Let Your Bible Reading Guide Your Prayers – 3

Model your prayers after those you find in Scripture.

Here’s an example based on Colossians 1:9-10. “Fill my friend with the knowledge of your will. Give spiritual wisdom and understanding. Help him to walk worthy of you, please you, bear fruit in every good work and know you more every day.”

Let Your Bible Reading Guide Your Prayers – 2

Use Scripture to guide your prayers for the specific needs of your friends.

For example, for someone struggling with emotional pain, you can pray like this:
You are the God of all comfort! Comfort my friend in her affliction, so she can comfort others (from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

 

Pray for Others as you would have them Pray for You

Someone we love is sick. When we heard, we stopped everything to pray.

I remembered that when my husband was driving, alone, over treacherous ice-covered roads, this friend knelt down in his living room, bent his head to the floor, and prayed silently for quite a while. My husband made it to safely to his destination.

Now it’s our turn to pray for this brother of ours.

May God be glorified once again!

Speak Truth. And Pray.

David said, “The Lord is the stronghold of my life. He will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble. I believe I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord (from Psalm 27).”

David prayed:  “Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud. Teach me your way. Lead me on a level path. False witnesses have risen up against me (from Psalm 27).”

Speak what’s true about God. And then pray.