Praying Scripture

Our Lord Jesus Christ set the example of using God's Word as a powerful weapon. He rebuked Satan's temptations, answered his critics, and publicly prayed using the words of Scripture. As we follow His example and pray God's Word we have the confidence that our Heavenly Father:

  • Is faithful to keep His promises given to us in His Word
  • Always answers favorably when we pray according to His Will which is revealed in His Word
  • Gives us ideas of how to pray about particular situations or needs in His Word

This calendar includes Scripture for each day and a suggestion for prayer based on that verse. Use it to do one or more of the following:

  • Remind God of His promise about a particular need
  • Use a promise fulfilled as a reason for praise
  • Apply the Scripture to our particular situation
  • Praise God for His character as shown in the verse
  • Pray expectantly for His will as explained in the verse


October 1
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! II Corinthians 5:17

Reflect on your salvation experience. Praise God for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

October 2
Jesus said: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your souls and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39

Our purpose in life is to know God, enjoy Him and spread our joy with others.

October 3
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 5:16

Confess all sins to God. If there is a broken relationship with anyone, ask God for the wisdom and strength to mend it.

October 4
Pray continually. I Thessalonians 5:17

Pray that you will be in an attitude of prayer both day and night.

October 5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

Pray that you will always remain in Christ Jesus, the Vine.

October 6
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 4:13

Praise God for His promise to guide and strengthen us during our times of prayer.

October 7
I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
John 4:35b

Pray for the salvation of those around you who do not know Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.

October 8
Jesus said: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

Pray that you will share your faith at every opportunity. Praise God for the vision He has given us to reach more people for Christ.

October 9
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8

Pray that you go wherever God leads.

October 10
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:42

Pray that you and our church will never rest on past accomplishments for Christ.

October 11
You will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8b

Pray that we will be faithful to the worldwide mission given to the church.

October 12
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. Psalm 96:1-3

Sing your favorite hymn or spiritual song to God.

October 13
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness, make His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." II Corinthians 4:6

Thank God for the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

October 14
When Jesus spoke again to the people he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 8:12

Praise God that Jesus is our light and salvation.

October 15
The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Praise God that we need not fear anything.

October 16
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. I John 1:7

Thank God for your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

October 17
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Mathew 5:14-16

Pray that we, as individuals and as a church will continually let our light shine for Jesus Christ.

October 18
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42

Let's devote ourselves to prayer tonight at Blanchard, Wheaton (see worship folder for time)

October 19
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

Praise God for the body of Christ.

October 20
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalm 127:1

Pray that we as a body of believers, will always be on our knees before God.

October 21
I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17b

Pray that we will be open to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and thank God for giving us the Holy Scriptures.

October 22
I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8

Pray for a heart that is willing to do anything the Lord tells you.

October 23
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling place in which God lives by His Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22

Pray that Jesus Christ will always be the chief cornerstone in our lives and in our church.

October 24
As you come to Him the living Stone - rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him - you also, like living stones are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:4-5

Pray that our lives will be shaped like the Living Stone - Jesus Christ.

October 25
The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets…the world is mine, and all that is in it.
Psalm 50:1,12b

Pray that we never forget that ALL we have is the Lord's.

October 26
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

Pray for the wisdom of God in all your decisions.

October 27
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Praise God that He has promised to meet all of our needs.

October 28
Remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35b

Pray that we will always have giving hearts.

October 29
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also….No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:19-21, 24

Pray that all of our actions are as a result of service to Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

October 30
The righteous give without sparing. Proverbs 21:26b

Pray that you are willing to give sacrificially.

October 31
As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. "I tell you the truth," he said "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on. Luke 21:1-4

Pray that whether rich or poor, we move beyond our individual comfort zones.

November 1
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. II Corinthians 9:6-7

Pray that we would be cheerful givers.

November 2
All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry or reconciliation. II Corinthians 5:18

Pray that we will always follow Christ's command to reach the lost.

November 3
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

Praise God that He is building us up in the faith until the day of Christ Jesus.

November 4
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21

Pray that we will honor and praise God, giving Him the glory for what is done to advance His kingdom in our lives and in the life of Blanchard Alliance Church.

November 5
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Praise God that Jesus Christ will never change.