Women’s Ministry Bible Studies
Prayers To Open Bible Study
Heavenly Father, as we gather together to study your Word, we pray that you would send your Holy Spirit to be with us. Clear our minds from the distractions and concerns of the day and open our hearts to receive the truth of your Word. Guide our study and discussions that we may grow closer to you in all we do and say. Strengthen our faith according to the promises in your Word and bind our hearts to one another in fellowship and love. May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and Redeemer, Amen.
Lord Jesus, it is a privilege and pleasure to gather together as sisters in Christ to study your Word. Bless our time together and strengthen our faith with your Word. Deepen our understanding of your truths and grant us wisdom as we learn to apply all that we have studied. When we see the truth of the law in your Word, pierce our hearts to see our sin, and then quickly comfort us with the blessing of your gospel. When we feel discouraged because we cannot keep all your commands, remind us that Christ has indeed lived a perfect life on our behalf. Help us focus on your amazing gifts of grace, forgiveness and righteousness. May our time together leave us with joyful hearts, renewed faith, confidence in the gospel and motivation to live for your glory. In the name of Jesus our Savior we pray. Amen.
Lord Jesus, as we gather around your Word we pray that you would teach us as children learning from their dear Father. Remind us of the blessed waters of baptism which washed us clean and filled us with your Spirit. Give us faith to be child-like in accepting your truth with unquestioning hearts; but grow us into mature believers who love your Word and search its depths for your wisdom and love. Guide and direct our study that we may keep your truth pure and grow in the knowledge and grace of your Son, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Lord Jesus, in your grace and love you have given us your Word as a light for our path, to guide us in our journey of life. But your Word gives us more than just direction; it gives us life itself. Your Word is the power and strength of the Church on earth, and it is ours as well. Thank you for this priceless gift; lead us to treasure it above all things. Make us diligent students and eager learners that we may grow in grace and wisdom. Open our hearts to understand your teachings that we are equipped and motivated to faithfully serve you with our gifts by the power of your almighty Word. Bless our study that all we say and learn is in keeping with your truth; let our hearts and words bring you glory and build our fellowship. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Christian Worship Hymn 283 verse 3 (public domain)
Lord, your words are waters living where I quench my thirsty needs.
Lord, your words are bread life-giving; On your words my spirit feeds.
Lord, your words will be my light through death’s cold and dreary night;
Yes, they are my sword prevailing and my cup of joy unfailing. Amen.
Christian Worship Hymn 282 verse 1 (public domain)
Lord, open now my heart to hear,
And through your Word to me draw near.
Let me your Word e’er pure retain;
Let me your child and heir remain. Amen.
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