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The Power of Prayer with inspiring Verses, Quotes and Scripture

Updated on June 28, 2012
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Pray without ceasing
Pray without ceasing

Prayer is a powerful force, a significant act for every believer. The impact of prayer in a person's life is meaningful. In prayer one can forget about their troubles and focus on God. With prayer, you get the answers to your problems.

The Bible has a lot to say about prayer. Quoting scripture is common during prayer and it commands the attention it deserves.

“God is interested in both the words of our mouths and the deepest pondering of our hearts.

To appear Christ-like on the surface is never enough. To be Christ-like at the core of our being, that is the key.”- Crosswalk Daily

"Put some faith in me, and some day you’ll see,

There’s a diamond under all this dust.

I ain’t as good as I’m going to get. But I’m better than I used to be."

- Tim McGraw

Scripture is often illustrated in songs

Some of the most famous authors and poets write about prayer. Using quotes and verses, prayer is collective to offer inspiration.

Praying heals; it replenishes the broken spirit, and comforts the hurting.

"Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love;
Brings every blessing from above." - Charles Spurgeon

It is during prayer a person can withdraw from their problems and find solace.

How should a person pray?

There are many ways to pray and for many reasons.

  • In Colossians 1:3-14, prayer is used for thanksgiving and praise.
  • In seeking wisdom and understanding, prayer is often used as a guide to make wise decisions.

Prayer is often the introduction to blessings.

"In the happy moments, praise God. In the difficult moments, seek God. In the quiet moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God."—Robert Albert Wood

When we pray, God says He will listen. For you do not receive, because you do not ask; it's a common term and often misused.

God doesn't promise a life full of glitz and glamour. In fact, the Bible tells us that in this life we will have troubles. Just because we ask in prayer there is no guarantee we will get what we asked.

Our motives must be right, our heart must be in-line with Jesus' teachings and it's always within God's timing.

It's foolish to think we have the power to do what only God can. However in prayer there is power.

In prayer, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us, doing what we cannot do for ourselves.

“The greatest act of faith is when man decides he is not God.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes

By the workings of the Holy Spirit, who dwells within every believer of Christ, their prayers are lifted up to the heavens.

"What is impossible with men is possible with God." - Luke 18:27

The Lord's Prayer Intro

The disciples asked Jesus. Teach us how to pray Lord.

Jesus replied, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name," - Matthew 6:5-9

Pray according to God's will

“What does it mean to pray according to God’s will? Praying according to God’s will is praying for things that honor and glorify God and/or praying for what the Bible clearly reveals God’s will to be. If we pray for something that is not honoring to God or not God’s will for our lives, God will not give what we ask for.” – got

"To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge, to find the will of God is the greatest discovery, and to do the will of God is the greatest achievement." - Author Unknown

Scripture teaches to trust in His word, have faith in God, and to pray about everything.

In every act the basic principle remains the same: Trust. To be aware of that trust is like refining of gold. It sparkles against the beauty and withstands the fire. Prayer is lot like that.

In trusting God to do what we cannot do for ourselves, we give Him the power to work.

"I have many friends who do not believe in luck; they believe in blessings. Likewise, I do not believe in coincidences; I believe in miracles." - Jane Seymour, actress

God answers prayer

To say prayer is a choice is to be unaware of the powerful effects of prayer. It’s a living principle and one you can’t afford to miss.

God answers prayer, in His timing. Asking God to show you a sign is a common prayer for many. It is not unusual to ask God to show a sign to prove He is listening or that He agrees. If a sign is needed or a confirmation is pleaded, God may choose to show you, however He does this so that all glory and honor goes to Him.

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”- Hebrews 11:6

- National Day of Prayer -- May 5, 2011

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday every May, inviting people of all faiths to join in prayer for the nation.

Pray in Faith

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."- Hebrews 11:1

Genuine faith may be in the soul like a hidden seed. Once rooted, a blossom sprouts of which the blessings in life may be seen.

“Praise, like prayer, is one great means of promoting the growth of the spiritual life. It helps to remove our burdens, to excite our hope, to increase our faith.” – Charles Spurgeon

When prayer goes unanswered, a sense of desperation grabs the soul. Feeling alone, left in the wilderness, a person feels like giving up. A painful silence from the Savior is the grievous trial of many a seeking soul. Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part. Overcoming this period is done in faith. God carves out the unwanted parts of a person's character during the waiting. It is then that He prepares you for the blessing.

"My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from him." - Psalm 62:5

Prayer is one of the greatest adventures in a spiritual life.

