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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
προσεύχομαι 'proseuchomai' meaning 'to pray' Strong's 4336

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Introduction 2.2

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word προσεύχομαι, 'proseuchomai' meaning 'to pray', Strong's 4336 in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the 'proseuchomai' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. It is a good way to learn the scriptural way to pray. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word proseuchomai appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.2 Scriptures for προσεύχομαι 'proseuchomai' meaning 'to pray' Strong's 4336

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you;
6:5 And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Amen I say to you, They have their reward.
6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.
6:7 But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
6:9 After this manner therefore pray: Our Father who is in heaven, your name be sanctified.
14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and evening having come, he was there alone.
19:13 Then little children were brought to him, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretence praying long prayers: therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.
24:20 But pray that your flight is not in the winter, nor on the Sabbath day:
26:36 Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to the disciples, You sit here, while I go and pray over there.
26:41 Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, having risen up a great while into the night, he went out, and departed into a desert place, and was praying there.
6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
11:24 Therefore I say to you, Whatever things you ask, praying, believe that you receive them, and they shall be yours.
11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any: that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
12:40 Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence pray long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.
13:18 And pray that your flight is not in the winter.
13:33 You take heed, watch and pray: for you do not know when the time is.
14:32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he says to his disciples, Sit here, while I pray.
14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
14:38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
14:39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spoke the same words.

Luke 1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
6:28 Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you.
9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom do the people say that I am?
9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his clothing was white and dazzling.
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, while praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
11:2 And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
18:1 And he spoke a parable to them, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
20:47 Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence he prays long prayers: the same shall receive greater condemnation.
22:40 And when he was at the place, he said to them, pray that you do not enter into temptation.
22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
22:46 And said to them, Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

Acts 1:24 And praying, they said, You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen,
6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
8:15 Who, when they came down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
9:11 And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prays,
9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
10:9 On the next day, as they went on their journey, and drew near to the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayedin my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
12:12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.
13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
14:23 And when they had ordained elders for them in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them.
20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
21:5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, until we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.
22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I came again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our weaknesses: for we do not know what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered.

1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonours his head.
11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered dishonours her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely for a woman to pray to God uncovered?
14:13 Therefore let him who speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

Ephesians 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching in the same with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and in all understanding;

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
1:9 For this reason, we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
4:3 praying together also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I have been bound:

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing.
5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
5:25 Brothers, pray for us.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 For which we also pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of his calling, and fulfil every good pleasure of his goodness, and work of faith with power:
3:1 For the rest, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

James 5:13 Is any among you suffering affliction? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
5:14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced her fruit.

Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

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