Have you ever heard someone use the expression "praying the Scriptures?" It's easy to wonder just what they are referring to. Is it using a Bible text as a special chant? Is it reading the Bible and calling it prayer?
People at Christ Covenant have heard me mention how my own prayer life has been revitalized and deepened by using Scotty Smith's Heavenward website as part of my regular devotional time. His April 17th prayer - A Prayer for Measuring the Measureless Riches of Grace - is a great example of "praying the Scripture," in this case Psalm103. I include the entire post below: