Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Praying Scripture


Hebrews 4:14-16 NASB - "14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

Answer all the questions from this passage alone unless the question ask you to look at another passage.

1.    Who is your high priest?

2.  What does the term “Son of God” focus on?  (Read Psalm 2 before answering this question)

3.  What is the confession or proclamation of faith that the writer to the Hebrews is talking about?

4.  What attitude does our High Priest Jesus the Son of God have towards us?

5.  Why can Jesus the Son of God understand what we are going through “East of Eden”?

6.  What attitude should we have when we approach God’s throne in prayer?

7.  What is the main attribute of God’s throne towards believers in Jesus the Son of God?
8.  What will we find at God’s throne as we take our needs to the Lord in prayer?

9.  How could this change your prayer life?  How could this encourage your prayer life?

10.  When you pray does this passage of scripture have a significant impact on your prayers or do you rarely think about the truth of this passage when you pray.  Why or why not.

Thoughts and meditations

Make a list of needs and go to your High Priest Jesus the Son of God and spend a few minutes seeking his grace and mercy in regard to each need. 

Kingdom Focused Prayers
Psalm 2:1-12 NASB - "1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 "Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!" 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. 5 Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, 6 "But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain." 7 "I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. 9 'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'" 10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. 11 Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. 12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!"[1]

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to your personal spiritual life.

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to your closest friends and family

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to your work

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to your community and our nation

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to the issue of abortion.

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to Isis and the Middle East

Read this passage and apply it in prayer to the revival of the Church

[1] For help finding text of scripture to read you may want to try the Moravian daily text which is what Pastor Bonhoeffer used. http://www.calvarymoravian.org/dailytext

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