Christian Life

My Prayer Strategy

Strategy – a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining specific goal or result.  We have strategies for weight loss, organization or job promotions, right?  We need a strategy for our prayer life, too.  How will we maneuver through the burdens on our hearts without a plan?  

Let’s face it, we all face so much every single day that can cause us to be overwhelmed.  The devil would love for us to feel hopeless, and we are UNTIL we open our Bible and read God’s promises!  We need to take those promises and pray them back to the Lord.  Can I give you some suggestions on how to gather and use those verses in your prayer strategy?

You could copy those verses, or print them out from your computer.

Another simple way I’ve found to keep track of those verses I want to pray, is by using You Version Bible app on my phone.  When I’m reading a passage that would be the perfect promise to pray for a person or a need, I go to the top left of the Bible app where the three lines are, and I click that and then go to “bookmark.”  I choose “Options” then and write the theme of that verse or the person for whom I want to pray that passage.  Here’s what it looks like on my phone:



These are just a few of the many that I’ve bookmarked.  As I’m praying, I click on those verses and I pray them to the Lord.

It may sound like this:

Father, I pray that you will give to Dale a heart to warn those in his flock that are unruly – those who are disobedient to Scripture.  Give him wisdom to know how to comfort the feebleminded and those who are weak (here I will share the people for whom we are burdened – sick and lost, alike).

Keep him from desiring to return evil to those who may do evil to him today. Give him wisdom and the desire to follow that which is good today and to even discern what is good and what is not…

You get the idea.  I love having these verses bookmarked on my phone, and not just posted in my Prayer Closet, because then I have those verses with me to pray at any time and any place.

  • Praying verses is powerful because it’s God’s Word!

 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  Isaiah 55:11

  • Praying verses is also giving the Lord specific things that you’re asking God for, rather than just rambling, or not knowing how to intervene for that dear one or for your own needs!  Here’s how Paul prayed:And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. 

    Who wouldn’t want someone to pray that for them?!

I encourage you to find verses to use as your prayer strategies, then watch and see God answer!



7 thoughts on “My Prayer Strategy

  1. I have never thought about having a strategy for my prayer, but this really makes sense! Thanks for sharing the app idea. That sounds like something I could definitely do.


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