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Praying the Bible

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Praying the Bible

by Donald S. Whitney

 

– Many times we, as Christians, don’t pray enough… we don’t pray enough because we don’t feel like it; we do not feel like it because we really don’t know what to pray.

– We get bored in prayer and run out of things or not sure what to say. The problem is not our lack of spirituality but our method. – When you pray the same thing it becomes a repetition, and Christ did not want us to pray vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7).

– The problem is not praying about the same things but praying the same words.

– If God commands Christians everywhere to pray, then prayer cannot be as difficult as we make it out to be. It is a lot more simple than we make it.

– There’s a simple solution to making prayer easier: pray through a passage of Scripture.

– Robert Murray McShane said to use the Bible as a prayerbook. This is certainly good advice.

– The book of Psalms is a prayer book, meant to be sung back to God. It is a beautiful book to start and sing back or pray back to God.

– Read a Psalm a day and pray it back to God.

– If you pray through different passages, no matter what book, you will never again pray the same old words and things over and over.

– One of the beautiful things about praying the Bible is that you’re not only reading it but now meditating on it.

– When you read the Bible, many times you don’t even remember what you read a couple of hours later, but when you pray the Bible you will likely remember what a verse or portion you read a day later.

– By praying the Bible you will never run out of things to pray about. You’re letting God initiate the conversation.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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