Prayer and Faith: 35 Powerful Bible Verses

By David Small •  Updated: 12/13/21 •  16 min read

Prayer and Faith is an an awesome combination that is available to each believer.

What does it mean to pray in faith? It means trusting in God’s promises when we pray. We cannot pray just to pray.

 There are people who say: “You just have to have faith, then you will have everything you ask for.

Below are 35 Powerful Bible Verses about Prayer and Faith in God.

1. Mark 11:24

That is why I say to you: Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, then you will also receive it.

Living today without prayer is like wanting to live the day without breathing. Prayer is the gift that God has given me to maintain a relationship with him. 

Today’s promise not only encourages me to pray but to believe that what I ask for will be achieved. But, it is not anything I ask.

2. Ephesians 3: 16-17

May he give you strength after the riches of his glory, so that you may become strong inwardly through his spirit; that Christ dwells in your hearts by faith and that you are firmly rooted and established in his love.

What is the most we can do to bless those we love in Christ Jesus? The most beneficial thing we can do when a brother or sister or even a congregation comes face to face with a greater challenge from the evil one. Is to pray.

What is the most important gift we can give our children or parents as they seek to live for Jesus today? The Apostle Paul just showed us.

We can ask God to strengthen his people with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in their inner being.

Then we can let them know that we have said this prayer for them and that we will continue until this storm passes.

3. Hebrews 11: 1

So what is belief? It is the basis of our hope, a conviction of realities that cannot be seen.

Faith is a display of trust and belief in what is reliable, truthful, true, and real. When the Bible talks about faith, it always means faith in God.

Faith and hope are intimately linked. Hope is not a mere illusion, it is based on the certainty that God will do exactly what He said He would do and will fulfill all the promises that He has made.

Therefore, the Word of God is the object of a believer’s hope.

4. 2 Corinthians 5: 7

We live by faith and not yet by looking.

There is nothing as painful as stubbing your toe in the dark or stepping on a barefoot layman.

Something so small can render us useless for the next fifteen minutes. Most of the time when something like this happens it is because we are looking where we are going.

Much of our daily walk with Jesus is walking even though we are not sure what our next step is. That is because we must walk supported by faith.

5. Romans 15:13

May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace in faith, so that your hope may grow stronger through the power of the Holy Spirit.

POWER is an exclusive and special prerogative of God and only of God. “Twice I have heard this: that power is from God.” God is God, and power belongs to him.

Although He delegates a portion of it to His creatures, it is still  His power. The sun, even “like a husband coming out of his thalamus, rejoicing like a giant to run the road,” does not have the power to execute his movements except in the way God directs.

James 1: 6

For each specific situation, God gave a specific promise so that, by faith, we can concretely base ourselves on His promises.

 Prayer is the highest expression of faith, this means that you no longer let yourself be guided by visible things, but by invisible things, by the eternal God.

Hebrews 11: 6

Many of us marvel at the feats recorded in the scriptures and the remembrance of the author of the book of Hebrews in chapter 11, how they trusted God and their faith greatly encouraged them to risk believing God.

 They were men and women like us with defects and virtues; who decided to have such a communion with their creator that they obeyed even such insane commands (some will say) such as offering their only son as a sacrifice, such as Don Abraham or building an ark in a time when it was not known what it was.

Mark 9:23

I find in this text two interesting points to highlight. One of them is the simple expression of Jesus: If you can believe, everything is possible to the one who believes.

And secondly, the peculiar response of the man: I believe, my unbelief helps. The man believed, although he needed help to do so, how many times does something similar happen to us? We believe, but we need God’s help.

John 11: 25-26

When we lose a loved one who is a believer, we must have faith and  remember an important truth that will help us cope with the loss.

Pain will inevitably hit us, but by God’s grace, pain does not have to defeat us. This truth goes to the heart of the Christian faith and offers us a vision of the person of Christ.

  1. For everyone who is born of God wins over the world; he overcomes them by faith.

1 John 5: 4

The nature or natural environment of man is the flesh. Man lives in a constant struggle to overcome the desires to sin and to satisfy the flesh.

That is why it is impossible for man on his own, to defeat the world with his own strength but by face.

  1. Unreservedly accept those who are weak in the faith and do not argue with them about their views!

Romans 14: 1

The bible urge us over here, not to argue with those who are of no or low faith.

People of weak faith will always have contrary view  about God, so we have no reason to argue.

  1. Anything you ask when you pray, you will get if you believe.

Matthew 21:22

This is the promise of Jesus Christ to us. As long as we have faith and pray to Him, He will surely fulfill our prayers.

Jesus Christ also said: “Truly I tell you that if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do the thing of the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain: ‘Get away and throw yourself into the sea’, so it will happen.

  1. But you, as a man of God, flee from it all. On the other hand, strive for justice, reverence for God, faith, love, steadfastness and kindness.

1 Timothy 6:11

The man who is meek is the man who knows who he is by the grace of God, knows his limitations.

The man of God flee from those who do not conform to the wholesome words of the Gospel, from being vain and from the love of money.

And justice, piety, love, patience and meekness must follow.

  1. And if I could prophesy and know all the secrets; if I had every knowledge and a belief that moves mountains but had no love, I would be nothing.

1 Corinthians 13: 2

There is no use trying to be humble and kind. Without love, a gift is useless.

Loving is more important than those actions. Love is patient, it is kind. Love is not envious or boastful or proud.

