11 Bible Verses About The Prayers Of The Righteous Man
There is much to be said about the prayers of a righteous man or woman of God, so here are 11 top Bible verses about the prayers of a righteous person.
5 Stories From The Bible About the Prayers of a Righteous Man
Here are 5 short stories from the Bible about the prayers of a righteous man or woman.
James may be telling us more about our confession of sin than the power of prayer, because if we have unconfessed sin, we can be out of fellowship with God, and He may not answer our prayers, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16).
Praying for Others
I believe we ought to be praying for others more than praying for ourselves. First of all, I like to be praying for God’s will and then praying for others, rather than making myself the focus of all my prayers. That’s what the Apostle Paul did, writing that “we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power” (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
Praying for Open Doors
How often have you prayed to have open doors to share Christ or for your church to have open doors to preach the gospel? For me, it’s not often enough, but the Apostle Paul asks for prayer, saying, “pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison” (Colossians 4:3). Doors are opened by the powerful prayers of godly men and women.
Praying in the Spirit
Have you ever had trouble finding the right words to share Christ with your lost family, friends, or co-workers? I have, so the solution is to be “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians 6:18-19).
Praying in Secret
My friend and I always pray in restaurants before we eat, but we don’t do it to be seen by others. If we pray to be seen, we might not be heard by God, so “when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:6). The long, flowery prayers that sound eloquent are not as effective as short, concise, honest prayers…and those prayers are best done in your prayer closet.
We are only righteous because of Christ, which means we can pray to God, so if you enjoyed these 11 top Bible verses about the prayers of a righteous person, why not share them with somebody today.