Thursday, August 25, 2011

prayer by scripture

Note: This is very. long.  But worth it.

I was over at MckMama's place where she's having a rough go of it and it brought to mind our ladies' Bible study last week.  Miss D, who heads up our studies handed out a sheet of paper listing verses.  We were to read through them and pick out one or more that we thought applied to us or was something that we needed to work on.  Then, in our small groups, we prayed for each person by name, reading the scripture(s) she had chosen.  At the top, it read...

"Lord, I pray for my sister, __(insert name)___:
  • That she would not only know You, but honor You and give thanks. (Rom. 1:2)
  • That she would grow strong in her faith as she gives you the glory. (Rom. 4:21)
  • That she would not waver concerning your promises. (Rom. 4:20)
  • That she would not weaken in her faith. (Rom. 4:19)
  • That she would be patient in well-doing. (Rom. 2:7)
  • That her faith would be proclaimed to others. (Rom. 1:8)
  • That you would give her a spirit of revelation in the knowledge of thee. (Eph. 1:17)
  • That the eyes of her heart would be enlightened. (Eph. 1:18)
  • That you would grant her strength with power thru your Spirit in her inner being. (Eph. 3:16)
  • That she would rejoice in her sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame. (Rom.5:3)
  • That sin would not have dominion over her.  (Rom.6:14)
  • That she would remember that nothing can separate her from your love. (Rom. 8:35)
  • That you would give her the desire to do right and the ability to carry it out. (Rom. 7:18)
  • That she would know that there is no condemnation for her in Christ Jesus. (Rom. 8:1)
  • That she would set her mind on the Spirit and have life and peace. (Rom. 8:5)
  • That she would hope for what she does not see and wait for it with patience. (Rom. 8:25)
  • That the Spirit would help her know how to pray.  (Rom. 8:26)
  • That she would remember that all things work together for good to those who are called according to your purposes. (Rom. 8:28)
  • That she would be conformed to the image of Christ. (Rom. 8:29)
  • That she would remember that You are her refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
  • That she would be reminded that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. (Job 42:1-2)
  • That you would remind her that if You are for her, who can be against her. (Rom. 8:31)

On the back, was the same layout, except it read...

Lord, I pray for my sisters...
  • That we would be mutually encouraged by each other's faith. (Rom. 1:12)
  • That our love would be genuine.  (Rom. 12:9)
  • That we would not pass judgment on one another. (Rom. 14:13)
  • That we would never be a stumbling block or hindrance to another. (Rom. 14:13)
  • That we would pursue what makes for peace and mutual upbuilding. (Rom. 14:19)
  • That thru love we would serve one another. (Rom. 5:13)
  • That we would bear one another's burdens. (Rom. 6:2)
  • That we would outdo one another in showing honor. (Rom. 12:10)
  • That we would be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph. 4:3)
  • That if my sister is caught in any transgression, that I would seek to restore her. (Gal. 6:1)
  • That we would speak the truth in love. (Eph. 4:15)
  • That we would grow up in every way. (Eph. 4:15)
  • That, as we have opportunity, we would do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Rom. 6:10)
  • That  we would be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. (Rom. 16:19)
  • That we would not be slothful in zeal, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. (Rom. 12:11)
  • That we would rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and constant in prayer. (Rom. 12:12)
  • That we would contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. (Rom. 12:13)
  • That we would bless those that persecute us. (Rom. 12:14)
  • That we would rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. (Rom. 12:15)
  • That we would live in harmony with one another. (Rom. 12:16)
  • That we would not be haughty and conceited, but willing to associate with the lowly. (Rom. 12:16)
  • That we would not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12:21)
  • That we would remember that er are more than conquerors thru Him who loved us. (Rom. 8:37)
  • That we would present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, which is our spiritual worship. (Rom. 12:1)
  • That we would not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds. (Rom. 12:2)
  • That we would KNOW what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Rom. 12:2)
With a little something for everyone, I hope you were able to find a meaningful scripture in there somewhere.  That night, at Bible study, and every time I look at it again, my soul is filled.