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Bible Reading and Meditation Praying

Read your current Scripture.

Ask yourself these questions:

What does this text show me about God for which I should praise or thank him?

What does the text show me about my sin that I should confess and repent of?  What false attitudes, behavior, emotions, or idols come alive in me whenever I forget this truth?

What does the text show me about a need that I have?  What do I need to do or become in light of this?  How shall I petition God for this?

How is Jesus Christ or the grace that I have in him crucial to helping me overcome the sin I have confessed or to answering the need I have?

How would this change my life if I took it seriously – if this truth were fully alive and effective in my inward being? 

Also, why might God be showing this to me now?  What is going on in my life that he would be bringing this to my attention today?

Pray using the answers to your questions.

Thank you so much for these questions to the late Timothy Keller, in his amazing book

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. (NY, NY: Penguin Books, 2016.)

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