Day 9

The God Who Responds

from the Prayers in Scripture reading plan

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

BY She Reads Truth

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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134 thoughts on "The God Who Responds"

  1. Dori Brown says:

    Waiting on the Lord at times has made me truly weary, but I love when I get to look back in the waiting and I’m able to see clearly how he was there the whole time giving me strength in the waiting!

  2. Aidan Mannering says:

    I’m in a waiting period right now, and it’s the first time I’ve really struggled to wait and see what God has planned. I’m going through a very hard time, and there seems to be no end – no plan to get me through or get me out. But I’m trusting every day that God is working and I will one day see all that was going on when I couldn’t see it. God is good ALL THE TIME. ❤️

  3. Sheena Frederick says:

    Waiting of God to answer my prayer for another baby.. I did not feel was very hard. I felt through every miscarriage or non positive pregnancy test that there was a reason God was not allowing this pregnancy to happen even though my other pregnancies happened very easily. I remember not even being upset. I knew God had wanted me to obviously focus on other things he had lined up for me first. And 2 years later when I did have a random positive test (totally unexpected) I knew this was the time God was allowing this pregnancy to happen. And if I never got pregnant again I honestly think I would have been okay with knowing that for whatever reason God had other things in mind for our family – whether he was protecting us from something negative or he wanted us to focus on something else that was more important. Life isn’t just about our wants and needs. What does God want for US. HE chooses what is best for us. Despite our emotions.

  4. Jerrica Terry says:

    It’s been a challenge to wait on God to answer some of my deepest prayers. It has also brought me to the knowledge that I have to really give it to him and just leave it alone.

  5. Allie Curole says:

    Timing. I see something in what I think to be my future and I want it right then. God has other plans for me. Plans that are 100000x better than anything I could imagine. But in the moment that I’m not getting what I think I need it is hard to see Gods path.

  6. Lauren Garza says:

    Patience. Work in the waiting. Preparing for what is to come. Being obedient. Trust.

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