Kinds of Prayer in the New Testament – John Boruff

Taken from every New Testament occasion of the word “prayer” in the KJV.


17:21 – deliverance prayer with fasting (cp. Mark 9:29)

21:13 – prayer at church (cp. Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46)

21:22 – petition

23:14 – against Pharisaical, pretentious long prayers


1:13 – prayer against infertility

6:12 – all night prayer vigil

22:45 – prayer for strength in Gethsemane


1:14 – group supplication (asking earnestly for the baptism in the Holy Spirit)

3:1 – going to church for the daily hour of prayer

6:4 – habitual pastoral prayer and Bible preaching

10:31 – angelic answer to private prayer

12:5 – group church prayer for Peter in prison

16:13 – women’s prayer meeting by the river

16:16 – walking to the synagogue for the hour of prayer


10:1 – prayer for Israel to be saved and become Christian

12:12 – continuing and persevering in the practice of prayer


7:5 – abstaining from marital sex and food for a time of prayer


1:11 – group church prayer for missionaries

9:14 – praying for other Christians


6:18 – praying in the Spirit (tongues) for all Christians


1:4 – joyfully praying for other Christians

1:19 – prayer for protection for a missionary

4:6 – ask God and thank God


4:2 – thank God and continue in the practice of prayer


4:5 – all food is sanctified for eating by Scripture and prayer


5:15-16 – the fervent prayer of a righteous man for healing


4:7 – keep up the discipline of prayer


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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