Sometimes we don’t know what to say.
Years ago I let that keep me from prayer. I equated time with God with lots and lots of eloquent words.
Since then, I’ve come to understand prayer as relationship with God. I can sit quietly in His presence. I can celebrate with Him. I can comfortably talk with God about anything and everything.
Yet there are those times when we have no words. Maybe it’s an intense time and we are overwhelmed.
Praying the word in those times is powerful, because it’s truth and there are moments we are so embattled that truth has been obscured. When we pray scripture, we aren’t reminding God of His promises. He already knows them well.
We are reminding ourselves. We are standing on something bigger than ourselves.
As we commune with God over His own words, something beautiful takes place. Strongholds are broken and principalities and powers are shaken.
It’s Day 4 of our 21 Days to Revolutionary prayer, and I don’t know about you, but this has already been a beautiful adventure. Let’s deepen that adventure by praying scripture.
The examples below are taken from my own prayer time. You might do it differently, and that’s okay. Remember, it’s not the method, but meeting with God over truth that has the potential set your heart free.
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The following are taken from my own prayers. I read the scriptures and then I combined them in a prayer. Please make these prayers yours, if this is where you are today.
When my heart hurts.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
Jesus, you are near to me when I am brokenhearted. I am rescued by Your love. You cover me with peace that makes no sense in the natural. Rather than depend upon a person to make me whole, I turn to you for peace for my troubled heart. Because of you, my heart is soothed and my fear is conquered.
When Richard was sick.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Lord, I am not alone in this battle. You are with me. You will strengthen me and help me. You will hold Richard and me up when we feel weak. I come boldly as your daughter to find grace, strength, comfort, and joy in this time of need. Thank you for open arms as I fall into them.
Day 4 of Revolutionary Prayer
Choose a couple of these verses for today, as you exercise revolutionary prayer of the Word. I’ve chosen a few verses for when we feel afraid.
Read through the verses. Let one or two soak into your spirit. Write them in your journal.
Write a prayer to Him out of those verses.
Speak that truth over your heart and mind and soul.
Share here which verse spoke to you and why. If you want to share your prayer, that would be beautiful (and encouraging to others).
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