Rediscovering Prayer

by Addison Bevere

January 14, 2024

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Turn Your Bible into Prayer

“Turn your Bible into prayer.”
— Robert Murray McCheyne

This week, I’m turning away from the normal Sunday Entry routine so I can nudge you in the direction of spending some time in the Words with God course.  

Plus, I really wanted to share this amazing testimony that I received from someone in this community,

Your session 3 of Words with God opened a new door for me. Yesterday afternoon I followed your lead and said out loud “I am here.” Almost immediately I heard in my spirit “I am here too.” Wow! I have done this several times and each time my Father responds! —LJ

I love that so much. (In Session 3, the session LJ mentions, Juli and I focus on how to let prayer spill out of the closet and into the everyday moments of our lives, which has been one of the greatest gifts to me.)

Response

In addition to encouraging you to dive into the course, I wanted to share Robert’s quote on turning your Bible into prayer. If you don’t already, try considering your time in Scripture as a moment of private prayer. God speaks through Scripture, and he loves it when we use Scripture to speak to him. If you’re looking for a good place to start, visit the Psalms. They’ve been spoken and sung to God for thousands of years. Psalm 142 is currently a personal favorite of mine.

Closing Thoughts

I’m traveling a lot this month because God has opened doors for me to teach on prayer. Please pray for grace, wisdom, and the transforming power of God to mark these moments of ministry. My capacity is being challenged, and I don’t want to just rely on my own strength and understanding.

Praying with you,

Addison

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P.S. If you need it, here’s a link to the free Words with God course.

P.P.S. Because I believe in it so much, I must include a link to the Words with God book. If you haven’t started it yet, I think you should.

Sunday Entries

On most Sundays, I share a short prayer guide, offering words and practices that will help you see, hear, and experience more of God in your daily life. I’d love for you to join us.

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The Entries

It’s true that the good we are seeking doesn’t often come on our timetable, but Scripture tells us we can believe anything is possible because Jesus’s resurrection power brings certainty, a certainty that overcomes every fear, anxiety, and pain, including death.

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It took me a while to realize I was missing Paul’s big point. I wanted the peace—don’t we all!— but I didn’t want to actually release my cares, worries, or anxieties to God. Letting go felt risky and foolish. I wanted to hedge my bets.

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When you feel anxious or ill-equipped this week, pull out the paper and pray through these words, receiving them as your own. Take a few deep breaths as you ask the One who searches and knows all things to guide you forward.

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06.11.23

“I’ve been thinking a lot about circles lately. So much of life is defined by circles—our days, week, months, and years form circles for us to move in and through. We’re constantly reminded that the end of a thing has a way of taking us back to a beginning. It would seem the cosmos announces the Circle as God’s shape of choice…”

Addison Bevere is the COO of Messenger International, a ministry founded by John and Lisa Bevere in 1990 that exists to develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world. Messenger is dedicated to providing people with access to life-transforming messages regardless of their location, language, or financial position.

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Addison Bevere

Husband, father, author, poet, speaker & follower of Christ

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Addison Bevere

Husband, father, author, poet, speaker & follower of Christ

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