Before The Word, Listening

A Prayer For Wisdom

Father, take me to the place

where I am saved from my pride and arrogance
and Christ’s humility is centre stage,

where I’m lifting up clean hands
and a pure heart to You.

 

Take me to the place

where I’m no longer looking at the mountains I face
but looking down upon them,

where I can see clearly and my decisions are flooded
with Your light, truth and justice.

 

Father,

I bend my knee and receive Your truth
I open my ears to receive Your counsel
I open my heart to receive Your eternal wisdom.

Amen.

 

– Origin Unknown (if anyone finds it please let me know – Matt!)

 

“If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you”.  – James 1:5