A prayer for wisdom

A Prayer For Godly Wisdom

El Shaddai, God Almighty, we pour out our hearts before You like running water, seeking Your wisdom. We lift our hands in praise to worship You, Omnipotent Father, for You are high and lifted up. All the world will praise Your great name. Lord, we ask that You help us lead our lives through Your divine wisdom from above, and not the worldly wisdom provided by the devil.

James 3:16-17  For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”

The Beginning of wisdom

El Elyon, The Most High God, we know that gaining wisdom from You is a most valued and righteous treasure. We know that living in fear of You is the beginning of wisdom and You will grace us with it.  For You laid up sound wisdom for the righteous.

Lord, wisdom from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy, full of good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

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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.

James 3:13-15  Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

Making wise decisions

Yahweh Jireh, The Lord will provide, we request that Your holy wisdom be entrusted upon our lives and we execute it daily. Guide us and help us make wise decisions always.

Form our decisions such that we will always be able to glorify You in some way. Mold us, shape us, be with us always. Yeshua, we declare that You will fight all our battles and give us peace within to win the victory. In Jesus precious name, Amen!

Proverbs 2:6-7  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.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.

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a prayer for wisdom

a prayer for wisdom

By David Jeremiah

When you read today’s headlines, you can either wring your hands in worry or fold them in prayer. Worry doesn’t help, but prayer is effective and powerful. Prayer is our greatest need, our highest activity, our finest habit, and our holiest use of time. Prayer changes things.

How, then, do we pray? Sometimes we pray like Hannah, moving our lips and praying silently. Sometimes we kneel like Daniel, who bowed his knees three times a day. Sometimes we sigh like Jesus in Mark 7:34, or we offer prayers as long as Solomon’s at the dedication of the temple in 2 Chronicles.

The Bible tells us to pray “… with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18, NIV). This includes written prayers, since there are so many of them in Scripture. Most of the Psalms are transcribed prayers. In the Gospels, the Lord’s Prayer is the most famous written prayer in history; and Paul’s letters are full of prayers penned for his churches.

Christians of all eras have written out prayers. Bishop Cyprian composed this prayer aimed at those persecuting the Church: “We pray and we entreat God, whom these men do not cease to provoke and exasperate, that they may soften their hearts, that they may return to health of mind when this madness has been put aside, that their hearts, filled with the darkness of sin, may recognize the light of repentance ….” Many of the great hymns of the faith are prayers we read aloud through the medium of singing. The Puritans, too, were famous for their written prayers.

Uniting around prayer is a way of putting the Lord’s people all on the same page. God attentively listens when we agree in prayer (Matthew 18:19), and there is power in thousands of people offering prayer with oneness of spirit.

This prayer for wisdom will encourage you to pray anew for the wisdom you need to stay sane and stable in times like these. 

Dear Heavenly Father, Your child comes before You seeking wisdom …

May you grant me wisdom to accomplish all that You have put before me in Your strength and Your power with grace and humility and solely for Your glory.

May You grant me wisdom to discern between good and evil in all that is around me in all that is within me and to know only that which is holy.

May You grant me wisdom to love others as You do; to understand their value fully; to accept them unconditionally; and give of myself wholly.

May You grant me wisdom to treasure Your many blessings; all that You have given me; all that You have shown me; and, in gratitude, live my life purely.

May You grant me wisdom that comes only from above. Wisdom so divine yet wisdom that is mine and strongest when meek and lowly.


In these hand-wringing days, let’s fold our hands, bow our knees, compose our minds, and change our world together— through prayer!

a prayer for wisdom


As we have studied Proverbs the last two months in the 2015 Bible reading challenge, I have noticed that I’m praying for wisdom more. Perhaps this is because I am learning how important wisdom truly is. That’s a good thing, right? Today I’m sharing this simple prayer for wisdom with you.

A Prayer for Wisdom

Dear Father,
Your wisdom is above all
And today I praise you for being the all-wise God.
Though my mind is incapable
of understanding all your ways,
I trust that you keep every one of your promises.
You are good
And you make all things for my good.
While I know this is true, I often fail
To be wise in applying this truth.
Help me, Father. I need you.
I need the heavenly wisdom
That can only come from you.
Give me the strength to pursue it;
Give me the power to practice it
And I’ll praise your name.

a prayer for wisdom

Have a terrific Tuesday!



by Aiza (Canada)

Dear God,

Our most gracious father lord, first of all I wanna say thank you for all the blessings Ive been receiving for the past few years, youve been always been there for me… Right now lord I also want to ask for your forgiveness, we know lord that we people are sinful, but even though weve commited so much sin, you still sacrifice and forgive us.

Right at this very moment lord I know that you know what my heart seeks… I pray lord and ask for your wisdom to make the right decision, (u know wat i mean) about my plan.. Lord, please give me a sign if this is the thing that Ive been waiting for.

All i ask for you lord is the guidance, wisdom and strength to do this thing. Lord, theres only one most important thing in my life right now and I know that u know wat it is…

Lord…I praise ur almighty name everyday, i give thanks to you and ask for your forgiveness.
May you see the sincereness in me and may you hear my prayer request to you from the bottom of my heart

Thank you lord amen

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