Prayer is an intimate conversation with God. Talking with God isn’t something we have to earn or wait in line for. Conversations with God are always available to us. Prayer is an important part of our walk with Him, yet it is something we often neglect or participate in lightly.
While it doesn’t always feel like God hears us we can rest in His promises that He does. God enjoys having conversations with us. He will always answer our prayers, however, it may not be immediate or the answer we are seeking. Don’t let what feels like silence deter you from talking to God, pause in the quiet, listen and reflect.
1 John 5:14 – And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
1 Chronicles 16:11 – Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Ephesians 6:18 – 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,
Jeremiah 29:12 – Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
Job 22:27 – You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you, and you will pay your vows.
2 Chronicles 7:14 – if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
James 5:13 – Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Proverbs 15:8 – The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.
Psalm 17:6 – I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Psalm 145:18 – The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Matthew 6:9-13 – Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Philippians 4:6 – do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Colossians 4:2 – Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Matthew 5:44 – But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Luke 18:1 – And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 – pray without ceasing
James 4:3 – You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Matthew 6:7-8 – “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. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.