Why not use the Word as a script for our prayers?!
Reference: “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” Psalm 141:2 NIV
Explore: At church we’ve just had a series on prayer. This has been a good reminder for me that different people use different techniques to connect with God, but it’s something we all need to work on.
One thing I hadn’t considered a whole lot before was to use scripture as prayer. I grew up in a church that had quite a few liturgies and guided prayers, so why not use the Word as a script for our prayers?!
Application: The Psalms are not a bad place to start. They often speak of the challenges of life and ask God to carry them through.
It may not speak directly into our lives, but it helps to prompt my mind to things I should consider.
Let’s not be closed minded about how to pray, but look at multiple opportunities to connect with God.
Prayer: “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” Amen. Psalm 141:2 NIV
How will you connect with God today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.