Praying God’s word can be a tremendous help in establishing us in truth, building our faith, and moving us forward in our spiritual growth. God’s written word contains the building blocks of our faith. In essence, it is the mortar that holds it all together, solidifying our identity in Him, and raising us up into a holy and righteous temple, a fit dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Praying God’s word should be a priority in every Christians life, unfortunately for most, it is not.
Praying the word should not be a mindless reciting of scripture, but an intimate part of our relationship with God. When approached properly, it will enhance our relationship with our Father and enrich our prayer life beyond measure. God’s word should be approached with reverence and lifted up to Him as an offering, a statement of faith that lets God know that we agree with what He says about us, no matter the situation or circumstance. Embracing this kind of prayer aligns us with God’s thoughts, sets our heart in agreement with His plans, and affirms our identity as His children.
Isaiah 55:11 pray this: “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
Returning God’s word to Him, acknowledging our agreement with His will, and inviting Him to bring His word to pass in our life activates angels that hearken to the spoken word and puts them to work to bring God’s word to pass. (Psalm 103:20) If we could only see what happens in the spirit realm when we pray God’s word in faith, we would never go another day without doing it.
The following are some examples of how I pray God’s word. They are scriptures that speak to my heart. passages that the Holy Spirit has illuminated to me as being important in my life. The scriptures have been personalized for a conversation with God in relationship. Be mindful of scriptures that jump out to you, that have an unction on them, and personalize your own prayers.
We must all find ourselves in the context of the written word. To do this, we must avoid the tendency to “cherry pick” God’s word, choosing only to focus on the blessings and not paying attention to the parts of God’s word that challenge us and demand change.
I encourage you to commit to reading the word for yourself daily, with emphasis on the New Testament. It is my hope that these personal prayers of mine will help you on your journey to intimacy with our glorious creator. Be blessed.
Romans 12:1-3 ~ I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto You Father, for Your habitation. This is my worship to You. I am not conformed to this world, but I am transformed by the renewing of my mind to Your word. I do not think of myself more highly than I should think, but I think soberly according to the measure of faith You have dealt me.
Joshua 1:8 ~ Father, Your Word will not depart from my mouth, but I will meditate on it day and night, that I may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Then I will make my way prosperous and I will have good success.
Job 22:28 ~ When I declare and decree Your word, it is established to me and light shines on my ways making my path clear.
Mark 16:17 ~ I am your disciple Lord Jesus, in Your name I cast out devils, I speak with new tongues. If I touch or consume any deadly thing it will in no way hurt me. I lay hands on the sick and they recover.
John 16:13 ~ The Spirit of truth abides in me. He guides me into all truth and shows me things to come. Thank you for Your Holy Spirit Lord.
Isaiah 54:17 ~ No weapon formed against me will prosper, and every tongue that rises against me in judgment, even mine, I shall condemn. This is my heritage as your servant Lord and my righteousness is from You.
Colossians 1:9 ~ Because of your Holy Spirit, I have perfect knowledge of what to do in every situation and I am filled with all wisdom, spiritual understanding and the knowledge of Your will for me. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You love me so much, that You thought I was valuable enough to die for me. Thank you Father.
Acts 19:6 & Acts 1:8~ The Holy Spirit has come on me. I speak with tongues and prophesy. I have received power because the Holy Spirit has come upon me and I am a witness for Jesus to the end of the earth.
Philippians 4:6-7 ~ I do not worry and I am not anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving I make my requests known to You God, and Your peace, that passes all understanding, keeps my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
Mark 11:23 ~ Father, because You have made me a creative being, like Yourself, I speak to things, situations, sickness, disease, and demons, and they obey all me. I believe in my heart that those things I say will be done so I have what I say. My words have power and I use that power to change situations, help people, to destroy the works of the enemy and give glory to You Lord God.
Psalm 103:2-5 ~ Lord You have forgiven all my iniquities; You have healed all my diseases; You have redeemed my life from destruction; You have satisfied my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagles.
Philippians 4:19 ~ There is no lack in my life Father, for You supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:28 ~ I love You Father and I am called according to Your purpose. All things work together for my good because You love me so much.
Philippians 4:8,9 ~ Father, You have given me the mind of Christ, so I think on the things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report. If there is any virtue or praise, I think on these things. I am a doer of Your word Lord, and Your peace is with me.
1 Peter 2:24 ~ Jesus I thank you for bearing my sins. I am dead to sin and I live unto righteousness and by Your stripes I am healed.
Romans 8:11 ~ The same Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in me. And He that raised up Christ from the dead also quickens my mortal body because the Holy Spirit is living in me. Thank you father for the Holy Spirit. Where would I be if You didn’t father me?
Isaiah 54:14 ~ I thank you Lord, because of Your shed blood I am established in righteousness. I am far from oppression, I do not fear, and terror shall not come near me.
Colossians 3:1-2 ~ Because I have been resurrected with Christ, I seek You Father with all my heart. I set my mind and my affections on You, not on the things of this earth. You are everything to me Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ I trust in You Lord with all of my heart and I do not lean on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge You, and I trust You to direct my path.
Mark 12:30-31 ~ I love You Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and I love my neighbor as myself.
Galatians 5:16-18 ~ I walk in the Spirit and I do not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. I am led by the Holy Spirit and I am not under the law.
1Corinthians 13:4-8 ~ Father, because You have placed Your great love in my heart, I am patient and kind. I do not envy or boast and I am not proud. I do not dishonor others, I am not self-seeking, I am not easily angered and I keep no record of a suffered wrong. I do not delight in evil but I rejoice in the truth. I believe the best of every person. I always protect, trust, hope and persevere. I never fail.
1 Peter 1:13-21 ~ I gird up the loins of my mind with Your word Father God. I am sober minded and my hope rests fully upon the grace that is mine in Christ. I am Your obedient child, and I am not conformed to former lusts. I am holy in my conduct as You are holy. I walk in reverence toward You Lord. You are amazing.
Proverbs 3:9,10 ~ I honor You LORD with my possessions and the first fruits of all my increase. I overflow with material and spiritual blessings.
Romans 5:17 ~ I, having received abundance of grace and the gift of Your righteousness do reign as a king in this life by Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 54:13 ~ All my children are taught of the Lord, and great is their peace.
Psalm 23:4 ~ I fear no evil for you are with me Lord, your Word, and Spirit they comfort me.
Proverbs 21:23 ~ I guard my mouth and my tongue and I keep my soul from trouble. I let nothing come forth from my heart, no word or action that would defile me.
Psalm 112:1-7 ~ I am blessed because I fear You Lord and I delight greatly in Your Word. My descendants are mighty on the earth and they are blessed. Wealth and riches are in my house and my righteousness endures forever. I am gracious and full of compassion. I guide my affairs with discretion. I will never be shaken. I am not afraid of evil. My heart is steadfast, trusting in You Lord.