Pray the Scriptures
Why an emphasis on praying scripture?
Well, let me ask, are you tired of the form of religion without the power of it? Are you hungry for a dynamic, transformed life that reflects the glorious fullness of your salvation? Are you seeking power prayer that avails? So am I! You’ll find some satisfaction for your hunger on this web site.
From years of ministering to individuals and leading retreats, I’ve come to realize that part of the “more” we are all longing for is the fruit of
prayer proclamations and prayer affirmations based on Scripture.
Hi! I’m Jeanie Rose. Welcome to the website! Whenever I minister, I emphasize the critical importance of praying Scripture. It is critical to making our prayers effective and also critical to our own spiritual development. There is never enough time to cover the topic as it should be. Actually, there is no end to covering the topic. Thus: a website devoted to this very purpose! If you are a person of prayer, either experienced or a fledgling, you will find material here to deepen your prayer life and expand your faith. Read on a bit to get a sense of what is in store for you here. Bookmark this site and come back often. New articles are added regularly. Feel free to contribute with Prayers to Share and comments on the Blog. I love it!
Power and Dynamics of Scripture Prayer
What I’ve discovered is this: You speak God’s Word over your own life. In so doing, you speak and release into your own life-space the truth that God has already spoken. You release the power of Scripture!
• By praying (proclaiming) in such a way, you honor God….by believing Him and responding with action to His truths. Such action is an essential element to a life of faith. And remember, God loves faith!
• In addition, you strengthen your own life by
overwriting negative scripts that have driven your life for years. What a simple antidote to destructive negativity!
• Proclaiming scripture is a
natural response to understanding what God has promised you through Jesus Christ.
• Such prayer is
part of the exercise of your royal priesthood, exercising priesthood on your own behalf and that of family, friends, and all that concerns you. As you exercise this priesthood in prayer, you grown in Kingdom authority and dominion. This is not arrogance or presumption, but confidence in who God has called you to be and to do.
• Now you come to
a place of synergy: agreement with God. You come to that place, you and I, where His Word will not return to Him void.
(Is 55:10-11) We begin to sense the power of Heaven released in our lives. Wow! Don’t miss the article on Confession of Faith for more about the dynamics of Scripture prayer!
A Renewed Mind through Scripture Prayer
Your thinking changes. Your mind is being renewed according to the Word of God. You begin thinking in a powerful new way. The Lord says all things are possible for us who believe. You are developing possibility thinking!
As your thinking expands, your behavior begins to reflect more and more the truths of God found in the Scriptures you have been praying and proclaiming.
mind of Christ is being activated in you and you are beginning to demonstrate the thoughts and intents of His heart. Speaking Like God? Saying What God Says
How often have we prayed, “Lord I want to be like You!” Little did we know that to be like Him, we must think like Him and speak like Him.
This takes a personal investment on your part to get the “mind of Christ” prayer proclamations in you to become habitual, but it can be done! There are a number of helpful strategies for this. Please take time to read
“How to Pray Scripture”. It’s simple and helpful. If you have not prayed Scripture before, these articles will get you going! Pray Psalm 91 Today will also give you more practical experience with Scripture prayer.
Demonstrated Power of a Renewed Mind
When Paul directed us to have our minds renewed according to the Word (Ro 12:2), he pointed us in the right direction. He just didn’t fill in the rest of the instruction. He was probably too engaged in living out his own boldly authoritative and fruitful Mind of Christ to take more time with his instruction to us.
Talk about bold and vibrant! Paul became the most outstanding church planter-statesmen of all time. Paul didn’t just write about a renewed mind: he brilliantly demonstrated the power of it.
Read “Believe/Faith” for more on this topic.
The Transformed Life
Now isn’t this what you are sensing a need for in your own life?
Paul wrote to one church group that when he came to them he wanted to see not just words but power (
1Co 4:19-20)…the power of a transformed mind reflected in a transformed life…nothing mediocre, nothing status quo…but power and growth.
Ah yes, there it is! That’s what we want, you and I? …a transformed life reflecting the power of heaven with supernatural expansion and strength. It starts between our ears and is freely available to all of us. Yes, all things are possible to us who believe. Praise be to God!
If this hits a chord with you, stick around and do some reading. You may have found a place and resources that God is providing for you in this season of your life.
If you are looking for excellent prayer tools to boost your life, look in our
catalogue. You will find some very effective ones there.
What We’re About
This web site is devoted to:
• an understanding of how scripture prayer fits into the fulfillment of our spiritual desires.
