God's Word

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"Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law." - Psalm 119:18

Quoting Isaiah, the apostle Paul wrote, "'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him'--but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit" (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). God's Spirit knows God's thoughts. When the believer reads God's Word, it is the Spirit of God, living within us, who reveals God's words and thoughts to us.

Today's passage, then, is a prayer of preparation for our Bible reading. Our minds can be distracted. We can simply read the Bible to check if off for the day. Prior to reading God's Word, here is a prayer we should pray.

Dear Lord, thank You for giving me Your Word. Thank You for the privilege of opening it and reading it daily. I admit to You that I am in a hurry. I am busy and distracted. So please slow me down. Help me focus. Keep distractions away. Help me listen to things in Your Word that I need to hear. Use Your Word to point out areas of sin that I need to confess. Open my eyes to blind spots that I keep missing. Show me where I am off track. Help me understand and apply Your instructions. Open my eyes to Your Word that I will desire to know You more fully and deeply. Speak to me in a new and fresh way through Your Word. Amen.
Feb 6 2018