Day 3 - Praying To Live By & Love God's Word


Dear Lord,

We thank You for Your Word, the Bible, that helps us to know and understand You.  Give us a desire to read it often and an understanding  of what we are reading.  (Psalm 119:18-20)  May we delight in Your law, desiring to meditate on it day and night so that whatever we do will prosper.  May we find blessings and a steadfast life as we abide by what Your Word says.  (Psalm 1:1-3 / Joshua 1:6-9)  May Your Word be sweeter than honey to our mouths.  (Psalm 119:103 / Psalm 19:9-11)

We pray that Your Word would be living and active in our lives; and that in it we would find answers to the circumstances and situations that we face daily.  (Hebrews 4:12,13)  May our hearts be like good soil which hear and retain Your Word and which produce a crop of godly character and effectiveness for Your kingdom.  Keep Satan from snatching Your Word from our hearts; and do not let the worries, riches or pleasures of this life choke what we have heard so that we do not mature.  (Luke 8:11-15)  

Help us to hide Your Word in our hearts that we might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11); and may Your word be a lamp to our feet and a light for our paths so that we will not stumble.   (Psalm 119:105)  May we understand that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.  (2 Timothy 3:16)  Help us to know it well enough so we may fulfill Jesus’ words to go to the world and teach the ways He has commanded.  (Matthew 28:16-20)   May we be  prepared to preach the Word in season and out of season so that we may correct, rebuke and encourage others with great patience and careful instruction.  (2 Timothy 4:2)

May we not be drawn to live on the teachings of the world, but may we be drawn to live, and cherish, and be sustained by every word that comes from the mouth of God.  (Matthew 4:4)  Help us to not merely listen to the word and so  deceive ourselves, but to do what it says.  (James 1:22)  May Your words not be just idle words for us - but may they be our life.  (Deuteronomy 32:45-47)

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