With each year of homeschooling, we always took time to memorize Bible verses. One of my favorite Bible passages we learned together was Psalms 1. It’s one of the most important and powerful prayers in the Bible to memorize as it covers so many areas. If you are looking for the right Bible verses on prayer, you’ve come to the right place!
Powerful prayer Bible verses remind you not to hang out with ungodly friends, nor seek bad counsel, or even sit together with non-believers. Instead, a perfect prayer Bible verse gives you a road map to what you should do: pray and focus on Him day and night.
Powerful Prayer Bible Verses
Let’s start with my favorite prayer Bible verse to memorize. It’s a bit long, yet, it’s filled with wisdom and godly counsel. Our family memorized it over a span of 4 weeks with the kids when they were young, but as an adult, we should be able to memorize this power prayer passage in half the time, if not sooner. You may just surprise yourself how quickly it takes you to remember this gem.
However, if you are looking for short Bible verses to memorize quickly, skip to the next section as I’ve got a great list for you. It’s my ‘on the go’ bible verses for quick recall and focus when you’re busy or in a hurry.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Short Bible Verses on Prayer
If you are looking for short bible verses on prayer for ‘on the go’ memorizing, check out these beauties below. And, just because they are short bible verses doesn’t mean they aren’t powerful. In fact, quite the opposite. When I’m starting to feel a sense of panic, worry, or fear, these are perfect for my situation.
For example, let’s say I get overwhelmed with the day’s responsibilities. There are too many things to do and I start panicking. I need a quick fix to get myself focused on God. The first few short bible verses below is perfect for my situation. Can it get any shorter?!! Yet, these prayer bible verses are super powerful and succinct.
- Rejoice evermore. I Thessalonians 5:16
- Pray without Ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
- In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18
- Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. I Chronicles 16:11
- Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
How to Prayer Bible Verses Guide
If you are wondering how to pray, use Jesus’ prayer bible verse guide to follow. Many of us have memorized this over the years but it’s not meant to replace prayer, it’s meant as an example to follow when praying. Here’s a prayer pattern you’ll notice with the Lord’s Prayer.
- Praise God with his attributes.
- Acknowledge his sovereignty.
- Ask for our food.
- Repent of our sins and help us to forgive others just the same.
- Help us to avoid temptation, keep us on the right path spiritually.
- Wrap up with praising Him again for his kingdom, power, and glory.
In other words, we should praise God along with acknowledging who He is, asking him to provide our needs, repent of our sins and ask him to help us stay righteous, and then again, praising Him again for His glory. With this pattern, we should constantly be praising Him. It’s so important in our daily, mininute by minute lives.
When we are having a rough day, praise Him. If our day is going great, praise Him. As our doubts cloud our judgement, praise Him. It reminds us subconsciously that He is in charge, and there’s no reason for fear, doubt, worry, or anxiety. He created the earth, our silly little problems are so small to Him and He can do anything if we ask, seek, and knock (A.S.K. method).
Let’s get to our model Lord’s Prayer:
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. Matthew 6:9-13
What’s your favorite prayer bible verse? I’d love to hear from you! This is a growing list so don’t hesitate to give me your favorite prayer scripture.