Favorite Biblical Prayers

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  1. russell55

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    Is there a prayer from the bible that you particularly like or that you have learned something valuable from?

    If so, would you share it here and tell us a little bit about why you like it or what you have learned from it?

    (I would like to keep this a nondebate thread, if possible.) [​IMG]
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

    Can't tell you how many times I've prayed this prayer.
     
  3. John Wells

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    John 17 - winner by a Holy Land mile! ;)
     
  4. Bob Farnaby

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    "Father forgive them, they know not what they do" ... know the prime context is around the crusifiction, but also know that He prayed it for me .. had He not then I would not be His.

    Regards
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  5. russell55

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    Ahhh....good choices. The thought that Jesus prayed for ME in John 17 never ceases to move me...

    Here is a prayer that has been meaningful to me personally lately:

    O Lord, it is Thou who didst make the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Thy servant, didst say, "Why did the gentiles rage, and the peoples devise futile things? The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together, Against the Lord, and against His Christ." For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy Servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur. And now Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Thy bond-servants may speak Thy word with all confidence, while Thou doest extend Thy hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Thy holy Servant Jesus. (from Acts 4)

    What I really like about this prayer is that instead of asking God to take the persecution away, Peter and John and their companions ask God to make them courageous in the face of the persecution.

    I've been thinking about why they would ask that, and I have been thinking that maybe in this prayer they are acknowledging that our God is One who sometimes accomplishes His purposes through suffering--like Christ's suffering on the cross. So they understand that their suffering might be part of God's plan to accomplish His purposes. Instead of asking for God to remove the persecution, then, they ask for the boldness to speak in spite of the threats against them. They are willing to suffer like Christ did if it will accomplish the spread of the gospel.

    [ February 15, 2003, 03:14 PM: Message edited by: russell55 ]
     
  6. The_Narrow_Road

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    Be merciful to me, a sinner.
     
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    JABEZ!!!! :D
    KIDDING!!!! :D

    When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked. {16} "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." {17} And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:15-17 NIV)

    Not wishing to endorse too much of Frank Peretti, but there is more going on around us than just what we see.

    Pete
     
  8. Bible-belted

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    Acts 4:24-30 is my personal fave.
     
  9. I Am Blessed 24

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    I echo your choice Dr. Bob and would like to add that just because we believe doesn't mean we don't have doubts; and it's okay or God wouldn't have put that in the Bible.

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    Ephesians 1:15-23

    Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation inc the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    Ephesians 3:14-21

    For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    Rufus [​IMG]
     
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    Psalm 51

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

    2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

    3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

    4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
    Rom 3:4

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

    6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

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    Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

    8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

    9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

    10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

    11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

    12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

    13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

    14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

    15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

    16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

    17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

    18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

    19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
     
  12. Pete

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    (Psalms 27 NIV) Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? {2} When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. {3} Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. {4} One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. {5} For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. {6} Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD. {7} Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. {8} My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek. {9} Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. {10} Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. {11} Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. {12} Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. {13} I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. {14} Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

    Look at what David prayed in vs 4. David did not pray that problems mentioned in vs 2&3 (evil men, enemies and foes, ever-present possibility of armies besieging him, or war breaking out against him) would all take a short walk off a tall cliff. David prayed one thing One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

    Amen David.

    "Lord, Teach us to pray"

    Pete
     
  13. russell55

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    I like that....
     
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    Search me , O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

    A favorite that I strive for.
     
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    John 17 ..... to think that my Saviour prayed for me, sinner that I am.
     
  16. dianetavegia

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    I'm with Dr. Bob and Sue on this one!

     

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