Heavenly Father, as Jesus taught us to pray:
“Give is this day, our Daily Bread”
(Mat 6:11, Luke 11:3).
Your Word is that Daily Bread to feed us, just like You fed miraculous Manna from Heaven to the Israelites (Deu 8:2-3).
You have given us Your Holy Word, the Bible. It is NOT like any other book! No way! It is a Living Book that SPEAKS new stuff to us every time we open it! No other book does that!
“When thou goest, it shall lead thee;
when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee;
and when thou awakest,
it shall talk with thee.
For the commandment is a lamp;
and the law is light;
and reproofs of instruction
are the way of life” (Pro 6:22-23).
Your wonderful Word leads us, feeds us, nourishes us, and breathes fresh faith into our heart and mind:
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom 10:17).
And most precious of all, Your Word helps us to know You, to trust You, and especially to love You more and more.
Holy Spirit, inspire me to read God’s Word every day whether I am busy with work, chores, schoolwork, play, or whatever it may be. Teach me to make time to read, study, and memorize Your Word.
So please, Father, evermore “Give us this day our Daily Bread”!
“It is the Spirit who gives LIFE; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are LIFE…
But Simon Peter answered Him,
‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the WORDS of ETERNAL LIFE’”
“Holding fast the WORD of LIFE, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain” (Phi 2:16).