Almighty, gracious Father, the true understanding of your holy Word helps us to grow into the fullness of the salvation you so freely offer in Christ.
Grant to all of us that our hearts, being freed from worldly affairs, may hear and grasp your holy Word with all diligence and faith.
Allow us to rightly understand your gracious will, cherish it, and live by it with all earnestness, to your praise and honor.
Through Christ, the Living Word of God, we pray these things. Amen.
-adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, ©2004, Faith Alive Christian Resources