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These may reflect your present emotional state, a specific need, the desire to worship, or the need to give thanks, confess, or to be encouraged.
Engaging the Bible and praying are the primary methods for developing a deepening relationship with God. ” Your confidence in your prayers will be strengthened when you pray God’s Words.In fact, all other spiritual disciplines (e.g., fasting, study, simplicity, worship, confession, service) have their foundation in the disciplines of reading the Bible and praying. Praying the Scriptures allows you to use the words and emotions of the Bible to gain more confidence in your prayers. ” Evan Howard () writes, “To pray the Scriptures is to order one’s time of prayer around a particular text in the Bible.” This can mean either praying the prayers of the Bible word-for-word as your own prayers, personalizing portions of the Scriptures in prayer, or praying through various topics of the Bible.While many tend to think of prayer and Bible reading as separate spiritual practices (e.g., first I pray, then I read the Bible), they can be even more powerful when combined into one practice of “praying scripture.” Personally, nothing has been more enriching in my own spiritual life than this process of daily praying scripture. Praying Biblical Prayers The Bible is full of prayers!From Genesis to Revelation there are biblical prayers we can pray to strengthen our spiritual lives.These prayers express every kind of emotion and experience. By praying the prayers of the Bible we identify with the biblical authors and we are encouraged to allow God’s Spirit to shape us into the people he wants us to be.The prayers of the Bible, especially the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:1-4), become our tutors to learn how to communicate with God.
Praying other Portions of Scripture Not only can the prayers of the Bible be prayed, part of the Bible can be used to communicate with God.
As we read the Bible (stories, history, poems, parables, etc.) in the presence of God and pay attention to the Spirit, we will identify with passages that relate to our lives, the world, and people we know.
Over time it will become natural to immediately turn these thoughts into prayer.
Out of the thoughts we are having as we read, we turn to God in worship, confession, thanksgiving, and petition for ourselves and others.
Our Bible reading becomes a conversation with God, a cycle of reading and prayer.
Praying Topically Along with praying the prayers of the Bible and making prayer part of your normal Bible reading, searching for topical passages in the Bible is helpful.