  1. I have decided for truth and fidelity,
    have placed your divine right before me.

Psalm 119: 30

Jesus told us, “take up your cross and follow me.” The path of truth is a daily decision. We must, then, direct our hearts towards him, thus choosing his path, the path of truth, of life with our hearts set on doing his will.

  1. For in the Gospel God shows us his righteousness, a righteousness that comes from faith and leads people to faith, as it says in the Scriptures: “The righteous will live because he believes.”

Romans 1:17

“Because I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; the Jew first, and also the Greek.

In the gospel the justice of God is revealed by faith and for faith, as it is written: But the just shall live by faith. “

  1.  Because through faith in Jesus Christ you became mature children of God. For all of you, insofar as you have been ‘immersed’ in Christ, are indeed clothed in Christ.

Galatians 3: 26-27

In the verse immediately preceding Galatians 3:27, we are told, “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (verse 26). … 27) is immediately preceded by a verse that teaches that “faith in Christ Jesus” is the means through which people become sons and daughters of God.

  1. Because this is how God showed his love to the world: He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

John 3:16 contains one of the most surprising statements in all of Scripture: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have life eternal ”. God’s love is so immense, so amazing, that He loved the world. So all we need is to have faith in the Son.

  1. What remains until then are faith, hope and love, these three. And the greatest of them is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

“And now faith, hope and love remain, these three; But the greatest of these is love.” ( 1 Corinthians 13:13 ). By faith we can live with an attitude of hope, trust, security and action. … Faith is the force that moves us.

James 5: 14-15

It is found in James 5 : 14-16 where it says: “Is anyone sick among you? Call the elders of the church, and pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick.

Mark 16:16

The lack of baptism would simply signify an outward display of an inner disbelief, which, by itself, is sufficient to prevent a man from achieving the blessings of salvation.

Acts 16:31

Acts 16:31is constantly used as a promise that God will somehow save the family of each individual believer. Let’s analyze it… Acts 16:31 – They replied: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your entire house.”

James 2:17

Faith without works is dead faith, because the lack of works reveals a life that has not been changed or a spiritually dead heart.

There are many verses that speak that true saving faith will result in a transformed life and that faith is demonstrated by the works we do. The way we live reveals what we believe and whether the faith we claim to have is a living faith.

1 John 5:13

Have you come to the place in your spiritual life where you know that you know that you are going to heaven when you die? I know many people who say, “I hope so” or “I do my best to live a good life.”

The gift of eternal life is not based on false hopes, empty hopes, or human desires. It is based on the truth. It is based on you believe in Jesus, the Son of God.

Matthew 17:20

There are people who deduce that they are living in faith when in essence they are not.

In Matthew 17:20 Jesus said: “I assure you that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you will be able to say to this mountain:“ move from here to there ”, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ” So it is only by faith that we can do all things.

John 7:38

If we believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, the living water shall flow in us. This living water is not like any other water but it’s a water of life.

John 6:29

Work, not for the food that perishes, but for the food that remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you; because God the Father pointed to him. … Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, which you believe in the one he has sent”

Romans 10:17

There is no other way we can build our faith than the two medium by this bible verse.  So as to build our faith, then we need to hear and proclaim the word of God.

Galatians 2:20

Man cannot overcome his self-inherited sin nature and needs the power and help of the Holy Spirit to make this happen, but surrendering his own will to God’s will is essential to removing the powerful motivation and slavery to your own desire.

Romans 10: 9

Romans 10: 9-10 is used by many well-meaning Christians in an effort to bring someone to faith in Christ. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Because with the heart it is believed for justice, but with the mouth it is confessed for salvation.”

John 20:29

They do not believe in divine omnipotence, nor in His government, nor in God incarnate. …

Therefore, the Lord Jesus requires that people not be like Thomas, that they only believe what they see with their own eyes, but that they be a pure, honest person who does not harbor doubts towards God, and that they only believe in Him and follow him.

Philippians 1:29

Two things were granted to us: on the one hand, the power to believe in Jesus Christ, and on the other hand, to suffer for Him, as the apostle Paul says in Philippians 1:29 : “For it is granted to you because of Christ, not only that you believe in him, but also that you suffer for him ”.

Galatians 3:22

We must Trust in God’s Promise that we are justified by trusting and believing in Him, that is, we are saved through Faith in Jesus Christ. … The Law was our guide and teacher to lead us to God but it cannot save us since no human being can fulfill all its demands.

Matthew 21:21

This is the promise of  Jesus Christ  to us. As long as we have faith and pray to Him, He will surely fulfill what we ask of Him in prayer.

Romans 1:16

How many people are there in the world who are ashamed to be greeted or identified as Christians in their communities, jobs or even family.

This is paradoxical because many are not ashamed to be classified as thieves, adulterers, back breaks, swindlers, liars, drunks, swearing, foul-mouthed, despot, or any other demerit and sin of this world, but they are ashamed to go to identify as Christians.

However, Paul firmly stated that he was not ashamed of the gospel, and in these verses we can find at least three reasons why not to do so.

Conclusion

With the above bible verses will realize the fact, with faith all things are possible. As Christians we are serving a living God, who is ready to answer our prayers.

The only qualification needed for our prayer to be answered is faith and believe in Christ Jesus. So, as we put our faith in God, I pray that we shall not be put to shame, amen.

David Small

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