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. Claire B says:

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  2. 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.

  3. Kimberly Z says:

    I have left bed through

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.