Have you ever wondered what God’s will was for your life or your children’s life? Wondered what to pray? Well I have found that personalizing God’s Word and praying it back to Him is one way to assure myself that I am praying with a pure heart.
Personalizing scripture is simply putting in names and pronouns. For example: “Lord, I pray that You will guard my daughter_____’s heart above all else, for it determines the course of her life (Proverbs 4:23 NLT).” In my book Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter, I have a section titled “Forty Days of Praying Scripture for Your Daughter,” which is simply personalized scriptures for the parents to insert their daughter’s name into and pray.
Three parents in our Hope for Parents of Prodigal Daughters Support Group had a breakthrough with their daughter after only praying scripture for three weeks. One daughter even was saved!!
Another parent wrote me: “Praying for our daughter has made her become more touchable to me through prayer than any other experience I tried to make happen. Our daughter has been separated from our family for 16 years…Praying Scripture has given me new insight into God’s Word and into my own heart, and becoming more real, and seeing our daughter as God sees her and intends her to be and become.”
If you haven’t prayed scripture before, try it this week in you quiet time with the Lord. If you have questions, just leave a comment and I’ll try to answer them.
Prayer works because we are partnering with God.
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