Taste and See ~ John Piper

I’m reading along in Taste and See (Savoring The Supremacy of God in All of Life) 140 meditations by Piper and I wanted to share these verses that he references in meditation #18 titled How to Pray For The Soul (Yours Or Another’s) Praying in sync with the way God works ~

How to pray for your soul and others…

1. Psalm 119:36 ~

“Turn my heart toward your statutes and not towards selfish gain.”

2. Psalm 119:18 ~

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.”

3. Ephesians 1:18 ~

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”

4. Psalm 86:11 ~

“Teach me your way, O lord and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”

5. Psalm 90:14 ~

“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

6. Ephesians 3:16 ~

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”

7. Colossians 1:10 ~

“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

8. Mathew 6:9 ~

“This then is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name”

Pray all this in Jesus’ name because of Romans 8:32 ~ “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things.”

Piper expounded on each of these but I’m just giving you the skeleton and letting you consider these verses in enriching your prayer life for yourself and others.


Ht: Lana G! for the photograph of my father praying.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Taste and See ~ John Piper

  1. Thanks for sharing these…I think I need this Taste and See book…is it like a devotional?

    Hi Sara, Yes it is a devotional. It has 140 meditations. Blessings and hugs to Bradie…

  2. What a blessing to have a father who prays!!! That’s a precious picture. Now that I think about it, I’ve never heard my father pray.

    Leslie, It is a blessing. I’m sure your kids hear you pray and they’ll be blessed for it…

  3. Just visiting from Sara’s blog – I love John Piper but haven’t read this book. Great photo and post.

    Hi Nikki! I’m glad you stopped by to visit! Blessings…

  4. Have you ever been in a Moms In Touch prayer group? We pray scripture in praise, thanksgiving, confession and intercession. Powerful!

    Hi Willow, When my kids were in grade school I was in a MIT group. Prayer is more powerful than we can imagine…

  5. Ellen, you might check the price of meals at the tavern first. My SB friend said it was quite expensive.
    BTW, I attend church at CEFC.

    Willow! So we both have a Larson as a pastor! 🙂

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