“I am your Shepherd, (__________), you shall not be in want.
I make you lie down in green pastures, I lead you beside quiet
waters, I restore your soul. I guide you, (__________), in the
paths of righteousness for My name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1–3
Think of the Word of God as a love letter to you. God wants
you to read it and get to know Him through reading His Word.
Devotional reading and meditating on Scripture helps us to
understand what God thinks about us and allows us to grow
closer to Him!
The Pray It! Method of Bible Study
In this method, you pray the Scripture back to God as if you are
saying it about yourself. Use first person singular words like, “I,”
“me,” “my.” Pray it back to God while making it personal!
“I am your Shepherd, you shall not be in want. I make you
lie down in green pastures, I lead you beside quiet waters, I
restore your soul. I guide you, in the paths of righteousness for
My name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1–3
Thank You, Lord, for being my Shepherd, and that I lack
nothing. Thank You for making me lie down in green pastures,
and for leading me beside the quiet waters. Thank You for
restoring my soul. Thank You for guiding me in the paths of
righteousness for Your name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3
“Trust in Me, with all your heart and do not lean on your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will
direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5–6
Help me, Lord, to trust You with all of my heart and to stop
leaning on my own understanding. Please give me the faith to
acknowledge You in all my ways so You can direct my paths.
The Pray It! method really makes Scripture personal. What is
God saying to you? This method allows us to ask questions
like: How does the verse or passage apply to my life right now?
What does God want me to do about it? How can I put it into
practice? What do I need to think or feel differently about? How
does He want me to live from now on?