Biblical Prayer Topics

The Bible calls us to pray for various people groups and subjects, and it provides numerous examples of prayers that we can use on our own. Prayer-Praise will update this list of topics as need arises and this list is provided as a place to start in your daily devotional prayer time.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV: “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
James 1:5 NKJV: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Psalm 19:14, GOD'S WORD® Translation May the words from my mouth and the thoughts from my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my defender.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 NKJV: "Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Joshua 24:15 NKJV: "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” 2 Peter 3:9 NJKV: "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."
Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV: “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
Matthew 6:13 NKJV: "And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
Matthew 5:43-45, NKJV relates one of Jesus’ teaching on prayer: “You have heard it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute, so that you maybe sons of your Father in heaven. For, He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rains on the righteous and unrighteous.”
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request” (1 Chronicles 4:10). To pray like Jabez is to submit our lives to God as a blank canvas. Amidst a string of genealogy in the Old Testament we find Jabez’s prayer. His name literally means, pain! He prayed for God to deliver Him from his namesake. Oh, how we fight who we are sometimes. Materialistic gain is not the point and purpose of Jabez’s prayer, but rather an expansion of the heart. God promises us provision, not prosperity. God created each person with a unique purpose and place amidst the people that surround our everyday lives. When we pray, it’s important to stay open to the type of territory God wills to expand and enlarge in our lives. First and foremost is the growth of godly knowledge and spiritual gifts in our hearts. He will lead us into our purpose as we obediently repent of our sins and pursue Jesus Christ. We were meant to honor Him in all we do and with all we have.

Topical Prayer Articles

Our blog articles contain links to guided prayers organized by topic from all over the web. Find the right prayer for your current season.