10 Benefits of Praying the Scriptures

Benefits of Praying Scripture

You may be wondering what all this talk is about praying the Scriptures. WHY pray in this way? WHY is it important? Keep reading and look at the links below the list to see HOW I pray the Scriptures. Not only has praying the Scriptures given me confidence in my prayers, it has changed my prayer life completely.

Benefits of Praying Scripture

1. The Word of God becomes a treasure. Those precious words, they become so much more dear to you when you read them, pray them, meditate on them and carry them with you through your day.

2. You begin to learn more and more of the Word of God. The more you read it, the more you pray it, the easier it is to memorize and hide His word in your heart!

3. Your anxiety is eased. Philippians 4:6-7 actually tells us to go to Him in prayer when we are anxious! And then it says, when you pray, His peace will guard your heart and mind!! More prayer = more peace!

4. Your moments of wordlessness become filled with hope. Often, especially in times of distress, we don’t have words to even speak. Yet, God in His goodness knew those days would come and He provided the Holy Spirit who intercedes on our behalf! {Romans 8.}

5. You can be certain you are praying God’s will. In the past I have often felt conflicted, wondering if what I was praying was even what God wanted for a situation. Well, when I pray the Scriptures over a family member or for a situation, I can know that His Word is His will…and I can pray with certainty.

6. Your intercessory prayer life grows. Praying for others has now changed for me. I can pray with certainty, I can insert the names of others just like I do for family members. I love praying for others in this way!!

7. God’s Word becomes very personal for you. When you take a verse from God’s Word and you place a name inside it or pray it for yourself, when you repeat those words back to God…the whole passage takes on new meaning and becomes much more personal to you. That is what it’s done for me.

8. You can relate to the people of the Bible more readily. I love taking the words of David and praying them. I feel like I know David in a whole new way after reading through the Psalms, looking at where he was at in his life at the time he wrote it, and then praying those words over my own life. Powerful stuff.

9. Peace and comfort are yours for the taking. There isn’t anything in this world that will fill us with peace like God and His Word. I’m a words kind of girl…words encourage and uplift my soul like not a lot of other things can. But, the words of God? Well they are even more special to me. And when I sit for a few minutes at the start of my day with the Psalms, I am immediately filled with peace. God is so good like that.

10. Jesus will draw you close. I promise. In your darkest moments, grab your Bible, open to Psalm 34 and Jesus will meet you there. I have found that to be so true in my own life, time and time again. I come to Him desperate and He draws me in, whispers these words of comfort through His Word and I feel like I’m receiving a hug from my Lord. He just draws us closer to Himself when we spend that time in His Word.

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Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm just a messed up mama in need of God's fresh new mercies daily. My husband and I live in beautiful East Tennessee with our 3 children. God has taken me on a journey through the valley of depression and is teaching me to pray the Scriptures as a result. I hope and pray that you will be encouraged whenever you stop by this little place on the web.

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