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.
Is there a wrong way to pray to God?
It is impossible to pray incorrectly when speaking to God; there is no wrong way to pray. People require confirmation that what they are doing is correct.
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.
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 is the correct way to pray to God?
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.
Do you have to pray to talk to God?
Because prayer is primarily rooted in religion, it can be thought of as a more formal way to communicate with God; however, you can pray in any way that feels comfortable to you.
How do you attach your mind to God?
Without going to church, here are 9 lovely ways to connect with God.
- Slow down.
- Meditate or pray.
- Enjoy the outdoors.
- Stay open to discovering God within yourself.
- Look for God in each person you meet.
- Stay open to encountering the Spirit in unexpected places.
- Find music that touches your soul.
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.
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 happens when praying to God?
People pray on their knees, opening their hearts to God and asking for a variety of things, including cancer healing, a job after all these months, a buyer for their home in a frozen market, and relief from pain. Some prayers will be answered, and the recipients will look heavenward with grateful praise.
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?”
Why is praying so important?
Prayer is your conversation with God; it’s how you can build a personal, meaningful relationship with the God of the universe who loves you; it’s how he can work miracles in your heart; and it’s how he can align your life with his vision and plans through prayer.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.