Praying God’s Word

The following is an exerpt from The Word Of God: Unleashing The Power of Scripture Memorization:

Scripture does not just issue directives for daily tasks; it
teaches how to relate, to others and especially to God. Paul
instructed believers to pray continually. The Psalms are packed
with all types of prayers to God.

I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord. I will obey
Your statutes. (Ps. 119:145)

Whether you are joyful, sad, distressed, thankful, angry,
curious, or afraid, you can fi nd yourself in the psalms. The
writers of the psalms were real people with real issues, and they
felt all the same types of emotions that we feel today.

Trouble and distress have overtaken me, but Your
commands are my delight. (Ps. 119:143)

The word “pray” is mentioned over two hundred times in
the Bible, and many other unlabeled conversations with the
Lord are recorded. The Bible is full of interactions between
God and His people, all of which are considered prayer. Prayer
is not limited to a specifi c outline; it is the act of communicating
with God. Therefore, anything you say to God is prayer. So as
we pray God’s Word, we align our mouths with His, fulfi lling
our calling as He transforms us into the image of His Son.

The disciplines of prayer and Scripture memory are
harmonic. Praying God’s Word back to Him creates a potent
upward spiral. As you memorize Scripture and it takes root
in your heart and mind, you will pray more effectively as you
breathe out God’s Word because He will align your will with
His own.