How to Pray Before a Bible Study

Bible Study is no ordinary study. It is a time to learn God's Word and go deep into the profound meaning and nuances of the words that Almighty God gave to human beings. Imagine that!  You can study the Bible, and even the same stories and verses over and over again, and it will shine a different level of understanding each time. 

Therefore, we should go into Bible study with a prepared and attentive heart. Whether you are studying alone with Bible study materials, with a teacher or friend, or in a small group, here is the prayer to set the tone and cultivate the field of your heart to absorb the wisdom and grace: 

Dear God, 

Thank you for this time of Bible study (with_______). We distinguish this time as a holy hour, and wish to meet you deeply. 

"Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law". (Psalm 119:18.)

As I open the precious pages of Scripture, I plead for understanding and wisdom in our study.  Only the Word of God can transform us from the inside out and only by heeding to it can I keep my heart and life pure.  Let grace and understanding fill our soul and overflow into our words and actions.

Quiet my soul to hear what you want to say to me.  As Ecclesiastes 5:2 says,  Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few, may I have a humble posture to seek heavenly truth rather than being quick to come to conclusions or speaking my own thoughts, lest I be limited to my own understanding. 

Keep the devil away from distracting the study, casting doubt or twisting your precious words or discouraging our hearts in any way. 

Let our spirit absorb this spiritual bread and be nourished deeply.  Lord bless this time of Bible study. 

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 


By BiblePortal Staff

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