David Kopp was born in Zambia to missionary parents. As founding editor of Christian Parenting Today, he was writer of the award-winning column “Inside View.” Heather Harpham Kopp is a writer and editor whose books include The Dieter’s Prayer Book, I Went to the Animal Fair and I Stole God from Goody Two-Shoes. Together, David and Heather are the authors of Praying the Bible for Your Children and Praying the Bible for Your Baby. They are parents of five children ages twelve through eighteen. David remembers his father “praying the Bible” for him, a legacy he and Heather continue with their own family.
Praying The Bible for Your Marriageby David Kopp, Heather Kopp
You may not have heard of "praying the Bible," but that doesn't mean that concept is new. In fact, for centuries men and women have prayed the promises of the Bible back to God. One of the greatest reasons is that there is tremendous power in praying God's truths back to him. But perhaps most of all, we "pray the Bible" because our hearts are radically changed when we focus on the desires of God and the magnificent truths in his Word.
Here are just a few of the many more reasons we should pray the Bible. When we mine the gold of God's Word and enrich our prayers with Scripture...
We remind ourselves of what God has said and are able to claim his promises.We avoid the trap of praying "the same old thing." Our prayer vocabulary is stretched and our prayers enlarged as we claim truths that are already settled in heaven. We come to a more complete understanding of who God is and how he works in our lives.We are able to more fully and lovingly express our thankfulness to the Lord.We openly agree with God's truth, allowing it to change us and those we love.We are rescued from our human limitations. Claiming Bible truths keeps us from reducing God to our own small human expectations. We shift the focus of our prayers from human needs and feelings to God's character, his promises, his past faithfulness, his goodness, and even his extravagances with us. We are assured that our prayers lie within, and affirm, God's will.
Christian couples who want to pray for their marriage--but aren't sure where to start--will appreciate this practical, solidly biblical approach. Also a great help for those who have been praying but feel like they're in a rut.
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