19:59 - 60, Qur'an
But there came after them successors who neglected prayer and pursued desires; so they are going to meet evil, except those who repent, believe and do righteousness; for those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged at all.
All Things Exalt God
Bow with those who Bow
Prayer has been Decreed of Specified Times
God Intends to Purify you
Turn your Face Toward the Sacred Mosque
Call upon your Lord in Humility and Privately
Seek Help through Patience and Prayer
Glorify Him with Great Glorification
Forgive us our Sins
The Lord Raises those who have Bowed Down
Woe to those who are Heedless of their Prayer
Niches of Light are in Houses of God
[Or] do you not see that God is exalted by whomever is within the heavens and the earth and the birds with wings spread? Each has known his prayer and exalting, and God is Knowing of what they do -
Psalms 148:7 - 10, Torah
[For We said,] "Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps. Fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling His word. Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars. Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl.
Psalms 148:2 - 4, Torah
[So] praise Him, all His angels, praise Him, all His hosts. Praise Him, sun and moon, praise Him, all you stars of light. Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that [are] above the heavens.
[So] do you not see that to God prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people?
[For] the seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [God] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.
Nehemiah 9:6, Torah
[For] You [O God], [even] You, [are] Lord alone; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the seas, and all that [is] therein, and You preserve them all; and the host of heaven prostrates to You.
7:205 - 206, Qur'an
And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings and the afternoons. And do not be among the heedless. Indeed, those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, and they exalt Him, and to Him they prostrate.
[But] when you travel throughout the land, there is no blame upon you for shortening the prayer, [especially] if you fear that those who disbelieve may disrupt [or attack] you. Indeed, the disbelievers are ever to you a clear enemy.
And when you have completed the prayer, remember God standing, sitting, or on your sides. But when you become secure, re-establish prayer. Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times.
Psalms 113:1 - 3, Torah
[So] praise the Lord [God]. Praise, O you servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord [God]. Blessed is the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. From the rising of the sun  to the going down  of the same the Lord's name [is] to be praised.
Psalms 5:2 - 6, Torah
Listen to the voice of my cry, my King, and my God, for to You will I pray. You will hear my voice in the morning, O Lord; in the morning  I will direct [my prayer] to You, and will look up. For You [are] not a God that has pleasure in wickedness, neither will evil dwell with You. The foolish will not stand in Your sight, You hate all workers of iniquity. You will destroy those who speak deceit, the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
76:24 - 25, Qur'an
So be patient for the decision of your Lord and do not obey from among them a sinner or ungrateful [disbeliever]. And mention the name of your Lord [in prayer] morning  and afternoon .
17:79 - 81, Qur'an
And from [part of] the night, arise from sleep  for prayer as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will raise you  to a praiseworthy station. And say, "My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority." And say, "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed falsehood, [by nature], is ever bound to depart."
32:16 - 17, Qur'an
[And thus] they arise from [their] beds ; they supplicate their Lord in fear and hope, and from what We have provided them, they spend. And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do -
51:15 - 18, Qur'an
Indeed, the righteous will be among gardens and springs, accepting what their Lord has given them. Indeed, they were before that doers of good. They used to sleep but little of the night, and in the hours before dawn  they would ask forgiveness.
73:6 - 8, Qur'an
[For] indeed, the hours of the night  are more effective for concurrence and more suitable for words. Indeed, for you by day is prolonged occupation. And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with complete devotion.
[Then] is one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night , prostrating and standing [in prayer], fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, [like one who does not]? Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding -
[And likewise,] indeed, your Lord knows that you [O Muhammad] stand almost two thirds of the night or half of it or a third of it, and a group of those with you. And God determines the night and the day. He has known that you will not be able to do it and has turned to you in forgiveness, so recite what is easy of the Qur'an. He has known that there will be among you those who are ill and others traveling throughout the land seeking of the bounty of God and others fighting for the cause of God. So recite what is easy from it and establish prayer and give alms and loan God a goodly loan. And whatever good you put forward for yourselves - you will find it with God. It is better and greater in reward. And seek forgiveness of God. Indeed, God is Forgiving and Merciful.
