Biblical Prayers and Their Outcomes

The following table is a list displaying a few of the biblical prayers and their outcomes from the Old Testament for your encouragement.

Who Prayed?Prayer RequestOutcomeRead More:
Abraham Abraham prayed to God for King AbimelechGod healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants.Genesis 20:17
Abraham’s servantAbraham’s servant prayed for God to reveal the wife for Isaac.And it happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah… came out with her pitcher on her shoulder.Genesis 24:12-15
IsaacIsaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children.The Lord answered Isaac’s prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.Genesis 25:21
LeahWhen Leah saw that she had stopped bearing children…God answered Leah’s prayers. She became pregnant again…Genesis
Chapter 30
RachelNow when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children…Then God remembered Rachel’s plight and answered her prayers by enabling her to have children.Genesis
Chapter 30
Jacob  “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac…Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau;Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.Genesis Chapters 32:9-33:4
MosesMoses answered, “As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the Lord……and tomorrow the swarms of flies will disappear from you…Exodus 8:29
Joshua Joshua prayed to the Lord in front of all the people of Israel. He said, “Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.”So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies.Joshua 10:12-14
Samson Samson prayed, “Let me die with the Philistines.”And the temple crashed down on the Philistine rulers and all the people.Judges 16:30
Manoah  “O my Lord, please let the Man of God whom You sent come to us again and teach us what we shall do for the child who will be born.”And God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the Angel of God came to the woman again as she was sitting in the field…Judges 13:8-9
HannahAnd Hannah was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish… but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life…Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.”1Samuel 1:10-20
Saul Then Saul prayed, “O Lord, God of Israel, please show us who is guilty and who is innocent.”Then they cast sacred lots, and Jonathan and Saul were chosen as the guilty ones…1Samuel 14:41
The man of GodKing Jeroboam cried out to the man of God, “Please ask the Lord your God to restore my hand again!”So the man of God prayed to the Lord, and the king’s hand was restored and he could move it again.1Kings 13:4-7
ElijahElijah cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.1Kings 17:18-22
ElishaWhen Elisha arrived, the Shunammite woman’s child was indeed dead, lying there on the prophet’s bed.  He went in alone and shut the door behind him and prayed to the Lord.And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child… then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.2Kings
4:8-37
Jehoahaz Then Jehoahaz prayed for the Lord’s help,The Lord heard his prayer, for he could see how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel.2Kings
13:4
HezekiahHezekiah prayed before the Lord and said…Now, O Lord our God, please, save us from Sennacherib’s hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O Lord, are God.”Then it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went forth and struck down 185,000 [men] in the camp of the Assyrians;…2Kings
19:15-35
Jabez “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!”God granted him his request.1Chronicles 4:9-10
The armies of Reuben, Gad, and ManassehCried out to God during the battle…He answered their prayer because they trusted in him.1Chronicles 5:18-20
JehoshaphatThe Moabites, Ammonites, together with some of the Meunites, came to make war against Jehoshaphat… Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the Lord for guidance.  The Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah…The Lord says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.2Chronicles Chapter 20
ManassehBut while in deep distress, Manasseh sought the Lord his God and sincerely humbled himself before the God of his ancestors. And when he prayed…The Lord listened to him and was moved by his request. So the Lord brought Manasseh back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. 2Chronicles 33:12-14
IsaiahPrayed to the Lord for mercy and pardon…The Lord answers his prayers.Isaiah Chapters
64-65
EzraWe fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us…And he heard our prayer.Ezra 8:23
NehemiahWhen I heard this, I sat down and wept… mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven. Then I said, “O Lord, God of heaven…make Your servant successful this day and grant him compassion in the sight of this man [the king].”The king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me.Nehemiah Chapters
1-2:8
Job The Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is kindled against you… you have not spoken of Me what is right…My servant Job will pray for you.For I will accept him [and his prayer] so that I may not deal with you according to your foll …Job 42:7-9
JonahThen Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.The Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.Jonah
2:1-10
The angel of the LordThe angel of the Lord prayed this prayer: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, for 70 years now you have been angry with Jerusalem and the towns of Judah. How long until you again show mercy to them?”The Lord answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious and comforting words.Zechariah 1:12-13
DanielIt was the first year of the reign of Darius the Mede… who became king of the Babylonians… I prayed to the Lord my God…Gabriel delivers God’s answer…Daniel
Chapter 9
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