Praying Through the Scripture in 100 Days Check In: Day 38

I am participating in Praying Through the Scripture in 100 Days hosted by Candace at His Mercy Is New. Today is Day 38 in our reading list, so I thought I’d take some time to post an update.

I have to say that even though I’ve done condensed Bible reading plans before- 90 day plans- I’ve had a much harder time keeping up this time. I seem to get behind a few days at a time and then read more in one stretch to catch up. I’ve pondered why this is and finally decided this. My children are finally at an age where I don’t sit and wait for them in every activity. I’m often dropping and driving to go drop someone else. When they were younger, I would usually sit an hour or so at a time and watch an activity. It provided lots of reading time. I don’t have that now, so it’s been more difficult to be deliberate in making time.

Even though I end up playing catch up sometimes, I’m glad I’ve participated. Reading with the idea of praying through Scripture is different for me. I’m always on the look out for applications that I can turn to prayers as I relate what I read.

Here are some of my prayers/thoughts since Day 17,which was my last check-in. We’re currently reading through Chronicles and have been reading about the kings of Israel.

Deut. 30:1-5 Thank you, Lord that you forgive and restore when we repent.

Joshua 9:14- Lord, don’t let it be said of me- “She didn’t ask God about it.”

1 Samuel 1:26-28 Lord, help me commit my children to serve You.

1 Samuel 13:12- Lord, help me to wait on You and not take matters into my own hands.

2 Kings 8:10-12- Lord, sometimes knowledge of what’s coming is too heavy for me. Thank You that I don’t always know.

2 Kings 22: 11-13- Lord, help me to be “dismayed: by sin and have a desire to do right.

I’ll offer the same disclaimer about these thoughts that offered in my last check in. It’s easy to take a verse of Scripture out of context and hold on to it, giving it a meaning that it doesn’t really have. I’ve tried hard not to do that with the verses that spoke to me as prayers. But I encourage  you to read the passages of the verses and look at the context. See what God really means in context.

Have you been participating in the Praying Through the Scripture in 100 Days? Is God speaking to you with something out of His Word this week? Share it with me in the comments.

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