Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer

“Had I cherished evil in my heart, the Lord would not have heard. But God did hear and listened to my voice in prayer” –Psalm 66:18-19.

Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer

Jesus said to ‘ask’ and it will be given (Matthew 7:7).  But what’s the catch? There must be one, right, because not all our prayers are answered. While there are many possible reasons for ‘why’ your prayers are not being answered (including they are outside of the will of God for your life), the Bible gives us clear instruction for attaining a strong and fruitful prayer life.

For example, we must heed the Word of God. We cannot expect God to answer our prayers, if we are not willing to obey Him first. He said to Solomon, “If my people … will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and … forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14). Similarly, Jesus said in John 15:7 that if we abide in Him, then He will abide in us. There are conditions for having our prayers answered.

If you want to transform your prayer life, making it powerful and most effective, spend time prayerfully meditating on these Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer — God’s Word! Meditate on them; get familiar with them; pray them; allow God to speak to you through them … and when He does, listen and obey! If you do, your prayer life will most definitely change. Not only that, your life will be transformed. Give to God everything you’ve got, because He gives to You everything He is.

Let’s begin:

Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer

Matthew 7:7-8
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

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.”

Proverbs 28:9
“If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.”

Philippians 4:6
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

1 Peter 3:12
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

John 9:31
“We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.”

Mark 11:24
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

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.”

Psalm 40:1
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”

John 16:23-24
“In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Very truly I tell you, My Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name. Until now you have not asked for anything in My Name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

James 1:6
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

Matthew 21:21-22
“Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’”

John 14:14
“If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.”

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 heal their land.”

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 (Jesus), the Father will give you.”

Hebrews 11:6
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

Matthew 5:23-24
“Therefore if you are presenting your offering [to God] at the altar, and there remember that your brother [or sister] has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother [or sister], and then come and present your offering.”

James 5:15-16
“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 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.”

Psalm 116:1
“I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy.”

James 4:2
“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”

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?”

James 4:3
“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives – that you may spend what you get on your [own] pleasures.”

1 Peter 3:7
“Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”

1 John 5:14
“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 66:18-19
“If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.”

Colossians 4:2
[Intercessory Prayer]
“Epaphras sends you greetings; he is one of you, a slave of Christ [Jesus], always striving for you in his prayers so that you may be perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.”


Prayer Passage: Isaiah 1:15-20
“When you spread out your hands in prayer,
    I hide my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
    I am not listening.
Your hands are full of blood [sin]!
Wash and make yourselves clean [sinless].
    Take your evil deeds out of My sight;
    stop doing wrong.
Learn to do right; seek justice.
    Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
    plead the case of the widow.
‘Come now, let us settle the matter,
    says the Lord.
‘Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.’
If you are willing and obedient,
    you will eat the good things of the land;
but if you resist and rebel,
    you will be devoured by the sword.’
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”


Spend time on these verses. Meditate on them with your whole heart and soul; learn the ways of God. When you obey His Word, answers to your prayers will be given! God is with you. He hears you, and He will answer you.

“I thank You, Lord, for You answered me; You have [always] been my Savior” –Psalm 118:21.


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What are 4 Types of Prayers?

There are traditionally four types of Catholic prayer: Adoration (Praising God); Contrition (Asking God for forgiveness); Petition (Asking God for a favor); Thanksgiving (Showing God gratitude/praise/worship).

What does the Bible say about praying to God?

According to the book of Ephesians, God’s desire is for us to “pray at every opportunity in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18). To that end, “be watchful with all perseverance and supplication” and “pray without ceasing” (Eph. 6:18; 1 Thess. 5:17). 


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