Why You Should Ditch Your “Bible Reading” Plan (And Learn to Pray the Bible!)

Tyler Ramsbey


In my message this morning at Renovation Church, we studied the topic of prayer from John 14:12-17. The key to understanding how to pray effective & powerful prayers is praying them in Jesus’ name. Praying “in Jesus’ name” means far more than tacking it onto the end of our prayer. Praying according to Jesus’ name means praying according to Jesus’ plan, will, and Kingdom.

But there’s a problem. The Scriptures clearly teach that God’s thoughts are above our thoughts and his ways are above our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). If that’s the case, how can we possibly pray in his name?

Answer: We learn how to pray the Bible.

It is through the words of God (Bible) that we encounter the Word of God (Jesus) and experience the work of God (transformation). 

The way many of us approach the Bible is unhelpful. We often follow a Bible reading plan that…

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One thought on “Why You Should Ditch Your “Bible Reading” Plan (And Learn to Pray the Bible!)

  1. Thanks for this post! I’m the kind of a person that doesn’t stick to my Bible reading plans but I try as much of possible to pray the Bible because it is only when we pray according to God’s will that he hears us.


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