The word of God is the creative word, (Genesis 1: 3-4); the word of God also has the power to sustain creation (Hebrews 1: 3), the word of God has the power to impart new life (1 Peter 1: 23), the word of God also releases grace, power and relation by which believers grows in their faith and enduring word of God and commitment to Jesus Christ (Isaiah 55: 10-11), the word of God has power to judge us and also the word of God is the sword God is giving to us for healing.
Dear beloved, the greatest of all blessings is the gift of God’s word. We cannot survive in a dark world without His word. Everything we need is in God’s unfailing word. Looking carefully into this passage, you will get to understand how Jesus Christ does His work.
Jesus indicates that the gospel must be taken first to Israel, and the woman understands this, despite this, she responds to Christ in wisdom, perseverance, and faith. She also said that it is God’s purpose for gentles as well to receive blessings indirectly when He blesses Israel. By virtue of the woman’s diligent faith and wisdom, Jesus said the healing word to her that she may go because the demons have left her daughter. When the woman got home, her daughter had been healed.
Brethren, his words are powerful Call upon Him whatever your problem He will say His words and answer your requests by His words.
All other spiritual means of grace like fasting, study, simplicity, worship, confession, and service have their base in the act of reading the Bible and praying. While many tend to think of prayer and Bible reading as different spiritual practices (e.g., first I pray, then I read the Bible), they can be even more powerful when combined into one course of “praying scripture”. Personally, nothing has been more enriching in my own spiritual life than this act of daily praying scripture.
Are you ever unsure about what you should pray for? Do your prayers become dull or repetitive? Do you feel like you’re praying “wrong?
1. The Principle of praying with scripture
A principle is a rule that governs something to achieve a particular result.
- The word is a creative agent/agency – Hebrews 11:3, John 1:4
- The word sets free – John 8:32
- The term is a lamp & light – Psalm 119:105
- The term is a hammer – Jer. 23:29
- The term is fire – Jer. 5:14
- The term is sharper than a sword – Eph. 6:17
- The term is living and active – Hebrews 4:12
- The term is valued by God – Psalm 138:2
- The Word can deliver and heal – Psalm 107:20
- The Word can strengthen faith – Romans 10:17
- God performs His Word – Jer. 1:12, Num. 23:19
- God’s Word never fails – 2Kings 8:56
- God’s Word produces results – Isaiah 55:11
- What challenges do you experience in having a proper attitude toward the Bible?
2. The Power in Praying with Scripture Every task In life is expected to achieve a result.
- Praying scripture builds faith in us – Romans 10:17
- Praying scripture reminds us of the purposes of God – Luke 1:55, Dan. 9:1
- Praying scripture reveals the mind of God to us – Psalm 89:35, 1John5:14,15
- Praying scripture reminds us of God’s power – Deut. 26:3, Micah 7:20
- Praying scripture is a rapid response to satanic attacks – Matt. 4:1-11
- Praying scripture increases our prayer vocabulary – 1 Corin. 14:14,15, Rom. 8:26,27
- Praying scripture helps us have success – Joshua 1:7
- Praying scripture makes our prayer time not to be dry and empty –
- Praying with scripture increases our boldness – Acts 4:23-27,31.
Do you constantly pray with scripture? If yes or no, why? Can anyone share with us that you have experienced praying directly with scripture? What are the derivable benefits of praying with scripture?
3. The Pattern of Praying with Scripture
Read a scripture at least four times meditatively. Allow something to take hold of your spirit from the passage or text. Plug the situation you have at hand into the scripture by making sure it fits into the context and theme of the course or verse. The insights you gain from that scripture should fire your passion for settling the challenge you have in prayer. Talk that scripture back to God by reading it, paraphrasing it, or summing up the central idea of the text or verse.
Let us gain insight into this pattern of praying from the lives of certain persons in the scriptures. Take note of the various ways to use scripture verses and prayers offered.
- Moses, after the report of the spies: Numbers 14:17-21
- Daniel 9:1-19
- The disciples – Acts 4:23-31
4. Prayers with Relevant Bible Verses
- We thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers (1 Thessalonians 1: 2)
- Give us today the food we need for today (Mathew 6: 11).
- Read and meditate on Colossians 3: 16.
- Read and meditate on Ephesians 1: 18-20.
- We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwell in Mount Zion (Israel 8: 18).
- You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you (Job).
- He will delight you; you; he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing in his love (Zephaniah 3: 17).
- God says that we should not fear for He is our God. He will strengthen us, help us, and uphold us with His righteous right hands (Isaiah 41: 10).
You can live a stress-free life if you will only pray because when you pray, you are turning the situation over to God. You’re taking the case out of your hands and putting it in His hands. You’re releasing it to God. These Scripture Prayers are very easy to read, and if you read them every day, you will have memorized Scripture and won’t even realize it until a situation arises or until someone asks you to pray for them.