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  • Writer's pictureDarrell Stetler II

The Power of Praying with the Bible: A Guide for Beginners

Updated: May 6

When I was a little kid, I was taught in Sunday School to pray by folding my hands, and closing my eyes.

Can I invite you to join me in a different way of thinking?

Praying With The Bible Open

What if you prayed with the Bible open? And your eyes open?

Praying with the Bible can be a powerful way to deepen your faith and connect with God. Sometimes, people think of Bible reading and prayer as two separate activities. I don't! I think that we should pray with the Bible in hand.

By using scripture as a guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of God's word and find comfort and guidance in your daily life. Whether you're new to prayer or looking to deepen your spiritual practice, this beginner's guide will show you how to pray with the Bible and experience the transformative power of scripture.

Understanding the Importance of Praying with the Bible.

Praying with the Bible is an important practice for many Christians as it allows them to connect with God through scripture. The Bible is considered to be the word of God and contains teachings, stories, and guidance that can help individuals deepen their faith and find comfort in times of need. By incorporating scripture into their prayer practice, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of God's word and strengthen their relationship with Him.

Using Scripture to Guide Your Prayers.

Praying with the Bible involves using scripture as a guide for your prayers. This can be done by selecting a passage or verse that speaks to you and using it as a starting point for your prayer. You can also use the Bible to find prayers that have been written by others, such as the Lord's Prayer or the Psalms. By incorporating scripture into your prayers, you can deepen your understanding of God's word and connect with Him on a deeper level.

If you want to know more about praying with the Bible in hand, check out this series of posts about learning to pray the Bible using the Psalms:

How to Pray Using the Bible, Day 1: Psalm 1

How to Pray Using the Psalms, Day 2: Psalm 2

You'll learn how to talk to God about what He just talked to you about, if you'll pray with the Bible in your hand.

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