If I had to name one thing in my life that has completely changed my walked with God, it’s writing and praying scripture that has been personalized with names. There is nothing more moving in my soul than proclaiming God’s truth and promises. Before you pull out your list of verses that you already pray over, let me tell you one mistake I’ve made.
Sometimes as standers we can get so wrapped up in praying for our spouse that we forget that God has a plan for our own lives. I’ve been diligent to pray over my circumstances, my children, and even my beloved, yet often neglected myself. This may appear on the surface as a self-less act of love, but it’s not. The best way that I can love my family is to seek healing for myself. And God intends to do a great work in my life, as well as the life of every stander. He didn’t intend to bring us through this fire without refining us. He wants change!
So friend, let us pray scripture over ourselves so that we will be prepared for the work that God is doing in our circumstances. Here are some of my favorites…
________ believed God and it was credited to him/her as righteousness. Romans 4:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed ______ in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose _____ in him before the foundation of the world, that he/she should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined ______ for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace… Eph. 1:3-8
No unbelief made ________ waver concerning the promise of God, but he/she grew strong in faith as he/she gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21
I trust in the Lord with all my heart, and do not lean on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge him, and he will make straight my paths. Prov. 3:5-6
I am from God and have overcome them, for he who is in ME is greater than he who is in the world. 1 john 4:4
When _______ was reviled, he/she did not revile in return; when he/she suffered, he/she did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself/herself to him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23
The Lord your God is with ___________, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in him/her; in his love he will no longer rebuke __________, but will rejoice over him/her with singing. Zeph. 3:17
God is in the midst of __________; he/she will not be moved. God will help him/her when morning dawns. Psalm 46:5
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