John Piper suggests these four prayers as we prepare our hearts for Bible reading:
- Open my eyes to wonder, the wonder of God’s Word (Psalm 119:18).
- Have mercy on me! (Luke 18:38, 13).
- Make me a doer of Your Word (James 1:22)
- Open my eyes to Jesus (Luke 24:45
You can read his article on Four Prayers for Bible Reading on the Desiring God website. Click on the underlined title.