Do you want to pray powerful prayers? Pray the Word.
Praying the scriptures builds your faith. So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) There are many testimonies of people who were healed by praying scriptures on healing. Praying scriptures renews your mind and helps with memorization.
How do you pray scriptures?
Read scripture as a prayer.
Almost any scripture can be modified into a prayer. For example, using the best known scripture of all, John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Adapted into prayer could be: “God, thank You for loving me so much that You gave Your Son for me. Thank you for the promise that I will not be separated from You for eternity, but I will live forever with You in glory.”
As you have your daily devotional scripture reading, pray and apply the verses you read.
You can pray without modification such as what’s called The Lord’s Prayer or Psalm 23. Or you can personalize it as the example above. I usually personalize the scripture. You can sing scripture; many psalms are sung as worship choruses (see Ps. 34) or make up your own melody for a favorite passage. Or look up scriptures to pray on a certain topic such as guidance or protection.
I have gathered prayer scripture on sixteen topics in 21-day Scripture Meditation Walks (SMW) See an earlier blog on SMW. I also have twelve topics with scriptures to pray on subjects dear to me (such as salvation). Ask me for a copy of what I have already complied or search the scriptures for your own Word Prayers.