Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
O Lord, your Word is powerful. You said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Your Word gives wisdom (see Proverbs). Your Word nurtures my faith (Ps. 1:1-3). So why do I sometimes treat your Word like it’s just another book…like it isn’t all that beneficial for me in my daily life…like I can get by without hearing it and reading it? You know why, and so do I. Forgive me. Renew my commitment to spend time in your Word regularly. Strengthen my resolve that I don’t let life’s distractions deter me from this commitment. As I study your Word, may I do so with joy as you grant me wisdom, power, and might that I need from you and only you can give. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.