We know that God’s Word has divine power, but have you ever wondered how to fill your prayers with Scripture?
This video will show you how I pray God’s Word over my life, my family, and those around me.
It’s easy to do!
I take index cards and cut them in half to make them easier to handle, like flash cards. Then I write the Scripture on the card.
I wrote down these verses to memorize them, but they soon made their way into my prayer life. I take these cards and personalize them to pray them over my life or my family.
A prayer based on 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 might be:
“Lord, you told us that we live in this world, but we don’t wage war as the world does, and I don’t want to fight with the weapons of this world. I want to fight with the weapons that you’ve given me, Lord, the ones that have divine power to demolish strongholds. Would you work through your weapons, through what you have chosen through your Word, the armor of God, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith. Would you help me to stand strong in the battles that I’m facing, that my husband is facing, that my family is facing? Would you help me to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God? Lord, help me to take every thought captive and make it obedient to you. Lord I give you my mind. I give you my thoughts. Help me to recognize the lies of the enemy and to replace those lies with your truth.”
You might have some passages that you pray specifically certain members of your family, for your spouse, or for your children. For example, if you have children, you might use 1 Timothy 4:12-15 to pray as follows:
“Lord, I pray that even though my children are young, that they would set an example for believers, that you would raise them to be godly individuals who honor you with their words and their speech and their life and their faith in love and purity. Lord, I pray that they would be devoted to reading Scripture, to teaching, to preaching, and that they would not neglect the gifts that you place in them. Help them to be wholly dedicated to what you have given them to do in life.”
You could use different passages for a variety of purposes, such as praying over ministry leaders, or using them to help you renew your mind about who you are in Christ.
You could also be creative with the design of your cards, keeping them as simple or as detailed as you prefer.
Using Scripture cards is a wonderful way to include Scripture in your prayer life, to pray back the promises of God, and apply them to your own life.
God promises that His Word will not return to him void.
Your Next Steps:
Create some of your own Scripture cards, either by hand, by printing off a printable version, or by purchasing pre-made cards. Decide where you will keep your cards so you’ll see them often and have easy access at times when you could flip through them, such as the grocery line or carpool line. Begin to establish a routine by reading through the cards regularly, committing the words to memory and asking God to use the power of His Word to transform your mind and heart.
Scriptures to Read:
2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 1 Timothy 4:12-15
Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, by Beth Moore
Quiet Time Journal: 90-Day Bible Study and Prayer Journal
8 Powerful Prayers for Our Daughters (blog post)