Habakkuk’s Prayers – 2

As a cruel and violent army marched across the world, Hezekiah prayed, “O Lord, my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal—surely you do not plan to wipe us out?

God answered,  “The Lord is in his heavenly Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him (Habakkuk 1:12; 2:20).”*

As the deadly Coronavirus marches across the world, we pray as Habakkuk did. And then we are silent, remembering, the Lord is God and He is good.

*Read all of Habakkuk’s prayer and God’s reply in Habakkuk 1:12-2:20.

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).