Praying Scripture over our lives remains the single most important prayer we can pray! Following are some guidelines you can consider over the next month in learning to pray the Word about the Word. If possible, try to pray these Scriptures at least 2-3 times a week. Pray it with your heart, your spirit and with your entire being. Ask the Holy Spirit to establish the Word in your heart so that it becomes part of you – influencing the way you pray, think and live.
As you pray through these Scriptures, ask yourself some questions:
1. What practical changes are necessary in my everyday life to align with the Scriptures I am praying?
2. Are there at least two people with whom I can share what I have learnt about these passages?
Practical guidelines and principles
1. Use the Scripture prayers below as you start to pray. Praying Scripture portions is proclaiming the Word and confessing our faith in God and the power of His Word.
2. Another wonderful idea is to consider memorising some Scripture verses, which will make it easy to pray them at any time. Memorising Scripture also makes God’s truth part of your thoughts and prayers all the time.
3. The Word reveals to us who God is and what He can do. Luke 1:37 teaches: Nothing is impossible for God. This can literally be translated: none of God’s words are without power. God is I Am. This means He can. I Am is the present tense, so He is there every moment, working actively, giving life, creating life and recreating.
Prayers from Scripture
Father, Your Word teaches: In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God (John 1:1).
By Your WORD the heavens were made (Ps. 33:6) and You uphold all things by the power of Your WORD (Heb. 1:3).
Forever, o Lord, Your WORD is settled in heaven (Ps. 119:89) and You have magnified Your WORD above Your Name (Ps. 138:2).
Your WORD is alive and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb. 4:12).
Your WORD is also like a fire, and a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces.
– Jer. 23:29
Your WORD is the SWORD of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17) and every WORD that goes out of Your mouth will not return to You void, but will accomplish what pleases You and prosper in the thing for which You sent it (Isa. 55:11).
You, who reveal Yourself through your WORD (1 Sam. 3:21), open also my mind to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45) and give me a Spirit of wisdom and revelation to know You (Eph. 1:17).
Your WORD is a lamp to my feet and light for my path (Ps. 119:105) and the entrance of Your WORDS gives light; it gives understanding to the simple (Ps. 119:130).
Direct my steps by Your WORD and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
– Ps. 119:133
You have the WORDS of eternal life (John 6:68) and The WORDS You have given us is Spirit and is life (John 6:63). Your WORD comforts me (Ps. 119:15) and I live from every WORD that comes from Your mouth (Deut. 8:3, Matt. 4:4).
I have hidden Your WORD in my heart that I might not sin against You (Ps. 119:11).
Thank You that Your WORD cleanses me (John 15:3, Eph. 5:26), and that my way will stay cleansed if I take heed according to Your WORD (Ps. 119:9).
The entirety of Your WORD is truth, and all Your judgments endure forever and through Your Word I am sanctified (Ps. 119:160, John 17:17).
It is Your WORD that heals me and delivers me from destruction.
– Ps. 107:20
So I hope and put my trust in Your WORD (Ps. 119:81,144).
Your WORDS are pure, like silver tried in the furnace of the earth; purified seven times (Ps. 12:7).
I can trust You because Your WORD is proven (2 Sam. 22:31).
Your WORDS are sweet to my taste; when I found Your WORDS I ate them and they brought joy to my heart (Ps. 119:103).
Your law is perfect, converting the soul; Your testimony is sure, making wise the simple; Your statutes are right, rejoicing the heart; Your commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; Your judgments are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them I am warned, and in keeping them there is great reward (Ps. 19:8-12).
Establish Your Word in our cities and nations, let it grow mightily and prevail.
– Acts 19:20
Let Your WORD dwell richly in me so that I can teach and encourage others (Col.3:16) and overcome the evil one (1 John 2:14).
As a newborn baby I desire the pure milk of the WORD, so that I can grow spiritually (1 Pet. 2:2).
Lord Jesus Christ, the Living WORD of God, You are the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).
Let Your WORD abide in me, and I abide in You, and I will receive what I ask from You (John 15:7).
“All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the WORD of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Pet. 1:24).
Let the hearing of Your WORD bring faith to my heart (Rom. 10:17),
so that I can please You (Heb. 11:6).