Praying Scripture

Praying Scripture


I'm a lifelong learner, and this is something that I learned from reading the YadYada Sisters Book Series by Dave and Neta Jackson. I learned to pray scriptures. I'm also a lifelong teacher, and so I'm sharing this method of praying with you! Let's pray until something happens!

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" (Colossians 3:16).

Evoking the word of God into your prayers evokes His power into your life. Praying God’s word will strengthen your prayer life, give you greater confidence in His abilities, and will fortify and bind His word in your heart. A few ways to pray scripture are as follows:

Pray prayers from the Bible: Praying like God’s children from the Bible is one way you can pray scripture. The Bible is full of prayers like: The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), David’s prayer for deliverance (Psalm 3), Jonah’s prayer for salvation (Jonah 2:2-9), Hannah’s prayer of praise (I Samuel 2:1- 10), Moses’ prayer for favor (Exodus 33:13),and Paul’s prayer for believers (Philippians 1:9-11).

Pray by Topic: Find scripture related to a given topic that you may be struggling with. For example if you are struggling with fear you may research varying scriptural texts that address the topic of fear and pray those scriptures over your fears.

Here’s an example of a Scriptural Prayer:

Dear Father, I pray for Your power because I am weak. I have no might so I am asking You to please increase and be my strength (Isaiah 40:29). You are my portion, Oh God, therefore I put all of my hope in You (Lamentations 3:24). It’s only by Your mercy that I am not consumed (v. 22). Your compassion towards me fail not, as a matter of fact, they are new every morning. Oh how great is Your faithfulness (v. 23).

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