Gracious God, your Word is Truth. Let it nourish our souls as the food you provide nourishes our bodies. It is a precious possession. You continue to protect it as you have for over two thousand years. Your message prevails, it goes out and does not return void. I lift up those who own a Bible today. Thank you for putting one in their hands. Prompt them to open your Word and read, Father. Take them to just the right place they need to start. Let the depth of what they read speak truth to their hearts. May your Holy Spirit lead them closer to you. May they see your heart in what they read. Light a spark that bursts into the desire to know you more. Forgive us for letting the dust settle on the most important book we own. May we turn to it for wisdom, hope, love and comfort. It’s all in there. You give it freely. I thank you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but sit shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55: 10-11 ESV)