by Meshelle (Jamaica)
Eternal father as I sit here tonight seeing all the hurt and sorrow of my fellow co-worker. keep me grounded dear god give me the strength to comfort them I know you are always here. Father help me to overcome my disappointments and give me the courage to keep trying, eternal father if we don’t try we can’t succeed and nothing doesn’t happen without your intervention. Sometime dear father I loose faith forgetting that you say all things are possible through god. I am only human right now eternal father I am going through the hardest time in my life financially wise, but as hard as it is right now I believe you will take me through it. Bless my 3 kids help them to know you bless the eldest help him to attain his goals. Dear father the other two continue to bless and guide them in the right path give them knowledge wisdom and understanding to make it through life.
Bless this world the suffering , the broken hearten,the ones who have forgotten you help them to come closer. Bless my company give the management the understanding to deal and treat the workers fair. I say thanks to you father.
Return to Prayers for Strength and Guidance
Through the month of January, EGM is sharing 31 ways to pray for children around the world. On day 15, we prayed that God provide wisdom, knowledge and understanding to children.
One of the great examples of biblical wisdom is found in Solomon, one of the kings of Israel.
When God appears to Solomon in a dream and offers anything he desires, Solomon asks for wisdom and knowledge (2 Chronicles 1:7-10). Because Solomon asks for wisdom above wealth, possessions, death of his enemies, or long life, God is pleased and grants his request.
We look to Solomon as an example of a wise person. But what exactly does the Bible mean by wisdom, knowledge and understanding?
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Wisdom according to the Bible
There are many uses in the Bible of wisdom, but one that seems to be used most often is a type of intellectual wisdom. According to a dictionary of Old Testament words, “Wisdom is coupled with such qualities as understanding (Proverbs 10:23) and knowledge (Proverbs 2:10). Wisdom has its source in God and in the fear of the Lord.” What separates wisdom from understanding and knowledge, is application.
For Solomon, he was considered wise because he acted upon the knowledge he was granted (1 Kings 3). Therefore, wisdom seems to be knowing the truth of God and applying it to real life.
Children can ask for God’s wisdom
Like Solomon, children can ask God for biblical wisdom. But without a relationship with God and His Word, children won’t understand true knowledge in Christ and how they can apply it to their own lives.
Fortunately, with access to the Bible, children can be given the chance to respond to God’s Word in their real lives. EGM seeks out opportunities to provide churches and children’s ministry workers with culturally relevant Bible teaching resources, so God’s Word can be shared with children effectively.
What children choose to do with knowledge is not up to us. But our prayer is that being led through relational, experiential teaching and response to His Word will inspire them to serve God and be part of His family.
I thank God for the opportunity to serve His people throughout the world. Praise the Lord that more children are being transformed in Christ through His Church.
Please pray with us: “Wise God, provide children with education so they can grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding.”
Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, William D. Mounce, General Editor, 2006
Shape me, mold me
Jehovah Nissi, night departs and day arrives. As I go out into the world fulfilling Your will for my life, I ask that You keep me out of harm’s way. Lead the way.
Oh Heavenly Father, guide me accordingly. Shape me and mold me into a better person. As I draw near to You, may I understand Your teachings and apply them to my life.
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
James 1:5 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.
Speak into my life
Grant me the understanding and knowledge of You and Your word, as I open my Bible to read the scriptures or even as I sit and listen to pastor, preacher or apostle reveal what Your Holy Book is speaking into my life.
Help me to understand Jesus Christ, and the way in which He lived His life, so that I can follow in His precious footsteps.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
Bless me with divine knowledge and wisdom
I long to be in Your Holy presence, Oh Lord. Sit right beside me as I learn. Bring understanding to my mind as Your teachings are revealed to me.
Bless me with divine knowledge so that I could one day teach others. Help me to learn how to be more understanding, kind, patient and compassionate towards my brother just as You were when You walked the earth and came to save us.
In Jesus’ mighty name, I declare and decree that a revelation of wisdom and knowledge of the word would be dawned upon me, Amen.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
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I’m a young Christian, from South Trinidad, seeking the wisdom of the Word and God’s blessings on my life. A journey, that’s just begun, but living to the Glory of God.