Bite of Bread: Using Scripture to Pray





Colossians 1-9Sometimes when I pray my prayers feel empty, vain, and repetitious.

I find myself praying the same prayers over and over again mostly for safety, health, wisdom, and to be used by God. These prayers aren’t for me most of the time. I pray them for my children.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to pray for others, isn’t it?

[tweetability]Do you struggle with praying the same prayer over and over as I do?[/tweetability]

I also wrestle to find words to help me praise God. I mean, it’s easy to say, “I worship you, Jesus! I love you and praise you!” But those words seem lacking.

How do we find words to praise a God like Him?

What can help us pray for our children and loved ones beyond the daily laundry list–the broken records of requests– as well as find adequate words to praise God?

I found a great resource. . .

The Bible!

I like to use verses from the Bible to pray. I turn the scriptures into a prayer.

The Bite of Bread this week will help us pray for our loved ones. But you can also use these scriptures to pray for you. Toward the end of the week, the daily bites will give us words to use to praise and worship God and Jesus in our prayers. 

Bite of Bread Colossians 1

Gather your journal and Bible. Grab a pen and pour some coffee. Turn these verses into prayers, and write them down. There is something powerful, weighty, and eternal about praying this way.

The “Bites” will also be posted on our Fellowship page. 

May He hear your prayers!

And may Christ be glorified in our lives. Amen.


Jesus Loves You,




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6 Replies to “Bite of Bread: Using Scripture to Pray”

  1. […] better and better. Colossians 1:9-10 (NLT) Do you pray for others? I was inspired by author Andy Lee to look at this beautiful prayer by the Apostle Paul. It expresses what I deeply desire for you, […]

  2. […] I could never have come up with such wisdom on my own. I’m thankful the Apostle Paul penned these words in his letter to the Colossians thousands of years ago. Timeless. Eternal. Words. (Colossians 1:11,12 which is the bite today.) […]

  3. Love this post Sweet Andy. You nailed it! 😉

    1. Thanks, Debbie! It’s been freeing and fun to pray these prayers this week rather than my usual list of needs. Blessings!

  4. Thank you Andy! Sometimes the Holy Spirit takes our prayers, and the Holy Spirit and the Lord knows our hearts, so it all just goes together for the best. I have to believe they know what they are doing Almighty God knows what He is doing. The best part is that the Trinity knows our hearts no matter how we pray , yup 🙂
    Love ya

    1. You’re welcome Kim! So glad you got the post. Yes, the Holy Spirit knows our hearts and how to pray. Amen! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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