Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m so thankful to meet you here again to pray scripture over ourselves and those we love.
I’m so excited to share this time at the throne of God with you. I will walk you through the process I use to pray scripture for myself and others, using pretty detailed explanation at first and eventually just giving you the scripture and prayer. That will make it a quick and easy reference to use should you choose to do so.
I want to state very clearly that I’m not a Bible scholar. I am under no pretension that I know more about the Word of God than you or anyone else. I just love the Lord and want to share how my prayer life has been enriched using the Words in the text. At times I use a Bible commentary to understand the passage more fully, but I don’t do word studies or evaluate more deeply for most prayers. I present to you an ordinary woman praying to an extraordinary God.
Each day as I sit down to study the Bible, I ask God to show me the verse or verses He would like me to pray over a person or group of people. (I won’t say all this every time. I just wanted to be thorough for our introductory sessions.) Today I landed on Deuteronomy 31:6 HCSB:
Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For it is the Lord your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.
Replace the pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
Praying for you in this. And don’t forget to share this on social media or with a friend who could benefit. It would mean so much to me. And if you don’t want to miss a Praying God’s Word Wednesday, subscribe over on the right hand side of this page.
Great example! And a great prayer for any believer!
Thanks Jerralea! I hope this series is helpful for others as it feeds me as well.
Thank you for praying Scripture for us, Lauren. I love that encouraging verse. Love and blessings to you!
Same to you, Trudy. Thank you!
This was great. So glad I found your blog.
I’m glad you did too, Laura! Thank you so much!
Suzette K. says
Hi Lauren, A couple of years ago I wrote a series about forming a personal identity statement based on our identity Christ. One of the exercises included praying scripture back to God, much as your described, only my version was centered on one’s personal experience. This to be a powerful practice and I like that you widen the scope to praying scripture over others. Thanks for writing about it.
That sounds like a great series, Suzette! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Lauren, with your help I have been able to work on praying scripture over those I love. Today’s scripture is a good one for my youngest daughter who struggles with anxiety.
My youngest does as well. And now I find myself fighting it.
Jeanne Takenaka says
Lauren, this is a great verse to pray over those we love. Thank you for sharing it! I’m copying it so I can be more intentional about praying it over loved ones.
I’m so glad it will help you, Jeanne.
Joanne Viola says
Lauren, I am so grateful to have read your post tonight as I needed to pray this Scripture for a dear friend. Blessings!
I’m so glad it was what you needed, Joanne. I love it when God does that.
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at the Exploring World Religions Linkup 6 so that we can better understand each other through our religions, faiths, and beliefs!
Thanks for hosting, Dee.
Janis Van Keuren says
Thank you, Lauren, for reminding us to pray Scripture over our children and loved ones. I will begin that practice again. I found you through Joanne Viola’s blog and I’m so glad that I did.
Blessings on you!
Thank you so much for visiting, Janis. I hope you’ll come back!
Tammy Kennington says
I love this idea, Lauren. Thanks for blessing me this morning!
Peace and grace,
That’s so kind of you, Tammy. Thank you.
Praying Scripture is such a foolproof way to pray and I’m so glad you also mentioned using a Bible commentary to help with the meaning of the verse(s) as well, which is so important so we don’t pray it out of it’s true context. Thanks for sharing this post on prayer and God bless!
Thanks so much, Amanda. It truly has completely changed my prayer life.
Shelbee on the Edge says
Lauren, thank you so much for sharing your prayer process. I feel like the way we worship and pray is so personal that we often don’t get to know how others do it. So I really appreciate this bit of insight into your personal process. Thanks for linking with me!
Thanks for reading along!
Thank you for sharing this post. I needed to read this. xoxo
I’m so glad it was helpful, Carrie.