A Prayer For Wisdom

God I want need your wisdom. I cannot function without it. I have no hope of success in my ministry apart from your wisdom. I have no hope of success in leading others without it. I have no hope of discipling others into fully devoted followers of you without your wisdom. I pray that I would see it as more valuable than gold or riches. I am not smart enough to lead without your wisdom.

I pray that it would be more valuable to me than any riches or positions that this world has to offer. I pray that I would be known as a person of wisdom for your glory and not my own. May I never receive any praise, but always point to you as the source of any wisdom that I have. You are the almighty King and I love you. May my life be lived to bring you praise and to point others to you.

Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can compare with it. I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech. I possess good advice and competence; I have understanding and strength. It is by me that kings reign and rulers enact just law; by me, princes lead, as do nobles and all righteous judges. I love those who love me, and those who search for me find me. My fruit is better than solid gold, and my harvest than pure silver. (Proverbs 8:10-17, 19 HCSB)

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