How to Pray through a Psalm, and Make It Personal to You

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How to Pray through a Psalm, and Make It Personal to You

There is something extremely powerful about praying the Scriptures. We know that the Lord’s words are living and active. They stand through all eternity. They are His message to us.

Take time to seek that Lord. He wants to hear from you. Take what He has said and put it into your own words and situation. You can be even more specific.

Praying God’s Word gives us the power that the Bible shares while personalizing to our modern-day lives. This does not need to be fancy or formal, Christ just loves to hear from us and know our hearts. As we look at a passage, we can go verse-by-verse like I did above, or we can just summarize what encompassed the entire passage.

Option 1

1. Read the passage

2. Read a verse, pray a verse

3. Remember to personalize

Option 2

1. Read the passage

2. Pray the concept of the passage and personalize

May you enjoy speaking to God and praying through His perfect and wonderful words as you cry out to Him in any situation that may come your way in life.

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Emma DanzeyEmma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew and mom to Graham. Emma serves alongside her husband in ministry, she focuses most of her time in the home, but loves to provide articles on the Bible, life questions, and Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 on Crosswalk in 2021. Most recently, Emma released Treasures for Tots, (Scripture memory songs) and multiple books and devotionals for young children. During her ministry career, Emma has released Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness, two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, and ran the Refined Magazine. You can view her articles on her blog at and check out her Instagram @Emmadanzey.