Praying the Scriptures Through Advent

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It all started with a study on Philippians chapter 4. During a very dark time in my life, the Lord began a work in my heart that took me through periods of depression and taught me to pray His word.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

Did you catch that powerful truth right there in this little passage? Don’t be anxious, instead pray. And, when you pray, God fills you with His peace.

Wow. That was a truth that unlocked pieces of my heart and began a powerful journey with the Lord in praying His Word. Prayer brings peace. I know we can all use a little more of that in our lives!

We know that God’s Word is powerful. We know that prayer brings peace. So, when we pair those powerful 2 components together, God can truly work miracles in our hearts. This isn’t a formula, though, it is just my desperate heart before the Lord longing for the peace that only Jesus can bring, despite what our circumstances may be. Praying the Scriptures is a tool with which my broken heart can be drawn closer to Jesus.

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Praying the Scriptures with Your Preschoolers

Praying Scriptures with Preschoolers

I think sometimes we overthink life with preschoolers. Especially with things of the faith. We think it is too hard or too deep for them to understand, and we sort of give up. Or we say, “in a few years I’ll be able to teach my children about this…”

I want to share with you today something that has had a huge impact on my life and I pray will have a positive impact on your life as well.

Several years ago, in a very dark season in my life, I began {somewhat desperately} to open the Word of God each morning and read 1 Psalm. I would read a new Psalm each day, every day, sometimes even later in the day I would read it again. When I got to the end of the Psalms, I would start over again. I wrote them on index cards, I carried them with me, I cried as I read the words and eventually, I wasn’t just reading the Psalms, I was praying them.

Praying Scriptures doesn’t have to be some lofty, unattainable goal for the super spiritual. Praying the Scriptures is for the weak and broken, like me, who are desperate to hear from God. I would love for you to read 10 Benefits of Praying the Scriptures over at my place if you’re interested in seeing the ways God has grown my prayer life and walk with Him through this simple prayer tool.

So what does praying the Scriptures have to do with preschoolers? 

Join me over at Preschoolers and Peace as I share 5 Scriptures you can pray with your little ones