In our busy world, we jump from one thing to the next. We are always hurrying to check things off our to do list. Before reading Scripture, I hope you take a few moments to breathe. Allow yourself to feel calmed and surrounded by God’s presence. Use this prayer to prepare you to hear God’s Word.
Surprise us, God, as we read your word.
Surprise us by opening our eyes to the words written on the page.
Slow us down so we read or hear what is truly there and not just what we want to hear.
We, your servants, are ready to listen. Amen.