10 Examples of Answered Prayers in the Bible

examples of answered prayers in the Bible

Last updated on November 30th, 2019


Do you know God can give you exactly what you prayed for? Do you know He’s done that with people before? Enjoy these examples of answered prayers in the Bible

It’s hard to keep bowing our heads, closing our eyes, and speaking our requests when we don’t see any change from it. You question whether your prayers make any difference. But I want you to read these 10 verses. Let them remind you that when you ask for something in prayer, God can give you exactly what you want sometimes.

Examples of prayers answered in the Bible

Genesis 20:17 “Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.”

Genesis 25:21 “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.”

Numbers 11:2 “The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD and the fire died out.”

1 Sam 1:27 “For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.”

2 Kings 6:17 “Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

2 Kings 6:18 “When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD and said, “Strike this people with blindness, I pray.” So He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.”

2 Chronicles 33:13 “When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.”

Job 42:10 “The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.”

James 5:17 “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.”

James 5:18 “Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.”


I hope these examples of answered prayers in the Bible encourages you to keep on praying. Keep bowing your head, keep closing your eyes, and keep lifting your hands to the Lord. Believe that He can choose to give you exactly what you prayed for. You never know. That next prayer you pray might be the one.

Peace to all those who are in Christ.


0 thoughts on “10 Examples of Answered Prayers in the Bible

  1. Hey Fact,

    I think this is the first time I’ve really disagreed with your message. I see the verses as well as anyone else, but I can’t help but notice the distinct lack of gospel message corroborating it. You have OT and Apocalyptic. I do think that the Lord answers prayers, but only if there are agents willing to listen and follow his instructions. We are the ones who do the will of God on earth. It’s not magic.

    Grace and Peace as always.

    1. Hey Turtle. Thanks for your comment. I’m not quite sure I’m understanding where we disagree. I agree with you that people have to obey God’s instructions, and we have to do the Will of God on earth. Could you clarify your disagreement a little more?

      Peace in Christ. 🙂

      1. Sure,

        The impression I get from your post here is a “close your eyes and wait for God to take care of your problems” type of spirituality. Rather than an understanding of oneself and others and God’s active agents fulfilling prayers through the guidance of God.

        I feel that God does not interact with the world directly, but gave humanity the authority to do as Jesus did, and the freedom to choose the ability to use it. In this way, miraculous healings are the spiritual authority of God being used by humanity, not a direct intervention of God Himself. This way God continues to respect the free will which He established in us and on earth.

        So, to more directly answer, my biggest disagreement is in this, “Keep bowing your head, keep closing your eyes, and keep lifting your hands to the Lord.” I say, “Raise your head up, open your eyes, and use your hands for the glory of the Lord.”

        What say you?

        Peace in the Father

        1. Ah, I see. Would it be fair to characterize your position as cessationism? If so, I would say I generally tend to lean towards that position, though I’m a bit more lenient than I used to be. I don’t know if I can say for sure whether God doesn’t still directly intervene in situations or not. But I think perhaps maybe one can simultaneously believe they have responsibility to act their faith in the world to cause good things desired to happen and also think that God can directly orchestrate circumstances and situations to where prayer requests can be fulfilled. What do you think? And at the time we read of God directly intervening in scripture, was it the case he was respecting free will in this instance as well in your understanding?

          Peace in Christ. 🙂

      2. Hello again. Let me just say first that I am enjoying our conversation.

        I’m actually closer to what you feel. My wife claims to have been present for a healing. People I know have claimed to have seen healings. I can’t completely ignore these people and their experiences, so I can’t say for certain that there are no miraculous events. However, I tend to believe that they are humans working the miracles on God’s authority, rather than they being conduits of God’s power. The intention and guidance of the person matter more in reality. It tends to explain why healings don’t always work, because a person doesn’t always have authority to act, or there could be opposing human authorities involved.

        I think that if God directly orchestrated events, that would be in direct violation of our free will. I think that God can directly guide individuals who choose in their free will to listen, and thus God can guide humans to orchestrate events, but anything more direct than that would violate our freedom. Not because He can’t, but because He wouldn’t.

        To best understand what I think about scriptural instances of God’s intervention you should read my blog concerning biblical interpretation of God’s actions here: https://reasonabletheologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/the-human-bible-v-2/

        Let me know what you think.

    1. Hi digitalinkandparchment. Thanks for your comment. Indeed, I was actually just praying with God about that. I was expressing to Him how I wouldn’t be obeying Him and trying to do all these things for Him if I didn’t believe that He could do some good that I desire. And that I trusted He’ll give me whatever is best that I will be joyful about, and just exercising calm and peace to reflect that trust. It also helps me to remember all the times in the past He did good things for people in scripture, even beyond these specific verses of prayer requests that were made, and also the people he’s done good for in my life.

      Peace to you in Christ. 🙂

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