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Put it in WRITING


Pray your prayers out loud, but also take the extra time to write out your prayers!  Writing is significant! (and thus can be an essential part of letting people SEE your prayers… to visualize them … click=> Seeing your prayers)

Even the king was to write out scriptures!

18 As soon as this king takes the royal throne, he must write out a copy of this law for himself on a scroll with the Levitical priests looking on. 19 He must keep this copy with him and read it every day, so that he will learn to fear the Eternal his God and to obey everything in the law and remember all these regulations very carefully in order to do them. Deuteronomy 17:18-19 Voice (click=> 3 translations)

God has asked many people to write down his word, his prophecy or visions. But I think how God asked this of Habakkuk is interesting:

And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by. Habakkuk 2:2 Amplified (click=> 3 translations)

God asked the Israelites to write another copy of His law!

Moses (commanding the people, with Israel’s elders supporting him)Obey all the commands I’m giving you today, and listen to the elders when they help you enact them.When you cross the Jordan into the land the Eternal your God is giving you, set up some giant stones and whitewash them with lime. Write each word of this law on them when you cross the Jordan to enter the land He is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey that the Eternal, God of your ancestors, promised you. Deuteronomy 27:1-3 Voice (click=> 3 translations)

God also asked the Israelites to write down His words on their doorposts:

18 “Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol[a] on your foreheads.[b]19 Teach them to your children,talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your fathers. Deuteronomy 11:18-21 Holman (click=> 3 translations)

And Psalm 102 refers again to the Israelites needing to write down all the things God has done for them:

18 Write down for the coming generation what the Lord has done,
    so that people not yet born will praise him. Psalm 102:18 Good News Translation (click=> 3 translations)

God asked Moses to write down His words:

27 The Lord also said to Moses, “Write down these words, for I have made a covenant with you and with Israel based on these words.” Exodus 34:27 Holman (click=> 3 translations)

God asked Isaiah to write down His words:

So, go on—write all this down on a tablet in their presence;
    inscribe it on a scroll as a permanent record
So people will know about it forever. Isaiah 30:8 Voice (click=> 3 translations)

Joshua wrote down God’s words:

25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. Joshua 24:25-26 (click=> 3 translations)

God asked John to write down His words:

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s word and the testimony about Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet 11 saying, Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” Revelation 1:9-11 Holman (click=> 3 translations)

Samuel wrote the words and placed them in the presence of the Lord:

25 Samuel proclaimed to the people the rights of kingship. He wrote them on a scroll, which he placed in the presence of the Lord. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each to his home. 1Samuel 10:25 Holman (click=> 3 translations)

Paul kept writing and writing to God’s people:

It is time that I wrap up these thoughts to you, my brothers and sisters. Rejoice in the Lord! (I don’t mind writing these things over and over to you, as I know it keeps you safe.) Philippians 3:1 Voice (click=> 3 translations)

God asked Jeremiah to write His words in a book (or scroll):

The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book. Jeremiah 30:1-2 NASB (click=> 3 translations)

Even God himself wrote down his instructions!

18 When God had finished giving these instructions to Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two stone tablets as a witness to their agreement inscribed by the very finger of God. Exodus 31:18 (click=> 3 translations)

12 Now the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction.” Exodus 24:12 NASB (click=> 3 translations)

You can do this too! Click=> Writing your prayer