Praying the Bible ~ Luke 4:1-4

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you.

Text: Luke 4:1-4

Then Jesus left the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” But Jesus answered him, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone.” (Christian Standard Bible)

Prayer

Father, I thank you that when you sent your Son, you gave us a Brother who sympathizes with us. Though without sin, he was tempted in all the ways we are. I also thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit who resides in me and strengthens me. Father, as I face temptations, may I trust in you and not my own strength. May I rely on your Spirit and your word, and not my own wisdom and power. May I be able to stand in victory, like Jesus. And, Father, food is good and necessary; but I need your word more. Grow my heart to desire Scripture’s sweetness and nourishment more than I do now. Help me to live my life firmly rooted in your word and for your glory. Amen.

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