Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible

The Bible is our textbook for living for the glory of God and for our good in this world.The Bible should also be our prayer book as our prayers are shaped by God’s word. By turning the Word of God into a prayer, we can pray in fresh ways and pray in a manner consistent with the will of God.

In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans— in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Daniel 9:1-4″ (ESV)