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prayers for before bible study

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Prayer before reading the bible
(a short prayer to aid your meditation on the scriptures)

As I open the pages of the living word, I open the pages of my heart and life to you.

As I drink in the words of your love and grace, may I pour out that unending mercy and hope into all that I do.


Bible cover and cross

Opening prayer for bible study

(a pray for if you are leading a bible class)


Thank you that as we read your word we come to your table and eat the bread of life.
Help us to come with hungry hearts and thirsty minds, so that we can fill up on kingdom life.

May we leave with more love, hope and faith in our lives.


prayer for peace of mind

When we come to read the bible, our minds are often preoccupied with anxieties about the day or thoughts about what we need to do. The Apostle Paul exhorts us not to "worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel." (Phil 4:6-7, CEV)

The following short meditation creates a space to allow God's peace and life-giving waters to come and calm our thoughts and prepare our hearts to receive from Him:-

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Prayer For Peace Of Mind

(the prayer poem in the film above)

Lead me to your still streams O Lord
Where I can kneel in the waters of life
Lay down my anxious thoughts
And cast all my cares on You

Here I will wait a while
Wait a while
And bathe in the life-giving waters

Bathe my mind in Your Spirit O God
Come fill my being with Your peace

Bathe my heart with Your love O God
Come still my being with Your peace

Bathe my spirit with Your freedom O God
Come saturate this life with Your peace

(prayer courtesy

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