"Pray" in the New Testament

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But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Mat 5:44 ESV)

"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. (Mat 6:5 ESV)

But 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. (Mat 6:6 ESV)

"And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. (Mat 6:7 ESV)

Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (Mat 6:9 ESV)

therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." (Mat 9:38 ESV)

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, (Mat 14:23 ESV)

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, (Mat 19:13 ESV)

Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. (Mat 24:20 ESV)

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray." (Mat 26:36 ESV)

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Mat 26:41 ESV)

And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. (Mar 6:46 ESV)

Pray that it may not happen in winter. (Mar 13:18 ESV)

And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." (Mar 14:32 ESV)

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Mar 14:38 ESV)

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. (Luk 5:16 ESV)

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. (Luk 6:12 ESV)

bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. (Luk 6:28 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. (Luk 9:28 ESV)

And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luk 10:2 ESV)

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." (Luk 11:1 ESV)

And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. (Luk 11:2 ESV)

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. (Luk 18:1 ESV)

"Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. (Luk 18:10 ESV)

And when he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." (Luk 22:40 ESV)

and he said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation." (Luk 22:46 ESV)

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. (Act 8:22 ESV)

And Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me." (Act 8:24 ESV)

The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. (Act 10:9 ESV)

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Rom 8:26 ESV)

Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? (1Co 11:13 ESV)

Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret. (1Co 14:13 ESV)

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. (1Co 14:14 ESV)

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also. (1Co 14:15 ESV)

while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. (2Co 9:14 ESV)

But we pray to God that you may not do wrong--not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. (2Co 13:7 ESV)

For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. (2Co 13:9 ESV)

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, (Col 1:3 ESV)

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, (Col 1:9 ESV)

At the same time, 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-- (Col 4:3 ESV)

as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith? (1Th 3:10 ESV)

pray without ceasing, (1Th 5:17 ESV)

Brothers, pray for us. (1Th 5:25 ESV)

To this end 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, (2Th 1:11 ESV)

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, (2Th 3:1 ESV)

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; (1Ti 2:8 ESV)

and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. (Phm 1:6 ESV)

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. (Heb 13:18 ESV)

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. (Jas 5:13 ESV)

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. (Jas 5:14 ESV)

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. (Jas 5:16 ESV)

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life--to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. (1Jn 5:16 ESV)

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. (3Jn 1:2 ESV)