Oratio is prayer. Prayer is where the study of God’s Word must begin because prayer begins with the ear. Prayer acknowledges God as Lord and says: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”
Sermon Text: Psalm 119:145-152
My Next Steps
Connect: When something is weighing heavy on our minds or we have an important decision to make, we often feel compelled to seek out someone we trust, share our thoughts with them and see what kind of wisdom we can glean from them.
Aha: We don’t generally think of prayer this way, but prayer is a two-way conversation. We lay before God the things that are weighing on our minds, and then we search his word for his answer or encouragement.
Treasure: Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law (Psalm 119:18).
Challenge: In your devotional time this week, work toward making your Bible reading time more of a conversation, listening to God and then responding with your own questions and praise.