I talk to God all the time. What difference will it make to start praying Scripture?
Talking to God on a regular basis is foundational for growing faith. The better you know and trust the Lord, the more you will risk with Him and the faster your faith will grow. Praying Scripture is not a replacement for communing with God. Not at All! By all means, do not short change your time with Him in the Secret Place!
But, if you want to see measurable results in your prayers of petition and in your spiritual growth, start praying Scripture.
- This type of prayer is not a dialogue with God.
- It is a proclamation, a declaration of what is right and true.
When you pray in this way, you are speaking in agreement with what God has already said and is still saying. Agreement brings power! Read more about the power of agreement in this article.
Also, when you pray Scripture, you are professing or confessing your faith. This confession is a power tool also. It works on you and it works on the problem you are speaking over...all at the same time. God is so efficient! If confession of faith is a new concept for you, read more here. To pray Scripture most effectively, understand this principle. The fruit of your prayers will bear it out.
You also need to understand that words, all words, carry power. Scripture is clear about guarding out tongues and guarding our hearts out of which our words flow. Get clear on the importance of this and then take a look at the power of words taken from Scripture.
Don't rush this study. Take your time in reading these articles. Let the Spirit of God speak to your heart. It will expand your prayer life and impact all that concerns you!
In the meantime, I pray that the Father of Glory give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of your understanding be enlightened. I pray that you may know the hope of His calling, and the exceeding greatness of His power to you who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raise Him from the dead.