Father, Your Word promises that You will be my sure foundation, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge. Forgive me Lord, for I know that I often look in other places for strength and stability and miss Your blessing in my life. Forgive me for the times that I turn to the wisdom of the world, instead of turning to You. I am so quick to take matters into my own hands and do what is right in my own eyes.
Teach me to pause, to seek Your face, wisdom, and counsel. You have said in Your Word that if I lack wisdom I should ask, and so I ask, Father, give me Your wisdom, I pray. Guard my mind today against worldly philosophies. May I be rooted firmly in Christ!
In the situations that I face at work, home, or school, may I know Your mind and be wise in all I do. Keep me from error, and I ask for Your wisdom especially in regard to . . . (Pray through your schedule and concerns.)
May Your wisdom be evident through me as I engage those in my life with whom I have relationships. I declare my dependence upon You alone, the source of all knowledge and wisdom, and I ask that You give me wisdom from heaven that is: pure (Reveal the hidden motives of my heart Father!); peace loving (May my words build others up and promote unity, I pray.); considerate and submissive (May my thoughts be of the needs of others—teach me to serve!); full of mercy and good fruit (May I be a dispenser of Your great grace.); impartial and sincere (May my actions flow out of my love for You—help me to love like You love.)
Strengthen me today. Remind me, I pray, to live out what Your Word says—that I might be like a wise man who builds his house on a rock, that regardless of the storms that come against me, I might not be moved. In the name of Jesus, who is the Word. Amen.
Isaiah 33:6; 1 Corinthians 3:19; Proverbs 3:7; Colossians 1:9; Ephesians 1:17; James 1:5; Colossians 2:8-9; James 3:17; Matthew 7:24-25
–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece King. This resource is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.
Praise God for his everlasting love (Jer. 31:3), which has no end. Thank God for demonstrating his love for you by sending his Son to die in your place (Rom. 5:8). Confess any lack of love you have experienced toward God or other believers. Commit yourself to bearing the fruit of love by the power of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22). Ask God to enable you daily to “put on love” (Col. 3:14).
As you gather with other believers for worship this week, pray that “being rooted and established in love . . . [you may] grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Eph. 3:17-18). Let this thought flood your mind in worship.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend.