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  • MISCELLANY OF MINOR SUB-TOPICS
    • Prayer test proposed by Elijah
      1 Kings 18:24-39
    • Daily, in the morning
      Psalm 5:3 ; 88:13 ; 143:8 ; Isaiah 33:2
    • Twice daily
      Psalm 88:1
    • Thrice daily
      Psalm 55:17 ; Daniel 6:10
    • All night
      Luke 6:12
    • Without ceasing
      1 Thessalonians 5:17
    • Boldness in
      • Enjoined
        Hebrews 4:16
    • Exemplified by Abraham in his inquiry concerning Sodom
      Genesis 18:23-32
    • By Moses, supplicating for assistance in delivering Israel
      Exodus 33:12,18
    • Secret
      Genesis 24:63 ; Matthew 6:6
    • Silent
      Psalm 5:1
    • Weeping in
      Ezra 10:1
    • In a loud voice, satirized by Elijah
      1 Kings 18:27
    • Long
      • Of Pharisees
        Matthew 23:14
      • Of scribes
        Mark 12:40 ; Luke 20:47
    • Profuse, to be avoided
      Ecclesiastes 5:2 ; Matthew 6:7
    • Vain repetitions of, to be avoided
      Matthew 6:7
    • Tokens asked for, as assurance of answer
      • By Abraham's servant
        Genesis 24:14
    • Gideon asks for a sign of dew on a fleece
      Judges 6:36-40
    • Rebuked
      • Of Moses, at the Red Sea
        Exodus 14:15
      • When Moses prayed to see Canaan, the promised land
        Deuteronomy 3:23-27
      • Of Joshua
        Joshua 7:10
    • Evils averted by
      Jeremiah 26:19
    • Unbelief in
      Job 21:15
    • "The Lord's Prayer,"
      Matthew 6:9-13 ; Luke 11:2-4
    • However, see
      John 17:1-26
    • Answer to, withheld
      • Of Balaam
        Deuteronomy 23:5 ; Joshua 24:10
      • Of Job
        Job 30:20 ; 42:12
      • Of the Israelites, when attacked by the Amorites
        Deuteronomy 1:45
    • The prayer of Jesus, "Let this cup pass away,"
      Matthew 26:39,42,44 ; 26:45-75
    • And
      Matthew 27
    • Answer to, delayed
      Psalm 22:1,2 ; 40:1 ; 80:4 ; 88:14 ; Jeremiah 42:7 ; Habakkuk 1:2 ; Luke 18:7
    • Answer to, exceeds petition
      • Solomon asked for wisdom; the answer included wisdom, riches, honour, and long life
        1 Kings 3:7-14 ; 2 Chronicles 1:10-12
    • The disciples prayed for Peter; the answer included Peter's deliverance
      Acts 12:15 ; 12:5
    • Answer to, different from the request
      • Moses asked to be permitted to cross the Jordan River; the answer was permission to view the land of promise
        Deuteronomy 3:23-27
    • The Israelites lusted for the fleshpots of Egypt; the answer gave them, flesh, but also leanness of soul
      Psalm 106:14,15
    • Martha and Mary asked Jesus to come and heal their brother Lazarus; Jesus delayed, but raised Lazarus from the dead
      John 11
    • Paul asked that the "thorn in the flesh" be removed; the answer was a promise of grace to endure it
      2 Corinthians 12:8,9
    • In Behalf of Nations
    • See NATIONS, PRAYER FOR
    • Penitential
      • Of David
        Psalm 51:1-17
      • Of the tax collector
        Luke 18:13
    • See PRAYER, CONFESSION IN, blow
    • See SIN, CONFESSION OF
    • Imprecatory
      Numbers 16:15 ; 22:6-11 ; 23:7,8 ; 24:9,10 ; Deuteronomy 11:29,30 ; 27:11-13 ; 33:11 ; Joshua 8:33,34 ; Judges 16:28 ; 2 Samuel 16:10-12 ; Nehemiah 4:4,5 ; 5:13 ; Job 3:1-10 ; 27:7 ; Psalm 5:10 ; 6:10 ; 9:20 ; 10:2,15 ; 25:3 ; 28:4 ; 31:17,18 ; 35:4,8,26 ; 40:14,15 ; 54:5 ; 55:9,15 ; 56:7 ; 58:7 ; 59:5,11,15 ; 68:1,2 ; 69:23,24,27,28 ; 70:2,3 ; 71:13 ; 79:10,12 ; 83:13-17 ; 94:2 ; 109:7,9-20,28,29 ; 119:78,84 ; 129:5 ; 140:9,10 ; 143:12 ; 144:6 ; Jeremiah 11:20 ; 12:3 ; 15:15 ; 17:18 ; 18:21-23 ; 20:12 ; Lamentations 1:22 ; 3:64-66 ; Galatians 1:8,9 ; 2 Timothy 4:14,15
    • Submission in, exemplified by Jesus
      Matthew 26:39 ; Mark 14:36 ; Luke 22:42
    • David
      2 Samuel 12:22,23
    • Job
      Job 1:20,21
    • Private, enjoined
      Matthew 6:6
    • Exemplified by
      • Lot
        Genesis 19:20
    • Eliezer
      Genesis 24:12
    • Jacob
      Genesis 32:9-12
    • Gideon
      Judges 6:22,36,39
    • Hannah
      1 Samuel 1:10
    • David
      2 Samuel 7:18-29
    • Hezekiah
      2 Kings 20:2
    • Isaiah
      2 Kings 20:11
    • Manasseh
      2 Chronicles 33:18,19
    • Ezra
      Ezra 9:5,6
    • Nehemiah
      Nehemiah 2:4
    • Jeremiah
      Jeremiah 32:16-25
    • Daniel
      Daniel 9:3,19
    • Jonah
      Jonah 2:1
    • Habakkuk
      Habakkuk 1:2
    • Anna
      Luke 2:37
    • Jesus
      Matthew 14:23 ; 26:36,39 ; Mark 1:35 ; Luke 9:18,29
    • Paul
      Acts 9:11
    • Peter
      Acts 9:40 ; 10:9
    • Cornelius
      Acts 10:30
    • Family
      • By Abraham
        Genesis 12:5,8
    • By Jacob
      Genesis 35:3
    • By Cornelius
      Acts 10:2
    • Social
      Matthew 18:19 ; Acts 1:13,14 ; 16:25 ; 20:36 ; 21:5
    • Held in private houses
      Acts 1:13,14 ; 12:12
    • Held in the temple
      Acts 2:46 ; 3:1
    • Of Jesus
      • On a mountain
        Matthew 14:23 ; Mark 6:46 ; Luke 6:12 ; 9:28
    • In the garden of Gethsemane
      Matthew 26:36 ; Mark 14:32 ; Luke 22:45
    • The Lord's prayer
      Matthew 6:9 ; Luke 11:1
    • However, see
      John 17:1-26
    • Before daylight
      Mark 1:35
    • In distress
      John 12:27 ; Hebrews 5:7
    • In the wilderness
      Luke 5:16
    • In behalf of Peter
      Luke 22:31,32
    • For the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) to come
      John 14:16
    • After the supper
      John 17
    • Of the apostles
      Acts 1:24,25
    • To idols
      1 Kings 18:26-29

  • UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO
    Genesis 32:24-28 ; Hosea 12:4 ; 1 Chronicles 16:11,35 ; 2 Chronicles 7:14 ; Nehemiah 4:9 ; Psalm 27:8 ; 105:3,4 ; 145:18 ; Proverbs 15:8 ; Ecclesiastes 5:2 ; Isaiah 55:6 ; Lamentations 3:41 ; Zechariah 12:10 ; Matthew 6:5-13 ; 7:7,8 ; 21:22 ; Mark 9:28,29 ; 11:24 ; Luke 11:1-13 ; 18:1 ; Romans 8:26 ; 1 Corinthians 14:15 ; Ephesians 3:11,12 ; 6:18,19 ; Philippians 4:6 ; Colossians 4:2 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:17,18 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 ; Hebrews 4:16 ; James 5:16 ; Jude 1:20 ; Revelation 5:8 ; 8:3,4

  • ANSWER TO, PROMISE
    Exodus 6:5 ; 22:23,27 ; 33:17-20 ; Deuteronomy 4:7,29-31 ; 1 Kings 8:22,53 ; 1 Chronicles 28:9 ; 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 ; Job 8:5,6 ; 12:4 ; 22:27 ; 33:26 ; Psalm 9:10,12 ; 10:17 ; 18:3 ; 32:6 ; 34:15,17 ; 37:4,5 ; 38:15 ; 50:14,15 ; 55:16,17 ; 56:9 ; 65:2,5 ; 69:33 ; 81:10 ; 86:5-7 ; 91:15 ; 102:17-20 ; 145:18,19 ; Proverbs 2:3,5 ; 3:6 ; 10:24 ; 15:8,29 ; 16:1 ; Isaiah 19:20 ; 30:19 ; 55:6 ; 58:9 ; 65:24 ; Jeremiah 29:12,13 ; 31:9 ; 33:3 ; Lamentations 3:25 ; Ezekiel 36:37 ; Joel 2:18,19,32 ; Amos 5:4-6 ; Zephaniah 2:3 ; Zechariah 10:1,6 ; 13:9 ; Matthew 6:5-13 ; 7:7-11 ; 18:19,20 ; 21:22 ; Mark 11:24,25 ; Luke 11:5-13 ; 18:1-8 ; 21:36 ; John 4:10,23,24 ; 9:31 ; 14:13,14 ; 15:7,16 ; 16:23,24,26,27 ; Acts 7:34 ; 22:16 ; Romans 8:26 ; 10:12,13 ; Ephesians 2:18 ; 3:20 ; Hebrews 4:16 ; 10:22,23 ; 11:6 ; James 1:5-7 ; 4:8,10 ; 5:16 ; 1 John 3:22 ; 5:14,15

  • ANSWERED
    Job 34:28 ; Psalm 3:4 ; 4:1 ; 6:8,9 ; 18:6 ; 21:2,4 ; 22:4,5,24 ; 28:6 ; 30:2,3 ; 31:22 ; 34:4-6 ; 40:1 ; 66:19,20 ; 77:1,2 ; 81:7 ; 99:6-8 ; 106:44 ; 107:6,7,13-20 ; 116:1,2 ; 118:5,21 ; 119:26 ; 120:1 ; 138:3 ; Lamentations 3:57,58 ; Hosea 12:4 ; Jonah 2:1,2,7 ; Luke 23:42,43 ; Acts 4:31 ; 2 Corinthians 12:8,9 ; James 5:17,18
    • INSTANCES OF ANSWERED
      • Cain
        Genesis 4:13-15
    • Abraham, for a son
      Genesis 15
    • Abraham entreating
      • For Sodom
        Genesis 18:23-33
      • For Ishmael
        Genesis 17:20
      • For Abimelech
        Genesis 20:17
    • Hagar, for deliverance
      Genesis 16:7-13
    • Abraham's servant, for guidance
      Genesis 24:12-52
    • Rebecca, concerning her pains in pregnancy
      Genesis 25:22,23
    • Jacob, for deliverance from Esau
      Genesis 32:9-32 ; 33:1-17
    • Moses, for help at the Red Sea
      Exodus 14:15,16
    • Moses, at the waters of Marah
      Exodus 15:25
    • Moses, at Mount Horeb
      Exodus 17:4-6
    • Moses, in the battle with the Amalekites
      Exodus 17:8-14
    • Moses, concerning the complaint of the Israelites for meat
      Numbers 11:11-35
    • Moses, on behalf of Miriam's leprosy
      Numbers 12:13-15
    • Moses, Aaron, and Samuel
      Psalm 99:6
    • Israelites for deliverance
      • From bondage
        Exodus 2:23-25 ; 3:7-10 ; Acts 7:34
      • From Pharaoh's army
        Exodus 14:10-30
      • From the king of Mesopotamia
        Judges 3:9,15
      • Sisera
        Judges 4:3,23,24 ; 1 Samuel 12:9-11
      • Ammon
        Judges 10:6-18 ; 11:1-33
      • For God's favor under the reproofs of Azariah
        2 Chronicles 15:1-15
      • From Babylonian bondage
        Nehemiah 9:27
    • Gideon, asking for the token of dew
      Judges 6:36-40
    • Manoah, asking about Samson
      Judges 13:8,9
    • Samson, asking for strength
      Judges 16:28-30
    • Hannah, asking to give birth to a child
      1 Samuel 1:10-17,19,20
    • David, asking whether Keilah would be delivered into his Hands
      1 Samuel 23:10-12
    • David, asking about Ziklag
      1 Samuel 30:8
    • David, asking whether he should go into Judah after Saul's Death
      2 Samuel 2:1
    • David, asking whether he should go to war against the Philistines
      2 Samuel 5:19-25
    • David, in adversity
      Psalm 118:5 ; 138:3
    • Solomon, asking for wisdom
      1 Kings 3:1-13 ; 9:2,3
    • Elijah, raising the widow's son
      1 Kings 17:22
    • Elijah, calling for fire to come down upon his sacrifice
      1 Kings 18:36-38
    • Elijah, asking for rain
      1 Kings 17:1 ; 18:1,42-45 ; James 5:17
    • Elisha, leading the Syrian army
      2 Kings 6:17-20
    • Jabez, asking for prosperity
      1 Chronicles 4:10
    • Abijah, for victory over Jeroboam
      2 Chronicles 13:14-18
    • Asa, for victory over Zerah
      2 Chronicles 14:11-15
    • The people of Judah
      2 Chronicles 15:15
    • Jehoshaphat, for victory over the Canaanites
      2 Chronicles 18:31 ; 20:6-27
    • Jehoahaz, for victory over Hazael
      2 Kings 13:4
    • Priests and Levites, when blessing the people
      2 Chronicles 30:27
    • Hezekiah and Isaiah, for deliverance from Sennacherib
      2 Kings 19:14-20 ; 2 Chronicles 32:20-23
    • To save Hezekiah's life
      2 Kings 20:1-7,11 ; 2 Chronicles 32:24
    • Manasseh, for deliverance from the king of Babylon
      2 Chronicles 33:13,19
    • The Reubenites, for deliverance from the Hagarites
      1 Chronicles 5:20
    • The Jews, returning from the captivity
      Ezra 8:21,23
    • Ezekiel, to have the baking of his bread of affliction Changed
      Ezekiel 4:12-15
    • Daniel, for the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzars dream
      Daniel 2:19-23
    • Daniel, interceding for the people
      Daniel 9:20-23
    • Daniel, in a vision
      Daniel 10:12
    • Zacharias, for a son
      Luke 1:13
    • The leper, for healing
      Matthew 8:2,3 ; Mark 1:40-43 ; Luke 5:12,13
    • Centurion, for his servant
      Matthew 8:5-13 ; Luke 7:3-10 ; John 4:50,51
    • Peter, asking that Tabitha (Dorcas) be restored to life
      Acts 9:40
    • The disciples, for Peter
      Acts 12:5-17
    • Paul, to be restored to health
      2 Corinthians 1:9-11

  • CONFESSION IN
    Leviticus 5:5 ; 26:40 ; Numbers 5:5-7 ; Judges 10:10,15 ; 1 Samuel 12:10 ; 1 Kings 8:47 ; Ezra 9:6,15 ; Nehemiah 1:6,7 ; 9:2,33-35 ; Job 7:20 ; 40:4,5 ; Psalm 31:10 ; 32:3,5 ; 38:4-8,10,18 ; 40:12 ; 51:3,4 ; 69:5 ; 106:6,7 ; 119:176 ; 130:3 ; Proverbs 28:13 ; Isaiah 6:5 ; 59:12,13 ; Jeremiah 3:13,25 ; 14:7,20 ; Lamentations 1:18 ; 3:42 ; 5:16 ; Daniel 9:5-15

  • IMPORTUNITY IN
    Genesis 18:23-32 ; 32:24-29 ; Exodus 32:32 ; Deuteronomy 9:25 ; Judges 6:36-40 ; 16:28 ; 1 Samuel 1:10,11 ; 12:23 ; 1 Kings 8:22-30 ; Ezra 9:5,6 ; Nehemiah 1:4-6 ; Psalm 17:1,6 ; 22:1,2,19 ; 28:1,2 ; 35:22,23 ; 55:1,2,16,17 ; 57:2 ; 61:1,2 ; 70:5 ; 86:3,6 ; 88:1,2,9,13 ; 102:1,2 ; 119:58,145-147 ; 130:1,2 ; 141:1,2 ; 142:1,2 ; Isaiah 38:2,3 ; 62:7 ; 64:12 ; Daniel 9:3,16-19 ; Jonah 1:14 ; Habakkuk 1:2 ; Matthew 15:22-28 ; Mark 7:25-29 ; Luke 7:3 ; 11:5-8 ; 18:1-7 ; 22:44 ; Romans 8:26 ; 2 Corinthians 12:8 ; Ephesians 6:18 ; Hebrews 5:7
    • INSTANCES OF IMPORTUNITY IN
      • Jacob
        Genesis 32:24-30
    • Moses
      Exodus 33:12-16 ; 34:9
    • Elijah
      1 Kings 18:22-44
    • The two blind men of Jericho
      Matthew 20:30,31 ; Mark 10:48 ; Luke 18:39
    • The non-Jewish, Syro-Phoenician woman
      Matthew 15:22-28 ; Mark 7:25-30
    • The Roman centurion
      Matthew 8:5 ; Luke 7:3,4

  • INTERCESSORY

  • OF WICKED PEOPLE NOT HEARD

  • PLEAS OFFERED IN
    Genesis 32:9-12 ; Exodus 32:11-13 ; 33:13 ; Numbers 14:13-18 ; 16:22 ; Deuteronomy 3:24,25 ; 9:18,25-29 ; Joshua 7:8,9 ; 2 Samuel 7:25-29 ; 1 Kings 8:25,26,59,60 ; 18:36,37 ; 2 Kings 19:15-19 ; 2 Chronicles 14:11 ; Nehemiah 1:8,9 ; 9:32 ; Psalm 4:1 ; 9:19,20 ; 25:6 ; 27:9 ; 31:3 ; 38:16 ; 69:6,13,16 ; 71:18 ; 74:10,11,18-23 ; 79:10-12 ; 83:1,2,18 ; 86:1-5,17 ; 89:49-51 ; 106:47 ; 109:21-27 ; 115:1,2 ; 119:38,42,43,49,73,94 ; 116,124,145,146,149,153,173-176 ; 143:11,12 ; Isaiah 37:15-20 ; 63:17-19 ; Jeremiah 14:21 ; 18:20,21 ; Lamentations 3:56-63 ; Joel 2:17

  • THANKSGIVING AND, BEFORE RECEIVING FOOD
    Joshua 9:14 ; 1 Samuel 9:13 ; Matthew 14:19 ; 15:36 ; 26:26,27 ; Mark 6:41 ; 8:6,7 ; 14:22,23 ; Luke 9:16 ; 22:19 ; John 6:11,23 ; Acts 27:35 ; Romans 14:6 ; 1 Corinthians 10:30,31 ; 11:24 ; 1 Timothy 4:3-5

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Bibliography Information
Nave, Orville J. Entry for 'Prayer'. Nave's Topical Bible. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/ntb/p/prayer.html. 1896.

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