Wisdom Given by God

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Photo taken in Virginia.

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.

Relying on God’s Wisdom

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Photo taken in Colorado.

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

All-Wise Heavenly Father, thank you that I can call upon You for Your unlimited wisdom and instruction when it comes to the way I should live my life. In Your Word are all the answers needed for every decision I have to make and it shows me how to avoid foolishness and ruin.

My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding.” Proverbs 2:1-3 (NLT)

I confess to You and ask for forgiveness for the times when I have acted on my own before inquiring for wisdom from You and Your Word and for when I blamed You when things didn’t turn out the way that I thought they should.

Direct me to increase my determination to live by Your Wisdom and be filled with Your Spirit of Wisdom so that I can discern Your will. Let my mouth speak Your Wisdom due to the righteousness You have instilled in me. “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.Psalm 141:3

Thank you for sending Your Son to represent Your power and wisdom to me so that I will never be in a place where You are unable to help me.

Allow me to experience all that You say in Your Word about wisdom so that Proverbs 3:13 is a reality in my life. “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.”

I bring these praises and requests to You, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

 

 

Praying for God’s Knowledge and Power for Children and Grandchildren

 

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Photo taken in Virginia.

Written by Elton Streyle, photography and editing by Ali

Father, I offer to You thanksgiving and praise that You sent Your only begotten Son into the world so that my children and grandchildren and I might live through Him. Thank you for rescuing our souls from eternal death and keeping us from constantly failing.

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.Psalm 116:5-8

I bring my children and grandchildren to You and ask that You would give each of them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the understanding of You and Your Word.

Direct them to be strong enough to refuse to fall into the ways of the foolish. I ask that You give my children and grandchildren the ability to discern between good and evil, holy and unholy and right and wrong.

Give them revelation that fills their mind and heart with a vision for their life that opens their eyes to what your purpose and calling is for them. Encourage them to be guided by that revelation so “…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,Ephesians 1:17.

I ask and pray these things to You, my God, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God’s Unlimited Foresight

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Photo taken in Utah.

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?’ For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.Romans 11:33-36

Almighty and all-knowing Heavenly Father, thank you that in spite of all the chaos and insecurity around me, I can find peace and joy in knowing that You guide the affairs of the world and my life with infinite wisdom.

Thank you also that  in [Jesus] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.Colossians 2:3

Thank you for the may ways that You govern Your creation with Your unseen hand. For example: You are “…He [who] gives to all life, breath, and all things. (Acts 17:25) and You are “…He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food…” (2 Corinthians 9:10)

I praise you, Father, for giving me the ability and practical wisdom necessary to live on this earth. Help me also to recognize the fact that Your ways are much higher than mine. “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.Isaiah 55:8-9

In light of these Scriptures and many more, help me to take the situations in life which I cannot comprehend, put them into the “I do not understand” department and trust Your wisdom and foresight for the solutions. For Your Word says “[cast] all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.1 Peter 5:7

I bring these thoughts and requests to You in Jesus’ Wonderful Name. Amen.