david-plattThe first challenge is this: Memorize and pray a verse of scripture each day, all day. Here is what I mean by that. We’ve seen that God has promised to give success when we pray according to his Word. So, what I want you to do is I want you to look at your life. And you can use the same verse every day or a different verse every day. Look at the situations you are in, and I want you to find a verse of scripture that speaks to what’s going on in your life and I want you to use that verse to fuel your praying all day long.

For example, if you are struggling with some things in your life and there’s a lot of hurt right now, memorize Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever—present help in trouble.” Memorize that and pray it all day long. God, I trust you as my refuge. God, show yourself strong as my refuge. Give me strength today. That’s a prayer God has promised by his Word to give us. Does that make sense, to pray a verse of scripture all day every day? Maybe you will do seven different verses. That would be great. Maybe you need to camp out on the same verse over and over again. But pray a verse of scripture and memorize it so that it’s in your mind and in your heart, and pray it each day all day.

David Platt, “Pray Desperately—Part 1,” in David Platt Sermon Archive (Birmingham, AL: David Platt, 2006), 375.