“The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Psalms 27:14, 37:4).
Our Lord JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “[WHEN YE PRAY, USE NOT VAIN REPETITIONS], as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8).
“[AND WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN MY NAME], that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son’” (John 14:13).
“And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Luke 11:9–10).
“[AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY YE]: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us [THIS DAY] our [DAILY BREAD].
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).