12 Bible Verses on How to Pray

12 Bible Verses on How to Pray

I can't believe you have found this blog post. I uploaded this video to my blog without ever thinking you would ever see it. So now that you've found me, I scrambling to try to make this post worth your time, so here we go. 

I have always been a researcher by nature. It was important to me to understand why we pray and how to do it. No matter what stage you're in on your faith journey understanding how to pray is important. Obviously, you could just close your eyes, open your mouth, and be good to go. 

But I personally wanted to make sure I was approaching my prayer life appropriate. Giving pray the time and respect it deserves. I'm guessing since you are here you are trying to do the same thing, right...

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Prayer is a foundation element of faith. Likely because it is one of the simplest ways to transform your relationship with Christ.

Prayer is your alignment with God. Prayer is your acknowledgement to Him that you need him in your life.

12 Scripture Characteristics on How to Pray

1. Be Humble

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

2. Hope for God's purpose

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

3. Pray Continually

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


If you enjoy this post, you may find these Bible Study blog post helpful when it comes to prayer.


4. Pray for Others

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. James 5:16

5. Believe you will receive what you ask for in prayer 

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

6. Don't be anxious
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
7. Pray with an attitude of gratitude
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
8. Devote yourself to prayer
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
9. Have pure motives
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3
10. Turn from wickedness
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. Proverbs 15:8
11. Confess your sins in prayer
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
12. Know that prayer is powerful and effective for the righteous
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16