What is P.R.A.Y. Scripture?

Here at Friends Church, we have a common bond around a method of Bible reading and listening prayer known as P.R.A.Y. Scripture. It came about in early 2020 as we united in a church-wide study reading through the Gospel of John based on the book P.R.A.Y. Scripture written by Stan Hinshaw, lead pastor of Canton First Friends Church. Although this method is personal for each individual, the rich depth comes through sharing together in small group settings. Most easily applied to short passages of Scripture, this simple pattern is designed to slow us down and learn how to listen and yield to God’s voice.

P

Pray. Take a few minutes in prayer to quiet your mind and heart and invite God to speak to you through His Word.

R

Read. Read the biblical passage slowly and reflectively. Pay attention to any words or phrases that stand out to you. Read the passage a second or third time, perhaps in another translation. Take your time with the reading.

A

Ask. Ask God about the words or phrases that stand out to you. Or ask Him these helpful questions:

Does this passage teach me something about WHO God is that gives me reasons to LOVE Him and know Him more?

Does this passage teach me WHAT I am to do to LIVE in loving obedience to Him with my thoughts, attitudes, and actions?

Does this passage teach me something about HOW I can LEAD others to love Jesus and live for Him?

Y

Yield. Take a few minutes of quiet listening, expecting that God will speak to your heart and mind what He wants you to know or do. Write down your response to what He is saying and how you will yield to Him.

 


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Monday 3/30 Luke 19:28-48
Tuesday 3/31 Luke 20:1-18
Wednesday 4/1 Luke 20:19-47
Thursday 4/2 Luke 21:1-28
Friday 4/3 Luke 21:29-38
Saturday 4/4 Luke 22:1-23

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Monday 4/6 Luke 22:24-38
Tuesday 4/7 Luke 22:39-53
Wednesday 4/8 Luke 22:54-71
Thursday 4/9 Luke 23:1-26
Friday 4/10 Luke 23:27-49
Saturday 4/11 Luke 24:1-53

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Monday 4/13 Psalm 4:1-8 "A Cry for God to Answer"
Tuesday 4/14 Psalm 8:1-9 "Praising Our Creator"
Wednesday 4/15 Psalm 46:1-11 "It Is God Who Provides Help"
Thursday 4/16 Psalm 56:1-13 "A Psalm of Trust in God"
Friday 4/17 Psalm 103:1-22 " A Hymn of God's Love and Compassion"
Saturday 4/18 Psalm 145:1-21 "A Psalm of Praise"

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Monday 4/20 Ephesians 1:1-4
Tuesday 4/21 Ephesians 1:5-6
Wednesday 4/22 Ephesians 1:7-14
Thursday 4/23 Ephesians 1:15-19
Friday 4/24 Ephesians 1:20-23
Saturday 4/25 Psalm 116:1-4,12-19

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Monday 4/27 Ephesians 2:1-3
Tuesday 4/28 Ephesians 2:4-7
Wednesday 4/29 Ephesians 2:8-10
Thursday 4/30 Ephesians 2:11-12
Friday 5/1 Ephesians 2:13-22
Saturday 5/2 Psalm 23:1-6

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Monday 5/4 Ephesians 3:1-4
Tuesday 5/5 Ephesians 3:5-6
Wednesday 5/6 Ephesians 3:7-13
Thursday 5/7 Ephesians 3:14-17
Friday 5/8 Ephesians 3:18-21
Saturday 5/9 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

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Monday 5/11 Ephesians 4:1-7
Tuesday 5/12 Ephesians 4:8-13
Wednesday 5/13 Ephesians 4:14-16
Thursday 5/14 Ephesians 4:17-20
Friday 5/15 Ephesians 4:21-24
Saturday 5/16 Psalm 66:8-20

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Monday 5/18 Ephesians 4:25-29
Tuesday 5/19 Ephesians 4:30-32,5:1-2
Wednesday 5/20 Ephesians 5:3-9
Thursday 5/21 Ephesians 5:10-14
Friday 5/22 Ephesians 5:15-20
Saturday 5/23 Psalm 47:1-9

