May 15 | Praying through the Scripture

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 108:1-7; Psalm 109:26-31

What do you know about PRAYER?  When we pray, we are talking with God, just like when we talk to a friend or a family member.  Do you think there is a right or a wrong way to pray?  Sometimes we may have a hard time knowing exactly what to say when we pray.  Our reading today gives us a great example of a way to pray- by praying straight from the Scripture.   

Psalm 108:1-7 is full of words written in earlier Psalms.  (Psalm 57:7-11; Psalm 60:5-12). Praying straight from scripture which are actually God’s words is a great way to be sure we are praying in line with what God would want for us in our lives.  

Psalm 109:26-31 reminds us that we can pray in confidence that God hears us and that He will answer us.  David thanks God for answering his prayers before he has even finished praying them. 


Choose a verse your family could use to pray through together and pray over itCommit it to memoryWrite it out and post it somewhere in your house as a reminder to your family. 

May Memory Verse:

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

May Memory Verse

May memory verse song

May memory verse coloring sheet

May Fill-in the blank activity

May Prayer Calendar