Praying scripture can be a fantastic way to enrich your prayers. Specifically, following scripture can move you to pray about things you normally wouldn’t, thus broadening your prayer life. Also, praying scripture can help you focus and pray for longer periods of time.
Two simple techniques for praying scripture are: 1) Using scripture as a topical guide and 2) Paraphrasing Psalms. Here are some example…
1. Using Scripture as a Topical Guide
Recently, scripture guided my prayers as I was sewing baby quilts and praying over them for the next generation. I sew for about 30 minutes which can be a super long time to focus on a single topic. I was struggling to keep praying until the Sermon on the Mount came to mind. Last year I had memorized the Sermon on the Mount during Lent