Heavenly Father;

Open the eyes of my understanding to the wonders hidden in Your word today, for I am here searching after You with all of my heart.

Now as I sit down to study Your infallible Word, I ask You to teach me Your precepts, write them on my heart so that I may meditate on them day and night, that I may not sin against You.

Lord Your precepts are right, giving joy to the heart and Your commands are radiant, giving light to the eyes.  My heart’s desire is to know You for You are the only true God.

Lord teach me to walk in Your ways through the study of Your word and the leading of Your Holy Spirit so I may follow You and obey all that You command.  For Jesus said “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”

Merciful Lord, I ask You to block out all distractions that would hinder me from this time of study, keep my mind focused on the scriptures and don’t let it wander and blind the enemies eyes so he may not see me and try to hinder my time with You.

Holy Father I thank You for all that You have done in setting this time apart for study and I thank You for all that You are going to teach me.  Thank You for loving me and encouraging me through Your word and by Your Spirit. Amen

Scripture References:

Psalms 27:8; Psalms 119:11-15; Psalms 19:8; Psalms 119:2-3; John 14:15