21 Days Of Prayer | Day 8 - West Ridge Church

Prayer Guide: Day 8

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation, so that you may know Him better.
—Ephesians 1:17

People need wisdom, not just knowledge. As Tony Evans puts it: “You can be a brilliant fool—someone who has a lot of book sense but no common sense.” So, Godly wisdom is more than knowledge; it’s the ability to see all of life from God’s perspective. It’s being able to take God at his Word and act accordingly. When we ask God to give us wisdom and discernment we’re acknowledging that we lack understanding and we need His wisdom in our lives.

This may be one of the reasons God delights to put us in situations and circumstances too great for us to handle. It’s in these places that we’re helpless on our own, leading us to cry out to the Lord.  As we draw near to God we find the help and wisdom we need to deal with what is right in front of us.  Oswald Chambers put it this way: “Faith is when we put our deliberate confidence in the character of God- whose ways you may not understand at the time.”

Scripture describes wisdom as precious, more valuable than either gold or silver. Wisdom is worth pursuing and is the source of true, enduring wealth. When we embrace the wisdom of God we find blessing beyond measure!

Personal Prayer Focus:

As we prepare our day, let’s proactively seek the wisdom of God over our words, our thoughts, our decisions, and our commitments; drawing near to the heart and mind of our Heavenly Father!

West Ridge Church Prayer Focus:

Today let’s pray for our Student Ministry Staff (Todd Hampton, Brad Chandler, Lauren Marshall, Shannon Purdy, and Sawyer Strickland) as well as our Student Ministry Team as they seek to lead our middle school and high school students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus!