Praying Through God’s Word: James

James 1:1-27 Lord, there seems to be nothing but hard times. What are we to do? We turn to You. We ask You, “Lord, what are You teaching us?” You’re teaching us to trust You. You’re teaching us to be changed by You. Even when everything seems so hard, help us to pray, “Your will …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Judges

Judges 1:1-2:5 When things are going well, help us, Lord, to thank You. When things are going badly, help us to trust You. Judges 2:6-3:11 Sometimes, Lord, You say to us, “This is the way, walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21). Sometimes, You say to us, “This is not the way. Do not walk in it.” …

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What, Lord, is most important to us – the person who leads us in worship, the place where we worship, or the God whom we worship?

Praying through God's Word: 1 Kings 8:14-53 What, Lord, is most important to us – the person who leads us in worship, the place where we worship, or the God whom we worship? We know what our answer should be – but, often, our lives tell a very different story. Help us, when we worship, …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Colossians

Colossians 1:1-2:7 Lord, You’re calling us to move forward with You – “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him” (Colossians 2:6). As we think of Jesus, our great Saviour, may “our faith grow strong and may our hearts overflow with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:17). Colossians 2:8-3:17 Help us, Lord, to be …

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We thank You, Lord, that You have opened up for us a great future.

Praying Through God's Word: Psalms 11-24 Psalms 11:1-13:6We thank You, Lord, that You have opened up for us a great future. What glory awaits us in Your eternal Kingdom! What encouragement this gives to us when we’re going through a hard time! Help us, Lord, to lift up our eyes, to catch a glimpse of …

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We start out well – and then something goes wrong.

Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Samuel 2 Samuel 1:1-27 So often, Lord, we start out well – and, then, something goes wrong. Our heads go down. We lose our way. We fall away from You. Where does this spirit of defeat, this spirit of giving up, come from? – It comes from Satan. He sweeps …

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We thank You, Lord, that Jesys is praying for us (John 17:1-26).

We thank You, Lord, that Jesus is praying for us. He is seated at Your right hand – and He has not forgotten us. Often, we forget Him. He never forgets us. He keeps on praying for us – “He ever lives to make intercession for us” (Hebrews 7:25). He prays that we “may be one” (John …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1:1-19 Serving You, Lord, doesn’t begin with our choice. It begins with Your call. The initiative is Yours – not ours. Thank You, Lord, that You love us so much. Thank You for saving us – and calling us to be Your servants. Jeremiah 2:1-19 They had turned away from the Lord. They had chosen …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon 1:1-17 Lord, You’ve called us to be the Bride of Christ: “a pure Bride”, a Bride beautifully dressed” for our Saviour – “the Bride, the wife of the Lamb” (Ephesians 5:25-33; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2,9). May we hear the voice of Jesus, saying to us, “You are beautiful, my love.” May …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:26 Life is empty without You, Lord. You fill our lives with Your blessing. You give to us new life, abundant life, eternal life (2 Corinthians 5:17; John 10:10; 1 John 5:11-12). All of these blessings come to us through Jesus, Your Son. He brings us out of emptiness. He brings us into a …

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Lord, we thank You that Your Word comes to us from above (Praying Through God’s Word: Amos).

AMOS 1:1-2:16 ‘The Lord roars.’ ‘The Lord thunders’ (Amos 1:2). We thank You, Lord, that Your Word comes to us from above – ‘The Lord will roar from on high.’ You speak to us from heaven – ‘He will thunder from His holy dwelling.’ We dare not ignore Your Word. Your Word comes to us …

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All you need is love? (Praying Through God’s Word – Deuteronomy 13-22)

You can find more of this series of prayers at A Prayer For Every Day.   Deuteronomy 13:1-14:21 Lord, You are the God of love. You are also the God of holiness. We like to hear about Your love. It makes us feel good. We're not so keen on hearing about Your holiness. You are …

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In the wilderness – living for you, Lord, is not easy (Praying Through God’s Word: Numbers).

Numbers 1:1-54 Living for You, Lord, is not easy. We face determined opposition from Satan. He keeps coming back at us, again and again. We thank You, Lord, that we do not stand against him in our own strength. We stand in Your strength, in the victory of our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, …

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“The Lord Is My Strength. The Lord Is The Strength Of His People.”

More prayers can be found at my Praying Through God's Word blog. -- The Lord is my strength ... The Lord is the strength of His people" (Psalm 28:7-8). We come to You, Lord, in prayer - when we're on our own, and when we're gathered together with other worshippers. As we pray, You give …

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May the voice of Your love lift us out of the pit of our despair.

Praying through God's Word: Job 11:1-12:25 We read, Lord, about Job – “a righteous and blameless man! (Job 12:4). He was suffering, and he was confused. Was He being punished by You? That’s what Zophar was telling him - Job must have done  something pretty awful to deserve this. You, Lord, were saying something very …

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When things are going well, when things start going badly

When things are going well, help us to remember to say, “Thank You, Lord.” When things start going badly, help us to remember that You are still with us – and You haven’t stopped loving us. You haven’t left us on our own. You’re there beside us, every step of the way. In all of …

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A Future which is Heavenly, Eternal and Glorious

‘The Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God … shone with the glory of God’ (Revelation 21:10). We thank You, Lord, that You have given us a glimpse of a future which is heavenly, eternal and glorious. We thank You that You have shown us the way to eternal life. Jesus is …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Haggai

HAGGAI 1:1-15 We read, Lord, the questions that You put to Your people: ‘Why is everyone saying it is not the right time for rebuilding My Temple?'; ‘Is it then the right time for you to live in luxurious homes, when the Temple lies in ruins?’ (Haggai 1:2-4). Your people had forgotten about You. They …

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Lord, You speak to us about our sin and Your salvation – ‘Hear the Word of the Lord!’ (prayers based on Ezekiel 11-13).

Ezekiel 11:1-12:16 Lord, You speak to us about our sin - ‘Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people’ - and Your salvation - ‘I will... put a new spirit in them...’ (Ezekiel 12:2; Ezekiel 11:19-20). Show us, Lord, that we must receive’ with humility, the bad news concerning our sin - ‘The …

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When it seems like God isn’t listening to us (Praying Through God’s Word: Habakkuk)

HABAKKUK 1:1-2:14 ‘How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but You do not listen?’ (Habakkuk 1:2). Lord, there are times when it seems that You are not listening to us. What are we to do when we feel like this? Are we to give up on You? Are we to stop praying? No! …

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Lord, help us to get our priorities right – Your priorities (Praying Through God’s Word: Genesis).

Genesis 1:1-3 Lord, help us to get our priorities right - Your priorities. May our lives be more centred on You - less centred on ourselves. Help us to listen for Your Word - not to jump straight in with our own words. Help us to open our hearts to Your Holy Spirit. May He move …

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Lord, we thank You that Your Son, Jesus, has triumphed over your enemy, Satan (Praying Through God’s Word: Mark’s Gospel).

Mark 1:1-20 Lord, we thank You that Your Son, Jesus, has triumphed over Your enemy, Satan. To us, Satan can seem so strong. Help us to remember that Jesus is stronger than Satan. With Jesus as our Saviour, we shall triumph over Satan, our enemy. Mark 1:21-2:12 Lord, help us never to think that prayer …

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Show us, Lord, what we really are – without You. Make us, more truly and more fully, what You want us to become – by your saving grace.

You can find more of this series of prayers at A Prayer For Every Day.  Deuteronomy 23:1-25 Show us, Lord, what we really are - without You. Make us, more truly and more fully, what You want us to become - by Your saving grace. Fill us with Your holiness - and fill us with …

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Recent posts: Praying through God’s Word

The Vine Originally posted on Learning From God's Word:“You transplanted a vine from Egypt. You drove out the nations and planted it. You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land” (Psalm 80:8-9).When we read here about a “vine”, we should remember that Jesus said, “I am the vine; you… Lord, …

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Lord, what are we to do when we’re going through a hard time? (Praying Through God’s Word: Exodus)

Exodus 1:1-2:10 Lord, what are we to do when we’re going through a hard time? Hard times can be the breaking of us – or the making of us. We can blame You – or we can trust You. Help us to trust You – to know that You are near, even when it feels …

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Praying Through God’s Word: New Testament

Matthew 1:1-17 Lord, we’ve only just begun – to experience Your love and enjoy Your blessing. We’ve started out on the journey of faith – but we haven’t reached our destination. We’re still travelling. We dare not stand still. We must keep on going forward – with You and for You. Sometimes, we can forget …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Revelation

Revelation 1:1-20 We thank You, Lord, for “the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:1). It comes from Him. It speaks of Him. We thank You that Jesus “loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:5). We thank You that He is “coming with the clouds” (Revelation 1:7). Help us …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Matthew’s Gospel

Matthew 1:1-17 Lord, we’ve only just begun – to experience Your love and enjoy Your blessing. We’ve started out on the journey of faith – but we haven’t reached our destination. We’re still travelling. We dare not stand still. We must keep on going forward – with You and for You. Sometimes, we can forget …

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Praying through God’s Word: Galatians

Galatians 1:1-2:10 Lord, we thank you that You have given to us “a revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:12). Christ is the Gospel. He is our testimony. He is our message. Help us to keep Him at the very centre of our life. In our ever-changing world, help us to keep on saying, “Jesus Christ …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Galatians

Galatians 1:1-2:10Lord, we thank you that You have given to us "a revelation of Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12). Christ is the Gospel. He is our testimony. He is our message. Help us to keep Him at the very centre of our life. In our ever-changing world, help us to keep on saying, "Jesus Christ is …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 1:1-2:18Lord, we need Your wisdom (2 Chronicles 1:10). We need Jesus - He is Your wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). Without Jesus, we're fools. We may think that we're wise - but we're not. Jesus makes us wise. True wisdom comes from Him. When we build our lives on Jesus, we are truly wise …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Zechariah

ZECHARIAH1:1-2:13We thank You, Lord, that You promise to bless Your faithful people: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there My House will be rebuilt’ (Zechariah 1:16). You looks upon Your House, and You see Your glory – ‘I will be the glory within it’ (Zechariah 2:5). You see the glory of Your presence …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Haggai

HAGGAI1:1-15We read, Lord, the questions that You put to Your people: ‘Why is everyone saying it is not the right time for rebuilding My Temple?'; ‘Is it then the right time for you to live in luxurious homes, when the Temple lies in ruins?’ (Haggai 1:2-4). Your people had forgotten about You. They were pleasing …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12Lord, we thank You that Your Son, Jesus, is coming again. For “all those who have believed”, “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” will be a great Day, the Day of celebration, the Day of our salvation, the Day of “our being gathered together in Him” (2 Thessalonians 2:1 & 1:10). It …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 1:1-2:5We thank You, Lord, that our faith is “not based on human wisdom.” Our faith comes from Your power at work in us (1 Corinthians 2:5). Our faith is nothing without Your power. Without Your wisdom, we are fools. How do we receive Your power and Your wisdom? – We receive Your power …

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Praying Through God’s Word: John’s Gospel

John 1:1-34We thank You, Lord, for Your Son, Jesus – “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). What a wonderful thing this is – it’s the great exchange: Jesus has taken our sin, and we receive His salvation.John 1:35-2:25Help us, Lord, to look beyond what we are right …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 1 Peter

1 Peter 1:1-25What kind of people are we to be? You’re calling us to be holy. You’re calling us to be loving. It’s not holiness without love. It’s not love without holiness. It’s holiness. It’s love. This, Lord, is the life You’re calling us to live. Help us to walk with You in holiness and …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Peter

2 Peter 1:1-2:10aWe thank You, Lord, for Your “very great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4). You’re leading us on, with Yourself, to “a rich welcome into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:11). The pathway to heavenly and eternal glory will not be easy – but we’re not …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:1-2:7Lord, we’re not to keep Your Word to ourselves. You’ve given us the “Gospel.” Help us to share it with “faithful” people who will “pass it on to others” (2 Timothy 1:11,13 & 2:2).2 Timothy 2:8-3:9Help us, Lord, to “remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Timothy 2:8). Jesus is the living …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Hebrews

Hebrews 1:1-2:9We thank You, Lord, for Your Son, Jesus Christ. He is our Lord.  He came from heaven, where He is worshipped by angels (Hebrews 1:6). He is our Saviour. He came to earth where “He suffered death, so that, by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9). Help us, …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Kings

2 Kings 1:1-2:13Lord, there is always something more to be done for You. Help us never to say, “I’ll leave it to someone else” or “I’ll leave it until tomorrow.” The things that are left to someone else or left until tomorrow often end up becoming the things that never get done. Help us, Lord, …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Daniel

DANIEL 1:1-2:16 ‘Daniel resolved not to defile himself’ (Daniel 1:8). We thank You, Lord, that Daniel was devoted to You. It was not easy to live as Your faithful servant. His dedication to You was put to the test – ‘Test your servants’ (Daniel 1:12). Our faith is put to the test. We ‘suffer many …

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