January 9, 2010

Bible Study Prayer

Posted in Prayer tagged , , at 2:50 pm by Steve

Gracious God,

Open the windows of my soul to experience again your power and presence through the words of patriarchs, prophets, and saints who have travelled this Way of faith before me. There are times when what I read seems confusing, harsh or unreasonable, and then there are times when what I read softens my heart and soothes the ragged edges of my life in ways I do not fully understand. Help me be receptive to both and to grow in my faith in the tension of knowing and seeking. When the complexity of my life and the wonder of your divine Spirit meet in the words of Scripture, help me to trust that the answers lies within my soul, where I must turn to find You waiting patiently. May what I read today lead me to grow more and more into your likeness, to stand firm in my convictions, and to never stop seeking the life you have prepared for me. Come Lord Jesus, Let us share this time together. I ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.