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)Β 

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


9 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.


  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. πŸ™‚ Hopefully, you’ll have less of them this year!)


  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!


    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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