Prayer For Bible Knowledge

Loving Lord I desire to learn more of You and have a heart and mind that is focussed upon Jesus. I long to grow in grace and in a knowledge of Him – and so I pray that You would develop in me a deep desire to diligently study Your Word and learn to apply the truths and principles within my own life – to Your praise and glory.
But Father I don’t just want to have a head knowledge of biblidal statistics but a heart knowledge of biblical truth and godly love. I want to live my life in a way that is pleasing to You and be used by You as a witness to Your grace and goodness –as a living sacrifice, wholly acceptable unto You.
Help me to read and retain all that I learn from Your word and may I learn to live like the Lord Jesus -  in total dependence upon You to Your praise and glory- this I ask in Jesus name,