Prayer of wisdom knowledge and understanding

Where does your wisdom and comfort come from? Who or what do you turn to in your time of need or when you have an important decision to make?

Make it a habit to always seek the Lord, His word and His counsel whenever these tough situations arise. Look to prayer and the Word of God to guide your footsteps.

When we open our ears to hear what the Spirit is saying, we allow our hearts to be encouraged, thereby allowing the Holy Spirit to operate in us. God will do what he says He will do. We can anchor our faith on His Word.

It’s in the difficult times that we often turn to our favorite Bible verses or books. What are your favorite Bible verses or book of the Bible? Let us pray.

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.

Prayer for Wisdom and Understanding God’s Word

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.

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!

Speak into my life

Grant me the understanding and knowledge of You and Your word. As I open my Bible to read the scriptures give me wisdom and discernment.

And even as I sit and listen to pastor, preacher or apostle reveal what Your Holy Book is speaking into my life, help me to see and understand.

Help me to understand Jesus Christ, and the way in which He lived His life, so that I can follow in His precious footsteps.

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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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?

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

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Have you asked God for wisdom or knowledge in prayer? King Solomon was noted as being one of the wisest men that ever lived.  The true wisdom that came from Solomon was his prayer to God asking for an understanding mind. Solomon asked for knowledge and God gave it to him! If you are seeking discernment or understanding in an area of your life, I pray that you would surrender it to God and ask Him to give you the knowledge and wisdom that only He can supply. These Bible verses are about knowledge, wisdom and discernment. They are just a small sample of the number of Bible verses and readings you can find on this subject. I pray this sparks your interest to look up these passages and read the context they were taken from.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge

Wisdom

Proverbs 2:10-11  for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,

Fear of The Lord

Proverbs 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Job 28:28  And he said to man,’Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,  and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Prayer For Wisdom and Knowledge

James 1:5  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God,who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Biblical Example of Praying for Wisdom- Solomon

1 Kings 3:5-12  At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.  And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

Discernment

Daniel 2:21  He changes times and seasons;  he removes kings and sets up kings;he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

Proverbs 16:22 Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

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.

Christian Quotes About Knowledge

The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God.  ~ Charles Hodge

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.  ~ Charles Spurgeon

The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.  ~ D.L. Moody

Knowledge is power.  ~ Francis Bacon

Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.  ~ George Herbert

I pray that these knowledge Bible verses were helpful to you today. Please add any of your favorite Bible verses on this topic to the comments so this may become a better resource for those that find it.

Resources:

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The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

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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.

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