Michael W. Smith - Ancient words
Father, help us hear the words of your heart.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me come each morning to listen to your word.
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life-- 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us-- 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. 1 John 1:1-4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us enter the joy of living in God's word to us.
1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 (NKJV)
Father, give us discernment between true and false prophets who would become our bishop.
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! Psalm 119:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me hide your word in my heart.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
Jesus, your word is a lamp to our feet. Gude us and keep us from stumbling.
Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
Jesus, be the foundation for all that we say and do.
A Word Received: Let my word sink into your heart and change you. I want you to listen for my word to you. Make listening for my word a daily discipline. Sometimes I will speak through a passage of Scripture and sometimes directly to your heart. Keep listening for my still small voice.