Jesus Christ is our model. With the Scriptures, He encountered temptations and overcame them, answered His critics, and even prayed the words of the Psalms on the cross. Praying the Scriptures is talking to God in His own language. How does a baby learn to talk? By listening to His Father’s voice.
God’s Word spoken in the Spirit is His two-edged weapon.
Ephesians 6:17 says, “Take the sword of the Spirit – which is the Word of God.”
Fill your prayers with the powerful weapon of God’s Word. No soldier would dare to report for duty without a weapon. His life depends on it – so does yours.
Bring the power of the Word into your praise and prayer. The only thing that matters in our warfare is the faithful use of His precious blade – the Word.
God binds Himself to His Promises; so learn to pray the Promises of God. Speak and Confess the Promises of God and God will confirm His Word.
The Bible says in Numbers 23:10, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the Son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and shall He not do it? or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”
Every promise is like a cheque which is nothing more than a piece of paper until it is cashed at the bank. Praying the Word of God is to encash His Promises. Always pray with an open Bible, filling your praise and petition with God’s Word.
- Pray God’s Promises – His declarations concerning Himself.
- Pray His Names and Titles by which He reveals His nature and character.
- Pray the rights He has given to you as a believer, for bold and confident access.
When a need arises, spread them all over before God Who hears His children. Our Heavenly Father will not break His Word to His own child (Numbers 30:2).
Praying the Word of God will build your faith. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God: (Romans 10:17). Praying the Scriptures assures that you are praying the mind and the will of God. Our Prayers are in line with the will of God, when they are prayed according to the Word of God.
Praying God’s Word seals the answer. Promises predict the answers and they assure us what to expect. Isaiah 55:11 says, “God’s Word never returns to Him void – without accomplishing what He desires. You cannot be worried and anxious in your mind and call that prayer.
Praying God’s Word brings God’s power into our prayers. Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing is ever impossible.” No Word from God shall be without power or impossible to be fulfilled. You must pray by saying, ‘Lord, Be it unto me according to Your Word’ (Luke 1:38).
Praying the Scriptures orchestrates prayer agreement for multiplied power. The Bible says, “Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword” (Leviticus 26:8).
HOW DO WE PRAY THE SCRIPTURES?
Read a verse or a scripture passage and ask God to explain to you what He sees in it. He will give you a praise, a confession, or a petition based on the passage. Pray it back to God.
Praying the Word of God is ‘God-oriented praying’ (a good antidote to self-centered shopping-list praying). When praying a promise, focus on God’ Who gave the promise, Whose name and character guarantee the fulfillment of the promise.
Seek His face, and not His hand. Gaze at God and glance at the requests. Match His attributes, His names to your needs and give God all the glory!
Jesus said in John 6:63, “It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.”
The result of praying the scriptures will allow you to abide in the presence of the Lord even more.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, “If you continue in My Word, then you are My disciples indeed; And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:31-32, 36).
Set your mind on the Lord, in gratitude and love for the answers you desire to see in your prayers. This will enable your heart to be overwhelmed as you meditate on the victory that has already been won for you.
As you begin to abide in Him and let His Words abide in you, you will bring forth much fruit – for without Him you can do nothing (John 15:4-7).
Make a decision to rejoice and be joyful always. Pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Delight in Him and meditate upon His Word day and night, for then you shall make your way prosperous and you shall have good success (Joshua 1:8, Psalms 1:2).