This prayer is from a small q&a session with John Piper, where he discusses prayer & bible study.Consider praying it for yourself and the rest of the B2Y group this week.
We must have our hearts attuned to what is truly precious, and the Scripture says your word is like “gold, much fine gold…and honey, like drippings from the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10).
I pray that you would tune our hearts so that we might taste what is really sweet and treasure what is really valuable. And with that new tasting and treasuring, would you incline us and discipline us to take up the Bible and to read it, and meditate on it, and memorize it? Incline us to drink in its living water and to eat its heavenly bread, so that we are made strong in the inner man by knowing God at a level that we have [not] yet known.
So Lord, work in our hearts to incline us to your word; and open it to us and grant us to embrace it. May we extend the benefits, beauty, and preciousness of this word to those around us who have very little contact with the Scriptures, the church, and the Christ that we love so much. Make us a blessing to the world, I pray, because of our encounter with you in your word.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.