A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PRAYER - PRAYING SCRIPTURES

You are new to this and don’t know what to say to God. You can’t find the words and everything feels awkward. Friend, then this page is for YOU!!

I have made it easy and will lead you on a path of scripture prayer, that’s the way I started having a conversation with God. By using scripture prayers, you can’t go wrong, God just loves His own Words being read back to Him. Why? Because, the Word of God comes from God and is pure, powerful and living. I have given a few basic prayers here taken from the Bible, which you can also mark in your own bible. I’ve used a color marker blue for all the prayer scriptures I found in the bible. Thus next time it is so much easier to find a passage, you then just scan your eyes over all the blue passages. So have I also done with other kinds of scripture, like pink for promises, purple for laws, green for spirit stuff, orange for general wisdom and sayings, yellow for fear, red for sin and the devil and so forth.

Now, all you need to do is find a nice place to pray. Pick a few passages that you like or read the whole lot. Read the following out loud as in prayer, then ending your prayer/s with; “IN JESUS NAME, AMEN”

You can do this every day till you feel comfortable to talk to God about everyday problems, struggles, joyful events, and telling Him from your heart that you love Him. Don’t worry. This will come; Rome was not build in a day. These scriptures will be sufficient for the beginning, and to see to all your needs. God is not unintelligent, He knows what you need, and He knows that you are trying your best to communicate with Him. And He loves you for at least trying!!


SCRIPTURE PRAYERS

Matt 6:9-13

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: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.  (Matt 6:9-13)

 

Acts 4:29-30

29.  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30.  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.  (Acts 4:29-30)

Rom 16:25-27

25.  Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26.  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27.  To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.    (Rom 16:25-27)

2Cor 9:10-11

10.  Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for [your] food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11.  Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.  (2Cor 9:10-11)

Eph 1:17-23

17.  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18.  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19.  And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20.  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], 21.  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22.  And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, 23.  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.   (Eph 1:17-23)

Eph 3:16-21

16.  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17.  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18.  May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19.  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 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, 21.  Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.   (Eph 3:16-21)

Phil 1:9-11

9.  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment; 10.  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11.  Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.   (Phil 1:9-11)

Col 1:9-12

9.  For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10.  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11.  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;  12.  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  (Col 1:9-12)

Col 2:2-3

2.  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3.  In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.   (Col 2:2-3)

Heb 13:20-21

20.  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21.  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.  (Heb 13:20-21)

Jas 1:5

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.  (Jas 1:5)

1Pet 5:10-11

10.  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you]. 11.  To him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  (1Pet 5:10-11)

“IN JESUS NAME, AMEN”

OTHER SCRIPTURES ABOUT PRAYER

These are not prayers, but scriptures about prayer. Like for instance Matt 18:19-20 tells you that if you and a friend would pray together and agree wholeheartedly about what you are praying for, then your prayer will most surely be heard by God and Jesus will be right there with you while praying. These are here to give background information about prayer.

Matt 18:19-20

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 18:19-20)

Matt 21:21-22

21. Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this [which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matt 21:21-22)

This tells you that if you believe God to be worthy of being a God and Father, and that He will look after you and do and give what is best for you, then you have faith in God. If you believe God is bad, then you do not have faith in God. If you have faith in God, then God can do even more for you than what you have asked of Him.

John 14:13-14

13. And 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 14:13-14)

This says that you must ask in Jesus Name, meaning, ending your prayer with “In Jesus Name, Amen”

Rom 8:26-27

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. 27. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God. (Rom 8:26-27)

This scripture tells you that you could ask Holy Spirit to help you with your prayer and to also pray for you. Just ask “I ask Holy Spirit to intercede for me according to Romans 8:26-27.”

Phil 4:6

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

This tells you that you can ask God for everything that you need and then thank Him.

1John 5:14-15

14. And 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. (1John 5:14-15)

This tells you that if you ask for good things, then you will have confidence with God in His presence, but if you ask God to help you rob a bank, then you could just know that He will not listen to you.

