Daily Prayer First Or Read Gods Word First?

@bilook1 (152)
United States
January 23, 2007 2:34pm CST
I believe in taking time with God everyday in prayer and Bible study but what I am having a problem with is that more often then not there will be interruptions this of course is the enemies attempt to keep me a way from personal time with God. My question is this in daily preparation should I pray first or should I study the Bible first? By reading Gods word first it would bring my prayers more in line with Gods word, although praying first would bring the Holy Spirit to guide and open Gods word to me. What is your opinion.
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@TiareF (241)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think prayer first prepares us to listen to what God has to say to us in His word. I do understand where you are coming from when you say that there are things which would distract us from our study. The only thing we can do is try maybe to get up a few minutes earlier to have that alone time with Him.
• India
27 Jan 07
My openin is that you should pray first. We must pray to God that the word of God which we are reading,we should understand that and God help me strength to live according to your word. For praying it is not necessary we should sit in one place. Praying can be done while we walk, when we do work, when we are in the kitche, office etc. But for reading word of God, you must sit in one place in the sense, when you are doing work in kitchen it is not possible to read the word of God. But when you are cooking you can pray to God. So my openion is we must pray firs, then read the word of God
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
28 Jan 07
That kind of brings out my point it is hard to find a place and time to read the Bible, but God is always with me and in a crunch I can pray while driving or working but God should always be first.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
28 Jan 07
That kind of brings out my point it is hard to find a place and time to read the Bible, but God is always with me and in a crunch I can pray while driving or working but God should always be first.
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I don't read the Bible and I don't believe that not reading it will cash you in hell. But I do pray. I pray everyday morning and night even if it is just a simple thank you. I believe that talking to God as if He was right infront of you is enough.
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
2 Feb 07
The Bible is Gods love letter to man it revels to us Gods nature. Prayer is key but you can not know God fully until you know his word. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the son of God if we know him we know the Father it also tells us that Jesus is the way the truth and the Life the word says that no man can come to the father except through the son that is the good news of the gospel and you miss out on eternity if you do not know what Gods word tells us. God loves you and desires your company and by your statement I know you love him, wouldn't it be nice to know Him more intimately and be with Him for eternity.
• United States
1 Feb 07
You should do what your heart leads you to do. I pray first. It doesn't matter which is first, as long as you do whatever you are doing from the heart, and not just as the thing to do.
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
1 Feb 07
That is a wonderful response I always tell my Sunday school students this is a heart relationship we have with God.
@rejoice7 (17)
• India
26 Jan 07
What I personally feel is we need to pray first as soon as we get up coz god gave us a new day.prating also helps us to be filled with his spirit and accordingly reading his word with the guidance we recieve from the spirit.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
28 Jan 07
you have a point my wife not like it if I read a card from her or letter and didn't say good morning first. point well taken
@argelo (65)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
You should open your day with a prayer. You should first thank God in all the blessings you have received.Be sorry and ask for forgiveness in all the fault that youve done, the ask for guidance for the whole day. Then after that you could read youre bible. Reading the bible is like knowing your insruction from your superior. If you know the proper instruction you could perform the job well.But remember understanding the bible is not like understanding a college book, or any science book.The wisdom is from above. God has chosen a person who will teach the "God Instruction well". Be careful with the pastors you are "sellers of the word". The bible describe them as the "DOGS". If a blind one is guiding another a blind then both of them will come in to destruction. Someone out there is the "Chosen One". My hint is he can answer all of your question in terms of salvation.Because the knowledge in the mistery of the word is promise by God to his desendant. So if you are interested in knowing the true salvation try to look for a Preacher who can answer your question in terms of salvation by just reading the scriptures.No other books needed only The BIBLE. You will know if a preacher is from God if he knows the Word of God very well. NO one can ever depeat him in a debate because he's not the one who will speak but the one who commanded him to speak.Be very care full of your salvation for your soul is only one...
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for the warning you are right it is hard to find a good Shepard and we should hear Gods direction everyday.
@hannah88 (258)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
It doesn't matter whatever goes first, as long as you have enjoyed the Lord as you come to contact Him. Praying and reading His Word goes side by side. It is like walking. Sometimes, it is really hard to turn to our spirit to touch God in our prayers. But thank the Lord, we have the Bible, His Word. The Bible is our aid for us to turn to our spirit. When we read and we are enlightened, we could pray it back to the Lord. We could enjoy the Lord through the Bible by pray-reading. It is praying while reading and reading while praying. If we practice in this way, then we could enjoy the Lord! Then, spontaneously, we could pray and read.
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@uncutbox (14)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I like to start with a small prayer asking the Lord to speak to me and help me stay focused. Then when I read the Bible as the Lord speaks to me through the things I am reading, I pray about them. Sometimes it will be obvious that I do something the Word says I shouldn't be so I confess that to the Lord and ask his forgiveness and help for the future. Other times, I am reminded of things I should be thankful for, whether they are things in my life or things the Lord has promised me such as mercy and grace and eternal life. Other times when reading the Word I am reminded of the characteristics of God and I stop and praise Him for those things. So, to answer your question, I don't think it has to be a one first and then the other kind of thing. They work together.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I think this is the conscience we need both to start our day out right and they work great together.
• United States
29 Jul 08
I to believe in spending quality time with God every day by reading his word and/or devotions. I begin by praising and adoring God for a new day and opportunity to live in his magnificent creation, for forgiveness of my sin, and for gracefully giving his son as a living sacrifice for my sin. After reading/studying again I pray asking God for understanding of his word and to help me apply what I have learned to my life in order for me to become a better servant and witness for him.