Why Pray the Scriptures
I love the Word of God! I especially love when the Scriptures I am reading inspire me to pray. I keep a journal of the Scriptures God has highlighted to me over the years. I pray these verses for my family, my marriage, my workplace, my city, my circumstances, my friends, etc. My prayers are filled with power and authority because I use God’s Words and pray them back to Him!
God’s Word is the final and most powerful authority. When we pray the Word, it dismantles the works of darkness and agrees with God’s heart to bring heaven to earth. Praying the Word releases confidence. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us,” I John 5:14. This must be our default mode: What does the Word of God say about ____________? Fill in the blank. What does God’s Word say about your marriage? Your family? Your employment? Your future? Where you should live? Etc. Don’t allow your emotions or personal experiences to lead you in any way. Let the Word be your sure foundation.
Psalm 119:68, “Everything you do is beautiful, flowing from Your goodness; teach me the power of Your wonderful words”. Father, teach us the power of your wonderful words!
Here are 10 reasons why to pray the Scriptures:
How to start: Before you begin, invite the Holy Spirit to “open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your Word” (Psalm 1119:18).