In the Old Testament, the Tabernacle was the dwelling place of God, built to His specifications, where He would meet His people. As they entered the Tabernacle, they passed through seven stations, following God’s instructions, to experience His presence. Today, even though we no longer need the physical Tabernacle to meet with God, these same steps can help us connect with Him. This prayer model will take us through each station of the Tabernacle and use the purpose of each station to guide our prayers.
In the Tabernacle, a table with twelve loaves of bread represented the importance of reading God’s Word for daily sustenance.
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” JOSHUA 1:8 (NIV)
God’s Word is an incredible gift and a powerful tool, and it has great relevance and impact in our prayer life.
Here is how you can incorporate God’s Word into your prayer time:
• Take time to read and think about the Word.
• Claim God’s many great promises for your life and the world around you.
• Ask Him for fresh revelation of His Word.
• Ask Him for a Word to help you as you go throughout your day.
“Thank You, God, for giving me Your Word. I commit to reading it, and I ask You to reveal Yourself to me through it. I want to know You more. Help me to grow more in love with Your Word and to be more dependent on it. I claim the promises You have for me, and I meditate on the truth of Your Word (pray any Scriptures that are on your heart or that God has given you in your current season). Give me fresh revelation from your Word today and every day! I am hungry to see You more clearly through Your Word.” Amen