In recent months, I’ve experienced a change in my discipline of prayer. I realized that I was doing all the talking when I prayed. So I asked God to put words in my mouth from His throne. I suddenly began reading His Word in a different way. Scripture “spoke” to me – after all, the Holy Scriptures are Words from His throne.
Some verses had an unbearable appeal and I found that I could memorize or at least know them better. I started repeating those words back to God or turning to a few key verses and reading them back to Him. He had, indeed, put words in my mouth from His throne. As a bonus, I now feel like I am dialoguing with God rather than boring Him with a repetitive monologue, and all day long at that.
Many in my church are reading through the Bible this year (2013). I’ve encouraged them and I encourage you to ask God to put words in your mouth from His throne. You might just find your reading having an unbearable appeal, too.