When we pray we open a direct dialogue between ourselves and God. It is such a powerful thing, to think that we can call out His name and know that He is listening, that he cares, and that he wants to be there for us. Now lets add that to our Bible Study time.
When we open our Bibles to study the Living Word, we are often doing so first thing in the morning. We just filled up our cup of coffee and we are sitting down to a bit of quiet and time to read. But what if we can make that time deeper, more meaningful, and full of spiritual growth that we didn’t have before?
Using Prayer to Strengthen Your Bible Study
I want to encourage you to start your Bible Study time a bit differently than what you are used to.
When we start our Bible Study time off without first calling out to God in prayer, we are missing a key ingredient needed to really absorb from scripture. Take the time before you even open your Bible to ask God to open your heart to what is laid out in front of you. Ask Him to show you what it is that you really need to learn from your study for the day. Invite Him into your time into The Word. Doing this sets you up, first thing, for gaining not only truth but wisdom from the words before you. The Bible calls us to pray without ceasing (1 THESSALONIANS 5:17) and I feel that it is even more so important that while we are connecting with Scripture we take that time to connect with God.
How to Pray During Bible Study
Prayer is such a personal thing. There is no right or wrong way to pray. The important thing is that we do it, and that we do it often.
I want to offer you a tool today that I feel could be benefial to those of you who are just now using prayer during your Bible Study or for those of you who feel like you need to be more diligent with your prayer time.
The Prayer Journal
The “My Prayer Journal” is a tool created by The Multi Taskin’ Mom, and is updated and offered to readers of In All You Do, free of charge.
The journal includes:
- Planning pages – so that you can mark down new Bible Studies, Special events you want to pray over, or mark out days that you have prayed. The ideas are limitless.
- Goal pages – for you to write down what it is that you want to be praying for and about for that month. This is great to keep your prayer time focused and your eyes on God!
- Note pages – simple pages that include either dated or undated pages for you to keep with the month/days or even with the Bible Study you are using.
- Blank pages – perfect for those of us who like to doodle and draw as we meditate on scripture or in prayer.
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