Prayers before reading the Bible

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Prayer To Be Guided Into All Truth

Lord it was You Who caused all Holy Scripture to be written for our learning. Teach us today in the power of Your Holy Spirit the truths that You would have us learn today,

Lord we know that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Feed us on Your word we pray and make us hungry for the living Manna that came down from heaven - the heavenly Bread of Life and true and living Water – Who alone can bring us into our eternal inheritance – for it is through Jesus Christ our Lord that we pray.

May the Spirit of all Truth open our minds today as we read and study Your word and may we be willing to be led into all truth and to be taught what is the will of the Father in each of our lives – and give us willing hearts and the opportunity to share with others the pearls of truth You would teach us today,

Amen



Prayer For Deeper Understand of God’s Word

Heavenly Father, Who through the power of the Holy Spirit caused all holy scripture to be written for our learning – we pray that we would diligently study Your word – read, mark, learn and inwardly digest all that You have graciously provided for us – so that we may come to a knowledge of salvation and Your will for our lives…

Open the eyes of our understanding and prepare our hearts by the power of Your Spirit - that we may receive Your word with much joy and rejoicing and may we leave tonight having a deeper understanding of Who You are.

May we like Job wonder at Your glory and majesty as we unfold the precious truths that are contained within its pages and may we cry like him – I have heard of You with my ears but now You opened my eyes to spiritual truths and understanding that I never had before – this we ask in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ in Whose name we pray,

Amen



Prayer For The Light of the Gospel of Truth

Heavenly Father, shine the pure light of Your Word of truth into our hearts today and open the eyes of our minds to comprehend the nuggets of truth that are contained within this precious passage of Scripture.

Thank You for Your word – Your word is truth and life and health and light. It is nourishment for our souls and refreshment to our spirits - and Lord, we desire to study Your word through the guidance of Your Holy Spirit, so that we grow in grace and spiritually mature in the faith we confess.. as we press on toward the goal of our high calling striving to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.

As we study Your word, may Your name be exalted and lifted up, for You alone are worthy of praise and worship for You alone are holy and good, gracious and of great mercy. Open our eyes to see Your truth. Open our ears to hear Your voice. Open our hearts to receive what You have for each one of us – and open our lips to speak only that which glorifies Your name, in Jesus Christ we pray,

Amen



Prayer Before Studying the Bible

Dear Lord, thank You for Your written Word and the mighty truths it contains. We pray that in the power of Your Holy Spirit You would open our hearts and minds to the truths that You wish us to see.

Prepare our hearts and open our minds we pray, and give us a teachable spirit that is receptive to all that You would have us learn today. Open our ears to hear Your voice speaking to us and remove any preconceived biases that we may have developed in this particular passage of scripture.

Guide us into all truth and prevent our own internal voices from speaking out of turn or drowning out the still small voice to Your Holy Spirit – and should we stray from the truth of this passage, would ask that we would not retain any error but rather that we delight in the truth. May we grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus today and feed our hearts , by faith, with thanksgiving we pray, in Jesus name,

Amen



That God’s Word Is Opened Up TO Our Heart

Lord we ask that You would prepare our hears as we engage in the study of Your Word. Open to our hearts and minds to the mysteries and truths that are hidden within its pages and may we discover a clarity of understanding within Your word that was hitherto hidden from us.

Give us unity of the spirit and a desire to learn new truths, as we open up Your Word may we have a willingness to learn from the Great Teacher. May Your Holy Spirit guide us into all truth and expand our understanding of Your word in a real and living way.





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