In one of his last conversations with his disciples, Jesus urged his followers to "remain" in him. But what does it mean to remain in Christ in our daily lives? In Praying the Scriptures for Your Life, popular Bible teacher Jodie Berndt invites you to experience deeper intimacy with Christ as you allow his words from John 15 to transform your perspective as well as your prayers.
This reflective 31-day devotional:
- Gives insight into what it means to abide with Christ every day.
- Guides you in how to pray the Scriptures and let them shape your choices.
- Covers topics ranging from relationships to faith to money management.
- Shows how closeness with Christ equips you to bear fruit through your prayers.
- Is a reminder that you are created for connection with your heavenly Father.
- Teaches how abiding is the key to abundance.
Praying the Scriptures for Your Life is the latest addition to the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series. With short, easy-to-read chapters, the book invites you to read, reflect, and respond as you pray the Scriptures over every area of your life. Discover the peace that comes from abiding in Christ as you sink deep into his Word.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Ann Voskamp xi
Part 1 An Invitation to Abide
Chapter 1 What Is Abiding? 3
Chapter 2 Why Pray the Scriptures? 13
Chapter 3 How to Use This Book 21
Part 2 31 Days of Prayer
Day 1 The Power of Connection 35
Day 2 The True Purpose of Prayer 41
Day 3 Doing What (Doesn't) Come Naturally 48
Day 4 Loving People (Even When It's Hard) 54
Day 5 Extending Forgiveness 60
Day 6 Living without Shame 66
Day 7 Your Friendships, Part One (Make Me a Good Friend) 72
Day 8 Your Friendships, Part Two (Give Me Good Friends) 78
Day 9 Praying for Your Marriage 84
Day 10 Praying for Your Children 91
Day 11 Asking for Help 97
Day 12 Praying through Suffering and Grief 104
Day 13 Waiting on God 111
Day 14 Finding Freedom from Worry and Fear 118
Day 15 Avoiding the Comparison Trap 124
Day 16 Praying about the Words You Say 131
Day 17 Praying to Love God's Word 138
Day 18 Hearing God's Voice 145
Day 19 Resting in God 152
Day 20 Using Your Gifts and Talents 158
Day 21 Praying about Your Work and Purpose 164
Day 22 Praying about How You Use Your Time 171
Day 23 Praying about Financial Decisions 178
Day 24 Asking for Wisdom and Guidance 185
Day 25 Being Joy-Full 192
Day 26 Praying for Health and Healing 199
Day 27 Aging Well 206
Day 28 Trusting God in the Face of Unanswered Prayer 213
Day 29 Sharing Your Faith 220
Day 30 Praying for Parking Places (and Life's "Little" Things) 228
Day 31 Living with Greater Gratitude 234
With Thanks To 242
Bible Translations 244