Reading and Prayer – January 13


Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.

During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.”

But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,

‘People do not live by bread alone,

    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.


Lord, it was You Who caused all Holy Scripture to be written for our learning. Teach me today in the power of Your Holy Spirit, the truths that You would have me learn.

Lord, I know that we shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Feed me on Your Word I pray, and make me hungry for the living bread that came down from heaven, the heavenly Bread of Life and true and living Water, Who alone can bring us into our eternal inheritance. 

May the Spirit of all Truth open my mind today as I read and study Your Word. May I be willing to be led into all truth and to be taught what is the will of the Father in my life. And give me a willing heart and the opportunity to share with others the pearls of truth You would teach me today. In Jesus’ name,