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Monday 5/25 Ephesians 5:21-28
Tuesday 5/26 Ephesians 5:29-33
Wednesday 5/27 Ephesians 6:1-4
Thursday 5/28 Ephesians 6:5-9
Friday 5/29 Psalm 68:1-10
Saturday 5/30 Psalm 68:32-35

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Monday 6/1 Ephesians 6:10-13
Tuesday 6/2 Ephesians 6:14-17
Wednesday 6/3 Ephesians 6:18-24
Thursday 6/4 Acts 2:1-21
Friday 6/5 Psalm 103:1-22
Saturday 6/6 Psalm 104:1-35

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Monday 6/8 Matthew 5:1-3
Tuesday 6/9 Matthew 5:13-16
Wednesday 6/10 Matthew 5:17-20
Thursday 6/11 Matthew 5:21-22
Friday 6/12 Matthew 5:23-26
Saturday 6/13 Psalm 34:18-22

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Monday 6/15 Matthew 5:4
Tuesday 6/16 Matthew 5:27-28
Wednesday 6/17 Matthew 5:29-30
Thursday 6/18 Matthew 5:31-32
Friday 6/19 Matthew 5:33-37
Saturday 6/20 Psalm 23:1-6

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Monday 6/22 Matthew 5:5
Tuesday 6/23 Matthew 5:38-42
Wednesday 6/24 Matthew 5:43-45
Thursday 6/25 Matthew 5:46-48
Friday 6/26 Matthew 6:1
Saturday 6/27 Psalm 37:1-11

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Monday 6/29 Matthew 5:6
Tuesday 6/30 Matthew 6:2-4
Wednesday 7/1 Matthew 6:5-6
Thursday 7/2 Matthew 6:7-8
Friday 7/3 Matthew 6:9
Saturday 7/4 Psalm 26:1-12

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Monday 7/6 Matthew 5:7
Tuesday 7/7 Matthew 6:10-13
Wednesday 7/8 Matthew 6:14-15
Thursday 7/9 Matthew 6:16-18
Friday 7/10 Matthew 6:19-21
Saturday 7/11 Psalm 51:1-6

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Monday 7/13 Matthew 5:8
Tuesday 7/14 Matthew 6:22-23
Wednesday 7/15 Matthew 6:24
Thursday 7/16 Matthew 6:25-26
Friday 7/17 Matthew 6:27-34
Saturday 7/18 Psalm 51:7-19

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Monday 7/20 Matthew 5:9
Tuesday 7/21 Matthew 7:1-6
Wednesday 7/22 Matthew 7:7-11
Thursday 7/23 Matthew 7:12
Friday 7/24 Matthew 7:13-14
Saturday 7/25 Psalm 133:1-3

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Monday 7/27 Matthew 5:10
Tuesday 7/28 Matthew 7:15-20
Wednesday 7/29 Matthew 7:21-23
Thursday 7/30 Matthew 7:24-27
Friday 7/31 Matthew 7:28-29
Saturday 8/1 Psalm 119:153-160

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Monday 8/3 James 1:1-8
Tuesday 8/4 James 3:13-18
Wednesday 8/5 James 4:1-10
Thursday 8/6 1 Kings 3:1-9
Friday 8/7 Proverbs 2
Saturday 8/8 Psalm 51:1-12

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Monday 8/10 James 1:9-11
Tuesday 8/11 James 2:1-13
Wednesday 8/12 James 5:1-6
Thursday 8/3 Isaiah 40:1-11
Friday 8/14 Luke 14:7-14
Saturday 8/15 Psalm 102:1-17

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Monday 8/17 James 1:12-18
Tuesday 8/18 James 5:7-12
Wednesday 8/19 James 5:13-18
Thursday 8/20 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
Friday 8/21 Daniel 12:5-13
Saturday 8/22 Psalm 85

