“My child, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity — every good path. For wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will delight your heart.”
Sit and wait in God's presence now.
He is the giver of all the wisdom and knowledge that you seek. Be open to receive that which you do not have on your own.
“Oh great God, wisdom from on high, lover of our souls
You alone are the treasure that we seek.
Our hearts are weary from all the opinions and ideas that are projected out in the world. The many voices that are vying for our attention through what we read and what we hear on social media and the news.
Oh God, have mercy on us so that we may attend to true wisdom from above that which is gentle, reasonable and just.
Whenever we think we alone are right, triggered by something someone says that offends our minds may we be humble enough to seek out understanding with the heart. To really listen to the other with one ear and the other ear to the Holy Spirit enlightening God's wisdom there.
Your wisdom will guard the path of justice and lead us on every good path.
May we have a holy trust that fears you more than being right before others,
More than the dread of what others may say or not say,
or may happen or not happen.
Keep our eyes on your truth that will guide us on the right way of justice and equity and keep us safe.
We pray for all of those who are confused, weary and angry.
Pour out your merciful understanding and wisdom there to bring your peace and unity.
May it start here with us, your bride, the body Christ.
That others would know we are your followers by the love and understanding that we show each other .
We pray in the beautiful name of Jesus who calls us friends and gave his life for all.