Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Illuminate

The precepts of the Lord are right,
making the heart glad;
the command of the Lord is radiant,
making the eyes light up.

They are more desirable than gold—
than an abundance of pure gold;
and sweeter than honey
dripping from a honeycomb.

Psalm 19:8, 10, CSB

Holy Father,

I am helpless to perceive and respond to Your Word in this way unless You enlighten my understanding and affections. It is not enough for me to recognize the truth, inspiration, and authority of Your Word, or even its perfection. I want and need to love it, to delight in it, to desire it, to know how beautiful it is.

Transform my spiritual taste buds, Lord, that I may relish the sweetness of Your Word. Open my eyes to perceive the radiant rightness of Your precepts, that they might gladden my heart and brighten my eyes like the sight of a dearly loved friend. O Lord, let me taste and see Your goodness in Your Word. Illuminate it unto me until it makes my heart glad and my eyes light up, as it rightfully deserves to do. In the name of the living Word, Jesus, I ask these things. Amen.

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