Pray Without Ceasing: 55 Amazing Bible Verses

By David Small •  Updated: 03/29/21 •  11 min read

Pray without ceasing,” can be confusing, no, we can’t sit with our heads down and eyes closed all day.

Paul’s not talking about non-stop talking, but surrendering to God and being aware of His presence.

We should live every waking moment with the knowledge that God’s with us and actively involved in everything we do. Are you in trouble? Pray. Are you worried? Pray. Are you upset? Pray. Going through some affliction? Pray.

Prayer is one of the best alternatives to solve that circumstance for whatever situation you are going through.

Prayer is our intimate communication with God. It is the way we express our problems or current situation to God.

Now, there are times when prayers feel more like a chore than communication. It’s easy to get bored and give up. But we should not give up. God has given us the Holy Spirit to help us pray.

He has also given us His word to encourage us when we are discouraged.

What does it mean to Pray without Ceasing?

For believers in Christ, Prayer represents the breath itself. Since it is not thought of, it is done naturally and immediately, keeping us alive. It gives us the tools to be able to rest and leave the burdens to God.

When we are in a Christian family, the spiritual atmosphere is filled with God’s presence and grace, which exerts pressure in our lives but in a natural way, and thus we can be in constant Prayer as when we breathe.

However, some believers are in communion with God during a period or when a difficult situation has touched them.

This is a mistake because we must continually stand in the presence of God and breathe in his truth to function properly and be at peace.

We must know that every day we need Prayer that refreshes our soul and makes us move forward amid difficulties.

It also gives us the tools to help those who are weak or have not yet known or accepted Our Lord Jesus Christ as their only true Savior.

Bible Verses About Pray Without Ceasing.

1. Acts 16:25-26

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.

2. Psalm 18:6

In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

3. John 15:16

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

4. James 5:13-14

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

5. John 16:23

And on that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.

6. 2 Timothy 1:3

I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.

Be joyful always, pray without ceasing.

Praying is talking to God, sharing our hopes, our uncertainties, our joys, everything! When we pray from the heart, we can receive the Father’s comfort, peace, and love.

We can be happy because God always hears the Prayer of those who approach him with humility.

7. Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

8. Proverbs 15:29

The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

9. Luke 21:36

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.

10. Psalm 55:17

Evening, morning, and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.

11. Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

12. Luke 6:12

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night praying to God.

13. 2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Bible Verses About Pray Without Ceasing in Paul’s letter

In the letter to the Philippians, Paul orders us to stop being anxious and, on the contrary, make our request known to God by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving (Philippians 4: 6).

Prayer should prove to be our immediate response during our daily life when we are going through a difficult situation.

14. Ephesians 6:18

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

15. Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

16. Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

17. Ephesians 1:18

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people

18. Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

19. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray continually,

20. 1 Thessalonians 3:10

Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

21. Colossians 1:9

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives

We must pray at all times.

God has not limited His power in our day, and since we know He is no respecter of persons, there is no reason not to ask God for great things because He is a great God.

Nothing is too difficult for God, so pray in faith and believe and if it is His will, then ask big.

Don’t limit what God can do by what we think He can do. Believe, pray, have faith because this is how mountains move and are thrown into the seas.

22. Matthew 21:22

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

23. Psalm 141:2

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.

24. Psalm 17:6

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

25. Luke 18:1

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

26. Luke 11:9

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

27. 1 Samuel 7:8

They said to Samuel, “Do not stop crying out to the Lord our God for us, that he may rescue us from the hand of the Philistines.

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The Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective

Prayer is a fundamental part of a Christian’s life since it allows him to maintain a close relationship with the Lord.

It also invigorates our souls and makes us strong to fight in battles with the enemy. But we pray from the heart.

28. Job 22:27

You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

29. Hebrews 4:16

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

30. 1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.

31. John 14:13

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

32. Psalm 66:17

I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.

33. Acts 1:14

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

34. 1 John 3:22

And receive from him anything we ask because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.

35. Timothy 2:8

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.1

36. Jeremiah 29:12

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

37. John 15:7

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

38. Psalm 102:17

He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.

The Lord is close to all who call on him.

Praying creates intimacy with God and helps in all situations of life. To pray without ceasing is always to be aware of the presence of God and to invite him to participate in your life.

39. James 5:16

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

40. Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

41. Acts 2:21

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

42. 1 John 5:14

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

43. Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

44. Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

45. Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

46. Matthew 6:7

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

47. 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

We can ask God for help through our Prayer.

When we are frustrated, discouraged, or facing a difficult situation, we can ask for God’s help to overcome the problem.

48. 1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

49. Psalms 116:2

Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

50. Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

51. 1 Samuel 12:23

As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.

 52. Psalm 88:9

My eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, Lord, every day; I spread out my hands to you.

53. Psalm 4:1

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

54. Psalm 86:3

Have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.

55. Matthew 7:11

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

In conclusion

Prayer should not be complicated. Just talk to God the way you speak to your best friend or father.

He is waiting for you to talk with Him so that He can tell you great and marvelous things.

The enemy would like for you to believe that prayer is a waste of time. But the truth is praying without ceasing is beneficial. Not just to you but to others and the kingdom of God.

If you don’t feel like praying, take time to meditate on these bible verses about praying without ceasing. They will help to stretch your faith as faith comes when we hear and spend time in the word of God.

David Small

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