January 16th prayer…
Father God we are more than blessed by the spiritual wisdom that You make known to us. Your word says that wisdom starts with the fear of the Lord. Let the world see that You should be feared above all else. With the fear that is reverent not with a terrifying fear. You are a good good Father and, just like we obey our parents as little children we must always obey our heavenly Father who is able to see the end of our path. Impart godly wisdom upon those that You have called. The kind of wisdom James describes that is the wisdom from above. It is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. I pray Father that humanity would turn away from corruption. That peace would the goal.of every nation. That people would be gentle and open to reason. That we could all put the other above ourselves in mercy and generosity. Thank You Lord God for sending Jesus to walk in our flesh as an example of this wisdom and obedience. Let us long to become more and more like Jesus. Keeping our thoughts on those things that are of Your character. Being slow to anger, and quick to forgive. Let us be like little children once again when we obey You. I pray that You give us wisdom to mind what You say and ask of us without question. After all, we know that You will finish the work that You have started in us to its full completion. You only have good things for us so help us all God to have a faith that doesn’t waver or question. Let us fear the name of the Lord our God. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 ESV
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:13-18 NLT