The longer I walk with the Lord, the more my prayers gravitate toward praying His Word. I still speak to Him, pray my childlike prayers, and pour out my heart to my God, but I am really moved by God to pray strategically for my child and family and for those who cross my path, and I am led to pray for.
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12).
God’s Word is not like any other text. In John 1, God equates Himself with His own Word in John 1:1, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word WAS God”, then emphasizes this truth again when referring to Jesus, “So the Word became human and made His home among us” (John 1:14).
Praying God is a powerful way to pray, and it also encourages and builds up my faith when I pray the promises in it – a living and powerful weapon which God Himself claims as equal to Himself, thus magnifying it importance far above human understanding. So, in childlike faith with my Heavenly Father, I love praying His Word back to Him.
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3-4).