Sweet Hour of Prayer #4: Scripture Praying

Romans 10:17

We have been considering important elements of prayer. We have filled in the first three sections of our prayer clock. First there should be a time of "Praise" followed by a quiet time of "Waiting" which prepares us for a time of "Confession".

Next comes a time of claiming the promises of Scripture. An old preacher once said, "There are three classes of people in this world: those who are afraid, those who do not know enough to be afraid, and those who know their Bibles." Knowledge of the Scriptures is important to every aspect of the Christian life, but it is extremely important to a successful prayer life.

We all know that "...Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God". But for us to appropriate God's promises, we must know them and claim them. God's Word needs to become an actual part of our devotional life of prayer. Only as we apply God's Word during prayer will we come to a full understanding of how much power God has available to us.

Evangelist and pastor, Leonard Ravenhill said, "One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. The rest of us will be embarrassed." We have gotten the idea that the Bible is to be explained, when in reality it is to be believed!

I. Healthy Prayer Requires Divine Nourishment.

II. Word-enriched Prayer.

III. How to Scripture Pray.