Praying Scripture

Today, we’re praying that God would be at work to bring about marriages, to embolden men to step forward into relationships, and to give women the boldness to change where the Holy Spirit leads. 

As one of the new FastPray leaders, it was really encouraging to see so many heartfelt responses to Connally’s post last week. This ministry has meant so much to me in the past few years, and I know that is not due to any one person. Instead, it’s been God the whole time. I’m not claiming to be a perfect writer or that our words are inspired, but I know that when His people come together to pray– He moves. 

One of my nascent 2013 goals is memorizing more scripture, and I hope to incorporate that into how I pray on Mondays as well. Often times, I come to prayer–especially prayer on a Monday like the widow with only a little bit of flour and oil. If you click the link and remind yourself of the story, God essentially sees that she has only a tiny bit left to give, and instead of filling her up immediately, asks her to sacrifice. 

Sometimes, my prayer life is like that–especially when it comes to praying about singleness. I’ve got nothing left, Lord. That’s when the words of the Apostle Paul can speak on my behalf. 

This is my prayer for you as we start 2013, from Ephesians 1:15-23.

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father,may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

That same “mighty strength” has been given to you. Claim it.

Love,

Anna

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4 Responses to Praying Scripture

  1. Olivia says:

    I would like to join fasting and praying but have no idea how. Could you describe what is involved in your typical lunch hour fast+pray? Do you also sing hymns and praises during the fast+pray?

    • fast. pray. says:

      Hi Olivia — Glad you’re considering joining us. We’re all pretty spread out geographically and so some people might do things differently. I usually call a friend of mine on Monday’s at lunch time and we we pray together over the phone. I’d encourage you to invite a friend to pray and fast with you. It’s great accountability and a huge encouragement. ❤ Anna

  2. Anna. . .Thank you, that was lovely and just what I needed after spending a long weekend feeling sorry for myself. I have started a prayer journal (at my sister’s recommendation – Praise for her in my life!) where I praise our King, along with lay my fears, concerns and angst at His feet. I do ask for prayers that my feelings of “needing to sell my house” are being cultivated from a Godly financial aspect. . .not a “changing to run away” one.

    Loving this blog a ton!!

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