Over the last few months with everything going on in the world I’ve been finding myself praying more than usual. One thing that really has been helping me is praying Scripture over my life and over my day. As well as praying it over others too. This is something that I have started doing more of especially with being quarantined at home.
Now maybe this seems like unusual but it really helps me. Let me explain to you some more. I heard on a devotional that Jodi from Love and the Outcome talking about this. I agree with what she said.
Don’t just read the verse of the day but pray the verse over your day.
I’m going to give you an example and walk you through how I put this into practice. For the example today we will be using Colossians 3:15-17 from The Message version.
“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”
So good! These are some of my favorite verses. There are several ways that you can break this down into a prayer. I will share with you two examples. One how you can turn it into a prayer for yourself and one on how you can turn it into a prayer for others.
- PRAYER FOR YOURSELF:
God, I pray right now that you help me keep in tune and in step with each other. Help me to not go off and on doing my own thing. I pray that you help me cultivate thankfulness. The Message, the Word of Christ I want it to have the run of the house. I want to give it plenty of room in my life. It is my instruction manual. God I pray that it will direct me and help me to have good common sense. When I sing my heart out to you God I want whatever I do, say, or feel be done in your name for you are with me every step of the way. I thank you for always being with me. Amen!!
See how I used the verse as a guide for my prayer. It was really easy to change it into a prayer. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or fancy. It can be simple and to the point.
It’s a game changer and perspective shift when you focus on the Scripture and apply it to your life.
- PRAYER FOR OTHERS:
Father, right now I pray that you help (insert name here) keep in tune and in step with others. Help (insert name here) to not do their own thing on and off. I pray that you cultivate thankfulness within (insert name here). Let the Message, the Word of Christ have the run of the house. I want (insert name here) to give it plenty of room in life. It’s the instruction manual for life. God, praying that it will always direct and help (insert name here) to have good common sense. When they sing their heart out to you God, the prayer would be that whatever they do, say, or feel be done in your name for you are with (insert name here) every step of the way. I thank you for always being with them no matter what. Amen!!
These are just a couple ways how you can apply Scripture in your prayer life. I would encourage you to give it a try whether you write it out or just say it out loud. It can really help you get your mind and soul focused on the right things. Remember there is no right or wrong way to do this.
It’s not about perfection it’s about the heart.
If you have any tips or tricks that work for you when it comes to praying Scripture I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment or shoot me a message on any social media. I love hearing how God works in your life and connecting with you.