So I was wondering when someone said to pray for something how many times the phrase “Pray For” or Prayed For” occurs in the Bible. A search shows 29 times. Think about some of the phrasing below and think about who or what you pray for.
After reading the verses below, think about who you should pray for and how you should pray for them.
Genesis 20:7 NKJV Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
1 Samuel 12:19 NKJV And all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we may not die; for we have added to all our sins the evil of asking a king for ourselves.”
1 Samuel 12:23 NKJV 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 teach you the good and the right way.
1 Kings 13:6 NKJV Then the king answered and said to the man of God, “Please entreat the favor of the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” So the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored to him, and became as before.
Ezra 6:10 NKJV that they may offer sacrifices of sweet aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king and his sons.
Job 42:8 NKJV Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.”
Psalms 122:6 NKJV Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
Jeremiah 7:16 NKJV “Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you.
Jeremiah 11:14 NKJV “So do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry out to Me because of their trouble.
Jeremiah 14:11 NKJV Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for this people, for their good.
Jeremiah 42:2 NKJV and said to Jeremiah the prophet, “Please, let our petition be acceptable to you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, for all this remnant (since we are left but a few of many, as you can see),
Jeremiah 42:20 NKJV For you were hypocrites in your hearts when you sent me to the LORD your God, saying, ‘Pray for us to the LORD our God, and according to all that the LORD your God says, so declare to us and we will do it.’
Matthew 5:44 NKJV But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Luke 6:28 NKJV bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
John 17:9 NKJV “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.
John 17:20 NKJV “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;
Romans 8:26 NKJV Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Colossians 1:9 NKJV For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
1 Thessalonians 5:25 NKJV Brethren, pray for us.
2 Thessalonians 3:1 NKJV Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,
Hebrews 13:18 NKJV Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.
James 5:16 NKJV Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Numbers 21:7 NKJV Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD that He take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
Deuteronomy 9:20 NKJV And the LORD was very angry with Aaron and would have destroyed him; so I prayed for Aaron also at the same time.
2 Chronicles 30:18 NKJV For a multitude of the people, many from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the good LORD provide atonement for everyone
Job 42:10 NKJV And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Luke 22:32 NKJV But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
Acts 8:15 NKJV who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
Acts 27:29 NKJV Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come.