I shared with you all that one of the things I learned last month was how to pray using Scripture. It's something that I've done before, but I never really thought about implementing it more often as I pray. This enlightenment was due to several women sharing with me how they use Scripture to pray and after watching War Room, who would have thought?
This past month, I've been reading through and studying Hebrews using the She Reads Truth study pack, which has been a helpful tool as I study it more in-depth. On the back page of the study pack, they include a beautiful graphic with a verse from Hebrews. While flipping through the book on the first day, I found this graphic.
It's the author's benediction, or blessing, to the Hebrews. It caught my attention because it sounds like a prayer, so I started using it as a prayer.
Here is the original passage from Scripture:
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
And below is how you can use it as a prayer for friends, family, or for yourself. This is how I word it as a prayer for my fiancé.
God of peace, please equip Brandon with everything good that he may do Your will, working in him that which is pleasing in Your sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
When I don't know how to pray for Brandon, my friends, or family, I use this passage and others. I've also found that the more I use this passage in my prayers, I end up memorizing it as well. Nifty.
I'm praying this passage for you, dear readers, and I hope this helps you as you pray as well.
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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