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.

Responding to God’s Instruction

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

Heavenly Father, teacher and guide, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for all the wisdom and direction You set forth in Proverbs 15:1-5. Direct me to internalize the precepts and concepts in this portion of Scripture as I pause for a few moments after reading each verse.

Proverbs 15:1A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stir up anger.
Lord, show me any area in my relationships with others where I am failing to live out this verse. Give me the grace I need to make any corrections.

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge  rightly, but the mouth of fools
pours out foolishness.” Keep me alert so that I can wisely use the knowledge You give and direct me to never be a part of foolishness.

Proverbs 15:3The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” Thank you that one day You will balance everything by punishing the evildoers and rewarding those who do Your will. I ask You to direct me how to grow in my ability to follow Your will.

Proverbs 15:4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” May my words always build up, and never violate or crush anyone’s spirit.

Proverbs 15:5A fool despises his father’s instruction, but he who receives correction is prudent.” Give me the grace to accept reproof from You, my Heavenly Father. Thank you for the Godly wisdom You have instilled in my life through my parents from childhood to the present.

I thank You that I can bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

**To further understand this theme, finish reading Proverbs 15**

Scripture #11

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“‘Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh [thank you]. Is there anything too hard for Me? [No!]” Jeremiah 32:27

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished.Proverbs 27:12

For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us [thank you].” Isaiah 33:22