"The Lord isn’t waiting for us to do some big, impressive task for Him; He’s simply calling us to obey Him one small step at a time. Don’t miss the great adventure God has for you. Even when His ways seem unreasonable, follow Him faithfully, and your destiny will unfold before your eyes." – Charles Stanley

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      3 years ago

      Every moment of prayer is an investment in eternity...

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      arnold lwko 

      4 years ago

      Prayer is power of evrone who believ in god

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      5 years ago

      Thanks FaithDream for the article on praying! I think that is one area Christians struggle in. It is such a private matter but can also be corporate- and it is meditative, but for some reason it is a struggle-maybe because of lack of faith and patience? One book I found helpful many years ago was Bill Hybels, "Too Busy Not to Pray"

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      LHEN gravo 

      5 years ago


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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Prayer is so powerful beyond words. You are so right. You have shared what those of us who pray know to be true. I am now praying that your words will each out to those who have not found the prayer will find it. Pinned

      I am also placing this in a hub I will be publishing later:

      angels and prayer

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for such words I am trusting God for a finanical blessing and now I place it in God,s hands

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      6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Bless you Roseanne for your continued prayers. May God show you what your heart desires and bring forth many blessings.

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      6 years ago

      Lord thank you for this beautiful I lay down to rest I know that tomorrow will bring me great soul be.longs to you Father

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      6 years ago from upstate, NY

      I see the will of God have more to do with our heart attitude in our circumstance than with whether we should specifically do this thing or that thing. This verse tell us the will of God:

      1 thes 5:18 -

      "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

      About praying in God's perfect will is to pray in the Holy Spirit. As our spirit lines up with God's spirit through feeding on God in relationship and our hearts becoming more like God's heart then when we pray it won't be a mystery what His will is.

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      6 years ago

      That God continues to walk with me to my next journey. I continue to seek my path..may tomorrow show me the light..thank you

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      6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Seek-n-find, Thank you for commenting. I agree with you, we would rather handle it on own.

      However there is so much more we can accomplish with the help of the Holy Spirit and prayers. God knows what's best, so it's much wiser to depend on Him to handle it.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

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      Jenna Ditsch 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Amen! Prayer is so very powerful--seems sort of counter-intuitive--like it's easier to try and work and 'make something happen' than to be still and pray. Thanks for writing! :-)

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      6 years ago

      "My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him." How beautiful and profound. This knowledge is carrying me through my "valley and shadow of death" period, knowing that God is just a prayer away. Let's all remember the whole wide world in our prayers as we all need it and God has children all over the world. It is not His pleasure that any of us be lost. Everyone, please, I pray have a wonderful and joyous day in the Lord.

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      6 years ago from (Midwest) USA


      God is gracious. Thank you for sharing your prayerful blessing here. I'm grateful for your comments.

      Thank you!

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      6 years ago

      I just finish prayingthe 3 hour prayer to the HOLY SPIRITasking him to listen and ask the Lord Jesus to answer my prayer for a financial blessing to paid my past due debt,money for food in my house, thank you for answer and open the door for me thank you

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      7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      I agree so much! Prayer is full of power, and I'm so glad you shared this hub here too. Voted up and useful.

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      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks Ashantina. I agree prayer is essential all the time. We prepare our hearts in the good times so when the bad times hit, we have strength. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

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      7 years ago

      Prayer is so powerful. And for those who have/do... its so important to commit to prayer in the good times as well as the not so good....

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks Tamarajo. I appreciate your comments. Partnering with God to accomplish His will... Great Concept!

      Have a blessed day.

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      7 years ago

      Good hub. Well put together. I really did enjoy the quotes and verses.

      I like to think of prayer as well as partnering with God in accomplishing His will on the earth.

      Enjoyed a look at what prayer is and what prayer does.

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      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Ruchira for adding the power of meditation in prayer. It is important to mention how prayer is different for so many people along with the effects of prayer. Thank you for sharing, I appreciate your comments.

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      7 years ago from United States

      I agree with all the above FaithDream.

      I also feel that Prayer is another form of meditation where we tend to be true to ourselves and try to keep our negativity aside which gives us an opportunity to assess it and make improvements accordingly...

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      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Hyphenbird. It's inspiring that you share your faith on these pages. I totally agree with you.. Have a blessed evening.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      "With prayer, you get the answers to your problems." This is very true. When God's Word is prayed back to Him powerful things happen and mountains are moved. His Word never returns to Him void. Thanks for this devotional FaithDream. Now I am going to bed full of the Father. Peace be with you tonight and always.


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