Can you teach me how to pray Godís Word?
Jesus taught us how to pray Godís Word through His example. When praying the ďThe Lordís PrayerĒ (Matthew 6:9-13), Jesus used direct quotes of Scripture. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness during His forty days and nights of fasting, He quoted Scripture (Matthew 4:4, 7).
Much of King Davidís Psalms were prayers using Old Testament Scripture. God answered King David straightaway and considered David His friend. If your heartís desire is to be known of God, as David was, use the Psalms in your prayer life. Watch what God will do on your behalf!
Praying Scripture gives us authority over Satan, as Christ prayed against him. This method of prayer is helpful in extending oneís aloneness time with God, creating an intimate relationship with the Creator. When we are at a loss for words on how to pray in any situation we face, praying Scripture helps us to pray in a way that is pleasing to God.
The following are two examples of how to pray Godís Word:
ďI command you--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9).
Thank You, Lord for being with me wherever I go. I will be strong, brave, and encouraged. I will not be afraid or dismayed. I will pray, and go, and do Your will. I thank You, Heavenly Father. Amen.
"I am leaving you with a gift -- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraidĒ (John 14:27).
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the peace that You give. I accept this peace, so my heart will not be troubled with the affairs of this world. I thank You, Heavenly Father. Amen.
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