We are in the middle of a series on Sundays, and we are so glad you have joined us.
This series is all about personally praying the prayers and the beloved passages of the Bible. Each week, we will take a familiar passage or prayer from the Bible and turn it into a personal prayer you can take and use to pray back to the Lord.
It’s our hope that this will inspire you, increase your faith, and give you some practical ways to pray scripture back to the Lord.
If you have a favorite passage you’d like us to add to this series, please let me know in the comments section below.
Here is what we have shared so far:
Do you ever find yourself wishing for more wisdom, insight, and understanding?
Would you like to be more discerning?
One of the best ways we can become wiser is to seek the Lord in prayer and in reading the Bible.
When we open the pages of the Bible and spend time in focused prayer, God speaks to us and gives us incredible answers and ideas.
~ Would you like to be a better parent?
~ Would you like to be a smarter business owner?
~ Want to be wise with your money?
~ Would you like to learn to handle relationships better?
~ Would you like to have more peace, joy, and contentment?
~ Want to be a person who offers great advice to others?
Then, you (and I) must seek the Lord. We must spend intentional time alone with God on a regular basis.
Spending time in the Lord’s presence changes us.
It helps us.
It heals us.
No time in His presence or in the pages of the Bible is ever wasted.
“The presence of God will not fix all of your problems, but it will clarify your perspective.”
The presence of God will not fix all of your problems, but it will clarify your perspective. (Furtick) Click To Tweet
Today, let’s take one of the most remarkable verses about prayer and time in God’s presence and turn it into a prayer.
Let’s consider how to make Jeremiah 33:3 your prayer today.
“Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
Father, just as you promised Jeremiah, I believe You have promised me. I will ask, and I will not hold back or hold off from making requests of You. I understand that so often I don’t have answers because I don’t ask You for anything. You tell me that I have not because I ask not. So, today, I am asking.
Thank You, that when I call on You and come and pray to You, You will listen to me. When I seek You, I will find You when I seek You with all of my heart. I’m so thankful that You hear and allow me to speak to You.
And I will tell you.
Thank You, Lord, that when I call, You answer. You listen and You respond. I’m so grateful that You answer me when I call. You are with me in trouble; You will rescue me and honor me. Thank You that You are near to all who call upon You. You are near to all who call upon You in truth.
Today, would You speak to me through Your Word? Would You take my time in devotions and Bible study and speak to me? Father, would You also speak to me through the music and the messages at church today? Would You use Sunday worship time today to tell me things? And, would You speak through my godly friends and mentors? Would You use the words of those I trust to speak truth into my life?
Thank You, Father, that You can speak to me any way you wish to. I’m listening, and I ask You to be clear as You speak into my life. Don’t let me miss You!
Thank You, Father, that You can speak to me any way you wish to. I’m listening, and I ask You to be clear as You speak into my life. Click To Tweet
And, Lord, I’m excited to hear the remarkable secrets that You have for me. I want to know these great and mighty and wondrous things that You want to share with me.
To consider that You want to share mysterious and important secrets with me, that is amazing! So, I will get my pen and paper ready. I will open Your Word. I will stay alert and aware. And, I will be on the lookout for you to share these remarkable things with me.
Father, would You give me hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that I may know that You are the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons me by name? I understand that the secret counsel of the Lord is for those who fear You, and You reveal Your covenant to us.
I will stay alert and aware. And, I will be on the lookout for you to share these remarkable things with me. Click To Tweet
You do not know.
Lord, there is so much that I do not know. Sometimes, I can be a know it all, but when I come into Your presence, I see the truth. I am a mere mortal. You are the Lord of this universe. God, I submit to You. I want to learn from You. I want to hear from You.
There are so many things I’ve not learned to recognize and understand. Also, there are so many things that I’m just not yet aware of. Whether blinded by Satan or by my own pride, I can miss many things. Would You open the eyes of my heart? I want to see You and hear You.
About things to come.
Lord, You know what is coming tomorrow, next week, and next month. You are the only One who can really prepare my heart for all that is ahead. The only way I can plan for the future is to stay pressed in close to You.
I ask that You grant me wisdom to distinguish and grasp all that You have for me. Would You make me as wise and discerning as I have ever been? I don’t want to miss anything!
Lord, thank You that I can call to You, and You will answer me. I’m so grateful that You will show me great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which I do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).
This is an amazing promise.
I claim it today.
In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.
Would You make me as wise and discerning as I have ever been? I don’t want to miss anything! Click To Tweet
Verses used in this article: Jeremiah 33:3; Jeremiah 29:12-14; James 4:2-3; Psalm 91:15; Psalm 145:18; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 45:3; Psalm 25:14; Ephesians 1:18;
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