The Bible has been described as many things over the centuries: our Church history, a road map to heaven, a love letter from God, etc. One of the most important titles we can give the Bible is “a prayer.”
The Bible contains every sort of prayer imaginable. Particularly in the Psalms, there are passages of praise, passages of lament, and everything else in between.
Through the Bible, God reveals to us how we should pray. He gives us words where we may have none of our own, and through the Biblical figures, He shows us how He answers prayer, to encourage us.
By taking time every day to meditate on the Scriptures, we learn to hear God’s voice. It is of the utmost importance as Christians that we learn to recognize God’s voice, so that we can discern when He is speaking to us in our daily lives.
If praying with the Bible is something you feel inspired to try, you can start by opening up to the Psalms, or the Gospels. Ask God to open your heart and mind to what He wants you to hear, and after reading a passage, pause in silence to listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Take advantage of this beautiful tool that God Himself scripted through the Biblical authors. He knew then what you and I would need to hear today.
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