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A Written Prayer

It seems to me that prayer may not just be the right thing, but an essential thing! There are many ways to pray. Writing is significant! (click=> put it in writing) And, yes, you can write out your prayers. There are many ways to write out your prayers.  Rather than show a variety of ways, I will simply share how I have done it over the last seven years.

It seems like most of my prayers have three parts (but see my note at the bottom of this page):

  1. Thanking God for something
  2. Quoting scripture
  3. Praying for the person using the words from the scripture just quoted

This can be expanded like this:

  1. Thanking God
    • Saying hello to my heavenly Father
    • Thanking Him for something
    • Thanking Him for providing the scripture to use as a basis for this prayer
  2. Quoting scripture
    • I underline or boldface the applicable words in the scripture, even add some color to a few words
    • I Include more than one translation sometimes to give me different phrases
  3. Praying for the person
    • Lord, here I am on behalf of ______
    • I pray for them using the words from the scripture I just quoted
    • I give all the glory to God
    • I pray it all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus

An Example Prayer

(1) Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for my health. Thank you for my breath. Thank you for my life! Thank you for being my provider as well as my protector. And thank you for the scripture with a  blessing to use for your daughter this day:

(2) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 15:13 NASB)

(3) Lord, I’m here again! I’m here to bless your daughter you love. Yes, good friend, today I bless you in the name of the God of hope that he may fill you with an abundance of joy and peace so that you will abound in hope. I pray that the Lord will infuse your life with both joy and peace so that your hope overflows with the power of the Holy Spirit. And we both can give the glory to God. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

(2b) The Voice: I pray that God, the source of all hope, will infuse your lives with an abundance of joy and peace in the midst of your faith so that your hope will overflow through the power of the Holy Spirit.

NOTE:

If you need more examples, I have posted a copy of 40 blessings that I have prayed over someone (but have removed their name to use them as examples). Click=> 40 Blessings

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

While reviewing my thoughts that I am piecing together for my talk with a good friend, she looked at me and quickly said something like this:

“But you forgot a step … you forgot the very first step – waiting to hear from God about what to pray. You just always do that so you simply forgot to include it in your list!”

YES!

I do that … I ask God to give me the scripture that I should use as the basis for the prayer! So … that could be added as STEP ZERO :)

0. Ask God for a scripture verse to use for the prayer
1.  Thank God for something
2.  Quote the scripture verse(s) and use 2 or 3 translations if needed for alternate phrasing
3.  Pray for the person using words from the scripture just quoted and give glory to God