Greek Words for Prayer

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Proseuché : Prayer

Original Word: προσευχή, ῆς, ἡ
Definition: (a) prayer (to God), (b) a place for prayer (used by Jews, perhaps where there was no synagogue).
Scriptures: There are 37 occurrences and here are a few: Matthew 17:21, Matthew 21:13, Matthew 21:22, Mark 9:20, Mark 11:17, Luke 6:12, Luke 19:46, Luke 22:45, Acts 1:14, Acts 2:42, Acts 3:1, Acts 6:4, Acts 10:4, Acts 10:31, Acts 12:5, Acts 16:13, Acts 16:16, Romans 1:10, Romans 12:12, Romans 15:30,  1 Corinthians 7:5, Ephesian 1:16, Ephesians 6:18.
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4335

Euché : A Prayer

Original Word: εὐχή, ῆς, ἡ
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-khay’)
Definition: a prayer comprising a vow; a prayer, vow.
Scriptures: There are 3 occurrences and here are they: Acts 18:18, Acts 21:23, James 5:15.
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 2171

Enteuxis : A Petition, i.e. spec. supplication

Original Word: ἔντευξις, εως, ἡ
Phonetic Spelling: (ent’-yook-sis)
Definition: (lit: approaching the king, hence a technical term), a petition, prayer, intercession.
Scriptures: There are 2 occurrences and here are a few: 1 Timothy 2:1, 1 Timothy 4:5
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1783

Proseuchomai: To Pray

Original Word: προσευχή, ῆς, ἡ
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-yoo’-khom-ahee)
Definition: I pray, pray for, offer prayer.
Scriptures: There are 86 occurrences and here are a few: Matthew 5:44, Matthew 6:5-7, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 14:23, Matthew 19:13, Matthew 23:14, Matthew 24:20,  Matthew 26:36,  Matthew 26:39, Matthew 26:41-42, Matthew 26:44, Mark 1:36, Mark 6:46, Mark 11:24-25, Mark 12:40, Mark 13:18, Mark 14:32, Mark 14:35, Mark 14:38.
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4336


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