30 Day Prayer Challenge

Devotional

DAY 17: PRAY USING SCRIPTURE

In the Christian life there is a beautiful and healthy balance between the Word of God and prayer. In prayer we speak to God. In Bible study God speaks to us. We are to store up God's Word in our hearts in order that we might know His will.

It's impossible to know what God wants us to do until we first know what God has said in His Word. Because so much of the will of God has been revealed in the Bible, we must invest time reading and meditating upon the Word of God. And as we do, we'll discover deeper aspects of God's will - promises we've never before relied on, avenues we've never journeyed along, open doors we've never seen. Psalm 119:105 calls God's Word "a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path."

God loves it when we call upon Him using His own Word. He has blessed His Word not only when it is preached and proclaimed, but also when it is prayed. The most effective prayer is one filled with God's Word.

Open God's Word today and find a biblical promise that speaks to your heart. Write it down and then use it to create a personal prayer to the Lord.

 

Listen to prayer

Find peace, purpose and strength with Jesus in prayer.