Praying Scriptures: The great journey
Published 12:07 am Saturday, July 20, 2019
In one of my research papers on prayer, written for my master’s in theology, I elaborated on the various kinds of prayer; it was an extraordinary journey.
There are a lot of different kinds of prayer and times for the application that vary and they are all very powerful, needful and neglected nowadays.
“Praying the Scriptures” is one of my favorites. My husband and I read certain ones aloud every morning, and it kicks off the day in a heartfelt, confident, meaningful way, much needed in this day and age with so many distractions and interruptions.
We are reminded in Psalm l to meditate on His Word day and night and that we are like trees planted by streams of water to bear fruit and not wither. This is a fun scripture for us elder folks that we will not wither, but prosper!
We are also reminded in Psalm 5 as David cries out to God for help, in verses 11 and 12 to take refuge in Him (make Him your fort, hiding place) and be glad, sing with joy. He spreads protection over us who love His Name, (that would be the precious Name of Jesus), and finally that He blesses us and surrounds us with favor as with a shield.
Remember my teaching on the Armor of God and part of it being the shield of faith quenching fiery darts. Well, I see that shield as a “force field of powerful, invisible material that can’t be penetrated.
Proverbs 3 is so incredibly encouraging and filled with healing and glorious promises! By keeping His Words in our hearts it will prolong our lives many years and bring us peace and prosperity. As we trust in our Lord and not our own understanding He will make our paths straight, bring health to all our flesh and strength and nourishment to our bones.
I don’t know about you, but that’s the life my husband and I are motivated to continue all the days of our lives. We read many books, newspapers and editorials including social media making decisions on other people’s opinions or beliefs which is a bad shortcut and going around the Bible to modernize their lives, (for lack of a better word), wow, the Scriptures are relative to yesterday, today and forever!
Once you begin to read and pray them, every day, you’ll miss it and feel like something’s missing!
“Whoever gives thought to the Word will discover good,” Proverbs 16:20 (E.S.V.)
Let me know if you need prayer or a Bible.
Contact me at Kathiedeasy@hotmail.com or come visit my church G.T.C.O.T.R.-for 10:30 Sunday services, where Twin City meets Highway 69.
You will be refreshed and loved by my church family; I’d love to meet you!
Kathie Deasy writes about faith for The Port Arthur News.