How to Pray Scripture Back to God – Wycliffe Bible Translators
When words fail you, open the Bible and let God’s words be your prayer. When we pray Scripture in God’s own words, we’re aligning ourselves with his heart, and what better way to give our prayer life new meaning?
Find a quiet place to connect with God.
We can connect with God without distraction when we find a quiet place to pray, and we can focus on letting his Word speak to us and direct our prayers. Our lives are so busy, and our days are constantly filled with noise.
Begin by praying a Scripture that prepares your heart for connecting intimately with God.
How do you approach God and say, “Lord, I boldly approach your throne; I need your mercy and grace in my life” (Hebrews 4:16), or “Please open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions” (Psalm 119:18)?
Use a verse or passage to shape your prayer.
There’s a psalm for every occasion, whether you want to declare God’s goodness, beg him to listen, or praise his holy name; Paul’s epistles also have some great encouragements and prayers, such as Colossians 1:3-13.
Allow imagery from Scripture to influence your prayer.
Pray that Revelation 7:9-10, which depicts all nations, peoples, and languages gathered around the throne, worshiping God, becomes a reality here on earth soon, and that the people group that’s on your heart is included in this gathering.
Turn a verse into a first- or third-person prayer.
“You did this, not because your children deserved it, but because it was your plan from the beginning of timeu2014 to show the Dukawa, and all of us, your grace through Jesus Christ,” Timothy wrote in 2 Timothy 1:9.
Pick a verse and declare it as truth for a people group or nation.
“I pray that the Roma people will call on your name as a result of having your Word in their own language,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, “and God will use them for your great glory!”
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray.
When we don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf in Romans. Praying for a translation project or a people group can feel overwhelming, but God knows your heart, and as you pray Scripture, you’ll discover new ways to communicate with God.
What does it mean to pray Scripture back to God?
Simply put, praying God’s Word back to Him means speaking His language, or talking to Him in His words. Don’t waste time trying to figure out a “formula” or “right” way to pray God’s Word back to Him; this process comes from what’s on your heart and mind.
What does it mean to pray the Scriptures?
Praying scripture is simply taking a passage, verse, or concept from the Bible and using it to form specific prayers for your life or community, rather than forming your own prayer from your own heart and mind.
What happens when we pray Bible verses?
Mark 9:29 And he said to them, u201cThis kind cannot be driven out by anything except prayer.u201d Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Do you have to be saved to pray to God?
Advocates of the Sinner’s Prayer believe that verses like Romans 10:13 demonstrate that people are saved before baptism when they pray and ask to be saved, whereas opponents of the Sinner’s Prayer believe that defending the Sinner’s Prayer plays into the hands of opponents of justification.
How should a beginner pray?
What is the procedure for praying?
- Recognize God’s will and sovereignty.
- Express your needs and remember to pray for others.
- Repent and ask for forgiveness.
- Ask God to keep you from temptation.
- Close with praise and adoration.
How do you pray to God properly?
Learn to Pray in Four Simple Steps
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
- Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Praying in a Group.
- Pray Always, With Sincerity, and Faith in Christ.
How does Jesus say we should pray?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
What is more important praying or reading the Bible?
“When people ask me, ‘What is more important: praying or reading the Bible?,’ I always respond, ‘What is more important: breathing in or breathing out?”
What happens if you pray to God everyday?
God, our loving Heavenly Father, wants us to communicate with Him through prayer, and He always listens when we do. Daily prayer can bless you, your family, and those you pray for, as well as help you learn more about God’s plan for you.
What power does prayer have?
Prayer and meditation can affect our mental state, which then affects our physical state, such as anxiety, sadness, blood pressure, sleep, digestion, and breathing, as well as our thinking.
Can prayer change things?
We can be confident that prayer changes thingsu2014including our own heartsu2014though our prayers do not change God’s mind.
Does God hear the prayers of everyone?
I’ve come to the conclusion that God hears all who pray, but that we must live the commandments and seek him in order to receive his answers. Prayer is a form of communication between God and man, and our questions to the Lord in prayer for knowledge and wisdom should be faithful questions.
How do I receive Jesus?
Invite Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior through prayer.
- “For man believes unto righteousness with his heart (core being), and confesses unto salvation with his mouth.” ( Romans 10:10)
- “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” ( Romans 10:13)
How can I be saved by Jesus?
Spend time with God – through prayers, good works, praise/worship, and being baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost – to calm your fears. Remember, God is love. He sent his only begotten son to die for your sins, and he laid down his life for you.