex, since we are joint heirs of the gift of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Christian Conduct.
  246. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears turned to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against evildoers.” Christian Suffering.
  247. The end of all things is at hand. Therefore, be serious and sober for prayers.
  248. IV. Epilogue

    Prayer for Sinners. I write these things to you so that you may know that you have eternal life, you who believe in the name of the Son of God.
  249. When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.
  250. The Gold Censer. Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a gold censer. He was given a great quantity of incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the holy ones, on the gold altar that was before the throne.
  251. The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel.
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121 topical index results for “prayer”

CONDESCENSION OF GOD : Indulges Moses' prayer to behold his glory (Exodus 33:18-23)
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)
CATHOLICITY » INSTANCES OF » Solomon, in his prayer (2 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 » One of his last prayers (in Jerusalem) ( John 17)
JOHANAN » A Jewish captain » Sought prayers of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 42:2,3)
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)
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)