Learning how to pray using Bible Verses is one of the best things to ever happen in my prayer life…
And it’s about to be one of the best things to ever happen in yours.
Have you ever wondered:
+ Does God was really hear my prayers? Or…
+ What’s God’s will for my life?
The uncertainty we have when praying, can make it difficult to go before God with faith.
That’s why reading the Bible, and praying based on what you’ve read is a game changer.
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Why you should pray using Bible Verses
Imagine knowing that what you’re praying for is the exact will of God for your life?
How confident would you feel in asking God for those things?
Well, we can have confidence in our prayer lives when we start to pray using Bible verses.
“Faith begins where the will of God is known.” – F. F. Bosworth
The Bible tell us what the will of God is. When we know His will, we can use it to instruct our prayers. When we know we’re praying according to His will, it stirs faith within us.
As the Bible says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17 KJV)
Praying the Wrong Way
Can I keep it real with you?
I used to doubt that prayer even worked, or that God even cared about what I had to say.
If I’m being really honest, most of my praying wasn’t prayer – it was complaining.
There was no faith involved.
It wasn’t until I had a crazy dream (i’ll spare you the details), and in the dream the last thing someone said to me was, “your prayer life is dead.”
I had that dream years ago, and I still remember how I felt when I heard those words. #shivers
That’s when I started getting serious about learning how to pray.
Where did you learn how to pray?
So many of us were taught to memorize different prayers when we were younger.
For example, one of the first prayers I remember learning was “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. etc…”)
But beyond learning prayers to memorize, I was never taught how to pray.
And it honestly never dawned on me that there was a Biblical way to pray.
It took me years to realize that the Lord’s prayer gives us a blueprint for prayer. (Matthew 6:9 1-13)
Thankfully, God in His faithfulness is always helping us fill in the gaps!
How to pray using Bible Verses
Okay, let’s jump into a few keys that will help you pray more confidently.
1. Find scriptures in the Bible that reference what you’re praying about.
For example, if you’re praying about your marriage, find Bible Verses about marriage.
Similarly, if you’re praying about healing, find Bible verses on healing.
If you don’t know where to start, do a simple Google search to find relevant scriptures.
You can also pray and ask God to lead you to a specific scripture – that’s my favorite way to practice learning to hear the Holy Spirit.
I’m often so shocked when He points me to a verse that touches on the exact issue I need help with!
God’s Word reveals His will.
So as you read these Bible verses, you’ll begin seeing what God has to say about the issues in your life.
🙏🏾 | 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
Not only will God’s Word reveal His will, but it’ll also help shift your perspective so it aligns with His.
When you know God’s will on an issue and you’ve aligned your perspective with His, you’ll know what to pray and how to pray.
2. Do this to understand scripture better.
You ever read something in the Bible and think to yourself, “What in the world does this mean?”
Haha, don’t be embarrassed. That happens to me all the time.
Here’s what I’ve learned…
You can’t grasp the Word of God using your intellect.
That’s why the smartest people in the world can read the Bible and still not be changed by the Word of God.
In Jesus’ day, He spoke in parables. Even the religious leaders didn’t understand Him.
It wasn’t about being a “religious expert” or a brainiac.
In order to really “get” what the Word of God is saying, you need revelation.
That revelation comes by the Holy Spirit and happens when you meditate on the Word.
Meditation leads to Revelation
Meditation is one of the ways that the Word of God gets deep down in your Spirit. It brings revelation, understanding, and faith.
So what exactly is meditation?
Meditating means that you’re thinking about the Word, breaking it down, and mulling it over.
And the Bible tells us to do this all the time (Joshua 1:8). Which means you can’t just glance at it once. You’ve got to do it consistently.
3. Pray with faith.
As you meditate on the Word of God, He gives you insight and revelation on the scripture itself, but also on the issues of your life.
Here are 3 Scriptures that tell us how God’s word helps us:
🙏🏾 | Romans 12:2 – “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.“