What Does the Bible Say About Praying For One Another? 11 Great Verses


James 5:16

ESVTherefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
KJVConfess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
NASBTherefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
NIVTherefore 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.
NLTConfess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Ephesians 6:18

ESVPraying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
KJVPraying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
NASBWith all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
NIVAnd 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.
NLTPray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

1 Timothy 2:1

ESVFirst of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
KJVI exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
NASBFirst of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
NIVI urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—
NLTI urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

Philippians 4:6

ESVDo not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
KJVBe careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
NASBBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
NIVDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
NLTDon’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Colossians 1:9

ESVAnd so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
KJVFor this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
NASBFor this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
NIVFor 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,
NLTSo we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Matthew 5:44

ESVBut I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
KJVBut I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
NASB“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
NIVBut I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
NLTBut I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

Romans 8:26

ESVLikewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
KJVLikewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
NASBIn the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
NIVIn 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.
NLTAnd the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

Matthew 18:19

ESVAgain I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
KJVAgain I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
NASB“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
NIV“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
NLT“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.

Hebrews 4:16

ESVLet us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
KJVLet us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
NASBTherefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
NIVLet 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.
NLTSo let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Romans 15:30

ESVI appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,
KJVNow I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
NASBNow I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
NIVI urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.
NLTDear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me. Do this because of your love for me, given to you by the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:25

ESVBrothers, pray for us.
KJVBrethren, pray for us.
NASBBrethren, pray for us.
NIVBrothers and sisters, pray for us.
NLTDear brothers and sisters, pray for us.

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