Scriptures on prayer

Romans 12:12 ESV /

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Galatians 6:9 ESV /

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Romans 8:25 ESV /

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV /

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV /

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV /

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV /

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Philippians 4:6 ESV /

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Peter 2:19-23 ESV /

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

Romans 5:4 ESV /

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

James 1:19 ESV /

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

James 1:4 ESV /

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:3 ESV /

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

James 5:8 ESV

You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Romans 5:3 ESV /

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Hebrews 12:1 ESV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

James 5:7 ESV /

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV /

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Colossians 1:11 ESV /

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Romans 15:5 ESV

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 10:36 ESV /

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Titus 2:2 ESV /

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV /

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

James 5:9 ESV /

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV /

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

1 Timothy 1:12-17 ESV /

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. …

Luke 8:15 ESV

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Revelation 2:19 ESV /

“‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

Luke 21:19 ESV /

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Hebrews 6:15 ESV /

And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV /

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Revelation 2:3 ESV /

I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV

Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:12 ESV /

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Hebrews 6:12 ESV /

So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV /

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Revelation 1:9 ESV /

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV /

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

2 Timothy 3:10 ESV /

You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

Colossians 1:10 ESV /

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Proverbs 16:32 ESV /

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Revelation 2:2 ESV /

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV /

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 3:16 ESV

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV /

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Galatians 5:22 ESV /

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 ESV /

But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

Exodus 16:7 ESV /

And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?”

Revelation 14:12 ESV /

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

James 5:11 ESV /

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

James 5:10 ESV /

As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

1 Timothy 6:10-11 ESV /

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Colossians 3:13 ESV /

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV /

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Exodus 16:8 ESV /

And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.”

1 John 2:1-29 ESV /

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: …

1 John 1:9 ESV /

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 4:7 ESV /

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 2:19 ESV /

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV /

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV /

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV /

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

John 13:34-35 ESV /

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV /

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Amos 3:7 ESV /

“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Revelation 9:5 ESV /

They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.

1 Timothy 1:15-17 ESV /

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV /

Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV /

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV /

The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV /

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

Romans 15:4 ESV /

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Luke 18:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Lamentations 3:27 ESV

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Psalm 37:10-11 ESV /

In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant

2 Peter 3:9 ESV /

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

2 Peter 1:6 ESV /

And knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,

1 Peter 3:18 ESV /

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Hebrews 13:1 ESV /

Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 6:10-12 ESV /

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV /

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV /

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV /

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV /

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV /

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV /

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV /

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

Colossians 2:8 ESV /

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Ephesians 4:1 ESV /

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV /

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

John 3:16-17 ESV /

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 9:28-35 ESV /

Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. …

Luke 2:25 ESV /

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Matthew 7:12 ESV /

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV /

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. …

Revelation 11:15 ESV /

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”

Revelation 11:7 ESV /

And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV /

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …

Lamentations 3:26 ESV /

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV /

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Romans 9:27 ESV /

And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved,

Romans 6:23 ESV /

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 14:6 ESV /

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 8:44 ESV /

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Matthew 24:22 ESV /

And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Matthew 17:1-9 ESV /

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” …

Proverbs 1:7 ESV /

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Job 1:21 ESV /

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Romans 10:10 ESV /

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Romans 9:1-33 ESV /

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. …

Luke 16:19-31 ESV /

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. …

Matthew 24:30 ESV /

Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV /

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 3:15 ESV /

But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.

Psalm 40:1 ESV /

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

1 Kings 3:1-28 ESV /

Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. The people were sacrificing at the high places, however, because no house had yet been built for the name of the Lord. Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places. And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” …

Romans 10:13 ESV /

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

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And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:11, 12 ESV)

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, (Romans 15:4, 5 ESV)

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