• instruction on how to work with scripture to record our own life-changing prayer proclamations, affirming God’s truth in our own hearts, based on our currently greatest needs.
• providing some already scripted prayers that avail for various needs like No Storm Too Great! and Prayer Affirmations for the Journey
• looking at user-friendly bits of neuroscience research to help us better understand what is going on in our wonderful
brains as we pursue the renewing of our minds.
Stay long and come back often!
Jeanie RStatement of Faith
How to Pray Scripture Easy steps to getting started praying your own scripture prayers
Meditation — Feeding on the Word of God Easy steps: scripture meditation leads to scripture prayer
Finding Rhema Follow simple steps to finding a Word that God is speaking directly to you.
Prayer — The Power of Words Words are more powerful than we have realized. We have opportunity to speak light into the darkness, speak order into chaos. Scripture Prayer Proclamations 101
Discover the power of affirming God’s power in your life.
Scripture Prayers to Share
Collection of reader and author scripted Scripture prayers to encourage you on your way
Pray Psalm 91 Today
You’ll find pages of helpful information.
Power of Agreement The power of agreement is a combination of revelation of spiritual truth and the force of faith that rises from our hearts.
Believe/Faith When we have faith, nothing is impossible for us.
Authority in Prayer We have been given authority over the full strength of the enemy and we can use that authority in prayer.
Setting a Goal, Making a Plan Plan and make time for prayer. You will be twice blessed, blessed by what you stop doing, blessed with spiritual plasma by the increased prayer you start doing.
Scripture Prayer and Motivation Motivation is not a new thing. God has been doing it for centuries.
About Us Who we are
Scripture Prayer on CD
No Storm Too Great!
Prayer Affirmations for the Journey
Baby Blessings – Joy
Baby Blessings – Peace
Prayer Resource Catalogue
some hard to find items to ramp up the effectiveness of your prayers
Psalm 91 Blog – great collection of articles, podcasts, videos – must visit!
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Scriptures on prayer teach us how to pray with confidence and authority. Here are the top 10 scriptures on prayer and how to use and apply them effectively when you pray:
- 1 1. Matthew 6:9-13: The Lords Prayer or the Our Father
- 2 2. Philippians 4:6,7: Pray about everything
- 3 3. 1 John 5:14: God always hears
- 4 4. Mark 11:22 – 25: Mountain moving prayer
- 5 5. Matthew 6:6-8: Private payer in your prayer closet
- 6 6. Matthew 18:19,20: Agreeing together in prayer with others
- 7 7. James 5:13-18: Healing prayer and the effectiveness of the prayers of the righteous
- 8 8. Luke 5:15,16: Getting into the habit of praying
- 9 9. Romans 8:26,27: The importance of the Holy Spirit to pray for us
- 10 10. Luke 11:9-13: Seek and you will find
1. Matthew 6:9-13: The Lords Prayer or the Our Father
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is I heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”
This is known as the Lord’s Prayer or the Our Father and is one of the most famous prayers in the world. Jesus created this prayer to teach his disciples how to pray. This prayer is used in churches and in private prayer worldwide.
Countless books, sermons and articles have been written on it because each phrase leads us into a different dimension of prayer, such as praising God, praying about his will, asking him to provide for our needs, asking for forgiveness and also the grace to forgive others, help during temptation and protection from evil.
2. Philippians 4:6,7: Pray about everything
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.”
This advice on prayer was written by the apostle Paul to early church members to encourage them to pray to God about anything and everything that troubled them. It gives a pattern for a straight forward way of praying where we are encouraged to present our requests to God with thankful hearts.
3. 1 John 5:14: God always hears
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
The apostle John, one of the disciples who was closest to Jesus, shares this advice with the early church. It speaks of us having confidence when we pray that God hears us. It also brings in the principle of being close enough to God to know his will so we will be able to know when we ask for things whether they line up with God’s purposes for our lives and his kingdom.
4. Mark 11:22 – 25: Mountain moving prayer
“’Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘I tell you the truth. If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
These statements were made by Jesus to his disciples when many were questioning his spiritual authority. This is commonly referred to as “mountain moving faith.” This image has been used by Christians throughout the years to keep believing and praying in the face of what seem to be insurmountable obstacles. It points out the extreme necessity of faith in believing that something will happen as a result of our prayers.
The second statement about forgiving others as an avenue to prayer echoes the statement in the Lord’s prayer about forgiving others as we have been forgiven. This self-examination process is extremely necessary in prayer to prevent the first statement about mountain moving prayer to be used for our own ill thought out purposes.
