"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of God will stand forever." Isaiah 40:8
Dear Heavenly Father,
With so many things around me that are temporary, with so many things that attract me that will not last, with so many things vying for my attention that absolutely will not satisfy, I desire to hunger and thirst for your Word more than anything else in this world.
Grow in me an enduring yearning to seek, consume, and understand your Word, your precepts, and your truth. Grow in me an insatiable desire to hide your Word in my heart. Grow in me constant hunger for the Bread of Life.
Your Word will outlast kingdoms. Your Word will outlast political offices. Your Word will outlast regimes.
Your Word will remain when fads and fashions fade away. Your Word will stand when false ideals and ideologies fall. Your Word will continue when the lives of those who speak lies are finished.
Your Word is everlasting. Your Word is enduring. Your Word will stand forever.
Give me the wisdom, O Lord, to seek the eternal over the temporal. Give me the courage to pursue the permanent over the temporary. Give me the understanding to know that what you have already spoken is far more valuable and will far outlast anything man will ever speak.
I pray all of this in Jesus name, Amen.