Prayers for Bible Reading

John Piper suggests these four prayers as we prepare our hearts for Bible reading:

  1.  Open my eyes to wonder, the wonder of God’s Word (Psalm 119:18).
  2.  Have mercy on me! (Luke 18:38, 13).
  3.  Make me a doer of Your Word (James 1:22)
  4.  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.

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Lamar Austin

I've graduated from Citadel Bible College in Ozark, Arkansas, with a B. A. Then got my M. Div. and Th. M. at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. I finished with a D. Min. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, but keep on learning. I pastored at Chinese Christian Church of Greater Washington, D. C., was on staff at East Evangelical Free Church in Wichita, KS, tried to plant an EFC in Little Rock, before moving back home to Mena, where I now pastor my home church, Grace Bible Church

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