Day 23-Praying God’s Word

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What does it look like to pray God’s Word?  There are many techniques and resources to help us, but for me it often times looks like this.  During my time in the Word, I will be reading when the Lord pricks my heart on a particular verse or passage.  The other morning it happened to be these verses Ruth spoke to her mother-in-law.

But Ruth replied: Do not persuade me to leave you or go back and not follow you.  For wherever you go, I will go, and wherever you live, I will live; your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.  Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried.  May Yahweh punish me, and do so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.  Ruth 1:16-17

As I read these words, the Lord tugged on my heart and I began to pray:

Father God, may I not be persuaded to leave You or go back and not follow You. For wherever You go, I will go, and wherever You live, I will live.  May I not get complacent in where I am serving when You desire for me to move.  Your people will be my people, and You God will be my only God.  Your people include not only the ones I already love but the ones You love and want me to have Your same love and compassion towards.  As You died to Yourself, so I must die to myself and be buried with Christ so that You can raise me to walk in the new life in Christ Jesus.  Lord God, correct, rebuke, and discipline me as much as needed, if I allow anything to separate You and me.  Father God, give me an undivided heart to worship You as the One and only True God.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Maybe there are verses you have read today in your own time with the Lord that the Holy Spirit is prompting you to use as a prayer to God the Father.  Lift up God’s Word to Him and allow Him the opportunity to be glorified through this simple act of worship through praying God’s Word.