PUTTING  ON  THE  WHOLE  ARMOR  OF  GOD  #7a


“PRAYING  ALWAYS  WITH  ALL  PRAYER  AND  SUPPLICATION  IN  THE  SPIRIT  ….  SUPPLICATION  FOR  ALL  SAINTS—— AND  FOR  ME,  THAT  I  MAY  OPEN  MY  MOUTH  BOLDLY  TO  MAKE  KNOWN  THE  MYSTERY  OF  THE  GOSPEL….” [EPH. 6: 18-19].



ALL  ABOUT  PRAYER


FROM  NAVE’S  TOPICAL  BIBLE——based  on  the  KJV  Bible




PRAYER. 


INDEX OF SUB-TOPICS: Miscellany of Minor Sub-Topics, p. 977; UN-classified Scriptures Relating to, p. 978; Answer to, Promised, p. 979; Answered, p. 982; Instances of Answered, p. 983; Confession in, p. 984; Importunity in, p. 985; Instances of Importunity in, p. 988; Intercessory, p. 988; Of the Wicked Not Heard, p. 988; Pleas Offered in, p. 988; Thanksgiving before Taking Food, p. 991.



MISCELLANY OF MINOR SUB-TOPICS: Attitudes in, see Worship. Prayer test proposed by Elijah, 1 Kin. 18:24-39.


Daily in the morning, Psa. 5:3; 88:13; 143:8; Isa. 33:2; twice daily, Psa. 88:1; thrice daily, Psa. 55:17; Dan. 6:10; all night, Luke 6:12; without ceasing, 1 Thess. 5:17.

Boldness in: Enjoined, Heb. 4:16. Exemplified by Abraham in his inquiry concerning Sodom, Gen. 18:23-32: by Moses, supplicating for assistance in delivering Israel, Ex. 33:12,18. 

Secret, Gen. 24:63; Matt. 6:6. 

Silent,Psa. 5:1. 

Weeping in, Ezra 10:1. 

In loud voice, satirized by Elijah, 1 Kin. 18-27. 

Of Pharisees, Matt. 23:14; scribes, Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47. 

Profuse, to be avoided, Eccl. 5:2; Matt. 6:7. 

Vain repetitions of, to be avoided, Matt. 6:7.

Tokens asked for, as assurance of answer: By Abraham's servant. Gen. 24:14. Gideon asks for a sign of dew on a fleece, Judg. 6:36-40.

Rebuked: Of Moses, at the Red Sea, Ex. 14:15, when he prayed to see Canaan, Deut. 323-27; of Joshua, Josh. 7:10.

Evils averted by, Jer. 26:19.

Unbelief in, Job. 21:15.

"Lord'sPrayer," Matt. 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4.

Answer to, withheld: Of Balaam, Deut. 23:5; Josh. 24:10; of Job, Job 3020, with 42: 12; of the Israelites, when attacked by the Amorites, Deut. 1:45. The prayer of Jesus, "Let this cup pass," Matt. 26:39,42,44, with vs. 45-75 and chapter 27.

Answer to, delayed, Psa. 22:1,2; 40:1; 80: 4; 88:14; Jer. 42:7; Hab. 1:2; Luke 18:7.

Answer to, exceeds petition: Solomon asked wisdom; the answer included wisdom, riches, honour, and long life, 1 Kin, 3: 7-14; 2 Chr. 1:10-12. The disciples prayed for Peter; the answer included Peter's deliverance, Acts 12:15, with v. 5.

Answer to, different from the request: Moses asked to he permitted to cross Jordan; the answer was permission to view the land of promise, Deut. 323-27. The Israelites lusted for the fleshpots of Egypt; the answer gave them flesh, but also leanness of soul, Psa. 106:14,15. Martha and Mary asked Jesus to come and heal their brother Lazarus; Jesus delayed, but raised Lazarus from the dead, John 11. Paul asked that the thorn in the flesh be removed; the answer was a promise of grace to endure it, 2 Cor. 12:8,9.


In Behalf of Nations. See Nations, Prayer for.


Penitential: Of David, Psa. 51:1-17; the publican, Luke 18:13. See Confession in, below, and Sin, Confession of.


