Prayers In The Bible

Prayers in The Bible are specifically prayers featured in the Christian Bible, as opposed to prayers from other traditions. Some prayers such as the Prayer of Saint Francis and the Lord’s Prayer have been part of Christian worship for centuries. In recent times, different groups of Christians (mainly the Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Protestants) have produced a number of books containing collections of new prayers for public and private use.

Prayers in the Bible are attributed to people from all walks of life — kings, slaves, and even the uneducated. Another thing they have in common is that they are now part of history. Biblical prayers have been recited for centuries, providing guidance and inspiration to countless people. These prayers can serve as a reminder on how to pray in our own lives, as well as a lens through which to view the amazing wonders of God.

Since the time when our forefathers read the scriptures and got inspiration, people have been in an urge to get closer to God. They were able to get in contact with their Lord through prayers. People wanted their voices to reach their Lord and wanted to talk to their Lord by clearing off the barriers that lay between them.

Dear reader, for centuries, The Bible has been the number one best-selling book of all time. It’s a timeless classic that has helped millions of people improve their lives. One of these great life-changing inspirational stories is found in the book of Psalms. It’s a book that contains 150 inspirational Christian prayers written by King David, considered one of the greatest leaders and kings of Israel. Aside from providing inspiration and wisdom to those who read His words, King David was (and still is) a great friend to the church. Through his words, the Bible continues to shed light and guidance on many areas of our lives including: spiritual growth, family issues, worries and depression, prayer and daily devotionals.

Prayers In The Bible

When the author of Chronicles dutifully provides us with a list of Judah’s descendants, he can’t help but stop himself. Right in the midst of all these names, he comes to Jabez, a man he wants us to notice, a man of true honor. If you’ve ever felt like you’ve caused pain or if you’ve ever wanted to believe that God can do more than you can ask or imagine, this prayer is for you:

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.”

Prayers In The Bible

Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10): Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; In the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, For I delight in your deliverance. “There is no one holy like the Lord; There is no one besides you; There is no Rock like our God. “Do not keep talking so proudly Or let your mouth speak such arrogance, For the Lord is a God who knows, And by him deeds are weighed.

“The bows of the warriors are broken, But those who stumbled are armed with strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for food, But those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, But she who has had many sons pines away. “The Lord brings death and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and raises up.

The Lord sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap; He seats them with princes And has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; On them he has set the world. He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, But the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.

“It is not by strength that one prevails; Those who oppose the Lord will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. “He will give strength to his king And exalt the horn of his anointed.”

Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10): Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

Hezekiah’s Prayer (2 Kings 19:15-19): And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: “Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.

“It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste these nations and their lands. They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands. Now, Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone, Lord, are God.”

(2 Kings 20:3): “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom (1 Kings 3:7-9) and Dedication of the Temple (1 Kings 8:22-53): “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

David’s Prayers: David cried out to the Lord in every area of his life, through every emotion, he found comfort in his Father in Heaven. Below are some of his most powerful prayers to God.

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