A Stronger Prayer Life

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Today, I came across a passage of scripture (on a friend’s Facebook status, actually) that really inspired me and got me thinking:

Isaiah 43:16-19

16 This is what the LORD says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

As I was journaling about this particular passage and about wanting to focus on it this week, I thought: what if I committed to studying/praying through one passage of scripture each week for a year? (You might remember that one of the things on my 27 Things list is to cultivate a stronger prayer life.)

I’m excited about this idea, and I hope to blog my weekly scripture passage here and also share a few thoughts about what I’ve learned during each week of praying and studying.

I’ll tag each week’s entry under “2011 Weekly Scripture Plan,” so you can find them all in one place, if you’re interested. And I know I’ll enjoy looking back at the tagged entries at the end of the year and reflecting on all God’s taught me.

So, tonight, I begin this new journey, starting with Isaiah 43:16-19. I’ll share more thoughts on this passage later, after a few days of studying/praying through these verses.

Do you have any scripture studying plans for the new year?

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday evening,


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