Day 19

The God Who Sends

from the Prayers in Scripture reading plan


Isaiah 6:1-10, Matthew 28:18-20, John 20:21


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. 


In light of all that we have learned through this reading plan, what will you take with you in your prayer life moving forward? 

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2 thoughts on "The God Who Sends"

  1. Stephen says:

    I think what I will take away is to be bold in my prayers. So many of the prayers we have read as specifically to God, something I am not good at. My prayers can feel feeble, so I pray that my prayer life becomes more strong.

    1. Dave M says:

      I am with you here, Stephen. My prayers are timid and waffling at times. I fear that if I pray boldly and he says “No” or “Not Yet”, then I have failed. But when the prayer is the same one I have prayed for years with an answer in the affirmative, then what I have got to lose by praying more boldly? I am glad others are in the same boat as I.

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