Imprecatory, Num. 16:15; 22:6-11; 23:7,8: 24:9,10; Deut. 1129,30; 27:11-13; 33:11; Josh. 8:33,34; Judg. 1628; 2 Sam. 16:10-12; Neh. 4:4,5: 5:13; Job 3:1-10; 27:7; Psa. 5:10; 6:10; 9: 20; 102,15; 25:3; 28:4; 31:17,18; 35:4,8,26; 40: 14,15; 54:5; 55:9,15; 56:7; 58:7; 59:5,11,15; 68: 1,2; 6923,24,27,28; 70:2,3; 71:13; 79:10,12; 83: 13-17; 94:2; 109:7,9-20,28,29; 119:78,84; 129:5: 140:9,10; 143:12; 144:6; Jer. 1120; 12:3; 15:15: 17:18; 1821-23; 20:12; Lam. 1:22; 3:64-66; Gal. 1:8,9; 2 Tim. 4:14,15.


Submission in, exemplified by Jesus, Matt. 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42; David, 2 Sam. 1222,23; Job, Job 1:20,21.


Private, enjoined, Matt. 6:6.


Exemplified: By Lot, Gen. 1920. Eli-ezer, Gen. 24:12. Jacob, Gen. 32:9-12. Gideon, Judg. 622,36,39. Hannah, 1 Sam. 1:10. David, 2 Sam. 7:18-29. Hezekiah, 2 Kin. 202. Isaiah, 2 Kin. 20:11. Manasseh, 2 Chr. 33: 18,19. Ezra, Ezra 9:5,6. Nehemiah, Neh. 2:4. Jeremiah, Jer. 32:16-25, Daniel, Dan. 9:3,19.   Jonah, Jonah 2:1.   Habakkuk, Hab. 1:2. Anna, Luke 2:37. Jesus, Matt. 14:23; 26:36,39; Mark 1:35; Luke 9:18,29. Paul, Acts 9:11. Peter, Acts 9:40; 10:9. Cornelius, Acts 10:30.


Family: By Abraham, Glen. 12:5,8. Jacob, Gen. 35:3. Cornelius, Acts 10:2.


Social: Matt. 18:19; Acts 1:13,14; 16:25; 20:36; 21:5. Held in private houses, Acts 1: 13,14; 12:12; in the temple, Acts 2:46; 3:1.


Of Jesus: In a mountain, Matt. 14:23; Mark 6:46; Luke 6:12; 9:28. In Gethsemane, Matt., 26:36; Mark 14:32; Luke 22:45. The Lord's prayer, Matt. 6:9; Luke 11:1. Before day, Mark 1:35. In distress, John 12:27; Heb. 5:7. In the wilderness, Luke 5:16. In behalf of Peter, Luke 22:31,32. For the Comforter, John 14:16.  After the supper, John 17.


Of the apostles: Acts 1:24,25.


To idols, 1 Kin. 18:26-29.



UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO: 


Gen. 32:24. And Jacob was left alone: and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go. except thou bless me. 27. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.   Hos. 12:4.


1 Chr. 16:11. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. 35. And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.


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


Neh. 4:9. Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.


Psa. 27:8. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said' unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.


Psa. 105:3. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 4. Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.


Psa. 145:18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.


Prov. 15:8. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord : but the prayer of the upright is his delight.


Eccl. 5:2. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.


Isa. 55:6. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.


Lam. 3:41. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.


Zech. 12:10. I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.


Matt. 6:5. When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11. Give us this day our daily bread. 12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: i For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.    


Matt. 7:7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.    Matt. 21:22; Mark 11:24.


Mark 9:28. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately. Why could not we cast him out? 29. And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer i and fasting.


Luke 11:1. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him. Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2. And he said unto them. When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3. Give us day by day our daily bread. 4. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation;  but deliver us from evil. 5. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend; and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?   7.  And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, vet because of his importunity he will rise and givo him as many as he needeth. 9. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


Luke 18:1. And he i spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.


Rom. 8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.


1 Cor. 14:15. I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also.


Eph. 3:11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.


Eph. 6:18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel….


Phil. 4:6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.


Col. 4:2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.


1 Thess. 5:17. Pray without ceasing. 18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


1 Tim. 2:8. I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.


Heb. 4:16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Jas. 5:16. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


Jude 20. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.


Rev. 5:8. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.


Rev. 8:3. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.


ANSWER TO, PROMISED: 


Ex. 6:5. I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage ; and I have remembered my covenant. Acts 7:34.


Ex. 22:23. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 27. And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will ear; for I am gracious.


Ex. 33:17. And. the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken : for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. 18. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy, 20. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.


Deut. 4:7. What nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for ? 29. But if from thence thou shaft seek the Lord thy God, thou shaft find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shaft be obedient unto his voice; 31. (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.


Chr. 28:9. And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.


Chr. 7:13. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. 


Job 8:5. If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; 6. If thou wert pure and upright ; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.


Job 12:4. I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth, upon God, and he answereth him.


Job 22:27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.


Job 33:26. He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.


Psa. 9:10. They that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 12. He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.


Psa. 10:17. Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.


Psa. 18:3. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.


Psa. 32:6. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.


Psa. 34:15. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.


Psa. 37:4. Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5. Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.


Psa. 38:15. In thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.


Psa. 50:14. Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: 15. And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.


Psa. 55:16. As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. 17. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.


Psa. 56:9. When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.


Psa. 65:2. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 5. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, 0 God of our salvation; xoho art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.


Psa. 69:33. The Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.


Psa. 81:10. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.


Psa. 86:5. Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6. Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.


Psa. 91:15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will he with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.


Psa. 102:17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. 18. This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord. 19. For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary ; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth; 20. To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death.


Psa. 145:18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.


Prov. 2:3. Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 5. Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.


Prov. 3:6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.


Prov. 10:24. The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.


Prov. 15:8. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord : but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 29. The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.


Prov. 16:1. The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer Of the tongue, is from the Lord.


Isa. 19:20. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.


Isa. 30:19. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry ; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.


Isa. 55:6. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.


Isa. 58:9. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.


Isa. 65:24. It shall come to pass,, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.


Jer. 29:12. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.


Jer. 31:9. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble.


Jer. 33:3. Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.


Lam. 3:25. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.


Ezek. 36:37. Thus saith the Lord God; I will jet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.


Joel 2:18. Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people. 19. Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: 32. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered.


Amos 5:4. For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: 5. But seek not Betliel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Jieersheba: for Gil-gal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought. 6. Seek the Lord, and ye shall live.


Zeph. 2:3. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment ; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.


Zech. 10:1. Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. 6. And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them.


Zech. 13:9. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.


Matt. 6:5. When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.   vs. 9-13.


Matt. 7:7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone ? 10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent ? 11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him ?


Matt. 18:19. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.


Matt. 21:22. All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.


Mark 1134. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.


Luke 11:13. if ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?   vs. 5-12.


Luke 18:6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily,   vs. 1-5.


Luke 21:36. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.


John 4:10. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee. Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 23. The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


John 9:31. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.


John 14:13. Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.


John 15:7. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 16. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.


John 16:23. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24. Hitherto have ye. asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 26. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27. For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.


Acts 22:16. And now why tarriest thou ? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.


Rom. 8:26. The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.


Rom. 10:12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


Eph. 2:18. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.


Eph. 3:20. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.


Heb. 4:16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Heb. 10:22. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)


Heb. 11:6. Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a re-warder of them that diligently seek him.


Jas. 1:5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.


Jas. 4:8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. 10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.


Jas. 5:16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed,, The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


1 John 3:22. Whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.


1 John 5:14. This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.


ANSWERED: 


Job 34:28. So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.


Psa. 3:4. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.


Psa. 4:1. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.


Psa. 6:8. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. 9. The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.


Psa. 18:6. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. Psa. 120:1.


Psa. 21:2. Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. 4. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.


Psa. 22:4. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 5. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 24. For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.


Psa. 28:6. Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.


Psa. 30:2. O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3. O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.


Psa. 31:22. I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyeS: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.


Psa. 34:4. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. 6. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.


Psa. 40:1. I waited patiently for the Lord : and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.


Psa. 66:19. Verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. 20. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.


Psa. 77:1. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. 2. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord.


Psa. 81:7. Thou callest in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder.


Psa. 99:6. Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them. 7. He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them. 8. Thou answeredst them, 0 Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.


Psa. 106:44. Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry.


Psa. 107:6. They cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation,   vs. 13-20.


Psa. 116:1. I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.


Psa. 118:5. I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. 21. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.


Psa. 119:26. I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me.


Psa. 138:3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.


Lam. 3:57. Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not. 58. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.


Hos. 12:4. Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Beth-el, and there he spake with us.


Jonah 2:1. Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, 2. And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 7. When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.


Luke 23:42. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.


Acts 4:31. When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.


2 Cor. 12:8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.


Jas. 5:17. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.


Instances of Answered : Cain, Gen. 4: 13-15.  Abraham, for a son, Gen. 15; entreating for Sodom, Gen. 18:23-33; for Ishmael, Gen. 17:20; for Abimelech, Gen. 20:17. Hagar, for deliverance, Gen. 16:7-13. Abraham's servant, for guidance, Gen. 24: 12-52. Rebecca, concerning her pains in pregnancy, Gen. 25:22,23. Jacob, for deliverance from Esau, Gen. 32:9-32; 33:1-17. Moses, for help at the Red Sea, Ex. 14:15,16; at the waters of Marah, Ex. 1555; at Horeb, Ex. 17:4-6; in the battle with the Amalekites, Ex. 17:8-14; concerning the murmuring of the Israelites for flesh, Num. 11:11-35; in behalf of Miriam's leprosy, Num. 12:13-15. Moses, Aaron, and Samuel, Psa. 99:6.


Israelites: for deliverance from bondage, Ex. 2:23-25; 3:7-10; Acts 7:34; from Pharaoh's army, Ex. 14:10-30; from the king of Mesopotamia, Judg. 3:9,15; Sisera, Judg. 4:3,23,24; 1 Sam. 12:9-11; Ammon, Judg. 10:6-18; 11:1-33; for God's favor under the reproofs of Azariah, 2 Chr. 15:1-15; from Babylonian bondage, Neh. 957.


Gideon, asking the token of dew, Judg. 6:36-40. Manoah, asking about Samson, Judg. 13:8,9. Samson, asking for strength, Judg. 1658-30. Hannah, asking for a child, 1 Sam. 1:10-17,19,20. David, asking whether Keilah would be delivered into his hands, Sam. 23:10-12; and Ziklag, 1 Sam. 30:8; whether he should go into Judah after Saul's death, 2 Sam. 2:1; whether he should go against the Philistines, 2 Sam. 5:19-25. David, in adversity, Psa. 118:5; 138:3. Solomon, asking wisdom, 1 Kin. 3:1-13; 95,3. Elijah, raising the widow's son, 1 Kin. 17: 22; asking fire on his sacrifice, 1 Kin. 18:36-38; rain, 1 Kin. 17:1; 18:1,42-45; Jas. 5:17. Elisha, leading the Syrian army, 2 Kin. 6:17-20. Jabez, asking for prosperity, 1 Chr. 4:10. Abijah, for victory over Jeroboam, 2 Chr. 13:14-18. Asa, for victory over Zerah, 2 Chr. 14:11-15. The people of Judah, 2 Chr. 15:15. Jehoshaphat, for-victory over the Canaanites, 2 Chr. 18:31; 20:6-27. Jehoahaz, for victory over Hazael, 2 Kin. 13:4. Priests and Levites, when blessing the people, 2 Chr. 30:27. Hezekiah and Isaiah, for deliverance from Sennacherib, 2 Kin. 19:14-20; Chr. 3250-23; to save Hezekiah's life, 2 Kin. 20:1-7,11; 2 Chr. 32:24. Manasseh, for deliverance from the king of Babylon, 2 Chr. 33:13,19. Reubenites, for deliverance from the Hagarites, 1 Chr. 550. The Jews, returning from the captivity, Ezra 8:21,23. Ezekiel, to have the baking of his bread of affliction changed, Ezek. 4:12-15. Daniel, for the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream, Dan. 2:19-23; interceding for the people, Dan. 950-23; in a vision, Dan. 10: 12. Zacharias, for a son, Luke 1:13. The leper, for healing, Matt. 85,3; Mark 1:40-43: Luke 5:12,13. Centurion, for his servant. Matt. 8:5-13; Luke 7:3-10; John 4:50,51. Peter, asking that Tabitha be restored, Acts 9:40. The disciples, for Peter, Acts 12: 5-17. Paul, to be restored to health, 2 Cor. 1:9-11.


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