Passages & Prayers

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There are words and there are Words. 

God isn’t impressed with flowery, poetic or grammatically correct prayers. He listens to our hearts. 

But there is something special about praying Scripture passages, and some passages especially lend themselves to this purpose. 

Why is this special? Because there are words and there are Words, and “the word of God is alive and active” (Hebrews 4:12). 

Sometimes I type Scripture passages on cards and pray them for specific people.

Today, I’m going to pray for you as an example, and “this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 

These are a few examples of passages that lend themselves to prayer, but there are many more: Ephesians 1:15-23; Ephesians 3:14-21; Colossians 1:9-14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13. Do you have a favorite passage to pray? Why not leave a comment and share it.

6 comments:

  1. I love this idea! It is so anointed!

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  2. Gail, as always, your posts are powerful and practical. I also pray Scripture for myself and for others. One of my favorites is Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Thanks for praying God's Word for us today!

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  3. This is beautiful - there is power in prayer, and power in the Word of God - great to combine!! I will be incorporating this into my prayer time. Thank you for bringing this wonderful topic up and giving us an example.

    Blessings,
    Nicole @ WKH

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  4. THANK YOU GAIL...THIS IS AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND TO MY SPECIAL FRIEND...WHO LEARN EACH DAY ABOUT CHRIST AND NOW HE AND HIS KIDS GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST....GRACE BE WITH YOU DEAR.

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    1. That is a blessing to hear, Lilia.
      I pray that you all will continue to grow in Christ!
      Gail

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  5. Philippians 4: 6-9 New International Version (NIV)

    6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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