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.
The Prayer Before Reading the Bible is an original prayer by Blessed Catholic Mom. Not to be used without permission. If you would like to have a pdf copy of this prayer for your own personal use Click this link and I will send you a printable copy: Prayer Before Reading the Bible.
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. You may also like the Prayer After Reading the Bible and even more Bible resources.
If you are looking for a good Catholic Bible, Blessed is She has The Catholic Journaling Bible. It has space for you to write your reflections right in the Bible.
You may also like The Great Adventure Catholic Bible. It is color-coded and contains timelines, maps, charts, and articles to help you deepen your understanding of the Bible.
Nunc Coepi: A Year of Prayer from Blessed is She is a book to lead you daily through a year of prayer. It contains Scripture selections, weekly reflections, and writings from Jean Pierre de Cassaude, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, Gabrielle Bossis, Saint Philip Neri, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and Saint Francis de Sales. This book will help you to develop a habit of prayer and deepen your prayer life.