1. The Significance of Praying
Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
I called on Jehovah in distress: Jehovah answered me, and set me in a large place.
2. How Should We Pray to God?
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.
But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
3. What Kind of Prayer Does God Listen To?
After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah: but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The righteous cry, and Jehovah hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.