Bible People Who Prayed: A Puzzle

Bible People Who Prayed
Bible People Who Prayed

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.

1. ANNHAH
Her lips moved in prayer, but her voice was not heard. _ _ _ _ _ _

2. OLOOMSN
When he finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the
sacrifices. _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3. NADLIE
Defying the king, he prayed three times a day on his knees. _ _ _ _ _ _

4. TREEP
While he was praying in Joppa, he saw a vision that resembled a four-cornered sheet. _ _ _ _ _

5. SUSEJ
While He prayed, heaven opened up and the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove. _ _ _ _ _ (Circle the first letter in your answer.)

6. VIDDA
This king prayed a long prayer, asking God to bless “the house of Your
servant.” _ _ _ _ _

7. HAABRMA
He prayed for God to heal King Abimelech and his household. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(Circle the 4th letter in your answer.)

8. SESMO
He prayed to the Lord and all the locusts were carried into the sea. _ _ _ _ _

9. BJO
At God’s request, this man prayed for his three foolish friends. _ _ _
(Circle the last letter in your answer.)

10. NAJOH
He prayed to the Lord from inside a fish. _ _ _ _ _

11. LUSEMA
When Israel asked for a king, he was upset and prayed for advice. _ _ _ _ _ _
(Circle the next to last letter in your answer.)

12. SHAIEL
He prayed for the servants’ eyes to be open to see many horses and chariots.
_ _ _ _ _ _

13. RAZE
While he prayed and wept before the Lord, a crowd gathered, and wept, too.
_ _ _ _ (Circle the second letter in your answer.)

14. LAPU
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.

 

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Answer Key:

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)