Day 8

The God Who Works in All Circumstances

from the Prayers in Scripture reading plan


Matthew 26:17-46, Luke 22:39-53, Proverbs 3:5-6, Hebrews 5:7-8


Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teaches us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at He Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 


This Monday, start the week off by testifying to how God has worked in and through prayer in different circumstances in your life.

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3 thoughts on "The God Who Works in All Circumstances"

  1. Mike G says:

    God works overtime with me. I struggle with worry and anxiety. Thank you Lord Jesus for being there for me daily. Thanks be to God for your grace and loving kindness. It is only through my daily devotionals, church and a prayer life that I can experience joy and peace. Again I say thank you Jesus for bearing our troubles and giving me rest from worry. Let me never forget how your yoke is light.

  2. Jesse says:

    I’m so struck by the idea that Jesus learned obedience through his suffering. The idea that Jesus learned anything feels odd, though I know he had to have learned things like a trade. This needs more meditation!

  3. Stephen says:

    Mike – I too struggle with anxiety.
    Something that has been helpful for me is writing my prayers in a journal. You can look back and see your progress and also see that God has always shown up.

    I can’t imagine what it must have felt like to be Jesus knowing he would be betrayed but still submitted to his fathers will. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice.

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