Friday, April 24, 2009

The Spoken Word

I have found a strong desire to pray scripture over my family.
I know that it is through the urging of the Holy Spirit with a little help from Beth Moore. Beth said recently in a Bible study to get alone and pray out loud. She said and I strongly believe that there is something about the spoken word.

So, I now have a use for the spiral wire bound set of index cards. Yes the one from last years ladies retreat. I guess better late than never.

The cards are beginning to fill up with scripture that I am wanting to pray for my husband, sons and even myself. Sometimes I just write the verse out but there are sometimes that I write it in prayer form.

Some of the verses that I have started praying for my family are:

Deut. 30:20

Proverbs 4:23-27

Psalm 18:16-19

The day that I started this I was so excited to see how everyone's day went. I had strongly prayed Psalm 18:16-19 that morning but when my son got home he had had a bad day. Apparently some words were thrown at him in his distress and he was "ticked" to say the least. But the last of that verse is "to lead us to a place of safety, rescue us because you delight in us." At first I was discouraged because I had prayed this for him but then I realized that I had not prayed to keep my family from those things never happening. I had prayed for them to be rescued and brought to a place of safety. As the thoughts of school subsided I began to see my son lighten up and feel safe. That my friends was God answering a prayer.

I want to encourage you to start praying scripturally for yourself and your family.
If you already do this please share with me the verses you use.

Please let me pray this prayer over you...

I pray that you my bloggy friend may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days. Deut. 30:20

Have a wonderful day!



W McCallum said...

24 The Lord bless you, and keep you: 25 The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. -- Numbers 6:24-26

Praying the Scriptures is powerful Cynthia. The Lord led me to do this also and it is good because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When we pray Scripture out loud, we are hearing God's Word and this builds our faith in what we pray.

BeckyAnnAmes said...

That is such a great idea Cythia! Thank you!