Heavenly Father if it is the fool that says in his heart there is no God, then I pray that You will make we wise in Your sight, but if as Paul states he is a fool for Christ, then I pray that I too may be such a simpleton for the sake of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Lord I realise that Paul gave up fame and fortune, glory and respect, status and standing for the sake of knowing more of the Lord Jesus Christ, and he suffered rejection, persecutions, homelessness and abuse.. all for the sake of knowing Christ more – indeed he cried out as I do, “That I may know Christ, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering.”
Father I know that the world has rejected You and the Lord Jesus Himself Who died so that by grace through faith we might be re-united with Yourself and positioned in Christ Jesus in heavenly places.
But I do believe that, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose,” and I pray that this may be my life’s motto – so help me I pray to be a worthy witness for You and to accept hardships and rejections for the sake of the gospel.. and if I must be regarded by friends, family, work colleagues and society at large, and regarded as the dregs of humanity and a fool for Christ, then I pray that I may embrace it willingly, in the strength of Your Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father.
I ask this in the name of Jesus my Saviour,
Heavenly Father, as I look through the bible at the great cloud of witnesses in both the Old and New Testaments.. all of whom were pleasing in Your sight, it is my desire to live the life of faith that they demonstrated so beautifully.. and to become wise in the things of God.
Lord I want to know more of You.. to gain a deeper knowledge of Your Word and to discover Your perfect will for my life.
Father, I desire to make a difference in this world and to live for You, even when I know that it will lose me the respect of neighbours and friends, and cost me very dearly.
Teach me Your ways I pray. Open the eyes of my heart to understand more of Your word. Unblock my ears to Your gentle voice and open My eyes to see Jesus in all that I say and do. Thank You Father that Christ is both the power of God and the wisdom of God.
I pray that I may know more of the Lord Jesus in His humanity, and ask that I may be increasingly transformed into the likeness of His image.. and live as He did in humble obedience to Your voice, and increasing in wisdom with every passing day. I ask this in His name,
Lord, I acknowledge that You have the first and last word on all things. I bow before Your wisdom.
Father I thank You for seeking me out and drawing me into Your family through Your everlasting cords of love. Thank You for loving me and saving me and I pray that I may live my life in a manner that is honouring to You.
Keep me I pray from worldly ways or ungodly philosophies, but rather I ask that I might have my mind renewed day by day, as I submit to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit in my life. Wash me with the cleansing water of the Word and direct and govern me in my daily choices, as may be most beneficial to me.
Sharpen my understanding of the truths in Your Word and give me discernment and wisdom to follow in the paths of righteousness, for Your names sake. Help me I pray to see others with Your eyes and to learn to love my brothers and sisters in Christ, as You have loved me, - with a godly love that looks to the needs and necessities of others before considering my own.
Keep me looking to Jesus day by day, and I pray that in Your grace, You would use me in Your service, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Lord, deliver me from viewing You as simply a utilitarian God and give to me the spiritual wisdom that defies my obstinacy and leads me to true knowledge of You.
Give me I pray a true and biblical understanding of how to live godly in Christ Jesus. I realise more and more how hateful sin is to You Father God, and I realise that I must have been hurting You by my many petty indulgences, which I now realise is sin in Your eyes.
Lord I want to develop a godly perspective and to live a righteous life that is pleasing to You.. and I realise that I must forget the things that are in the past and press on to the upward call I have in Christ Jesus.
Lord I know that reverence for You is the first step to wisdom and I pray that You would develop in me a godly fear and a humble respect for all those things that are so objectionable to the world mindset, but which is pleasing in Your sight.
Give me godly wisdom I pray, to follow after that which is good and give me wise discernment to know those things that are displeasing to You and to flee far from anything that could tempt me to sin against You.
Open Your word I pray to my understanding and draw me ever closer to Yourself – so that like Job I can say, “I have heard of You with my ears but now You have opened my eyes to a deeper spiritual understanding of Who You truly are”, I ask this in Jesus name,
Lord, give Your Church and its leaders a spirit of wisdom and revelation, that we might indeed have an adequate appreciation of who You are.
Lord, how foolish I am when I trust in my own limited knowledge instead of Your infinite wisdom. Take over and be the Boss today.
Heavenly Father thank You for Your Word, which reminds us of the importance of asking You for godly wisdom when we feel that we are lacking in understanding or discernment, for You have promised to give generously to all who ask in faith.
Lord there are many areas of my life in which I desire to apply godly wisdom, and pray that by Your grace, You would supply me with a sound mind, so that I may be able to give an answer to whosoever asks me about the faith that I have in the Lord Jesus Christ.. and Father, by Your grace I pray that this will help to prevent me from being tossed about by the many winds of doctrine and false gospels that are being peddled today, by blind teachers of the blind.
Help me to truly ask in faith, for I know and believe that Your word is true and I trust You to keep Your word.. but Father, at times I doubt that You include me in this promise as well – so help me to overcome any doubts that may surface in my heart and may my faith in You become strong and my wisdom from You be used to Your praise and glory – in Jesus name I pray,