Do you ever feel like your prayer life gets monotonous and THAT is one of the excuses you give to not pray as you should? You’re certainly not alone.

I’ve heard it said that the worst thing you can do for your life of prayer is pray the same exact way today that you prayed yesterday. So how do we make our time of prayer with the Lord more meaningful, more vibrant, more lively, more exciting? There’s nothing wrong with having a little creativity to mix it up and chase away rigidity! Let me show you what I mean.

How about spending some time praying through your favorite verse in the Bible. Everybody has at least a couple of passages that have been greatly impactful in their walk with the Lord. So, here’s one of mine, and then I’ll show you how I pray through it:

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Cor. 12:8-10).”

What awesome and encouraging verses! So, this is how I have prayed through these verses,

God I’m so thankful that even through my most difficult circumstances Your grace is what gives me strength. Thank You that I don’t have to be afraid of my weaknesses because Your power sustains me. So, please continue to call to my mind the fact that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is the very same power that is within me. Thank You that I’m able to rest in Your arms. It’s there that I find strength to persevere. In Jesus’ strong and powerful Name, Amen.

See how this can enhance your prayer life?!? Try it out and see what you think. I’d love to hear about your times praying your favorite verses, so shoot me an email:

Clayton J. Elliott

Pastoral Ministries and Prayer, Kontaktmission USA   (731) 217-1741

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