Prayer Before Reading the Bible-open your heart to God’s Word
Prayer Before Reading the Bible
Lord, as I read Your word,
please help me to know, love,
and understand You better.
Help me to recognize how You want for me
to apply Your Word to my life.
Holy Spirit, may You enlighten my mind
and enkindle in my heart
a greater love for You and for others
in my family and in the world
as I read Your Word.
This simple Prayer Before Reading the Bible is one that is easy to pray. The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, so it is good to ask the Holy Spirit to be with us as we read and pray the Scriptures. As Catholics, we read three to four Scriptures during each Mass. We pray before they are proclaimed and hear a homily (teaching) about them and how we can apply God’s Word to our lives. It is good to pray before reading the Bible when we read it by ourselves or with others in a Bible study. We want to know and understand God’s Word and know how to apply it to our lives; we, therefore, can ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us as we read and study His Word.
If you are looking for a good Catholic Bible, The Great Adventure Catholic Bible is a great resource. It is color coded and contains timelines, maps, charts, and articles to help you deepen your understanding of the Bible.
The Prayer Before Reading the Bible is an original prayer by Blessed Catholic Mom. If you would like to have a pdf copy of this prayer for your own personal use, you can get a copy and sign up for e-mails from Blessed Catholic Mom here: Prayer Before Reading the Bible pdf
Do you want to find more prayers to help you grow closer to our Lord? You can find more in the Prayers section.