Praying Scripture

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.

Contentment, God Is All You Need!

I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don’t mean that your help didn’t mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles.

❤ Philippians 4:10-14 (MSG)


God is all you need! Putting that into practice is harder than you think especially in this day and age. Society and culture tell us one thing while the Bible tells us another.

As a single girl who is in her twenties, the pressure of living is hard. It’s a time to figure out who I am and where I am headed. Culture promotes the lies of when you have that perfect guy, perfect job, and steady income then you will have all you need.

The Bible tells us that God will supply all our needs. He is all we need. It goes back to Psalm 23:1- “The Lord is my shepherd. I have all I need.”

You see friends, that is so true. We need to learn to be content with where we are and who we are. God will supply all we need if we just trust. Contentment comes from learning to appreciate what you have in Christ. Contentment is not about what you have, your possessions, or your circumstances.

Contentment is not about what you have. It is an attitude.

When things are going well it is easy to become tied to our possessions. We begin to feel that what we have is an indication of who we are. We start to think that the reason we are happy is because of what we have and it quickly becomes our idol.

But let’s be honest. It is hard to be content in the difficult times. We look around and see others who seem to be doing better than we are and we feel “cheated”. It’s super tough to feel content when life is not going the way you want it. Trust me, life is hard sometimes. But we also need to learn contentment in the times of plenty. When a person is going through tough times they cherish their friends, they dig deeper in their faith, and sometimes can find contentment because all the pretense and pretend is stripped away.

Friends, when we learn to be content and trust God it’s the best feeling ever.

  • Our God is faithful!
  • Our God is powerful!
  • Our God loves us!
  • Our God is all we need!

God will supply everything we need in this life. There is nothing we can’t do. He gives us the strength to get through.

So here is a question I want you to ponder and think about this week.

Are you content? Do you truly trust God to take care of you? Is He really all you need?

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

 

January Write the Word

January Scripture Writing PlanWriting out God’s Word is a great way for us to really memorize and learn all God is wanting to teach us.

I’m happy to announce that I will be posting monthly Scripture writing plans here on the blog and social media for us to go through together.

January we will be focusing on the New year as the theme for the Scriptures each day.

This is how it’s going to work each month. Monday through Saturday there will be a Scripture to write out and then on Sunday there will be a reflect and rest day.

I set this up like this for a couple different reason. One is I know how busy life is and that is why I left Sunday to be a rest and reflect catch up day. I encourage you to really have fun writing out these scriptures. You can make it as simple or elaborate as you want.  It can be just writing out the verse or verses to doodling and making it into a pretty word art picture.

Whatever you decide to do I pray God will reveal truths that you can apply to your life. If you would like a direct printable pdf of the scripture writing plan just click the link and you can download and print it out.  January Scripture Writing Plan

Feel free to post your scriptures on social media using the hashtag #writetheword #onegirlonelifeonegod so we can all see and encourage each other.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