Monday, October 30 2017
A month or so ago, I was in Kansas City, MO for the General Conference of the United Pentecostal Church, Int. At each conference is the “bookstore” where believe it or not, they sell books. The preaching is always fantastic and the seminars are amazing, but I love going to the bookstore. It was while I was at the bookstore that I picked up a small book of about 80 or so pages. It is called A Prayer Warrior’s Guide to Praying the Scriptures by Juli Jasinski. The book can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Sickle-Warriors-Praying-Scriptures/dp/1533379025/ref=sr_1_3/133-9602508-6195047?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509408635&sr=1-3&refinements=p_27%3AJuli+Jasinski.
The book has changed the way I pray. I have prayed the scriptures for years, but I prayed them the way they are written. For example, if I was praying Romans 12:1 - 2 , I would pray it...
Romans 12:1-2 KJV
I would pray that I could live the scripture and that I could apply it to my life. Juli Jasinski’s book has taught me to pray it like this...
Romans 12:1-2 I present [myself] a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is [my] reasonable service.  [I will not] be not conformed to this world: but [I will be] transformed by the renewing of [my] mind, that [I] may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Others scriptures that I pray include...
Colossians 4:5-6 [Lord, I pray to] Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.  Let [my] speech be alway[s] with grace, seasoned with salt, that [I] may know how [I] ought to answer every man.
1 Corinthians 2:4 [Father, let] my speech and my preaching [be] not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
There are many scriptures that you can use to praise, repent, pray for yourself, your church and others. It is truly using the Word of God to pray. As you read the Word make them part of your life of prayer. A scripture may speak to you. You can write it down in a way to help you pray it.
When I pray for Cornerstone Chapel, these are some of the scriptures, I pray...
Psa 119:33 HE. [I pray to God that you will] Teach [Cornerstone Chapel], O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and [we] shall keep it unto the end. Psa 119:34 Give [us] understanding, and [we] shall keep thy law; yea, [we] shall observe it with [our] whole heart.
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow [Cornerstone Chapel]; In [the name of Jesus] [we] shall cast out devils; [we] shall speak with new tongues; Mar 16:18 [We] shall take up serpents; and if [we] drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt [us]; [We] shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall [Cornerstone Chapel ] do also; and greater works than these shall [we] do; because [He] [goes] unto my Father.
It is important to pray and it is my desire that this will help you in your life of prayer. It was Martin Luther that said...
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
Have a great week!