Prayer for Wisdom

Heavenly Father,

I come before you today to ask for wisdom.  I know You know everything, so I submit my thoughts and understanding to You.  I am Your disciple, help me to transform my understandings to Your perspective.

Your Word says that if we ask for wisdom You will give it freely and without limit (James 1:5). I understand that even in my wisest moment, it is nothing compared to Your most foolish thought (1 Corinthians 1:25, Proverbs 3:7).  My perspective has only gone as far as I could see.  Jesus, You have opened my eyes to see from Your perspective.

Father, I respect You above all else and desire for You to teach me Your ways, which is wisdom (Proverbs 1:7). I know that Your wisdom is always pure, peace-loving, considerate, full of mercy, and impartial. I ask Holy Spirit to teach my mind to always think in those ways because I know that is how wise people think (James 3:17).

I also ask that You would bring wise people into my life and help me listen to them and accept their correction as I absorb their wisdom (Proverbs 19:20).

In the end Lord, I know that wisdom is just thinking as You think and I want to be just like You.

This is the desire of my heart.

In the might name of Jesus, I thank You Lord that You have already given me wisdom.  I have it now.


Scriptures for Wisdom

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.”

Isaiah 2:3
“Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. ”

Psalms 32:8
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”

Psalms 51:6
“Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.”

Ecclesiastes 2:26
“For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner, He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.”

Psalms 16:7
“I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”

Proverbs 2:5-7
“Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. 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;”

1 John 5:20
“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”

2 Corinthians 4:6
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

Proverbs 28:5
“Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all.”

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