Have you ever struggled with what and how to pray? I have; and at times still having. But I found out that one of the best way to pray is to pray the Word of God back to Him! That is, pray the Bible. I’m not sure whether you know it or not, praying the Bible is almost like praying the will of God, which will guarantee an answer from Him!
Of course there are many verses to pray. So where to start? Below are two very good guides to use. Just change the word, ‘you’ to yourself or the name of the person you want to pray for and customise the grammar to make it sound like you’re praying:
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of our Messiah, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
Col 1: 9-14
“We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and betterWe also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”
Now, go get praying. You’ve got no more excuse.
Shalom U’Bracha in Yeshua,
(Blessing and Peace in the Name of Jesus)