The God Who Sends

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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 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. 

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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73 thoughts on "The God Who Sends"

  1. Veronica Ingersoll says:

    Lately in my prayers I’ve been thanking God for hearing my prayers. It is an acknowledgement and gratitude- this is not a one sided conversation, this is a relationship.

  2. Manasseh M.CHARVÉRIAT says:

    To trust ,to have faith and to believe wholeheartedly without fear and doubt

  3. abby stokes says:

    to be brave and bold in prayer and to just talk to the Father

  4. Jerrica Terry says:

    I’ve learned the need to pray all types of different prayers. God hears them all and answers.

  5. Kate Beacham says:

    Asking God to send me and being actually willing to go

  6. Lauren Garza says:

    Remembering just how good He is and what all He does. It’s deeper than what I think. He does more than what I realize. He hears and delights in spending time together, He wants to know it all. He remembers them and works all things together for good. I loved this plan.

  7. Laura Warden says:

    He makes us bold, we can come to him with boldness, he hears our every utterance, he desires peace for us.

  8. Makayla Joseph says:

    Be bold. Pray as a first response don’t panic. Stronger in numbers.

  9. McKennah Gow says:

    I thank God that he hears me, and wants to equip me.

  10. Dawn Balsiger says:

    God hears our prayers. God still does miracles. I have been witnessing one the last three weeks and it is so powerful.

  11. Amy EB says:

    The prayers that embolden stood out the most to me. Praying bold prayers. Praying for boldness to share with others. Not being bold on my own or to push my own agenda but by God’s power.

  12. Brittany Brooks says:

    I will speak more boldly, without doubt. I will know it is done for me in God’s will before I have even received it. I will speak to him always and know that no prayer is too big or small to be heard by God. I will bring all of my thoughts and feelings to him. I will take the time to talk to him and ask for revealing of my heart of any ways that do not please him. I will speak the name of Jesus over all situations. I will pray over all people that weigh heavy on my heart throughout the day. I will keep my mind focused on him and continue to invite God into my daily life.

  13. Juli Futrell says:

    The narratives that this plan took us through were amazing. I had never even read some of them. The one that impacted me the most was from 1 Kings 19 on the day “The God Who Hears Our Complaint”. The story was so powerful, and it moved me. God provided for all of His prophet’s needs. I will take that lesson with me in my prayer life moving forward. God knows what I need. I also used to find my prayer life being very haphazard, and closer to wishful thinking than conversation. Now, I am convinced that God wants my prayer to be intentional, and He is listening to every word. Prayer matters.

  14. Lauren Hicks says:

    God hears my prayers, remembers my prayers and will answer my prayers. Today’s reading also hi-lighted that God wants to partner with us; I can pray for revelation on what that looks like.

  15. Marcey KIEBERT says:

    Earnest prayer talk, communal repentance, knowing God hears and responses and we need to see him as our heavenly father not compare him to our earthly father

  16. Rishera Graham says:

    God hears me and he will answer my prayers.

  17. steph Gutmann says:

    There are many ways in which we can connect to God through prayer. It’s about developing intimacy with Him, so we can hear Him too

  18. Tiana Knight says:

    To take prayer and my words seriously and make sure I continue to use this time to bond and strengthen my relationship with God

  19. Regina Clinton says:

    God will hear my prayers, I need only to pray.

  20. Ruby Hunter says:

    Yes it was I’m going to read it again

  21. Victoria E says:

    I loved this study so much! I was definitely behind some days in my reading and commenting but blessed so much by the reading and everyone’s comments.

  22. Kyana Cruz says:

    As a missionary, this scripture is so dear to me.

  23. Alayna P. says:

    I have learned that I can go to God at anytime, in any place, in any emotional state and He will listen. He will answer in His own Godly time. He never leaves us.

  24. Andrea Anderson says:

    I will take scripture prayers with me moving forward. This has been such a wonderful study, I have loved reading it!!!

  25. Adrianne Richardson says:

    I’ll be looking for prayers in scripture that I hadn’t seen before, I’ll be considering who and how many I’m praying for, and I try harder to pray. To ask, seek and knock through prayer. To continue to hope and pursue our Lord through prayer. It’s a day late, but Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  26. Claire B says:


  27. Kimberly Z says:

    I have learned through this study that God listens no matter what. Even when you’re not praying or following him he hasn’t left us. I know this all to be true for everybody but yet I don’t always believe for me. It’s like if somebody told me I would win the lottery one day. I wouldn’t believe them because that’s too good to be true. I ask for prayers during a season of life that feels to be hard and lonely and honestly feels like there is no end is sight. I don’t want to go into the Advent season feeling like this. Praying for you wonderful ladies as well.

  28. Kimberly Z says:

    I have left bed through

  29. Cynthia Loves Jesus says:

    I have learned that I do not have to understand what God is doing in my life in order to trust Him. I can relax in the knowledge that He is sovereign and will work everything for my good and His glory. Thank you all for this study on prayer.

  30. Shana Fields says:

    I love having this resource to go back to when I want examples of prayers or to be reminded of God’s presence in prayer

  31. Annie says:

    Prayer doesn’t have to be certain words or thoughts to be prayer. The gift of prayer is so much more than that. It is ongoing communion with God and abiding with Him and ongoing conversation with Him. I want to be intentional about prayer but remember that I don’t have to do certain things for it to be prayer. This study has opened my eyes to the variety of ways to pray.

    Thank You, Jesus for making a way for us (and me) to be in community with You, the Father, and the Holy Spirit.

    You are Truth and I pray as this season of Advent begins that we as a SRT community prioritize communion with You even admist the busyness of life. You are the most important and You are worthy of all our attention and praise.

    Amen and Amen.

  32. Mari says:

    Good Morning SRT sisters! Something that I will take away from this study is to be more intentional about PRAYER. I’m so glad Churchmouse and others reminded me of the acronym of ACTS to help pray. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

  33. Jennifer Loves Jesus says:

    “Here I am, send me” (Isaiah 6:8). This is where I begin each morning to reset and settle my heart. With prayer of acceptance in response to God’s call. I respond with faith to the beauty I see in creation, in love and devotion to my Father whose Holy Hands created it “In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1). The Holy Trinity first made light, and because of Christ (who was Light), that Light is shining in me. And I carry that Light as I go, in response to the call of God. I do my part to be a light, carrying His truth, the Gospel, into the darkness of the world. “So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace to you! As the Father sent Me, I also send you.’” (John 20:21). From prophets like Isaiah, to the disciples who were with Jesus there is a cleansing and a sending to tell of God’s redemption. When we believe in Jesus we are blessed by God: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (Jesus to Thomas calling him out of his unbelief, in John 20:26-29). The beauty of creation can only be seen with the Light. The Light of Christ helps me discern the darkness and be separate from it. “Come my Light, and illumine my darkness. Come my Life, and revive me from death. Come my Physician, and heal my wounds. Come Flame of divine love, and burn up the thorns of my sins, kindling my heart with the flame of Thy love. Come my King, sit upon the throne of my heart and reign there. For Thou alone art my King and my Lord.” (Prayer of St. Dimitrii of Rostov, 17th century Russian bishop). So again I echo the words of Isaiah: Here I am Lord, send me. I will go where You lead me. My life is not my own. I see Your intricate beauty in the order of Your creation, surrounded by chaos and pain, yet You remain the same. Your unchangeable nature captivates me and invigorates my soul. My heart knows Your Name. I hear You calling mine. I come to You with a lamp full of oil, ready to shine where You show me. I do not fear what is in the world because You are in me. I only fear and revere Your Name, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. My life is Yours, help me love and live for You, with Your Holy Light shining through me. Until the final Victory is won. Maranatha. Amen.

  34. Michelle Patire says:

    @Kristen, I also read the Enduring Word commentary! It was so good!!! I usually only read commentaries when I need help understanding God’s heart behind something. Here is what stuck out to me.

    “Here am I! Send me: Isaiah emphatically answered God’s call. He did not hesitate. Isaiah wanted to be the answer to God’s question.

    i. What created this kind of heart in Isaiah? First, he had a heart that had been in the presence of God. He had a heart that knew its own sinfulness. He had a heart that knew the need among the people, the need for God’s word. He had a heart that had been touched by God’s cleansing fire. And he had a heart that heard God’s heart to reach the nations.”

  35. Betsy says:

    Excellent commentary! Thank you for recommending this. :)

  36. Pam S says:

    After reading L Maddox’s blest words so many more of you spoke words of encouragement and wisdom.
    Sally B totally agree with you about the podcast adding additional time in fellowship around God’s word. Kelly (NEO) we will stand together against the devils lies. Mara Kat Angie Mills. Tami T thankful for your freedom and desire. Gayle R keep walking! Karen Roper No rules-just natural ❤️. So many more of you bless me daily. I am so thankful for you all!

  37. Pam S says:

    After reading L Maddox’s blest words so many more of you spoke words of encouragement and wisdom.
    Sally B totally agree with you about the podcast adding additional time in fellowship around God’s word. Kelly (NEO) we will stand together against the devils lies. Mara Kat

  38. Pam S says:

    After reading L Maddox’s blest words so many more of you spoke words of encouragement and wisdom.

  39. Pam S says:

    Rebecca, I can’t help but cry at the beauty of your story as I hold on to the promise of restoration for my sweet family. Thanks be to God.

  40. Katarina Friedman says:

    I will take that prayer is a relationship that requires talking and listening. Nothing is too big or small to talk to God about. Also to be bolder in prayer. I should not limit God because I am limited and can’t see it happening. How easily I forget the amazing ways he has moved in my life.

  41. Dorothy says:

    I can talk with God and I can pray about anything, anywhere, and anytime to God.
    Be blessed and pray whenever you feel led to.

  42. Lexi B says:

    I learned that there is no right way to pray, and not to overthink it. It is just a relationship with God a conversation. I’ve enjoyed this study so much!

  43. Jordyn C says:

    Nothing I feel or question is too much for God. He is always there and ready to listen. A few of you suggested writing prayers out as a conversation with God and that has been extremely helpful to me, so thank you!

  44. Rebecca W says:

    Yesterday as all of our five children, their spouses, and our grands were gathered around the tables I began to pray. I was suddenly overwhelmed with gratefulness and got so choked up I couldn’t read the scriptures I had underlined, so my daughter stepped in and finished. It had been a very long time since we had all been together and such a trying journey with my son’s mental health struggles, BUT GOD! He TRULY does answer prayer and I understood this as I saw my whole family before me. I will never stop praying, communing with my Jesus! Enjoy your weekend sisters! ❤️

  45. Leesha says:

    I love in Isaiah 6, that Isaiah identifies with the unclean people of Judah and as a result is healed of his own shortcoming and prepared to be God’s mouthpiece.
    It leads to me asking, what ways am I not allowing God to work through me.

  46. Sharon Jones says:

    Renewed my heart toward prayer, to be more purposeful- that even though I might not see the answers to my prayers in my life time they still are working out their purpose. I was blessed to have two grandmothers who prayed daily for their family. I am still receiving the blessings of those prayers!

  47. Audren Bruszer says:

    I will take being honest with God, using a variety of His names in prayer, and remembering who He is/ what He has promised more with me in my prayer life moving forward.

  48. Kristen says:

    Ladies, I just read from the Enduring Word commentary online for Isaiah 6. It’s very good. Hope you can go read I too! Have a blessed Friday.

  49. L Maddox says:

    I want to hunger for deep communion with God through prayer. I want to pray little heart prayers to God all day long in conversation with Him. I want to practice praying through scripture more often.

  50. Liz T. says:

    Just as God is responsive to our prayers, He is also looking for our response to His Words- Lord help us to listen well, to communicate often, and to have hearts willing to go and do all that you ask us to as we lean in and grow in our prayer life.

  51. Felicia P says:

    Luke 18:10-14

  52. Aimee D-R says:

    Prayer is all conversation with God! And all our life needs God as the answer. So grateful for thus reminder

  53. Felicia P says:

    Pray! Talk with God! Is that simple yet that profound.

  54. Felicia P says:

    Just pray! Communicate with God in good and bad times. He listens; He moves quickly. He is with us till the end of times.

  55. Kristen says:

    Every time I read Isaiah 6, I think of a teaching series by R C Sproul about the Holiness of God. He talks about how this is the only attribute of God that is written to the 3 times in a row! He said that in this encounter Isaiah saw himself rightly and he saw God rightly! It is a very good teaching series. I don’t know if I can put the link, but you can search on YouTube and listen! Prayers for you all!

  56. Audrey says:

    I think I learned the most from week 1 podcast and really being attuned to God. I bought Tyler’s book as well and am really enjoying it so far! I want to just make a constant conversation with God like I do with my own friends.

  57. Pursued by Him says:

    Prayer is a relationship with God. I need to cultivate it, strengthen it with scripture studying, lean on it in times of grief and despair, rely on the constancy of my God in my life when I let my mind wander to everything else! But God!

