Truths You Can Use

Truths You Can Use


How To Talk With God: 10 Bible Verses on the Power of Prayer

One of the Bible’s central themes is the relationship between God and human beings. In particular, the text explores the way we communicate with God.

The conventional term for this type of communication is prayer. It can take many forms and languages. What they all share is the desire to lift our words and thoughts out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. 

prayer and the bible
Here are some of my favorite verses from the Old Testament on this theme.

1) “Worship God in joy; come into His Presence in song.” (Psalm 100:2)

2) “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, the God of my father, and I will exalt him.” (Exodus 15:2)

3) I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)

4) “And Moses cried unto the Eternal One, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.” (Numbers 12:13)

5) “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)

6) “If one turns away his ear from hearing My teachings,
even his prayer is not heard.” (Proverbs 28:9)

7) “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless Your holy name.” (Psalm 103:1)

8) “And serve Him with all your heart.” (Deuteronomy 11:13)

9) “Then Abraham spoke up again:’“Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes.’” (Genesis 18:27)

10) “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6)

Do you have any favorite biblical verses on prayer?

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  • http://Gmail.com KARRY

    oh thank u so very much Ribbi,ur words and teaching me how to pray and seek GOD help me a lot,as a child of JESUS CHRIST MY LORD AND FATHER,I GO THROUGH THESE STORMS AND AS I SEEK HIM MORE AND CRY OUT IT GETS WORST INSTEAD OF BETTER.BUT YOUR TEACHING IS HELPING ME TO STAND STRONG IN MY FAITH.MY GOD ALWAYS COME THROUGH AND MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY AND I AM LIVING IN RECIVEING AND EXPECTANCE OF HIS LOVE,GRACES,MERCIES,ABUNDANCE AND FAVORS OVER ME AND MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU,GOD BLESSES YOU.IN JESUS NAME.AMEN.

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