Saturday, June 18, 2011


045 copy with verse

Aren’t you glad that through His death and resurrection, Jesus took the keys from the enemy?

The Bible also says in Matthew 16:19 that He gives us the keys of the Kingdom

and that we have God’s power and authority when we pray!

We don’t serve a passive, wimpy God, but One with great might, power and authority.

Likewise, we don’t have to passively accept whatever the enemy throws our way.

I believe it’s a dangerous thing to live a “que sera sera” type of life,  a “whatever will be, will be” existence.

I take this most seriously as I pray for my descendants.

I believe it’s my responsibility when I pray for them, to bind them to God’s will and purposes for their lives and to loose them from any plans of the enemy.  I love to use the Word of God when I pray, because then I know I’m praying God’s will and not my own.  One of the verses I pray aloud over my children and grandchildren is 

Psalm 102:28 “Our children will dwell safely and continue and our descendants will thrive in Your Presence.”

Do you use scripture passages in prayer?  If so, I’d love you to share one in a comment.

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  1. Beautiful words! Yes, I DO use Scripture passages in prayer. Right now I'm praying Deuteronomy 33:27 for a dear friend who is going through incredible physical distress. Things don't look good (in the natural view) but I remind the Father of His words: The eternal God is [her] refuge, and his everlasting arms are under [her].

    His Word never fails. How can we go wrong if we pray His words back to Heaven?

  2. What a great photo...and the verse you chose to go with it is perfect. I have been praying from Colossians 1:9-11 for the past few weeks. I want to be filled with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

  3. This is beautiful, Elizabeth. I do use scripture when I pray. One of our pastors planted this seed in my heart. His prayers were beautiful promises and truths from God's word prayed right back up to the Father.

  4. I love this... Beautiful photo and your words are so true!

  5. Amen, God holds the keys. I love to pray Scripture right out of His Word! It encourages me when others do as well. Have a beautiful Lord's Day!!

  6. AMEN! This is an absolutely beautiful post - well done, Elizabeth!!

  7. I love the close-up with this verse.

  8. Yes, Elizabeth, I do pray scripture too. It is so powerful and it is God's will!
    I have the book by Lee Roberts, "Praying God's Will for Your Husband", but I refer to it for everyone. It is a great resource, because it also keeps the Word in my heart.

  9. my dear elizabeth, you teach me so much... and i have to tell you, your words, telling me God wanted me to "soar" rang through my heart the entire conference and helped me to do just that. you really gifted me. thank you. xo

  10. Elizabeth....what a wonderful way to pray. So very often I just pray whatever comes to my head or what/whoever I'm worried about. I love the idea of praying scripture. But I'm lost when it comes to actually doing it because I don't know where to start or where to look....? I see that Carol recommended Lee Robert's book, which I want to look in to buying for sure. Can you get started on the right path? ♥

    xoxo laurie

  11. Yes, I do use scripture in prayer. I use what the Spirit gives me to fit the moment. It's amazing what verses He can remind me to pray.
    Because I struggle with my words, I often pray, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, oh LORD my rock and my redeemer."

    I also pray "Guard my mouth oh LORD. Keep a lock on the door of my lips."

    Another common one to pour out of my lips is "Create in me a clean heart oh LORD, and renew a steadfast spirit in me."

    And so often I have just cried out, "I believe. Help my unbelief!"

    I could go on, but as I said, I'm praying to rein in my words.

  12. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I loved your post. I'm off to read it again, to take it all in.

  13. Yes, I pray scripture! I believe it's the best way to pray since Love's Word will not return void or not accomplishing what it was sent to do. Isn't Papa so awesome that He loves us enough to do such great things for us? Love your post!!


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