MY PRAYER ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR

January 01, 2020

MY PRAYER ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR

I love the blank page of a new year. Particularly because I begin again reading through the Bible.

Just a thought, but here is how I’m going to seek to read the Bible this year, my prayer each morning:

“Lord, show me more of Yourself this morning in this passage.”

My favorite poem, which has been on my study wall for almost 40 years, expresses this:

I read Thy Word, O Lord, each passing day
And in Thy sacred page find glad employ.
But this I pray: save from the killing letter.
Teach my heart—set free from human forms—
The holy art of reading Thee in every line,
In precept, prophecy, and sign,
Till all my vision filled with Thee,
Thy likeness shall reflect in me.
Not knowledge, but Thyself my joy,
For this I pray.

“Thyself” by J.C. MacCauley

I believe God would love to answer this prayer, when we approach Him with a humble, teachable heart. Can you imagine how much richer and deeper your life would be as you read the Bible through and He answers this prayer, day by day?




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