“so is my word that goes out from my mouth:It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” ( Isaiah 55:11)
Praying through scripture is certainly one of the most effective ways to get to the throne of God. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we find instances of God’s people “praying the Word” by quoting Scripture in their prayers. The reason is simple, by praying through scriptures, one is using the exact words of the one you are pleading to. That makes a difference.
For example, after Peter and John were miraculously released from jail along with believers “they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them” ( Acts 4:24). Here they used a text from Psalm 146:6; “He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.” Even Jesus himself prayed using the Psalms: His dying prayer on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” is found in Psalm 22:1
There are many beautiful passages throughout the Bibe that can speak to any of our respective situations. For like David who prayed, “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant—and this decree, Sovereign Lord, is for a mere human” ( 2 Samuel 7:18-19), this prayer can be applied directly to any life. Just as the Lord spoke to Joshua, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you” ( Deuturonomy 31:8), one can pray for the same in any situation.
Today, just like believers through the ages, find scriptures that speak to your situation, and take advantage to pray through the Word of God!
Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you have given us your word so that through it we can experience more of your goodness, and may I cover myself with your Word which “does not return to me empty” this I pray in Jesus’s name!