The God Who Responds

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Genesis 18:1-33, Isaiah 50:4-5, 1 Peter 3:8-17

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 She 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. 

What has it looked like for you to wait on God? 

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135 thoughts on "The God Who Responds"

  1. Jayla Matoorah says:

    God is righteous!

  2. Whitney Johnson says:

    Waiting on God is not something I excel at but I believe that the Lord is growing me in this!

  3. Savanna Crowe says:

    Over the past month, me waiting on the Lord has been through prayer in the midst of uncertainty. I’ve been praying and asking that God will provide wisdom in knowing that his plans are far greater than anything I can imagine. Waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean to sit around and do nothing until you get an answer, there is always work needing to be done. Waiting on the Lord isn’t easy. As a very impatient control freak, I find it hard to truly give the entire situation I’m in, to God. My prayer for the past few weeks has been that I will give up the control and decisions that I’ve made, in order for his will to be done. That my heart will be receptive towards the far better things God has in store for me, even if it means going through some hardships.

  4. Kate Enea says:

    Waiting is hard especially when I don’t know the plan God has for me. I know that whatever His plan may be, I am safe, loved, and healthy. I have to abide in Him. While I wait, it’s always helpful to admire all the goodness that God has given me up until this point. I am thankful for it and know His plan is greater than anything I could even ask or imagine.

  5. Shelia Strickland says:

    Waiting on God is always challenging, especially when time constraints are involved. It’s hard to wait on directions when in the natural you can maneuver things to get a result. But waiting for God to instruct so that you move according to His will, is challenging if the instruction has not come but your time constraint is come. His timing is perfect and is nearly always not my timing.

  6. Alesia Shaw-Pulley says:

    Waiting on God I have been inpatient and it has not been easy, but as I study my word I know God has not forsaken me. Anything that I request from God I speak of it’s your WILL . Just because I ask I know I will not receive because it wasn’t in his plan. Our time is not Gods time.

  7. Nadia Diaz says:

    Waiting on God is difficult, but I know his plan is grander than the one I have myself. So I keep my faith strong and through prayer and thanksgiving. (Philippians 4:5-7)

  8. Brittany Brooks says:

    Recently, I went through a tough postpartum journey. I had debilitating anxiety and my thoughts got the worst of me. I fell completely into the spiral of my thoughts and fear without truly giving it to God, knowing that he would see this through. Everyday, I would seek him. Some days on my knees in surrender because I didn’t know how to keep moving on. God was my only strength through it all, although it felt like the journey lasted forever, God taught me perseverance. My timing is not God’s timing and I trust and know now that no matter what I face, God will see it through. I am thankful for the journey because I am changed in my heart seeing things more clearly of how I need to seek him and pray- live my life more now for him than how I was before.