THE PRAYER FOR SALVATION

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you wish to receive this Love of God and be one of His very own children and want to go to heaven for ever; if you wish to be free; if you wish for Jesus to help you with everything in your life; and if you do not belong to Jesus Christ yet, pray the following saying the words out loud:

Lord Jesus Christ, I welcome You as my Lord and Savior. I invite You to come live in my heart. I ask and thank You for the forgiveness of all my sins. I ask to teach me about You and Your ways. Thank You Lord that I now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven. I receive You now. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Celebrate, you now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and are a rightful child of God Himself!!


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ZxRed 6 years ago from Philippines

Why should you say "in Jesus name" when you end your prayers?


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi ZXRED..first of all, welcome to hubpages. It is a nice and supportive community here and hope that you will like it...

Jesus is God's Son, and God said that we have to ask in His Son's Name for everything, because it was His Son who died for us to take our punishment so that there can now be peace between God and people. You can say it is God's way of honoring Jesus for what He did. If it is not in Jesus Name, then God do not accept it as a Christian prayer. Hope this answers your question without getting too technical about it.. :)


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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

hi Marliza, Blessings...one verse stood out for me...it was one I used for years in my own personal devotional...."if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us...and if he hears us, we know we have the petition that we desired of him".


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ZxRed 6 years ago from Philippines

Did God really say that pray in Jesus name or Jesus said pray in my name? Sorry for being too technical. Why wouldn't God accept prayers said in Jesus name? What if it is a very sincere prayer?


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Enlydia...nice to have you here.. missed you.. be blessed and thanks for stopping by.. :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

ZX..sincere prayers does not include rebellion against what God wants... Did Jesus really speak out of His own or did He only speak the words His Father gave Him to speak?

ZX.. you may post your question in the questions section or in the Christian forums.. this hub is to aid BEGINNERS and not for intellectual arguments or bible bashing...there are a lot of Christians here who can assist you in all the technical details, who are also excellent in quoting scriptures..


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ZxRed 6 years ago from Philippines

Aight... I don't mean to make argument or bash bibles. That was an honest question. I'm sorry for being misunderstood. Anyway, thanks for this hub. :)


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Keep in mind Jesus is our Advocate to God, so therefore we go to Him. Marliza, this is well developed Hub and even after my own experience, I could not have developed a Hub like this. This Hub came because of your own love, dedication and sincerity in serving. It should serve to others as a monument to your concern, caring and knowledge for their prayer life. Up, Awesome and on its way to FB!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you UG for your kind and wonderful comment.. thank you for helping spreading the word so that many people might be reached.. you're awesome.. :)


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I have always talked with God both in ordinary conversation as well as in prayer. It is always best to speak from your heart and say what you mean.

Brother Dave.


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Wonderful Hub and very helpful to a beginner. Voted-useful!


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tlpoague 6 years ago from USA

Wonderful hub! I remember as a child memorizing the Lord's Prayer. Anytime I am stumped on a prayer, I will have to come back to this hub. Thanks!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you all for stopping by and for your encouraging word..be blessed! :)


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lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Marliza,

I like the idea of the blue marker. I'll have to remember that.


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts

A very awesome hub and so beautifully written.

Thumbs up!!!


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I love praying scripture in fact you listed a few I pray on a regular basis. I find that His Word is so awesome in that it often expresses the need of my heart more perfectly than I ever could. Your so right that His Word is alive. It is always relevant

Good hub Marliza


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

lifegate.. will you believe me if I told you that even an Angel told me that He is pleased to see that I've marked my scriptures?.. :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

kashmir..I am so glad that you liked it and its always nice to see a new face...have a Super day!! :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Tamarajo... wonderful, you giving additional testimony... yes...when our words get in the way, God's Word always comes through for us... :)


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

thankyou for following me, your hubs are just what I need right now and I consider it a blessing.


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Schoolgirl..thanks for stopping by and commenting..hope you get something out of my hubs that you could keep.. :)


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JeanieR 5 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

Up and useful. Great work, Marliza. I pray that floods of people who are new in prayer find this hub. Wish I would have found it about 40 years ago! Keep writing, good woman.


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Str8up Hookups 5 years ago

Beautiful words and information.

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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Jeanie..it is so wonderful to see you here and thank you for your input...you are a great leader and teacher in prayer..many more blessing to you..have a Super day! :)


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Str8up..welcome to my hubs, hope you've enjoyed it and to see you again more often...be blessed and have a lovely day!! :)


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almasi 5 years ago

Thanks for an excellent hub.


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