Are you ready to make time in the Word a priority? I am too! That’s why 2:1 is bringing you an online Bible study and book club. Every month we’ll be working through a Bible study or faith-based book together. To begin, we’ll be teaming up with Candace Crabtree, author of MercyIsNew.com.
Kicking off January 1st, we’ll be joining Candace in Praying the Scriptures in a New Year. Praying the Scriptures is an easy yet powerful tool to stir up God’s word in your heart. And, it’s quick. We’ll be reading and meditating on one scripture a day, so you can easily add this to your current study.
The focus is not to bog you down with lengthly readings. The focus is to meditate on God’s word and pray. Let’s resolve to talk to Him daily, standing on His promises!
How to Participate in the Bible Study & Book Club? It’s easy!
First, join the 2:1 Network Facebook group. Here, Candace and I will be sharing daily updates, inspiration, and encouragement to help you stay on track.
Next, print the Praying the Scriptures in a New Year schedule. It’s only one page, so it’s easy to print and place in your Bible for quick reference.
We’ll be so excited to have you join us. You know, we all want 2015 to be the best year ever. And, you know what makes life truly great? Having our hearts in tune with God’s plan for our lives! The first step toward getting in tune with God is to spend time with Him. Let’s take this journey together…
A message from the author, Candace:
I am so excited to be starting the new year in God’s Word and PRAYING the Scriptures with you! I’m Candace and I live in East TN with my husband and 3 kids. I’m excited to get to know you all! I blog at mercyisnew.com about my struggle with depression and the encouragement I’ve found in God’s Word and through praying the Scriptures.
First, I want to calm your anxious heart, praying the Scriptures isn’t for the super spiritual who have it all together. Praying the Scriptures is for the desperate, like me, who don’t always have the words to pray. Praying the Scriptures is for the weak and broken, like me, who often just need encouragement and comfort from the Lord. Praying the Scriptures is for all of us!
For me, I was battling depression pretty intensely when the Lord grabbed ahold of my heart and began comforting me through His Word. Out of desperation, I would read 1 Psalm a day. Sometimes I would read it with zero emotion, but I kept reading. Eventually, the words of the Psalmist became the words of my very own prayers to God. He was changing my heart!
You might say praying the Scriptures has been transformational in my own life, so I’m super excited to be sharing this tool with you all!
For January, we will be praying 1 Scripture per day on the topic of ALL THINGS NEW. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time believing that God can do a new work in my heart. I see the same old sin patterns, the same weaknesses coming out… I know I need to be reminded that I am already a NEW CREATION in Christ!! I hope these verses will encourage your heart as well!
To participate, print your free list of Scriptures to pray in January!
If you would like to read more of my journey on learning to pray the Scriptures, check out my page of posts and resources.
I would love for you to join me and a small community of ladies on Instagram who post daily Scriptures and prayers using the hashtag #prayingthescriptures — follow along on Instagram.
Blessings to each of you as we begin this new year in prayer and God’s Word!!