How’s it going mini-women? Have you been praying a little more?
So have you ever wondered why in the world the url for this blog is called “Wednesday’s with Nancy?” She wanted this blog to be a place where we could come together after school, have a snack and talk about life. Now, if you’re reading this and it’s not Wednesday-don’t worry:)
Grab a snack (I’m having strawberries) and let’s get to it.
So we’ve been talking about prayer.
Prayer: Words spoken (or written) to God especially in order to connect, to give thanks or to ask for something.
Last week we talked about three simple ways you can pray more. And this week, I’m going to tell you one of my favorite ways to pray.
Praying God’s Word (back to Him)
This is such an easy way to pray. And it’s SO POWERFUL. You can use it to pray for yourself, your family, your friends…the world! The possibilities are endless.
They key is you take a verse or passage of scripture, and then in your Talking to God journal, you rewrite it as a prayer. (Or you can just think it // say it out loud.) I just like writing things down to help me concentrate. Squirrel.
Here’s one of my favorite verses:
And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:17-19
Isn’t it just A W E S O M E?
Now here’s how I turned it into a prayer. I used some transition words (like in English class) to help it flow.
I lift the mini-women up to you. I pray that Jesus would be more and more at home in their hearts- that they would learn how to trust You more. I pray that their roots would go down deep into the soil of Your marvelous love and they would have the power to understand how incredible Your love really is. I pray that they would experience the love of Jesus and be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from You. Amen.
See how easy that was???
Here’s another one.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6
Now here’s how I turned it into a prayer. Once again I used some transition words (like in English class) to help it flow.
Papa G-I lift up the mini-women to you. I pray that would learn what it means to Trust in You with all their hearts. And not try to figure things out on their own. I pray that they would submit to you in all areas of their life and in turn Lord, you will direct their path. And I know you have great plans for them. Amen.
Mini-ladies!! I could keep going for hours on that prayer. Because I just love our little Tribelet and when I think about you guys, your lives and all the amazing things God has in store for you-I get Goosebumps. My biggest prayer is that you would fall head over heels in love with Jesus and follow Him all the days of your lives.
Sorry. That was a tangent. Where were we? Oh, yes. How to pray more using scripture.
Here’s a list of scriptures so you can try it on your own. Like I said you can use them to pray for yourself , your friends, your family…anyone.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (try putting “Help me…” as you pray this one)
1 Corinthians 10:13 (when you are struggling to do what is right)
Deuteronomy 31:6 (when you are scared or afraid)
Ephesians 6:13-18 (I pray this one every day)
Those are just a few ideas. But like I said the possibilities are endless!!!
This week, in your Talking to God journal try this method. Choose one of the scriptures listed above and turn it into a prayer.
In the comment section-Share a verse that you think would make a great prayer. And if you want, share how you turned it into a prayer. Just remember, don’t use peoples names. We want this to be a safe place for everyone.
Love, Love, Love