One of the most powerful things I have done is to rewrite God’s word into prayers in my journal. I often will write different versions of the same verse as it speaks to me in time. But just as we are taught in school to articulate in our own words something we have read or learned, it can be helpful to apply this to our Scripture reading. It can be an exhilerating and exciting endeavor to rewrite scripture as we reflect on it prayerfully. The Word of God is living, active and powerful (Hebrews 4:12). God is able to speak to us though His Word. I’m not saying twist the meaning into something it isn’t but instead just allow it to lead you deeper. So often we rush through familiar passages. We don’t savor and allow the words to linger on our palate. But as we taste, we will surely find the Lord’s goodness….
Rewite The Lord’s Prayer or Psalm 23 in a way that makes it personal and powerful to you. Enter into Scripture and see where it leads as you do this exercise. Linger over each verse and ask God to speak to your heart.
1. Take any passage or chapter of Scripture that you feel you want to meditate on, read it, reflect on it and rewrite it in your own words.
2. Rewrite a passage, verse, or verses into a prayer, poem or song. (I experimented with a combination of prayer and poetry using Isaiah 40:28-31 HERE)
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