62:9 - 10, Qur'an
O you who have believed, when the call is made for the prayer on the day of Jumu'ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of God and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew. And when the prayer has been concluded, disperse within the land and seek from the bounty of God, and remember God often that you may succeed.
Psalms 51:1 - 2, Torah
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your loving kindness, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalms 51:6 - 7, Torah
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and You will make me know wisdom in the hidden [part]. Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean, wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Exodus 30:17 - 19, Torah
[So remember that] the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "You will also make a laver [of] brass, and his foot [also of] brass, to wash [in addition], and you will put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you will put water therein for Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and their feet there.
[So] O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are impure, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it. God does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon you that you may be grateful.
For each [religious following] is a direction toward which it faces. So race to [all that is] good. Wherever you may be, God will bring you forth [for judgement] all together. Indeed, God is over all things Competent.
1 Kings 6:11 - 14, Torah
[So remember when] the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying, "[Concerning] this House which you are in building, if you will walk in My statutes, and execute My judgements, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to David your father. And I will dwell among the Children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel." So Solomon built the House, and finished it.
2 Chronicles 6:17 - 21, Torah
[And Solomon said,] "Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let Your word be verified, which You have spoken to Your servant David. But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this House which I have built! Have respect therefore to the prayer of Your servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hear the cry and the prayer which Your servant prays before You. That Your eyes may be open upon this House day and night, upon the place whereof You have said that You would put Your name there; to hear the prayer which Your servant prays toward this place. Listen therefore to the supplications of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, which they will make toward this place, hear from Your dwelling place, [even] from heaven; and when You hear, forgive.
1 Kings 8:48 - 49, Torah
[So if they] return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, who led them away captive, and pray to You toward their land, which You gave to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the House which I have built for Your name. Then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause."
[And so] We have certainly seen the turning of your face, toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a direction of prayer with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward the Sacred Mosque [in Bakkah]. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer]. Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth from their Lord. And God is not unaware of what they do.
And when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [We said], "Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who circumambulate and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate."
3:95 - 97, Qur'an
[So] say, "God has told the truth. So follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of the polytheists." Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Bakkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds. In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Abraham. And whoever enters it shall be safe. And [due] to God from the people is a pilgrimage to the House - for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves - then indeed, God is free from need of the worlds.
22:27 - 29, Qur'an
[So] proclaim to the people the Pilgrimage; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass - that they may witness benefits for themselves and remember the name of God on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor. Then let them end their untidiness and fulfill their vows and circumambulate around the ancient House.
[So] from wherever you go out [for prayer,] turn your face toward the Sacred Mosque. And wherever you [believers] may be, turn your faces toward it in order that the people will not have any argument against you, except for those of them who commit wrong; so fear them not but fear Me. And [it is] so I may complete My favor upon you and that you may be guided.
And when My servants ask you, concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
21:83 - 84, Qur'an
And Job, when he called to his Lord, "Indeed, adversity has touched me, and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful." So We responded to him and removed what afflicted him of adversity. And We gave him [back] his family and the like thereof with them as mercy from Us and a reminder for the worshipers [of God].
21:89 - 90, Qur'an
And Zacharias, when he called to his Lord, "My Lord, do not leave me alone [with no heir], while You are the best of inheritors." So We responded to him, and We gave to him John, and amended for him his wife. Indeed, they used to hasten to good deeds and supplicate Us in hope and fear, and they were to Us humbly submissive.
21:87 - 88, Qur'an
And the man of the fish [Jonah], when he went off in anger and thought that We would not decree [anything] upon him. And he called out within the darknesses, "There is no god except You; Exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers." So We responded to him and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers -
Hebrews 5:7, Gospel
[For remember Jesus,] who, in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him who was able to save him from death, and was heard in that which he feared.
Matthew 6:5 - 6, Gospel
"And [thus,] when you pray, do not be as the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say to you, 'They have their reward.' But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your [Creator], who is in the hidden; and your [Creator], who sees in the hidden, will reward you openly."
[So] say, "Call upon God or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call - to Him belong the best names." And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way.
