Prayer Based on Proverbs 2 for Gaining Wisdom from God

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I come to You in light of Jesus dying on the cross and His resurrection. I acknowledge my need for complete dependence on You. You are the source of all that is good, true, and right. All wisdom and understanding comes from You as well. Verse 6-7 For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.

I ask that You lead me in Your Word to where wisdom is found for daily direction for living and comfort. Give me a heart and a desire for the spiritual milk of Your Word to mature in Godliness. 1 Peter 2:2As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” Thank you that with Your wisdom, I can develop the ability to discern right from wrong and evil motives from others. Verse 10-11-12aWhen wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil.

It is a great blessing and gift from You that I do not have to look at life from a worldly view, but rather through a lens of the true wisdom and understanding found in Your Word, the Bible. Remind me often about how great a desire You have for all people to have the wisdom expressed in this chapter of Proverbs and that it is my obligation to do all that I can to share Your Gospel so that others can have it also. Verse 21-22a For the upright will dwell in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the earth.” Thank you for the wisdom in this chapter of Proverbs. Amen.

Wisdom Given by God

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Lord Almighty, giver of all true wisdom and understanding, praise be to You that I can come to You in prayer today through the Name of Jesus. Thank you for the promise in Proverbs 2:6-8 ​that during these difficult, complicated, and uncertain times we are living in, “the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.

Direct me to comprehend that my judgments are nothing compared to Your infinite wisdom. Your foresight and wisdom are perfect in every way. Thank you for the peace and comfort it gives me if I rest on Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you…” (NIV).

Since the Scriptures make it very clear that any attempt that I make at gaining wisdom on my own is futile, I ask for forgiveness for the many times I try my own wisdom first. Show me how to daily practice James 1:5-6. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.​”

Since You are the sole source of truth and through You comes all understanding, I ask ​that, like Solomon, that You will give me “…wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore1 Kings 4:29.

Thank you for allowing me to bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.