I recently ran across a little book where the author took various passages from Paul’s Epistles and rewrote them into prayers. The book is entitled “Praying Daily with Paul” by Eldon Degge. Let me give you a sample of one of the prayers that impacted me. This one is based on Paul’s description of the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-26.
This rewording of the passage as a prayer helped me to take it in and allow it to transform me. The prayer itself invites this transformation. I began to experiment with doing this myself with some other passages and found it a delightful discipline. It is so easy to simply read scripture to reap new bits of information, but reading scripture should always be a transformational event for in its pages, we encounter Jesus—The Living Word.
The writer of Hebrews says:
The prophet Isaiah says:
Try praying this prayer with me and see how it transforms you. You might even take another passage of scripture that is special to you and turn it into a prayer, take it in and let God’s Word transform you!