Prayer About Living by God’s Wisdom (Based on Psalm 111)

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

All wise Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for so willingly sharing Your unlimited wisdom with me, a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  I acknowledge what You share in Psalm 111, that Your way is perfect and that living in Your wisdom and trusting in Your Name is the only true way to a godly life. Verse 2-3The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.” I recognize that my own incapable way of living leads to meaninglessness and ruin. Without You, I am like a lost sheep, with neither purpose nor hope.

Direct me to accept that the only way to become truly wise is to fear (revere) You, and that You are the source of all true wisdom.  Show me how to practice verse 10 in everything that I do by honoring You through praise, worship, prayer, and obedience to Your commandments. “The fear [reverence] of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” 

Forgive me for the times I seek the easy way out by expecting You to solve my problems with no action taken on my part. Remind me of the Scriptures’ teaching that many times You have something for me to learn from difficult circumstances. There are multiple examples in Your Word, the Bible, showing that You want me to ask for wisdom and reassuring me that You will give it in order that I may learn how to handle any situation according to Your plan and purpose.  Thank you that I can find hope, encouragement, and peace in Your infinite and perfect wisdom, which gives me a life full of meaning and driven by the pursuit of Your glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

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God’s Spiritual Discernment for the Believer in Jesus Christ

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

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank you, as a believer in Jesus Christ, for the opportunity to have spiritual discernment from You and Your Word (the Bible) through the Holy Spirit. This also gives me the capacity to see and understand what is right and wrong. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15a But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things.

I ask You to show me any corrections needed in my life and give the ability to follow them. I want to know Your perfect will for my life because it gives me a plan of safety, comfort, peace, and protection. Direct me to know when I am going in the right direction, and to experience the truth of the second half of Romans 8:6. “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

It is a blessing that You, the Creator of this awesome universe, have an interest in my wellbeing. You want to guide me with love and wisdom along this life’s journey. Remind me often that You want to teach me through Your Word (the Bible), and that It alone has the power to overcome my tendency to sin and the work of the evil one (Satan).

Direct me to be open to the promise in Psalm 32:8. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” To God be the glory! Amen.

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.

Prayer for Wise, Godly Learning Versus Foolish Failure


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

All wise Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You through the Name of Jesus, acknowledging that it is only through You that I can obtain true wisdom. You are the source of all knowledge, and apart from You there is no truth. Thank you that I can gain wisdom by studying and trusting Your Word (the Bible) to reveal it to me. Proverbs 2:6-8For 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.

I know when I try to do things in my own strength, it can only lead to disappointment and failure. Forgive me that sometimes, in foolishness, I still try to do things my own way. Direct me to have complete dependence on You each day for Your wisdom and direction. Isaiah 41:13For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘fear not, I will help you.’

Teach me to love Your righteous instruction even through times of discipline. Allow me not to see it as a hinderance, but rather as an opportunity to learn and grow in my faith. Proverbs 12:1Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

As I read Your Word (the Bible), it is apparent that real success and being able to avoid foolishness come only from reading and acting on the instructions that You (God) lay out. Therefore, I ask You to direct me to be nourished daily from Your Word ​so that You can bring the greatest sense of order in my life.

Thank you. In the Name of my precious Savior, 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.

Relying on God’s Wisdom


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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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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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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.