For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build him a house. Therefore your servant has found courage to pray before you.
David said to Gad, "I am in distress. Let me fall, I pray, into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are very great. Let me not fall into the hand of man."
Don't deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn't tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved.
Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a woman pray to God unveiled?
Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.
For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Yet have respect for the prayer of your servant, and for his supplication, the LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you this day;
that your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, 'My name shall be there;' to listen to the prayer which your servant shall pray toward this place.
Listen to the supplication of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place. Yes, hear in heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive.
"When your people Israel are struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you; if they turn again to you, and confess your name, and pray and make supplication to you in this house:
"When the sky is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you afflict them:
whatever prayer and supplication is made by any man, or by all your people Israel, who shall each know the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
(for they shall hear of your great name, and of your mighty hand, and of your outstretched arm); when he shall come and pray toward this house;
"If your people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to the LORD toward the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name;
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
if they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, who carried them captive, and pray to you toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city which you have chosen, and the house which I have built for your name:
then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, your dwelling place, and maintain their cause;
It was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication to the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread forth toward heaven.
the LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me. I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
The king answered the man of God, "Now entreat the favor of the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again." The man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.
You husbands, in the same way, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.
She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly.
It happened, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli saw her mouth.
She said, "Oh, my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to the LORD.
For this child I prayed; and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of him.
Hannah prayed, and said: "My heart exults in the LORD! My horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray for you to the LORD."
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." Samuel prayed to the LORD.
All the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we not die; for we have added to all our sins [this] evil, to ask us a king."
Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
We always give thanks to God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers,
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
Pray without ceasing.
Brothers, pray for us.
I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men:
I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.
For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
Now she who is a widow indeed, and desolate, has her hope set on God, and continues in petitions and prayers night and day.
Yet have respect for the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, the LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you;
Let us love one another, for love comes from God and every one who loves is a child of God and knows God. He who loves not man does not know God, for God is love. God showed his love for us, for he sent his only Son into the world that through him we might have life. Love ye therefore the stranger.
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