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Monday 8/24 James 1:19-27
Tuesday 8/25 James 2:14-26
Wednesday 8/26 James 3:1-12
Thursday 8/27 Matthew 25:34-36
Friday 8/28 Isaiah 1:10-17
Saturday 8/29 Psalm 39:1-10

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Monday 8/30 1 Chronicles 4:10
Tuesday 9/1 Matthew 6:13
Wednesday 9/2 Jonah 2:2-9
Thursday 9/3 Psalm 3:1-8
Friday 9/4 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Saturday 9/5 Ephesians 3:1-21

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Prayers from Psalms

Monday 9/7 Psalm 5:1-12
Tuesday 9/8 Psalm 13:1-6
Wednesday 9/9 Psalm 25:1-22
Thursday 9/10 Psalm 86:1-17
Friday 9/11 Psalm 139:1-24
Saturday 9/12 Psalm 143:1-12

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 Prayers of Jesus

Monday 9/14 John 17:1-5 
Tuesday 9/15 John 17:6-12
Wednesday 9/16 John 17:13-19
Thursday 9/17 John 17:20-23
Friday 9/18 John 17:24-25
Saturday 9/19 Matthew 6:9-13 

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Paul on Prayer

Monday 9/21 Romans 8:26-27 
Tuesday 9/22 Romans 12:9-13 
Wednesday 9/23 Ephesians 6:10-20 
Thursday 9/24 Philippians 4:4-7 
Friday 9/25 Colossians 4:2-6 
Saturday 9/26 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

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Monday 9/28 Luke 24:36-43
Tuesday 9/29 Luke 24:44-49
Wednesday 9/30 Luke 24:50-52
Thursday 10/1 Acts 1:1-11
Friday 10/2 Acts 1:12-26
Saturday 10/3 Acts 2:1-21

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Monday 10/5 Acts 2:22-47
Tuesday 10/6 Acts 3:1-26
Wednesday 10/7 Acts 4:1-22
Thursday 10/8 Acts 4:23-37
Friday 10/9 Acts 5:1-16
Saturday 10/10 Acts 5:17-42

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Monday 10/12 Acts 6:1-15
Tuesday 10/13 Acts 7:1-22
Wednesday 10/14 Acts 7:23-43
Thursday 10/15 Acts 7:44-60
Friday 10/16 Acts 8:1-25
Saturday 10/17 Acts 8:26-40

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Monday 10/19 Acts 9:1-31
Tuesday 10/20 Acts 9:32-43
Wednesday 10/21 Acts 10:1-23
Thursday 10/22 Acts 10:24-48
Friday 10/23 Acts 11:1-18
Saturday 10/24 Acts 11:19-30

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Monday 10/26 Acts 12:1-25
Tuesday 10/27 Acts 13:1-12
Wednesday 10/28 Acts 13:13-41
Thursday 10/29 Acts 13:42-52
Friday 10/30 Acts 14:1-28
Saturday 10/31 Acts 15:1-21

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Monday 11/2 Acts 15:22-41
Tuesday 11/3 Acts 16:1-15
Wednesday 11/4 Acts 16:16-40
Thursday 11/5 Acts 17:1-15
Friday 11/6 Acts 17:16-34
Saturday 11/7 Acts 18:1-28

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Monday 11/9 Acts 19:1-22
Tuesday 11/10 Acts 19:23-4
Wednesday 11/11 Acts 20:1-12
Thursday 11/12 Acts 20:13-38
Friday 11/13 Acts 21:1-26
Saturday 11/14 Acts 21:27-40

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Monday 11/16 Acts 22:1-30
Tuesday 11/17 Acts 23:1-22
Wednesday 11/18 Acts 23:23-35
Thursday 11/19 Acts 24:1-27
Friday 11/20 Acts 25:1-12
Saturday 11/21 Acts 25:13-27

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Monday 11/23 Acts 26:1-18
Tuesday 11/24 Acts 26:19-32
Wednesday 11/25 Acts 27:1-26
Thursday 11/26 Acts 27:27-44
Friday 11/27 Acts 28:1-10
Saturday 11/28 Acts 28:11-31

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