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 would remember the truth. May we grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus today. Feed our hearts, by faith, with thanksgiving we pray. In Jesus' name,