Welcome back to Praying God’s Word Wednesday. Thank you for sharing in this with me. If you are praying along I hope you will share in the comments. Tell us about how this is going for you, what God is showing you, ways you may pray differently, or anything else God impresses on you.
Today I was struck by 1 Corinthians 3:16 HCSB
Don’t you yourselves know that you are God’s sanctuary and that the Spirit of God lives in you?
The commentary I consulted referred to our bodies as God’s “inner shrine” and urged me to realize the holy dignity of such a calling.
I felt strongly that I needed to pray this over myself:
Replace the pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
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Barbara Harper says
I love how you don’t just recite the passage in prayer (as I tend to do), but you apply it as you pray it.
I think both equally valid ways to pray scripture!
Lauren this is such a beautiful prayer. I rarely pray for myself, but how could I not pray this God honoring prayer? Thank you for this series it has truly helped me pray scripture more effectively.
Thank you so much, Donna. That means the world to me.
What a beautiful prayer from a yoga teacher who knows how important it is to take care of our bodies!
Thank you, Laurie! I know, but don’t always do. It’s a constant struggle to do what’s right.
Joanne Viola says
Lauren, what a beautiful prayer and reminder to tend against harmful input of our bodies.
Thank you, Joanne.
~ linda says
Lauren, I am going to join you as I sure could use this again in my life. I used to pray God’s Word regularly, even blogged those prayers. Thank you for encouraging me today.
I’m so glad the prayers are striking a chord with you, Linda. Thank you for joining the tribe!
Lisa Blair says
Thanks for sharing these prayers, Lauren.
You’re welcome, Lisa.
Shelbee on the Edge says
Wow, Lauren, that is a very powerful and timely prayer for me as well. Thanks for sharing! I am going to save this graphic for a reminder.
I’m so glad! Thanks so much for letting me know.