Praying the Bible: To Live for Christ

prayer-on-my-knees4Years ago when I attended Bible Study Fellowship, the teacher always began by personalizing and praying aloud through a Psalm.  I still remember those special moments as she led us in prayer each week. Praying Scripture is a wonderful way to pray, as it gives a depth and meaningfulness to our prayers that other times might be lacking.

I love the verse that says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we ask of Him” (I John 5:14-15).  His Word is His will, so we can be confident that the Lord hears and answers as we ask for the truth of His Word to bear fruit in our lives.

Each Sunday I plan to post a short, purposeful passage of Scripture you may wish to personalize in your own words and pray for yourself and others. Sunday is an ideal day to set aside additional moments to seek the Lord in prayer, and you will find this to be a cherished habit you will never regret!

Prayer Prompts for Today:  

That my primary purpose in life would be to live for Christ and not for myself.

“For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” (II Corinthians 5:14-15)

” . . . as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:20-21)

Have a blessed Sunday!


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