Praying the Bible ~ Ecclesiastes 2:1-2

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: Ecclesiastes 2:1-2
I said to myself, “Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy what is good.” But it turned out to be futile. I said about laughter, “It is madness,” and about pleasure, “What does it accomplish?”  (Christian Standard Bible)

Prayer
Father, you are the God who delights in what is good. You call us to make you our highest delight through Jesus and to enjoy every good gift that comes from your hand. Father, turn our hearts from worthless pleasures–those that delight for a moment but end in ruin. Yes, sin has it’s passing pleasures, but what you provide is joy forevermore. May we test our hearts with you instead of the momentary passions of sin. Amen.

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