A).BASIC DEFINITIONS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PRAY THE SCRIPTURES?
*It is to directly employ the texts of scripture in your prayer expressions or vocabulary.
*It is to pray scripturally or in accordance with the written word of God ,that is, the entire logos.
*It is to use direct examples of prayer points as frequently found and explicitly expressed throughout the texts of scripture, especially the New Testament Epistles, (Romans through Hebrews).
B).WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES?
*Praying the scriptures make them open up more and more to you.
*It helps to deepen your spiritual walk and work with God.
*It is certainly and almost always guaranteed to bring you definite answers from the Almighty God.
*It helps you know what is written about your situation in the word of God. Jesus constantly and consistently cited from the scriptures in His daily discourses with the Jews and others, (Luke 10:25-26; John 5:39, 45-47; 6:45; Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:16-20).
*Praying the scriptures help you to identify with your godly heritage and privileges in Christ, as well as the promises meant for you.
*Praying the scriptures help to establish your spiritual authority over Satan and his agents of darkness.
*Praying the scriptures open your eyes to more spiritual truths, and exposes you to the will and ways of God, (Psalm 119:18, 38, 105, 130, 162).
*Praying the scriptures help to restore joy and peace of mind to your heart, (Psalm 119:165; Isaiah 26:3; John 14:1, 27; Colossians 3:15-16; Philippians 4:7).
C).EXAMPLES OF SCRIPTURAL PRAYERS
*Romans 15:13, 33; 16:25
*2 Corinthians 2:14; 9:8, 10-11
*Galatians 1:3; 6:18
*Ephesians 1:15-18; 3:14-19
*Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11
*1 Thessalonians 1:2-4; 2:12-13
*2 Thessalonians 1:3-4; 2:13-14, 16-17
*1 Timothy 1:1-4
*2 Timothy 1:3-6
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