11.07.19, INDIVIDUALIZED PASSAGES, INTEGRATED FOR PRAYER
Over many years of hosting, leading, and teaching Bible Study and Prayer Groups in my home, I was led to the task of assembling passages to form individualized prayers based on God’s Word. These would largely have been devised to meet a particular prayer need, or theme. In order to most effectively meet such a need it is useful, strategic, and effective to pool passages from a variety of Scriptural locations, rather than simply selecting one uniform block of text from a single location.
Enter into the process, as STUDY CORNER focuses in on praying Scripture in this way. We will first read/study/meditate on several passages, then we will go to PRAYER CORNER and see how they can be integrated to form a personally meaningful and complete prayer.
We will begin with a theme that is most basic and foundational to one’s prayer life as well as one’s walk with the Lord.
Transformation, sanctification, and all forms of spiritual growth require communication and relationship with the Father. We do this through prayer.
Such growth will not occur without complete surrender which necessarily includes death of self, walking in the Spirit, so we will begin with prayers on this theme.
From the following list of passages, we will then go to PRAYER CORNER where you can pray through the integrated passages. Since they will often be paraphrased, re-formatted to fit personal word usage, we need not refer back to the specific passage or quote directly (all you need do is skip back to this page to review the quoted passages). When praying Scripture becomes a regular practice, one’s familiarity with The Word is enhanced, and it becomes easy to incorporate passages into prayer as though from automated default position. Let us begin with the following:
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
“the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”
“to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
“present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
“You are like the clay in the potter’s hands, and I am the potter.”
But now, O Lord,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
2 every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”
“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
*STUDY CORNER WILL DO A SERIES ON THIS THEME, FOLLOWING THIS FORMAT. I PRAY YOU WILL FOLLOW WITH ME AND BE BLESSED!
*FOR ANYONE NOT YET FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS/FORMAT ON STUDY CORNER, PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THE END OF EACH PAGE THERE WILL (USUALLY – NOT ALWAYS) BE A DIRECTIVE TO GO TO EITHER MENTORING CORNER OR PRAYER CORNER, OR BACK TO STUDY TOPIC PAGE. WHEN YOU SEE THE “@” SIGN, JUST JIGGLE YOUR CURSOR AROUND UNDERNEATH IT, UNTIL THE LITTLE HAND ICON APPEARS. CLICK ON & YOU’LL BE AT THAT PAGE.
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