Prayer For Understanding The Bible

Lord, teach me how to pray with understanding. Teach me I pray, how to pray into Your will, to pray in spirit and truth, to pray as You would have me pray.

Lord, I ask that as I come across various difficulties that people are facing that I hear with Your ears, see with Your eyes and understand with Your heart so that I may speak and pray into the situation as You would have me pray. In Jesus' name I pray,


Heavenly Father, I ask that you would give me an understanding and discerning heart. Help me to be slow to get angry but quick to response to the needs, disappointment and problems that others are facing.

Keep me Lord, from developing a judgmental spirit that can so often jump to the wrong conclusions, and prevent me from speaking too hastily, which can so often cause sadness and pain to those that are in need and trouble.

Lord, I want to be used by You as a channel of blessing and too often I speak out of turn and do not show the loving compassion that I want to show. Teach me Lord, how to relate to people and I pray that You would change me from the inside out to be the person that You would have me to be. In Jesus' name I pray,


Lord, we ask that You would prepare our hears as we engage in the study of Your Word. Open our hearts and minds to the mysteries and truths that are hidden within its pages, and may we discover a clarity of understanding within Your Word that was hitherto hidden from us.

Give us unity of the spirit and a desire to learn new truths, as we open up Your Word. May we have a willingness to learn from the Great Teacher. May Your Holy Spirit guide us into all truth and expand our understanding of Your Word in a real and living way. In Jesus' name,


Dear Lord, thank You for Your written Word and the mighty truths it contains. We pray that in the power of Your Holy Spirit, You would open our hearts and minds to the truths that You wish us to see.

Prepare our hearts and open our minds we pray, and give us a teachable spirit that is receptive to all that You would have us learn today. Open our ears to hear Your voice speaking to us and remove any preconceived biases that we may have developed in this particular passage of scripture.

Guide us into all truth and prevent our own internal voices from speaking out of turn or drowning out the still small voice to Your Holy Spirit. And should we stray from the truth of this passage, would ask that we would not retain any error but rather that we would remember the truth. May we grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus today. Feed our hearts, by faith, with thanksgiving we pray. In Jesus' name,


Heavenly Father, shine the pure light of Your Word of truth into our hearts today and open the eyes of our minds to comprehend the nuggets of truth that are contained within this precious passage of Scripture.

Thank You for Your Word. Your Word is truth and life and health and light. It is nourishment for our souls and refreshment to our spirits, and Lord, we desire to study Your Word through the guidance of Your Holy Spirit, so that we grow in grace and spiritually mature in the faith, as we press on toward the goal of our high calling, striving to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.

As we study Your Word, may Your name be exalted and lifted up, for You alone are worthy of praise and worship for You alone are holy and good, gracious and of great mercy. Open our eyes to see Your truth. Open our ears to hear Your voice. Open our hearts to receive what You have for each one of us, and open our lips to speak only that which glorifies Your name. In Jesus' name we pray,


Heavenly Father, Who through the power of the Holy Spirit caused all holy scripture to be written for our learning, we pray that we would diligently study Your Word, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest all that You have graciously provided for us, so that we may come to a knowledge of salvation and Your will for our lives.

Open the eyes of our understanding and prepare our hearts by the power of Your Spirit, that we may receive Your Word with much joy and rejoicing and may we leave tonight having a deeper understanding of Who You are.

May we like Job, wonder at Your glory and majesty as we unfold the precious truths that are contained within its pages and may we say like him, "I have heard of You with my ears but now You opened my eyes to spiritual truths and understanding that I never had before." This we ask in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,


Lord, it was You Who caused all Holy Scripture to be written for our learning. Teach me today in the power of Your Holy Spirit, the truths that You would have me learn.

Lord, I know that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Feed me on Your Word I pray, and make me hungry for the living Manna that came down from heaven, the heavenly Bread of Life and true and living Water, Who alone can bring us into our eternal inheritance.

May the Spirit of all Truth open my mind today as I read and study Your Word. May I be willing to be led into all truth and to be taught what is the will of the Father in my life. And give me a willing heart and the opportunity to share with others the pearls of truth You would teach me today. In Jesus' name,


Lord, thank you for this time you've given me to open your Word and discover who you are. Thank you that you don't leave us in the dark about who you are and what you are doing in the world, but that you have revealed yourself and your will through the Bible, your sacred words to us. Lord, I need wisdom as I read your Word. You promise us in James 1:5 that we only have to ask for wisdom to receive it. Lord, please give me your wisdom now as I approach your word. Help me discern the truth of this text. Help me not rely on my own understanding. Thank you God for the clarity, encouragement and hope your Word brings. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen.