When studying the scriptures, one of the primary goals is to learn about the Gospel. As it is the Holy Ghost that instructs us, it raises the question: How can we best study such that we have the Holy Ghost with us?
As studying the scriptures itself brings the Holy Ghost, that is one thing we will already be doing. Singing a hymn also brings the Holy Ghost. Before you study next time, sing all of the verses of “I Am a Child of God.” Then take note of the feelings brought to you through the presence of the Holy Ghost.
What else is very simple that we can do to feel the Spirit as we study the Gospel? What if we said a prayer asking the Lord to pour out the power and influence of the Holy Spirit upon us as we study and ponder His holy teachings?
It is my experience that a hymn followed by a prayer as a prelude to studying the Gospel brings a much richer experience in my studies of the scriptures and Gospel scholarship as a whole.