FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #6
Today we tackle how to incorporate praying while we study the Bible. There are many potential ways to do this. In this 15 minute episode, Chris and I share what works for us!
Three ways to incorporate prayer into your Bible study time:
- Before you study:
- “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Psalm 119:18 ESV).
- Before you begin to study, take a moment to ask the Spirit to illuminate your time in the Word.
- Approach God’s Word with a HUMBLE heart.
- While you study:
- “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45 CSB).
- When you come to a verse you are uncertain what it means, ask God to open your mind to understand it!
- Study God’s Word with a DEPENDENT spirit.
- After you study:
- “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22 ESV).
- Once we’ve identified the main idea of what we are studying, we need modify our lives to what we’ve learned.
- Leave God’s Word with a posture of RESOLVE to obey what we’ve seen.
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ADDITIONAL PRAYER RESOURCES:
- Val Marie Paper – These are the prayer journals I use and love.
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