40 Ways to Pray – Pray in Response to Scripture

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Day 3 – Pray in response to scripture

In day 2 we talked about praying the scripture, today it is a prayer in response to a scripture you have read.

You know the Bible is a living book.  Hebrews 4:12 says that the Word of God is living and effective.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that the scriptures are for teaching, rebuking, correcting and for training.  Think of that – a book written thousands of years ago can still do all of that for me today!

So to pray in response to a scripture just select a verse or passage that you are reading such as James 3:7-12 where James is talking about the tongue.  He says we praise and curse with the same mouth, but it should not be that way.

When we stop to think about what is constantly coming out of our mouth it is best to ask the one who really knows what we say daily.  Ask God to show you what is coming from your mouth.  It is pouring out sweet water or bitter water?  And if the Holy Spirit convicts you that it is bitter water then ask Jesus to help you stop the bitter and be a spring for cool sweet water that is pleasing to Him and those who hear you.

 

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