Bible People Who Prayed
by Sherry Jones Rivers
In the stories from Bible times, we read of many people who prayed. They went to God with their needs, which were sometimes for protection, sometimes for power, sometimes for healing, and sometimes for forgiveness. Beside each clue, there is a scrambled name of a praying person. See if you can unscramble all 15.
Her lips moved in prayer, but her voice was not heard. _ _ _ _ _ _
When he finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the
sacrifices. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Defying the king, he prayed three times a day on his knees. _ _ _ _ _ _
While he was praying in Joppa, he saw a vision that resembled a four-cornered sheet. _ _ _ _ _
While He prayed, heaven opened up and the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove. _ _ _ _ _ (Circle the first letter in your answer.)
This king prayed a long prayer, asking God to bless “the house of Your
servant.” _ _ _ _ _
He prayed for God to heal King Abimelech and his household. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(Circle the 4th letter in your answer.)
He prayed to the Lord and all the locusts were carried into the sea. _ _ _ _ _
At God’s request, this man prayed for his three foolish friends. _ _ _
(Circle the last letter in your answer.)
He prayed to the Lord from inside a fish. _ _ _ _ _
When Israel asked for a king, he was upset and prayed for advice. _ _ _ _ _ _
(Circle the next to last letter in your answer.)
He prayed for the servants’ eyes to be open to see many horses and chariots.
_ _ _ _ _ _
While he prayed and wept before the Lord, a crowd gathered, and wept, too.
_ _ _ _ (Circle the second letter in your answer.)
From their jail cells at midnight, these two faithful men prayed and sang songs
to the Lord. _ _ _ _ and
15. ASSLI _ _ _ _ _
When you have filled in the answers, go back and use the five circled letters to find the answer to this rhyme:
This prayer has been famous,
But it once wasn’t so.
His 1st Chronicles prayer
Is one we all know!
The Prayer of _ _ _ _ _.
You can check your answers at the bottom of this page.
© Sherry Jones Rivers
Sherry Jones Rivers is a widely published freelance writer from Augusta, Georgia.
PEOPLE WHO PRAYED
1. Hannah I Samuel 1:13
2. Solomon 2 Chronicles 7:1
3. Daniel Daniel 6:10
4. Peter Acts 11:5
5. Jesus Luke 3:21-22
6. David 2 Samuel 7:18-29
7. Abraham Genesis 20:17
8. Moses Exodus 10: 18-19
9. Job Job 42:8
10. Jonah Jonah 2:1
11. Samuel I Samuel 8:6
12. Elisha II Kings 6:17
13. Ezra Ezra 10:1
14. Paul Acts 16:25
15. Silas Acts 16:25
The Prayer of Jabez. I Chronicles 4:10
(Scripture reference used: NIV Bible)