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Prayer (Petition)

Prayer that makes a request of God.

Top Bible Verses about Prayer (Petition)

Matthew 7:7–11

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you, if his son will ask him for bread, will give him a stone? Or also if he will ask for a fish, will give him a snake? Therefore if you, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things … Read Matthew 7:7–11

Matthew 21:22

And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.” Read Matthew 21:22

Mark 11:24

For this reason I say to you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received it, and it will be done for you. Read Mark 11:24

Mark 14:35–36

And going forward a little he fell to the ground and began to pray that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you! Take away this cup from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Read Mark 14:35–36
Philippians 4:6

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Read Philippians 4:6

1 John 5:14–15

And this is the confidence that we have before him: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked from him. Read 1 John 5:14–15

Famous Christian Quotes About Prayer (Petition)

Persistent Sins Are Hard to Uproot

If we plant a plant or a shrub and water it every day, it will grow so sturdy that we shall need a spade and a fork to tear it up. This appears to be the case with any fault, however small, that we commit daily, unless we amend it; though it is easy to uproot it when it has only grown for a day or even for ten days. We must pray to our Lord to grant us this amendment, for on our own account we can do little except add to our sins instead of giving them up.

Teresa of Ávila

Delight More in Thanksgiving than Requesting

Concerning the blessings of God, whether they tend unto this life or the life to come, there is great cause why we should delight more in giving thanks than in making requests for them; inasmuch as the one has pensiveness and fear, the other always joy attached; the one belongs to those who seek, the other to those who have found happiness; those who pray do but yet sow, those who give thanks declare they have reaped.

Richard Hooker

The Secret to Success

Here is the great secret of success. Work with all your might; but trust not in the least in your work. Pray with all your might for the blessing of God; but work, at the same time, with all diligence, with all patience, with all perseverance. Pray then, and work. Work and pray. And still again pray, and then work. And so on all the days of your life. The result will surely be abundant blessing.

George Müller
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