5. Matthew 6:6-8: Private payer in your prayer closet
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
In this statement, Jesus is contrasting true prayer with prayer that is done for show in public as was often done in his day by religious leaders who wanted to call attention to their own piety. This is where the term “prayer closet” comes from. Jesus also mentions that prayers don’t have to long or eloquent. What a wonderful, freeing thought to realize that we don’t need to be in a special place, say special words or speak to anyone but God in the privacy of our own relationship to him.
6. Matthew 18:19,20: Agreeing together in prayer with others
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
Jesus made this statement to emphasize the power of prayer together with a prayer partner or a group. Although Jesus earlier told us in Matthew 6:6-8 to pray in private to God, he goes further to highlight the power of prayer with others as a form of spiritual agreement in prayer. When we pray with others, we are availed of the benefit of their point of view that will see the issue we’re praying about in a slightly different manner. When several people are listening for God’s answer, being able to confirm or agree together in spirit that what they are each individually sensing is a means through which God works to confirm his will and direction for us.
7. James 5:13-18: Healing prayer and the effectiveness of the prayers of the righteous
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
James became a leader in Jerusalem after the resurrection of Jesus. In this role, he stresses the practical aspects of faith. The most often quoted prayer quote of this passage is verse 16 “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” Christians believe that our righteousness is a gift given to us when we accept the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross as an atonement or payment for our sins. After our first acceptance of Christ, we then endeavor to live a life worthy of him.
This verse also is the basis for the Christian practice of healing prayer with the anointing of oil.
8. Luke 5:15,16: Getting into the habit of praying
“Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray.”
Too often in the middle of doing great things we tend to become people of action and forget to underpin all of our actions with prayer. Jesus himself, who was God’s own son, needed to pray often in order to sustain his incredible ministry which included healing many people. This verse also reminds us of the need to make prayer a regular habit so we can be continually refilled and rejuvenated with spiritual power.
9. Romans 8:26,27: The importance of the Holy Spirit to pray for us
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Sprit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”
St. Paul describes to us the supernatural role that the Holy Spirit plays in our ability to pray. Paul points out that when we have trouble finding the right words, the Holy Spirit takes our efforts, reads our hearts and intercedes on our behalf in ways that bypass our understanding. The power of the Holy Spirit is crucial, since the Holy Spirit searches our hearts and puts them in alignment with the mind of God.
10. Luke 11:9-13: Seek and you will find
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Of if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Jesus tells us that prayer requires a seeking heart. When we make the effort to get in touch with God, he rewards us. The most famous quote from this passage is “seek and you will find.” This passage has often been misread to conclude that that God will give us exactly what we want at the time we want it. Instead it says something much more amazing and astonishing. When we seek God in prayer, we are always rewarded. And the most amazing reward is the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to be our helper and our guide during whatever situations we find ourselves in during our lives.
Copyright Karen Barber, 2015. All rights reserved. All quotes are from the New International Version of the Bible.
Below is a list of scriptures on prayer. We’ve compiled this list of bible verses about prayer for you in the NLT, NIV, AMP, KJV versions of the bible. Feel free to read them in other versions to get deeper revelation.
(Psalm 143:1 New Living Translation) “Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.”
(1 Peter 4:7 King James Version) “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”
(Matthew 6:6 Amplified Bible) “But when you pray, go into your most private room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
(Luke 9:16-17 NLT) “Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers!”
(Matthew 5:44 NLT) “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV) “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
(Psalm 18:6 KJV) “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.”
(James 1:5-6 KJV) “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
(Philippians 4:6-7 NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
(Luke 6:27-28 KJV) “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”
( James 5:16) “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(Acts 16:25 KJV) “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.”
(Psalm 66:17 KJV)”I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.”
(Colossians 4:2 NIV) “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
(1 John 5:14-15 NIV) “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
(Mark 11:24 NIV) “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
(Jeremiah 29:12 NIV) “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
(Acts 1:14 KJV) “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.”
(James 4:2-3 KJV) “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
(Romans 12:12 NIV) “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
(Matthew 6:7 NIV) “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”
(Psalm 145:18) “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
(Jeremiah 33:3 AMP) ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you great and mighty things, , which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’
(Matthew 18:20 NIV) “For where two or three are gathered in My name , I am there among them.”
(Hebrews 4:16) “Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need .”
(John 14:13 KJV) “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
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Bible Verses About God’s Favor
Bible Verses on the Holy Spirit