Praying the Bible
When you Don’t Know what to Pray for, Look to the Word
“This little book is explosive and powerful.” — R. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things?
Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney, best-selling author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, outlines an easy-to-grasp method that has the power to transform our prayer life: praying the words of Scripture. Simple, yet profound, Praying the Bible will prove invaluable as you seek to commune with your heavenly Father in prayer each day.
About the Author
Donald S. Whitney is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written several books related to Christian spirituality, including Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health and Simply Your Spiritual Life.
“Don Whitney’s suggestion to pray the Bible has made a huge contribution to my devotional life. This little book is explosive and powerful. Read it ready to experience a great step forward in your walk with Christ and in your commitment to prayer.”
— R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
“My walk with the Lord has often been strengthened and encouraged by Don Whitney’s writing. Now he reminds us of the value of using Scripture as a prompt and basis for our prayers. This is a particularly helpful tool for those of us who often struggle to know what and how to pray or whose minds tend to wander during private prayer. This book will surely help many refresh their time with the Lord.”
— Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; radio host, Revive Our Hearts
“If you are looking for a book to teach you not only to pray but also to invigorate your intimacy with God through prayer, this is the one. I highly recommend this book written by a man who has instructed thousands of people about spiritual disciplines in academic circles and in church settings. My soul has been nourished as I have sat under Whitney’s teaching, especially on the topic of prayer. You and I need this book. You will be blessed in more than one way.”
— Miguel Núñez, Senior Pastor, International Baptist Church of Santo Domingo; President, Wisdom and Integrity
Table of Contents
More about the Method
Praying the Psalms
Praying Other Parts of the Bible
The Most Important Part of This Book
Evaluating the Experience
What Have We Learned?
The Examples of George Mueller, Jesus on the Cross, and Christians in the Book of Acts
Appendix 1: “Psalms of the Day” Chart
Appendix 2: Praying the Bible with a Group