Psalms 37:5 - 9, Torah
[So] commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him; and He will bring [it] to pass. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgement as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him, do not fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, do not fret yourself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait upon the Lord, they will inherit the earth.
17:80 - 81, Qur'an
[So] say, "My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority." And say, "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart."
Psalms 86:8 - 12, Torah
Among the gods [there are] none like You, O Lord; neither [are there any works] like Your works. All nations that You have made will come and worship before You, O Lord; and will glorify Your name. For You [are] great, and do wondrous things, You [are] God alone. Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth, unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore."
3:16 - 17, Qur'an
Those who say, "Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire," the patient, the true, the obedient, those who spend [in the way of God], and those who seek forgiveness before dawn.
Matthew 6:12 - 13, Gospel
[So say,] "Forgive us our debts [O God], as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever."
2 Chronicles 7:3, Torah
And [remember] when all the Children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the House, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement and prostrated, and praised the Lord, [saying], "For [He is] good; for His mercy [endures] forever."
Nehemiah 8:6, Torah
And [remember when] Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God - all the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with their hands lifting up, and they bowed their heads, and prostrated to the Lord with [their] faces to the ground.
Matthew 26:39, Gospel
[Even Jesus] went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "O my [Creator], if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless not as I will, but as You [will]."
[And thus] you see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from God and [His] pleasure. Their mark is on their faces from the trace of prostration. That is their description in the Torah.
[Shepherd of Hermas 67:15 - 16], Gospel
[Whereby some] gave up their stems [with] green and with shoots, these also stood apart; and at these again the angel rejoiced exceedingly. And others gave up their stems [with] green and with shoots; and their shoots had, as it were, a kind of fruit. And those men were exceedingly gladsome, whose stems were found in this state. And the angel exulted over them, and the shepherd was very gladsome over them -
[For] they grow firm and stand upon their stems, delighting the sowers - so that God may enrage by them the disbelievers. God has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward.
Psalms 95:3 - 6, Torah
For the Lord [is] a great God, and a great King above all gods. In His hand [are] the deep places of the earth, the strength of the hills [is] His also. The sea [is] His, and He made it, and His hands formed the dry [land]. [So] come, let us prostrate and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Matthew 6:7 - 8, Gospel
"[And thus,] when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do], for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Therefore do not be like them, for your [Creator] knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.
Luke 20:46 - 47, Gospel
[And] beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; who devour widows' houses, and make long prayers for a show, the same will receive greater damnation."
4:142 - 143, Qur'an
Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive God, but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering God except a little, wavering between them, [belonging] neither to the believers nor to the disbelievers. And whoever God leaves astray - never will you find for him a way.
[So] leave those who take their religion as amusement and diversion and whom the worldly life has deluded. But remind with [the Qur'an], lest a soul be given up to destruction for what it earned; it will have other than God no protector and no intercessor. And if it should offer every compensation, it would not be taken from it. Those are the ones who are given to destruction for what they have earned. For them will be a drink of scalding water and a painful punishment because they used to disbelieve.
And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous -
24:34 - 35, Qur'an
[For] We have certainly sent down to you distinct verses and examples from those who passed on before you and an admonition for those who fear God. God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. God guides to His light whom He wills. And God presents examples for the people, and God is Knowing of all things.
24:36 - 37, Qur'an
Such niches [of light] are in Houses [of God] which God has ordered to be raised and that His name be remembered therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the afternoons are men whom neither commerce nor sale distracts from the remembrance of God and performance of prayer and giving of charity. They fear a Day in which the hearts and eyes will fearfully turn about -
39:68 - 69, Qur'an
[The Day when] the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth will fall dead except whom God wills. Then it will be blown again, and at once they will be standing, looking on. And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord and the record [of deeds] will be placed, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought, and it will be judged between them in truth, and they will not be wronged.
[Book of Enoch 1:8], Torah
[As] for the righteous, He will make peace, and He will keep safe the chosen, and mercy will be upon them. They will all belong to God, and will prosper and be blessed, and the light of God will shine on them.
Isaiah 60:19, Torah
[And thus] the sun will no longer be your light by day; neither for brightness will the moon give light to you, but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.