Who's Praying?

Can you guess who prayed these prayers?

After watching Jesus pray, his disciples said, "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). In response, he taught them The Lord's Prayer, as well as other important lessons: that we should pray with persistence (Luke 18:1), with faith (Matt. 21:22), for those who persecute us (Matt. 5:44), and in his name (John 14:13). Numerous prayers are recorded throughout Scripture as believers fervently petitioned God. See if you can match the following prayers with the person who offered them.

Possible answers: Abraham, Elijah, Moses, Daniel, Elizabeth, Jacob, Nehemiah, Jonah, David, Hezekiah, and Samson.

  1. Repenting of his sin, this man prayed, "Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow … Create in me a pure heart, O God"?
  2. Who interceded on behalf of Israel, saying, "O Sovereign Lord, do not destroy your people … Overlook the stubborness of this people, their wickedness and their sin."?
  3. Because he prayed faithfully, three times a day, an angelic messenger told him, "As soon as you began to pray an answer was given … for you are highly esteemed."
  4. This man sent his servant on a mission, for which his servant prayed, "O Lord, God of my master … give me success today."
  5. When his enemies tried to frighten and discourage him from completing God's work, this person prayed, "Now strengthen my hands."
  6. He asked for a miracle to demonstrate God's power, then prayed, "Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God."
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