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Bible Verse Prayers

As we continue on the August prayer journey, I want us to look at some ways to use Bible verse prayers to help us find the right words to say.

Bible Verse Prayer

Bible Verse Prayers

Our Bibles are many things. They offer us the history of faith, show us right from wrong, instruct us how to be faithful followers of Christ, and encourage us along life’s path. The Bible can help us in every aspect of our lives. But, for many, this precious book sits on a shelf, collecting dust. In my post today, I want to look at one way to help us use our Bibles more. We can use Bible verse prayers to help us. 

I know I sometimes struggle with finding the right words to pray. I might feel too overwhelmed or too afraid to utter words of prayer. The good news is I can always just speak Jesus’ name in those times, and He will be right there with me. But, sometimes, I want to say something more so I can use Bible verse prayer instead of struggling.

Where to Begin

Do you have a favorite verse? Mine is Romans 8:28; “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” I can turn this verse into a prayer like this: Thank you, Lord, for making all things work for my good because I love you. Amen. Try it with your favorite verse now.

But, as I stated at the beginning of this post, sometimes we need help because we feel overwhelmed by life. So, let’s look at some verses for when you are struggling with difficult circumstances in your life. I divided the examples into sections for better reference.

Bible Verse Prayer Examples

Prayers for Illness or Distress

Jeremiah 17:14; “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” Amen.

Psalms 107:20; “Send out You word and heal me; rescue me from the grave.” Amen.

Psalm 147:3; “Heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds.” Amen.

Isaiah 33:2; “Lord, be gracious to me; I long for you. Be my strength every morning, my salvation in time of distress.” Amen.

Prayers for when Fearful

Psalm 56:3-4; “I am afraid, so I put my trust in you. In you, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Amen.

Psalm 23:4; “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Amen.

Psalm 27:1; “You are my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? You are the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Amen.

1 Peter 5:7; “I cast all my anxiety on you because you care for me.” Amen. 

Prayers for Weariness

Psalm 62:1; “Let my soul find rest in you, my God; my salvation comes from you.” Amen.

Isaiah 40:29; “Lord, give me strength and increases the power of my weakness.” Amen. 

Matthew 11:28; “Lord, I Come to you, I am weary and burdened, and I ask you to give rest.” Amen.

Psalm 4:8; “Please give me peace as I lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Amen.

God’s Message about Bible Verse Prayer

You can use many other verses, as this is just a sample. The woes David penned in the Psalms thousands of years ago still apply for us today to pray. All the words written within the pages of the Bible remain relevant for us today. Even the authors of the Bible realized the Holy nature of their messages. We see this truth in 2 Timothy 3:16-17; “16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

God Provides us with Bible Verse Prayer Examples

We all struggle with the words to use in our prayers at times. But, take heart; the Lord provides us with examples of what to say. And if the words still don’t come to us, remember Romans 8:26-27; “26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”


Praying for Bible Verse Prayer

Heavenly Father. Words escape me right now. Please listen to the longings of my heart. Provide for my loved ones and me. Thank you for all You do for me. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Melissa G. Henderson

    I am thankful that when the words won’t come, God still knows my heart. Thank you for reminding us the importance of prayer. 🙂

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melissa. I’m glad God gave us so many examples for us to use at times when words fail. Blessings

  2. Jeannie Waters

    Yvonne, I love your focus on Scripture prayers. Praying the words in many of the Psalms gives me comfort and helps me realize what’s in my heart. God also uses Scripture prayers to changes our hearts Excellent post

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much Jeannie. I love using some of the psalms as prayers. They are so beautifully written. Blessings

  3. Carla G.Pollard

    I enjoyed the Scripture prayers from this post. There is power in speaking God’s word by faith through our requests. Great post, Yvonne.

  4. Yvonne Morgan

    Thanks Carla. There is so much power in the words of scripture. Blessings

  5. Ava Pennington

    Such an effective way to pray: by praying God’s Word back to Him!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      It really is so simple and effective. Thanks Ava and blessings

  6. Melinda Viergever Inman

    This is so very timely, Yvonne. I’m in bed today, suffering from my chronic illness, AND, I forgot to pray to ask for help. Instead, feeling resigned to this lifelong hardship, I simply waited. Then I read your post. I’m clearly very human and in need

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Praying for you sweet friend. May the Lord help you and bless you. We are all human and need help at times.

  7. Joanna Eccles

    Thank you for the reminder of returning God’s Word to Him as prayer. Since His Word won’t go forth void, but will accomplish His purposes, it is one of the most effective ways to pray.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      So very true and a great thought. Thanks for adding your thoughts Joanna. Blessings

  8. Katherine Pasour

    Your message reminds us that God’s Word is always available when our words seem inadequate. Praying God’s Word helps us recognize His great love for us as we voice it verbally. Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorites to pray.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      That was my dad’s favorite verse too. It makes a beautiful prayer. Thanks for commenting Katherine. Blessings

  9. Annie Yorty

    This is a wonderful resource, Yvonne. Thank you!

  10. karentfriday

    Yvonne, I love to pray scriptures back to the Lord. Not only does it give us the words to pray, but it’s such a powerful practice.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      It does hold so much power. I love using it. Thanks Karen. Blessings

  11. JenniferTKnight

    I needed reminding of these scriptures on healing. Thank you.

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