Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Prayer should be a conversation which means it should be two sided. Praying without reading God’s Word is like having a one sided conversation. Praying with scriptures gives life to your prayers.
Here are five important reasons you should pray with scripture.
1. You commit God to your affairs
For me, this is the most important reason to pray with scriptures.
Everything you’re looking for has been made provision for in the Bible. Search for its roots in the scriptures and use it in your prayer. Doing that, you commit God to your request by His Word which He honors.
If your request can not be found in the bible or does not resonate with anything in God’s Word, then you may have to recheck such prayer.
God is committed to His Word so backing your prayers with scripture is very important; what moves God even faster is when you get a revelation for that scripture.
2. You strengthen yourself
Scriptures have a way of strengthening and encouraging us; that is part of it’s purpose. Resting and reassured of what God has in store for you. This makes your prayer more effective and productive.
3.You know the mind of God concerning the issue you’re praying about.
Have you ever seen a scripture and realized you have been saying a prayer wrongly all your life? God speaks through His word. I read somewhere that “If you can’t hear God, read God”. God speaks through His Word.
4. You get revelations of greater things available for you.
Ephesians 3:20NIV:Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
The Word of God is a compendium of the possibilities available in God. Everything in God’s Word, God is able to do.
5. You correct your intentions
New American Standard Bible
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
When you pray, God wants to know the basis of your prayer. To what end is your request? What are your strong reasons? Wrong intentions and reasons are the reasons for many unanswered prayers. Studying God’s Word corrects your motives and intentions which gives you better results. Praying with scripture, helps you remain spiritual and not veer off into carnality.
Psalm 119:104 AMP:Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.