Only The Lord’s Prayers edition contains the alphabetized concordance of words and phrases. Bolded references indicate the use of a more modern Word usage from the New International Version. Next to each Scriptural location of this concordance are upper- and lowercase letters. These letters specify what category of prayer that particular verse(s) belongs to. Uppercase beginning letters indicate full primary prayers of the category, and lowercase letters reveal that the verse(s) is only a portion of a full prayer that contains the indicated category of the lowercased letter. The complete codes for the nine categories of prayer are:
B = Blessing; C = Confession; I = Insight; Pr = Praise; Pt = Petition;
R = Response; S = Statement; T = Thanks; W = Worship.
As an example, the singular word rain appears in the following prayers:
Rain, 11, 1 Kings 8:35–36 Pt,c [14, 2 Chron. 6:14–42]
14, 2 Chron. 6:26–27 Pt,c [11, 1 Kings 8:23–53]
19, Ps. 68:7–8 Pr,s 19, Ps. 68:9–10 Pr,s 24, Jer. 14:22 Pt,pr,s
The number before the scriptural reference is the sequential order that the book appears in the Bible, i.e., the Book of Psalms is the 19th book of the Bible. This reference is also bolded which indicates this Word is only in the NIV.
The letters after the scriptural reference indicate that the full prayer that Jeremiah 14:22 is part of is of the overall category “Petition Prayer” (Pt—note that it is uppercase); while this verse also contains some praise (pr—note that it is lowercase) and prayer statement (s).
Among thousands, other prayer Words/Phrases with Bible references, found in concordance:
Children, 1, Gen 15:3 I,pt 1, Gen 32:11 Pt 4, Num 14:17-18 R,pt,s 5, Deut 33:8-11 B,pt,s 5, Deut 33:24-25 B,pt,s 9, 1 Sam 2:5 Pr,s 16, Neh 9:23-25 C,Pr,s 19, Ps 8:2 Pr,s
19, Ps 17:13-15 Pt,S 19, Ps 45:16 S 19, Ps 69:8-9 Pt,S [43, John 2:17b]
15, Ezra 9:10-12 C,S 19, Ps 73:15-19 S,i 19, Ps 90:16 Pt 19, Ps 102:28 Pt,S,pr,w 19, Ps 115:14 B 19, Ps 128:5-6 B 19, Ps 137:7 Pt 19, Ps 144:7-8 Pt,s
19, Ps 144:11 Pt,s 24, Jer 18:21 Pt 24, Jer 32:18 I,Pr 25, Lam 2:20 Pt,i
40, Matt 11:25-26 T,S; 42, Luke 10:21 42, Luke 10:21 T,S; 40, Matt 11:25-26 43, John 4:12 I,R
Give me now wisdom, 14, 2 Chron 1:8-10 Pt,S,i [11, 1 Kings 3:6-9]
Guide me, 19, Ps 31:2-3 Pt,S,w 19, Ps 73:24-25 S,pr
Heal me, 19, Ps 6:1-3 Pt,i 24, Jer 17:14 Pt,w
Health, 19, Ps 38:1-5 Pt,S 19, Ps 38:6-8 Pt,S 19, Ps 67:1-2 Pr,pt,s 23, Isa 38:15-16 Pt,S,pr
journey 1, Gen 24:42-44 Pt,s 1, Gen 28:20-21 Pt
success 1, Gen 24:12-14 Pt,s 1, Gen 24:42-44 Pt,s 13, 1 Chron 22:11 B,pt
13, 1 Chron 22:13 B,s 16, Neh 1:11 C,Pt 19, Ps 118:25 T,pt
from the Rationale and Instructional Guide:
Other benefits of God’s Word are listed in Proverbs 4:20-23. The Lord says,
Attend to My Words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Indicating how we should speak in the next verse, God tells us to “Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse [corrupt] lips put far from thee.” We should not speak evil of anyone but instead speak blessings to and for others as our Lord taught us by what He did and does, including on the last day He was on Earth. We can do this through our prayers to God, speaking His Very Own Words. Also, our Lord shows us that we can approach Him with peace, confidence, joy, boldness, and so many more positive ways in Hebrews 12:18–24, needing not be afraid at all.
Jesus’ Last Earthly Act Was to Bless Us
The Arbitrator that Job longed for is, in reality, Jesus, Who “lay[s] His Hand upon us both” [God and the one praying] (Job 9:32–35). Luke 22:32 describes Jesus praying for one of His disciples, while John 17:9 lets us know that Jesus prayed for all of His disciples. He doesn’t stop His prayers with this group only; Jesus even prays for all of us who, throughout history, will believe on Himself through the word of the disciples, including the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, yea even all the agents God employed to pen Holy Scripture (see also John 17:20; Hebrews 7:25; and Romans 8:34).
Jesus started His risen life by comforting one of us, opening up the Scripture to a pair of us, helping the business enterprise of some, physically feeding others breakfast, restoring yet another, and, as if foretelling His eternal ministry, He concluded His stay on Earth and began His future life the same way, by praying, in fact blessing, those fortunate enough to be in attendance near Bethany when He ascended in the air from Earth to heaven on that historical day (see Luke 24:50–51).
Jesus continues His post-earthly risen life concerned about your comfort, your business, your cares, your restoration, your understanding of Scripture, your family, and your overall blessing. Remember that Bethany was the community where Martha was from and who had issued the proclamation that God would give to Jesus anything that He asked. So what did Jesus ask for when He concluded His first earthly visit at this very locale? Nothing less than blessings for His people! And Jesus continues requesting this of the Father to this very day (Luke 24:50–51)! Blessed Savior and Lord and Blesser!!
The ABC’s of the Pray-er (the one praying) for successful praying (the Attitudes, Behaviors, and Conditions) are listed.
From the Analysis Portion:
Much analysis can be made using this diagram. This Prayer Words Cloud shows the most common major words found in the prayers of the Bible, along with other interesting words (sixty-six in all). The larger the word appears in the cloud, the more times it is mentioned in the prayers (the quantity is beside each word).