  58. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    My “take-away” from this study is that, if I want a more intimate relationship with God – I must spend adequate time in His word and in prayer. You can not become closer to someone if you limit your time with with them. God wants us to come – regularly, boldly before His throne – holding nothing back.

  59. Susan Lincks says:

    I can pray to God anytime and about anything. He always listens and loves me.

  60. Tami C says:

    I feel like I have been set free from the fear of not praying in the right way. God knows my limitations but He also knows my heart. So even when I’m distracted, or not feeling it, or whatever, it’s ok. The main thing is to keep praying. I loved the picture of Abraham walking and talking with God, so simple. I also had a lightbulb moment after reading Manessah’s story. If God can redeem him after all the evil things he did, I think he can handle my less than perfect and sometimes awkward attempts at prayer. So my prayer mantra now is “just do it”!

  61. searching says:

    My takeaways –
    He hears our prayers of confession, of thanksgiving, of our love for Him, of our needs for guidance/healing/wisdom and so much more; loves us; guides us; remembers us; keeps His word; is always working for us; forgives us each and every time. And today’s title – the God Who Sends . . . this brought to mind, what is our calling, what are we being sent to do? What are we called to give – time, money, other resources, guidance to others, comfort, leadership? To who? And to always be cognizant that we may be the link that leads someone to the saving knowledge of Christ – our words and actions matter more than we know.

    DOROTHY – praying for Carol & Jake – safety and rescue from the evil ones lies, restoration of relationship between you and your sister
    MARI – thank you for mentioning conviction, which is often overlooked in my prayers. Praying for completion of your homework and that you ace the exam!
    TRACI GENDRON – praying for healing of relationship with stepdaughter and husband’s family. Thankful for the softening of your heart towards her. There are relationships where my own heart needs to be softened. I’ve seen relationships repaired as a result of softened hearts that I thought could never be healed (But God!) and I see others where no one seems to be willing to take that first step. Praying for all.
    COURTNEY-ERIN – praying for dad’s healing
    CANDIS RAIKES – great point re: can’t repent for others.
    MERCY – thank you for words to the verses for “Count Your Blessings” – I’m not sure I even knew there were verses as the chorus is what I can remember singing
    LINDA – praise for protection of your family in the accident!

  62. Erica Christian says:

    Knowing scripture is vital to a good prayer life. We can go to God in any situation, no matter what. Nothing is too big for God. Prayer doesn’t have to be eloquent or pretty. We just have to show up.

  63. Erica Christian says:

    Knowing scripture is vital to a good prayer life.

  64. Nancy Singleton says:

    Your last sentence impacted me, Inses De Abraham a: “the only wrong thing we can do is not cultivate the relationship with Him.” Prayer, of any kind, is how we cultivate our relationship with the Lord! Combined with “opening our Bibles,” we can’t go wrong!

  65. Angie Mills says:

    I am continuing to learn that prayer is an honest conversation with God concerning my feelings and thoughts about the situations I face. It is the uncovering of deceptions that clothe my heart and mind. It is the reminder of and faithful clinging to God’s character and promises. It is the praise and gratitude I give the Lord for who He is and what He has done.

  66. Marya Kat says:

    That when I stumble for words, I can use prayers from Scripture.

  67. Kelly (NEO) says:

    That the devil will fight me pressing in to God. Prayer is not only a conversation but also a shield from the devil’s lies.

  68. Sally B. says:

    What an astounding privilege we have to be welcomed into the presence of our Holy, Omnipotent, Sovereign God!! And how grateful I am that He wants to hear me and have a relationship with me through prayer – thank you Father!! (A quick plug for the Podcast – if you have not, don’t skip this additional time in fellowship around God’s word!!)

  69. Nitz . says:

    That my ability to pray is by the Spirit and the Holy Spirit can lead me on what to pray, God is exalted in my weakness, His power is seen when I pray, because I’m not tknow its n talent its a gift from God, whenn I have faith I know its not my personality it is Jesus,

  70. Dana says:

    That prayer can be the most intimate of ways to be the child of God He has created me to be in relationship with Him.

  71. Inses De Braganca says:

    This plan has really helped me to realise how personal and intimate my relationship with god can become. No matter how I show up or what I say he is always ready to listen to support and guide me. There is no wrong way to pray or wrong thing to say. The only wrong thing we can do is refusing to cultivate this relationship with him.

  72. Karen Roper says:

    Just that there is no set rules to

  73. Alisa W says:

    That God’s ways are not my ways. He knows more than I do and I shouldn’t put myself in his place.