Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
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.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
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.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people…this is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.