Prayer in the Bible; something you ever think about? I’m not sure I did until this Online Bible Study and now these Bible Study pages available to you here in the shop. I mean I know people prayed in the Bible, even Jesus Himself. I know the Bible mentions prayer, but to sit down and actually study the ways and means and ends of prayer in the Bible, this was new to me.
I think we could easily say every page of the Bible equals Prayer in the Bible. If prayer is a conversation with God, which it is, then the Bible in and of itself is page after page of recorded prayer.
Here’s one of the beautiful things about prayer in the Bible, it never looks the same; it’s as different as each story and each person in that story.
Bible Study About Prayer
Prayer in the Bible can look like an infertile woman pleading with God for a child while her husband is simultaneously pleading for an heir. It can look like a starving person crying out for physical nourishment while another is crying out for spiritual nourishment.
This Scripture Writing Plan and Journaling Reflection Questions will start your Bible Study time off writing the Word of God and then digging deeper, reflecting on His Word in your own life.
Our intimacy with God and growing in a closer friendship with Jesus won’t mysteriously happen by just reading the Word and walking away from it as quickly as we approached. This world is too noisy and the enemy too busy to make sure we are quickly distracted from the ponderings of God’s Word.
But by writing the Word, and then answering reflection questions, journaling and doodling our thoughts, prayers, cries, questions…the Word begins to burrow a little more, and a little more; deeper into our hearts and minds.
It’s in this still quiet place where the Word begins to settle, take root, and form. Don’t rush this time. Don’t rush this intimacy with our Lord and His precious Word.
For example, you may feel like your prayer life is on target right now, hitting on all cylinders. You may think you don’t need to study Prayer in the Bible. You do. This life is so fluid and just because our prayer life is on target today, doesn’t mean it will be next week or next year, or after a diagnosis, or because of a disagreement, or in a dry spell, etc.
Scriptures for Prayer in the Bible
Have you ever felt something so strongly and at the same time, couldn’t find the right words to express what you were feeling? Welcome to praying the Scriptures friend! There literally is not a single thought or feeling you could be having that isn’t covered in the Scriptures–and frequently by King David in the Psalms!
One of the beautiful things about praying the Scriptures is the ability to just pray the words, not having to think them up first or get things started. Think of it like this, there’s always that one person who starts the singing of “Happy Birthday” even though we all know the song! The Scriptures are like that one person, getting us started.
Have you been waiting on the Lord for something? “How long O Lord!” is a common prayer beginning of David in the Psalms. “But you O Lord…” another common prayer phrase good David uses that I find applicable in my own life so many times.
The Scriptures also give us a glimpse into not only how someone prayed, but where, or when, or with what posture. Our Online Bible Study Community spent an entire Zoom call discussing the various prayer postures mentioned in the Bible. (If you’d like to join our online community, click here.) We have a private Facebook group and a weekly live Zoom call–Bible Study from your own home! And if you miss the live you can always catch the replay.)
Anyway, if you’re looking for a Bible Study about Prayer, this a fabulous study, spending an entire month reading, writing, studying and praying the Scriptures about prayer in the Bible.