7 Powerful Bible Verses To Pray When You Need God's Protection

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7 Bible Verses To Pray When You Don't Know How
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Do you know how to pray?

Some people only pray when they are in trouble, need a favor or want to receive some sort of blessing. 

God doesn't care when you pray. He just wants to have a relationship with you.

In fact, how you pray doesn't have to be formal either. Your words focused on God are an invitation for him to participate in your life. 

The truth is that it's best to be intentional with your prayer life.

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Nothing accomplishes this better than praying a Bible verse. 

When you aren't sure how to make prayer part of your everyday life, you can use what you learn through a daily Bible study or scripture you are working to memorize.

God continues to deliver peace and prosperity to our everyday lives. We see his miracles in the smallest details of living on Earth.

Every time you see a beautiful flower start to bloom by your window or a perfectly tinted cotton candy sunset, you are seeing God’s work.

God also provides us with personal miracles; we call these blessings.

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Because God’s intention for life on Earth is to create and maintain a space where love is boundless, He customizes a path for all of His followers.

As we journey through God’s plans, we come across hardships and happiness. These are all blessings by the Father to guide us to our fullest potential.

In the Old Testament alone, the word “blessing” occurs over 600 times! 

Reading these texts, we can clearly see that these acts were incredibly important to God by way of Jesus and His disciples.

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There are certain criteria that are described in the book. At the end of the day, every blessing is a favor that only the Almighty can provide.

Just as everything has its own inverse, blessings are coupled with curses. Beginning with the creation story, God promised blessings to those who obeyed and trusted him. Adam and Eve went against God’s wishes and were in turn cursed with mortality.

It seems simple enough: listen to and follow God’s words and you will be blessed.

But as more modern interpretations of the Bible surface in our daily practices, it can become confusing as to what a blessing truly is and how we can receive them. 

Going back to your spiritual roots will help you better grasp these concepts.

The Bible tells us so much about blessings and how they came to be. We have your go-to guide for when you need a little Jesus in your life.

What is a blessing?

We first see the word “blessing” in Genesis, the creation story. As God created the world, he blessed it and saw that it was good.

Here we see an example of a blessing as natural order and beauty. God’s creations were blessings to all who inhabit the planet.

Continuing in Genesis, we learn that blessings can be received through certain institutions like family and faith. 

Isaac blessed his son in Genesis 27:27 saying, “Ah the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed.” He sees the Lord in his son, therefore, the blessing is passed down!

We can also receive blessings by following God’s commandments. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 tells us of all the blessings we receive when we open our hearts to God.

We are blessed in the city and the country, we are blessed with fertility, we are blessed with food, and we are blessed with the land. It is God that delivers these to us. By following His leadership, we give thanks and praise to His work.

These examples of blessings are easy to understand, but not very relatable. 

A modern Christian woman wants a blessing that will impact her personal walk with faith in a specific way. For these blessings, we turn to prayer.

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How to pray for a blessing?

The most effective prayer sessions are done with an honest and open heart. Share your struggles with God and know that He is there for you to lean on when you need Him most.

Never feel ashamed to ask Him for help and guidance, but make sure you are clear with yourself. He does not owe you a blessing for praying to Him.

You are simply inviting Him to come deeper into your life; whatever happens beyond that encapsulates the true beauty of a blessing.

Stay consistent with God. He isn’t someone to only hit up when you need something done.

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Your relationship with Christ will always be fulfilling and nurturing if you share a part of your soul with his glory!

Commit yourself to Him and watch your life fall beautifully into place!

Here are 7 of the best Bible verses to include in your daily prayers or anytime you want to ask God for a favor and protection using scripture

  1. “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” —​ Genesis 50:20
  2. "For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield." — Psalm 5:12
  3. “The lot is cast into the lap, But every decision is from the Lord.” —​ Proverbs 16:33
  4. "These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open." —​ Revelation 3:7
  5. "Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands." ​— Psalm 90:17
  6. “My times are in your hands.” — Psalm 31:15
  7. "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."  Numbers 6:24-26

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