A few years ago, after reading Beth Moore’s book Praying God’s Word, I discovered the joy of praying Scripture over various topics that were important to me, such as praying scriptures for my marriage or my children or about overcoming fear.
Prayer in and of itself is powerful. When you combine it with Scripture, well, let’s just say you should be prepared to see some mighty things happen.
God gave us His word and He wants us to pray. When you combine the two spiritual disciplines of reading the Word and praying by praying scripture, it will help you apply God’s word to your life while growing deeper in your prayer life.
Praying scripture honors God by using His own words to praise Him and pray to Him.
We tend to pray for things WE want, but praying scripture will help align your desires with what HE wants. And when our desires are aligned, that’s when we’re most likely to see God move powerfully in our prayers.
If you don’t know how to pray about something, you can find a scripture that will help you say it, deepening your prayer language.
It is very important to pray for your family as a unit, for your marriage, and for each family member, because right now our families are under attack. Satan is seeking to destroy the family, and we are constantly bombarded with the world’s views of what a family can look like, so that we can easily lose sight of how God intended our families to be. God created our families to be a holy unit, one in which He is priority, in which the husband and wife lovingly live out their God-given roles in marriage, and the children are obedient to their parents. Once we get our own families in alignment with God’s desired order for families, I think we will see God do mighty things in our churches, in our nation, and around the world. But it starts with us, in our own homes and within our own families.
Praying Scriptures equips you with a mighty sword to use to fight against the devil’s schemes in your family. (Ephesians 6:11, 17).
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Here's to praying Scripture for our family and seeing God do mighty things in our hearts, our homes, and in our families!