Prayer is the key to unlock the treasures of the Word of God so it most definitely cannot be left out. But you already know that, which is why I assume you are here.
You came for answers, and I have two.
This post will present two prayers that have been very powerful in my life. For bible study you can use both of these methods below.
Here's a simple prayer before bible study, that I use every time, and it works for me.
Please, do not take it lightly.
When you are running low on time and it really isn’t possible to pack in a half hour prayer before bible study, then I recommend using this prayer just before you begin.
Let me share with you my little handy weapon.
Why I use this prayer:
One day in church, while meditating on his word, God gave me a bible study prayer that I've used quite often. I often whisper it to him while walking on the street, while in my hours of prayer, and right before bible study. He knows I mean every word, so he has been opening my eyes to the truth in his word.
This is the scripture He gave me:
Ephesians 1 vs 16 – 18
“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints”
Paul’s prayer for the saints at Ephesus included every one of us as saints of God.
And as he desired it for them, God desires for us to have the spirit of wisdom; he wants our eyes be enlightened that we may know for ourselves the great hope of his calling; that we may know for ourselves the riches that lies in his Word.
The White House's secret weapons cannot unravel what God has in store for us!
And that right there is my prayer.
I just repeated to God what Paul prayed, and it has worked:
Stick it on the wall of your prayer room, on the mirror, or keep it will you.
Most definitely it has.
So much so that I am now able to share with others on easy useful tips to study the Word for themselves.
Say this prayer in sincerity of heart. If God did it for me, he will do it for you.
In other words, prayer that knocks God's socks off!
Having bible study right after your moment of prayer with the Lord is a great practice. By prayer I mean, 10 minutes, 15minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours - or even more of soul stirring, intimate, honest connection with God.
Prayer not only helps, but it clears the mind- and shifts your focus on God and him alone.
When I read my bible right after prayer, I realize that everything gets clearer, areas that I might have skipped over in past, suddenly pops out before me, and suddenly the Bible comes to life!
This is the perfect time to have a bible study. So try it next time!
Have your bible study tools and topic ready, pray and then open the word.
Honestly, the Holy Ghost takes over and does the rest. God will begin to direct your thoughts through his word and quicken your understanding.
I would end by saying that the Holy Ghost ( which is Christ in you- Colossians 1 : 27) is necessary. He is our helper.
We all need to have the gift of the infilling of the Holy Ghost that was given to us on the day of Pentecost ( Acts chapter 2).
Through prayer before bible study and the guidance of the Holy Ghost, the bible will begin to make sense, and become an exciting wonderland!
Only the Author of the Books of the Bible can unlock the secrets for us and God does this through the Holy Ghost.
The love and understanding of the truth and richness that lies in the word can only come through the guidance of the Holy Ghost .
It is important that every saint of God receive this free gift, and there is no reason why we should not seek after it!
We're finally done with this bible study preparation tool kit! I hope that you've really gathered all that you need to get ready for bible study! Even thou prayer before bible study was left for Section 8, it is the most important; and is the final element that is needed before starting your personal bible study.
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