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.

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Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico.
- Acts 5:12

You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
- 2 Corinthians 1:11

And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
- 2 Chronicles 30:20

Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children.
- Genesis 20:17

And the king said to the man of God, “Entreat now the favor of the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” And the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored to him and became as it was before.
- 1 Kings 13:6

And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
- Acts 10:4

And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- Genesis 25:21

And Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”
- Acts 8:24

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
- John 9:31

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

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
- matthew 21:22

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Here are 5 short stories from the Bible about the prayers of a righteous man or woman.

Powerful Prayers

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.