A month of biblically based prayer prompts. Each day is a different Scripture that corresponds with the devotions in the book, Praying the Scriptures for Your Life by Jodie Berndt.
BONUS! With your calendar you'll receive Jodie's instruction on "How to Pray With Scriptures" plus 3 days of companion devotions.
Where do you need God’s help right now? Are you struggling with a challenging relationship? A job that feels too big to accomplish? Anxiety over the future... or maybe right now in the current moment?
Whatever the situation is, it has not taken God by surprise. He reveals problems not to prompt you to panic, but to invite you to pray.
Let’s pray together over the next 31 days.
This calendar is designed to be a guide as you read through Praying the Scriptures for Your Life and will kickstart your daily habit of praying God’s Word.
I hope that these bite-sized verses will be an encouragement to your daily walk with God.
Why I Pray the Scriptures...
ABOUT THE BOOK
Experience a deeper intimacy with Jesus as you allow his invitation from John 15 to transform your perspective as well as your prayers.
Discover how closeness with Christ equips you to bear fruit through your prayers and is the key to abundance.
Daily devotions and companion prayers cover topics ranging from relationships to faith to money management to finding freedom from worry and fear.
Each day's devotion and prayers invite you to read, reflect, and respond as you pray the Scriptures over every area of your life.
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” - John 15:7
If you’ve been around the Bible for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that you can read a passage and learn something one day, and then—a day, a week, or a year or more later—you can read it again and discover something entirely different.
That may have been what Jesus was talking about when he said, “Every student well-trained in God’s kingdom is like the owner of a general store who can put his hands on anything you need, old or new, exactly when you need it.”
Put another way, the Bible is like a storeroom in which we find treasure that is both new and fresh and old and familiar.
When we pray prayers birthed out of time spent in Scripture—when Christ’s words remain in us and animate our desires—we tap into a power that goes beyond what our minds can conceive.
“My Word,” God says in Isaiah 55:11, “will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Likewise, in Jeremiah 1:12, God declares, “I am watching to see that my Word is fulfilled.”
And His word comes with clout. It’s like fire, God says, or like a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces. It’s what He used to create the whole world, for goodness’ sake! How much more can he use it to shape our lives?
When we use Scripture as a launching pad for our prayers, we never run out of material. Our health, our friendships, our jobs, our families, our finances—all of these things (and so many more) are covered in the pages of the Bible. They matter to God!
There is not a need we will face, a concern we will have, a relationship we’ll want to navigate, that God has not already thought of—and provided for—in his Word.
Effective time management?
“Teach us to number our days, so we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (based on Psalm 90:12)
Dealing with things like worry and fear?
“Don’t let us be anxious or afraid, but instead move us to cast all our anxiety on you, knowing that you care for us.” (based on 1 Peter 5:7)
Being kinder, or more bighearted, toward others?
“Prompt us to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous and willing to share.” (based on 1 Timothy 6:18)
Those are just a few of the prayer prompts we find in the Bible; there are countless more to discover—prayer-shaping verses we’ll unearth during our thirty-one days of abiding in the presence, provision, and power of God.
And the best part?
The best part of the John 15:7 promise isn’t just the fact that we can ask for whatever we want. The best part is that when we respond to Jesus’ invitation—remaining in him, and letting his words remain in us—we get to live out John 15:8.
We bring glory to God.
We become productive, fruit-bearing people.
And we discover the security of knowing that we are Christ’s disciples. That we are part of God’s family. That we belong.
~ Jodie Berndt, Praying the Scriptures for Your Life