Lord, Your wisdom and Your power are evident in Your Word. No wonder Your Word gives life to Your people!
I have never come up with a more powerful way to pray than using Scripture. I will teach this method as long as I live, because I’ve seen such results from it. I don’t always pray using Scripture, but when a serious situation arises, and particularly if it persists, I turn to God’s Word every single time.
One reason Scripture is such a big help in prayer is because our challenges are often so overwhelming that we can’t think of the right words to say. Another reason is because we can shift the burden of responsibility to God and His Word rather than ultimately crumbling under the weight of it ourselves. God’s Word carries its own supernatural power. It’s His very breath on the page that, when you voice it, you release into your own circumstances.
I can feel totally hopeless in a situation, but when I begin to cry out, confess, and consent by speaking God’s Word out loud, I soon feel the power of His Spirit start to fill me up from the tip of my toes to the top of my head.
Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
My faith returns, and holy passion burns.
God loves His Word; therefore, if God’s Spirit that lives inside a believer has not been quenched by unconfessed sin, God responds every time He hears it spoken.
On a related note, I want so badly for you to be victorious, and I know you can be. God’s Word tells me you can because you have the power of the entire Godhead behind you. You have the Father’s will, the Son’s Word, and the Holy Spirit’s way. What more could you need?
What does today’s devotional help you appreciate more about God’s Word? What experience, expectations, and/or reservations do you have about praying God’s Word? Let God use your mouth to build up your faith.
Lord, this makes sense: that You can and will use Your Word to build up my faith in You and help me get out of my pit. Guide me to the verses You would have me pray as I cling to each Word as a promise from You.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. — 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
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“Let God use your mouth to build up your faith.” Praying Scripture is powerful! Consider Beth’s questions above. What experience, expectations, and/or reservations do you have about praying God’s Word? We would love to hear your responses and comments below.