2 Chronicles 1:1-2:18 Lord, we need Your wisdom (2 Chronicles 1:10). We need Jesus – He is Your wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). Without Jesus, we’re fools. We may think that we’re wise – but we’re not. Jesus makes us wise. True wisdom comes from Him. When we build our lives on Jesus, we are truly […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Chronicles"
1 Chronicles 1:1-54 Sometimes, Lord, we read, in your Word, things that make us wonder, “What’s this all about?” What are You saying to us in the parts of the Bible that don’t jump out at us? We ask, “Do we really need to read a long list of names?” You say to us, “All […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: 1 Chronicles"
2 Kings 1:1-2:13 Lord, there is always something more to be done for You. Help us never to say, “I’ll leave it to someone else” or “I’ll leave it until tomorrow.” The things that are left to someone else or left until tomorrow often end up becoming the things that never get done. Help us, […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Kings"
1 Kings 1:1-53 No-one goes on forever. We read about David’s reign coming to an end, about David being replaced by Solomon (1 Kings 1:30). Help us, Lord, to pray that the future will be “greater” than the past (1 Kings 1:37,47). In all of life’s changes, help us to remember this: You are the […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: 1 Kings"
2 Samuel 1:1-27 So often, Lord, we start out well – and then something goes wrong. Our heads go down. We lose our way. We fall away from You. Where does this spirit of defeat, this spirit of giving up, come from? – It comes from Satan. He sweeps in. He sweeps us off our […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Samuel"
1 Samuel 1:1-28 We come to You, Lord, with sadness. You give us gladness. How does this gladness come to us? It comes to us when we stand upon Your Word, when we believe Your promises. Our life is not controlled by our feelings – the feelings that drag us down, the feelings that pull us […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: 1 Samuel"
Ruth 1:1-2:23 Sometimes, Lord, it seems to us that some things just happen by chance. You’re saying to us, “No. It’s more than that.” You are working in us. You are showing us Your love. Day-by-day, You are showing us that You are the faithful God. You are the God of “amazing grace.” Help us […]Read more "Praying Through God’s Word: Ruth"