How To Pray Bible Scriptures
This prayer book is very simple to read and use.
It only takes about 15 minutes to read the prayers.
They should be read out loud every day.
Why read them out loud?
Even at the beginning of the Bible at Genesis 1:3, notice that it starts with, "Then God said..."
In verse 6 it says again, "Then God said..."
In verse 9, the same thing. "Then God said..."
God created the heavens and the earth by speaking them into existence. By praying the scriptures out loud you are speaking God's will for your life into existence. Sure, He can hear you if you pray silently, but it is Him hearing the spoken Word that makes Him move in your behalf. Hearing the Word is what causes your faith to rise, not just reading it. There is power in the spoken Word.
Praise and Worship
Before praying, you should start with some Praise and Worship songs. You don't need a special songbook, the Bible is already full of songs. I found some of the popular Christian songs in the Bible. What better way to catch the Lord's attention, then by singing His Word in song? You can even say the verses if you can't sing. It's also a good idea to end your prayer time thanking Him for what He's going to do.
Now if you like you can start reading the Prayer Promises. These are Scriptures that promise you that He will hear your prayers and answer them. Reading these builds your confidence and your faith to believe.
The Scripture Prayers
After reading the Prayer Promises, then turn to Praying for the Government, and please pray for your government. Now if you are not in the USA, it doesn't matter, because our heavenly Father knows where you live.
Next is Praying for the Nations and all nations around the world are included in this prayer.
Praying for Jerusalem is a request from God Himself, He said, Pray for Jerusalem
When you Pray for the Missionaries, all missionaries are included, but if you know specifically a missionary's name you can say their name instead of missionaries.
The same goes for Praying For Your Pastor, personalize the prayer by saying his name instead of the word pastor. If you have a reverend or father as they do in the Catholic church, then you can use those words instead of pastor
The next prayer is Praying for Pastor's Family. It's important to pray for their family as well as the pastor, because if the enemy can't get to the pastor, he'll focus on his family. If you belong to a religion where the pastor isn't married, it doesn't matter. He still had a mom and dad and other relatives. They all need to be covered in prayer.
Praying for the Church is very important. Many problems relating to the churches and instances of strife and gossiping can be altered if you will just pray for your church. Or pray for the churches as a whole, the church, the body of Christ.Praying for Relationships was added because at the time their were many couples having problems in their marriages. When you pray this prayer, you may see a gradual change in your partner, but the main change is what you see happening to yourself. You will change first, mostly in your attitude. And there is a certain peace when you can just release your partner into God's hands, for Him to deal with.
When I wrote Praying for the Children, I actually had my children in mind. I wanted to cover them in prayer before they go off into the world alone. I wanted them to be able to make the right decisions and stay away from all that was evil. I then realized that all children was included in the prayer. If you would like to pray for a specific child, just replacing the word children will personalize it.
The Scriptures Pages
If you are sick or in need of a spiritual healing, praying the Healing Scriptures will help you. Read them everyday, morning noon and night. You need to drench yourself in the Word of God. Not only does it build your faith to believe, it will remind you, when all those aches and pains come, that Jesus took sicknesses and diseases with Him to the cross when He died. Sickness and disease was crucified with Christ on the cross.
I had one lady write to tell me that her friend was in intensive care, and she would go to see her and read the healing scriptures to her every day. The friend in intensive care was healed from hearing the spoken Word. I would even recommend that you make a cassette recording of the scripture prayers, and get a cassette player that has an auto reverse. Put headphones on the patient so the spoken Word of God can continually soak into their mind. I have heard this being done for people that are in a coma.
Scriptures for Needs was written because at the time I was trying to raise money to be a missionary. I looked up every scripture I could find and wrote them down and prayed them every day to remind myself that God will supply my needs, and will make a way where there looks like there is no way. These prayers can build your faith to believe for all that God has for you, and don't forget to send the angels to cause it to come.
When I compiled the Scriptures for Encouragement it was because I was meeting so many people that were depressed and discouraged. I actually looked for prayers to encourage a person, but couldn't find any. These Scriptures will encourage you and build you up in your faith.
I would like to tell you other different ways I have heard these scripture prayers being prayed. Some people just pray each page by itself. Some people pray in the spirit in between each scripture. Some people enter a praise and worship then begin to pray, and at the end of the prayer, thanking God for the outcome in advance. Which of course is a good idea because that's what faith is, believing you receive it, before you can see it.Some people just use this booklet as a reference, such as being on a prayer request telephone line, like prayer counselors or prayer warriors, and intercessory prayer . Even if you are waiting in traffic or sitting on a bench in the park, you can take out this booklet and pray. Once you see how these scriptures are put together in prayer, you can look for scriptures yourself about your certain situation and compile a prayer to pray.