A love for His Word

Psalm 119:36-40 NLT – Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! [37] Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. [38] Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. [39] Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. [40] I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.

For my devotions this morning I read the above passage. It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend years ago. My friend loved God’s Word, the Bible. He would always talk about the passages he read and how it spoke to him in his devotions. He could quote passages and God’s Word was never far from his lips.

One day I asked how he had such a love for God’s Word? Where did it come from? His simple answer amazed me. He said, “I asked God for it!” He went on to say that in the Psalms David often told God how much he loved His Word. He then simply asked God for a love of the Word like David had.

He then asked me if I sincerely wanted it. When I said, “Yes”, he prayed for me. That prayer changed my life. Today I want to pray a prayer for you. I will write it out below. If you want a real and lasting love for God’s Word, you can pray it too and say amen at the end. I believe it will be life changing for you!


Dear God, I pray that I will truly love and desire Your Word like David did. I pray that I will read it and meditate on it day and night. I pray my life will be built on Your Word and Your commandments. I ask that the Holy Spirit will speak to my heart every time I open my Bible. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.