There are hundreds of prayers in the scriptures of Jews and Christians. They are incredibly rich and diverse, and make many modern prayers seem dull and lifeless. They are exciting, difficult,  funny, and  even disturbing. We’re using them to shake up our own prayers and:

  1. Understand the purpose of prayer
  2. Discover new styles and ways of praying (that are not really new at all).
  3. Become more confident in where, what, how, and when to pray.
  4. Enrich prayer in ways you may never have thought possible.
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A new era for Praying Through the Bible—more for you and chance to contribute

As little as $2 a month is enough, and you can start or stop any month (no yearly fees or payments). For that, you get access to every detail of every post, include all previous posts (almost 200). I’ll also send you an eBook copy of my new book, Enriching Your Prayer: How to Study the Prayers of the Bible.

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If you don’t want to (or can’t) be a Patron, there will always be some posts that are permanently free (including new ones occasionally), along with other free stuff.

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Praying about your past (Neh 5.19)

This is such a short, simple prayer—yet one we all hope we could pray at the end of our lives. Nehemiah stands as one of the better examples of a faithful believer, and this prayer can serve as a goal for us.

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Podcast: Praising God with Music (Exod 15.21)

This prayer is offered by Miriam and the women of Israel, after God delivered them from the Egyptians through the Red Sea. Prayers are often set to music—the entire book of Psalms is a hymnbook of lyrics for which we no longer have the music. Miriam’s prayer-hymn, and the one by Moses and the men before it, offer us some ideas as to how we can use music in our prayer practice, too.

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Is your passion the same thing as God’s will? (Neh 4.9)

When we are passionate about something, we don’t want to wait around for it. We want to move ahead, make plans, take action. For a believer, there is a time to do that, rather than “waiting on the Lord.” But our “passion” should not be the driving force of our actions. Prayer should play a significant part of anything we do, and Nehemiah’s prayer here shows us the right way.

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Want a free book on prayer?
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Vol 1: Genesis–Joshua
40 prayer studies and a devotional application.

Paperback | Kindle | iBook

Vol 2: Judges–2 Samuel
47 prayer studies and a devotional application.

Paperback | Kindle | iBook

Vol 3: 1 Kings–2 Chronicles
60 prayer studies and devotional application.

Paperback | Kindle

Also available as individual volumes for each biblical book.

The Prayers of Genesis
Kindle | iBook
The Prayers of Exodus
Kindle | iBook
The Prayers of Leviticus & Numbers
Kindle | iBook
The Prayers of Deuteronomy
Kindle | iBook
The Prayers of Joshua
Kindle | iBook

The Prayers of 1 Samuel
The Prayers of 2 Samuel
Kindle | iBooks
The Prayers of Judges
The Prayers of Ruth

The Prayers of 1 Kings
Kindle | iBooks
The Prayers of 2 Kings
Kindle | iBooks
The Prayers of 1 Chronicles
Kindle | iBooks
The Prayers of 2 Chronicles
Kindle | iBooks

The Prayers of Ezra

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