How Can You Pray an Adoration Prayer?
You can pray one of Scripture’s adoration prayers word for word or paraphrase the verses to apply to your own circumstances, keeping the emphasis on God’s glory, not your response or situation. For example, Psalm 145:14-16 says:
“The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.”
You can pray through those three verses above and apply them to your life by paraphrasing them to make them more personal. For example:
“Lord, You uphold all who feel like they’re falling and You raise up all who are humble and wait upon You to exalt them. Help me to be humble and wait for You, even when I believe I am falling.
And Lord You take care of every living creature. Help me with what I need, materially and financially this week. I know that You are the Only One who satisfies and when I look to You, You will always come through.”
You can also pray adoration prayers by reading through the Psalms, or other portions of Scripture, and in every verse in which God is praised, pray it aloud to God, making it your praise to Him as well.
Time to Get Started
So, what are you waiting for? Scripture says God’s Word is “breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16), and “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). That means it can convey to God your praise of Him today, just as much as it conveyed the praises of the writers of Scripture thousands of years ago.
Come before Him with an adoration prayer and, like the Psalmist said,
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations” (Psalm 100:4-5).
For more on praying to touch the heart of God, see Cindi’s books, God’s Whispers to a Woman’s Heart, and When Women Long for Rest.
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