Faith

The Verse I’m Praying For Myself

I set a goal this year to pray a certain passage of Scripture for my husband. Each day when I pray for him, I start with that verse and allow it to direct me in the way I pray for specific needs in his life. It’s amazing how that passage gives me a new perspective on those things, whether they are big picture requests or simple requests for his day.

Additionally, I have begun praying a verse for myself each day. The Holy Spirit reminded me that I don’t handle surprises very well – when things don’t go the way I expected, I quickly get irritated or flustered and end up saying things I regret. Since I can’t start my day by praying specifically for those situations (I don’t know what they’ll be!), I decided to pray a verse that would cover the unexpected! Here’s the verse I’m praying right now.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. – Proverbs 16:24

I’m asking the Lord to help my words to be all those things – gracious, sweet and healthy! I can’t say that it’s transformed me into a person who only says gracious, sweet and healthy words…but I can see growth in my life as a result. Gracious words are not just beneficial for the hearer – they benefit the speaker as well.

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How do you find a verse that you can pray for yourself or others? For me, I’ve found that the Lord draws attention to verses as I’m going through my daily Bible reading. I read one chapter of Proverbs each day – the chapter that corresponds to the date. March 16 was the day Proverbs 16:24 spoke to my heart, and I’ve been praying it since then.

Read More —> How To Pray Powerfully Using Scripture (from my Mom’s series on prayer)ย 

Do you pray a verse for yourself or others? I’d love to hear what it is!

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6 thoughts on “The Verse I’m Praying For Myself

  1. What a sweet challenge! I know that my whole family would benefit if I prayed specific verses for them. Thanks for the encouragement. I’m on the hunt for verses for myself, my kids and my husband. I don’t love surprises either so I really appreciate the verse you chose for yourself.

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  2. I have certain prayers I say for people, but usually not specific verses. Sounds like something new to try. Thanks for the inspiration! (I’m not one who likes a lot of unexpected surprises, either. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully, you’ll have less of them this year!)

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  3. I like that! Reading the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds with the date! I need to do that. I have often just opened my bible and started reading whatever page randomly came up. I am amazed what THAT page offers me in my needs. I find I pray for everyone else then leave myself at the end or not at all. Just ordered a book, Praying For Your Husband from Head to Toe by Sharon Jaynes. Looking forward to getting into it. Blessings in your prayer journey!

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    1. I’ve been reading the Proverb for the day for about 5 years now, and it’s been so helpful. I listen to it on the Bible app, so I try to complete the phrase along with the reader if I can. It helps the truth to stick in my heart!

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