Praying without Knowing God through Jesus
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Praying from an Unrepentant Heart
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
Praying Repetitive, Empty Words
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Prayers not Prayed
2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
Praying with a Lustful Heart
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
Praying while Ignoring the Poor
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.
Praying with Bitterness in Your Heart toward Someone
25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Praying with a Faithless Heart
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Praying in Secret
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Pray in Jesus' Name
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Praying in Agreement with Other Believers
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Praying from an Obedient Life
1 John 3:21-22
21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.
Praying while Abiding in Christ and His Word
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Praying while Delighting in the Lord
4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”