The word of God is alive and active because it is inspired by his Spirit. The Holy Spirit uses his word to make us spiritually alive and active in faith in Christ. When we open the Bible, we ask the Lord to revive us according to his word. We seek his grace for awakened, enlightened, and energized minds and hearts to follow Christ. This is our prayer for ourselves, for our congregation, and for those we know who have yet to come to faith in Christ.