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Praying Scripture

Updated on May 23, 2009

Tips for praying scripture

When using scripture to pray believing God not only hears but responds to your request. Thus consider beginning with "thank you Lord that..." and add the scripture. Many of the below verses are identified with their location in scripture.  Try ending your prayer "in Jesus name Amen" or simply with Amen. The scriptures have been put into various categories to aid you in prayers that will avail much. May God Bless you!

Scripture for healing

Romans 12:2: Be not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of your mind,that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Luke 10:9 You heal those who are sick and say to them the Kingdom of God has come near to you".

III John 1:2 It is written that we will prosper and be in health, just as our souls prosper.

Psalm 41:3 You will sustain me on my sickbed. In my illness you will restore me to health.

II Timothy 1:7 You did not give me a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Scripture for relationships

Philippians 2:2 Make our joy complete by making us of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, and intent on the same purpose.

Colossians 3:8-9 May we put aside all anger, wrath, malie, slander, and abusive speech from our mouths. We do not lie to one another since we have laid aside the old self with its evil practices. 

II Chronicles 9:1 May we speak to each other all that is in our hearts.

Ephesians 4:32 May we be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven us.

Hebrews 12:15 May we allow no root of bitterness to spring up between us to cause trouble.

II Corinthians 5:19 May You reconcile us through the blood of Christ to Yourself and to each other.

Joel 2:25 Make up the years the swarming locust have eaten away.

Scripture for wisdom

Proverbs 2:7 You store up sound wisdom for me. You are a shield to those who walk in integrity.

Micah 6:8 You require me to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with my God.

Isaiah 33:6 You are the stability of our times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is our treasure.

Psalm 40:11 You will not withhold Your compassion from us, Your loving kindness and truth will continually preserve us.

Isaiah 11: May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon me. The Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 16:7 You Lord have counseled me. Indeed my mind instructs me in the night.

Scripture for peace, comfort

Psalm 34:5 They who look to You, Lord, are radiant, and their faces are not ashamed.

Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

II Thessalonians 3:16 You will continually grant me peace in every circumstance.

I Kings 5:4 You have given me rest on every side, there is neither adversary or misfortune.

Psalm 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with Your loving kindness that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Psalm 30:11 Turn our mourning into joy!

Scripture for finances

Isaiah 33:6 You Lord are the stability of our times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge, and the fear or the Lord is our treasure.

Psalm 122:7 May peace be within our walls,and prosperity within our palaces.

Philippians 4:19 You Lord will supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory.

Isaiah 48:17 Teach us to profit and show us the way in which to go.

Psalm 18:19 Bring us forth also into a broad place; You rescue us because You delight in us.

Psalm 18:48 Lift us above those who rise up against us.


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    • Prayerhub profile image


      7 years ago from Padova-Italy

      I love ro pray, I love prayer hubs, I like your hub, join me also and pray at prayer

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      9 years ago

      This is very inspiring. God bless you.

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      Judy Specht 

      10 years ago from California

      Praying scripture is telling God what you want assured that it is his will. Moms In Touch is another place to find out about praying scripture.

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      yolanda yvette 

      10 years ago

      This hub is filled with hope and helpfulness.

      How easily we forget about the mighty power of God's Word. We need to learn to consistently turn to it.

      Thank you for reminding us of this.

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      50 Caliber 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      Lori, I thank you for the excellent examples of compounded scripture to aid in praying scripture. I'm a new kid to this subject, introduced to it by Ms. Jeanie above and arrived here following a link she provided.

      I hope you will continue to share more with us. Peace, 50

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      11 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

      Lori, wonderful selection of scriptures you've chosen to share for different needs. With you're changing the pronouns and verb tenses, folks unfamiliar with type of prayer should pick it up pretty quickly.

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      11 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for a practical hub...and for the scriptures...

      Ulrike Grace

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      Art Wartenbe 

      11 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Your hub is awesome. Excellent scriptures for the different aspects of living. Jesus Christ today, tomorrow and everyday in everyway! God Bless you and thank you for sharing.

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      11 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      A beautiful expression of praying the Scriptures, enhanced by the pictures and video. Thank you.

      Forever His,

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      11 years ago from Clearwater, FL

      Good stuff... Thanks and blessings!

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      11 years ago

      Thank you for the ministry you do by sharing uplifting information. For the past few years, I've been praying the scriptures and it is an awesome experience seeing God's hand move in my life and others. In His hands we live.

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      Saint Lawrence 

      11 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for your love for the word and others.

      I bless you with Eph.1:17-21


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      11 years ago

      wow, love this hub.

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      11 years ago from Southeast US

      Thanks for these scriptures. I will certainly use them.


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