The Power in Praying the Word of God is its faith-building ability as we use God’s own words to commune with Him. The Psalms and many other portions of Scripture are readily made into a personalized prayers. Praying the Word of God gives confidence that we are praying effectively with faith. Here are some great reasons to use the Word to pray along with examples of praying the Scriptures.
Even the disciples asked for instruction about how to pray. In the gospels, they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. He did this by giving them what we call The Lord’s Prayer.
Pray like this: ‘Our Father, dwelling in the heavenly realms, may the glory of your name
be the center on which our lives turn.
Manifest your kingdom realm, and cause your every purpose to be fulfilled on earth,
just as it is fulfilled in heaven.
We acknowledge you as our Provider of all we need each day.
Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have
Rescue us every time we face tribulation and set us free from evil.
For you are the King who rules with power and glory forever. Amen.’ Matthew 6:9-13 TPT
As a result, they had a greater understanding of the purpose and power of prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer
As seen above, the Lord’s prayer covers what our Savior obviously thought mattered most. It includes worship, releasing God’s will on earth, thanksgiving, forgiveness received and given, help in times of trouble, deliverance from our enemy, and acknowledgment of God’s power and glory. It is something we can pray every day for ourselves and those around us.
Praying the Word of God
Perhaps you already use the word of God in your prayer times and you know the power. But, if you have never done this before, it will be an astounding addition to amplify your prayers and give you confidence that you are praying in the will of God. Praying the Word of God does many positive things for us.
4 Positive Benefits in Discovering The Power in Praying the Word of God
1. Gives Strength
How? As you pray God’s words back to Him, you have the assurance that you are praying in harmony with His will and purposes for you and others. That assurance gives you greater strength.
2. Builds Faith
The Word says that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” in Hebrews 11:1. As a result, by praying the scriptures, you hear God’s Word spoken to Him and to yourself. God has promised that this will build faith and He cannot lie. His Word is your faith building tool.
3. Releases God’s Power
The Word of God is a sharp, powerful sword – Hebrews 4:12. Here we see that the scriptures defeat our enemy and release God’s power as we use them.
God’s words have the power to teach, bring correction, and train us in righteousness. Certainly, as we pray His Words, they go to work to bring positive benefits into our lives.
4. Brings Life
In the beginning, God spoke and life came into being. Today and forever, God’s words bring salvation and new life.
So now I put you in God’s hands. I entrust you to the message of God’s grace, a message that has the power to build you up and to give you rich heritage among all who are set apart for God’s holy purposes. Acts 20:32 The Voice
Therefore, God’s words are never just empty words. All have meaning and power in our lives if we allow them to. Praying the Scriptures does all of these things for us. We continue to pray in our own words and pray in the Holy Spirit while also using the Word of God to form our prayers.
Examples of Praying the Word of God
For instance, below are some examples of praying the Word of God to form our prayers and to release the power of His words in our lives. Some of the Bible prayers we can use are very obvious and others are not. You can personalize them and release the increasing power of the Word in your life.
Remember the 4 things you discover when praying the word of God:
- Renewed strength.
- Release of God’s power.
- Stronger faith.
- New life in your walk with God.
Personalizing the Word of God
You can easily personalize the Scripture below. The first one is the verse as it is in the Bible and the second is personalized into a prayer.
I pray that our God, who calls you and gives you perseverance and encouragement, will join all of you together to share one mind according to Jesus the Anointed. In this unity, you will share one voice as you glorify the one true God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, our Liberating King. Romans 15:5-6 The Voice
As you see, with very few changes you can turn some verses of the Bible into personalized prayers for yourself, family, friends, your church, nation, and the world! It’s amazing! In addition, this same verse could apply to just you with some very minor changes. Your goal is to release the power of Praying the Word of God.
Releasing the Power of Praying the Word of God
Releasing God’s power in any area of our lives requires only one thing – FAITH! How do you obtain faith? First by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and then by “Hearing.” The word for hearing means more than allowing a sound to come into your ears! Akoes – the Greek word – means to open your ear and is associated with the preaching of the gospel.
Faith comes because we hear a message. What was the message? The Word of God and the Good News of Jesus. The Word causes us to truly hear and builds our faith – faith comes by hearing. Not hearing just any and every word that comes to your ear. Instead, you are hearing and speaking the most powerful words ever spoken – the Words of God. As a result, you are releasing the ultimate power into the atmosphere.Faith comes because we hear a message. What was the message? The Word of God and the Good News of Jesus. The Word causes us to truly hear and builds our faith – faith comes by hearing. Not hearing just any and every word that comes to… Click To Tweet
Speaking the Word of God in Prayer
To clarify, the Bible is more than just a bunch of words or a collection of great quotes. God’s word is alive and is meant to be lived. It is powerful and is meant to be part of you and spoken by You. Praying the Word of God is powerful. It can’t be anything else! God spoke and it was good. Elijah spoke and water turned into fire. Joshua told the sun to stand still and it did. Jesus spoke and the veil of the temple was torn in half. Jesus spoke and the blind saw, lepers were healed, and the dead came back to life.
Similarly, scriptures you personalize and pray out loud carry God’s authority. This means we must be careful with our words and know the Bible so that we speak in accordance with its teachings.
Examples to Help You Pray the Word of God
Below, you’ll find a link to a pdf document called Praying the Scriptures. It includes Scripture prayers already personalized and ready to use along with references for many more verses in the Old and New Testaments. You can download it, save it, and print all or part of it.
Most importantly, you can immediately begin releasing the power in praying the Word of God! Feel free to make changes and further personalize these prayers in order to make them fit your situation and need. The whole idea is for you to become comfortable in praying and knowing God’s word. Make it part of you by reading out loud to yourself. Remember, God hears and so does the enemy. God draws closer and the enemy runs away!
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**WM uses verses from different Bible translations. To see more information about the copyright for each one, please visit this page – Scripture Citations.