Prayer before bible study group
As we open our bibles
We also open our hearts
That these words of truth may fall upon the very fabric of our lives.
May these ancient scriptures come alive within us,
To inspire, to heal, to cleanse, to teach
To restore and to guide our hearts and minds.
Lord, come weave your words of life in us.
Opening prayer for bible study
We gather together to learn, to grow and to change
Help us to move into a deeper understanding of your truth.
We lay our lives down before you and ask that you would move amongst us.
May we all feel safe with each other.
Safe to think and question
Safe to ask for help
And safe to share our lives with you, our loving heavenly Father.
A Closing Blessing
(the "Grace Prayer" is a popular closing prayer from the Methodist tradition. This is often spoken by the congregation by the way of a blessing to each other at the close of a service or meeting.)
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all,
now and evermore.
Tranquil instrumental music suitable for playing in the background as you study God's word:-
"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed."
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, GNT)
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
(Hebrews 4:12, NIV)