The Excellence of Wisdom | Proverbs / Part 8 and Part 9 / 9

imagesFather, we thank You, for all the words of wisdom are spoken in righteousness as nothing crooked or perverse is in them. Wisdom speaks plainly to those who understand and right to those who find knowledge.

Father, Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding are more precious than silver or gold, for wisdom is of more value than rubies and all the things one may desire cannot be compared to them.

Lord, we thank You, that wisdom dwells with prudence and finds knowledge with discretion, for the fear of the Lord is to hate evil.

Counsel and sound wisdom belongs to You, O Lord, for You are our understanding and Your grace is made perfect in our weakness, for by You, O Lord, kings will reign, rulers will decree justice, princes along with the nobles will rule and the judges judge on the earth.

Father, thank You that wisdom loves those who seek diligently for wisdom will find her waiting at their doorposts.

Father, we thank You, that riches and honor come with wisdom, her fruit is much better than fine gold and more valuable than the choicest silver.

Thank You, Father, that Your wisdom traverses the way or righteousness in the midst of the paths of justice, so that she may cause those who love her to inherit wealth for their treasuries.

Father, thank You, that wisdom was established in the heavens before the foundations of the earth and all that was created upon the earth was made. And before You drew the circle on the earth, O God, wisdom was there.

Father, help us to listen carefully to wisdom, for those who keep her ways are blessed. Thank You, Father, for the blessing of Your wisdom for those who watch daily at her gates.

Thank You, Lord, that whoever finds wisdom finds life and obtains favor from You. Father, we thank You, for Your instruction whereby as Your children we will be made wiser.

And, thank You, Father, that when a just man is teachable that he will increase in knowledge that he may learn thereby.

Father we thank You, that the reverential fear of You is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of You who are helps us to understand and to see with more clarity Your ways.

And thank You, Father, that it is by wisdom our days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added unto us for Your eternal glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying Through Proverbs | Part 5 / 6 / 7

imagesFather, in the Name of Jesus we You to help to seek You daily for Your wisdom so that we can gain understanding which will preserve us with discretion, and in order that our lips may keep knowledge.

Father, we pray that Your Word will be a continuous lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path so that we will not stumble or fall as we make our journey day by day to return back to You.

Help us to obey Your voice and to listen to what You have to say to us. Father, help us to be ever aware that our ways are always before You and that there is absolutely nothing that can hide from Your presence.

Father, help us to consider the ways of an ant who gathers her harvest in the summer that she may have food enough in her nest to survive during the winter.

Father, I pray that we will daily learn to hate those things which You hate such as a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that are shed with innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies and one who sows discord among the brethren.

Father, help us to always walk in Your ways by obeying Your commands by binding them continually in our hearts, and to tie them around our necks.

For when we roam, your commands will lead us, when we sleep, Your commands will keep us, and when we awake Your commands will speak to our hearts.

Father, Your commands are a way of life that will ensure we will walk upon the paths of righteousness for Your Name’s Sake, as Your ways will never let us down.

Father, help us to treasure Your commands and to keep them securely fastened within our hearts. When we obey Your commands, we shall live and not die.

Father, help us to keep Your law as the apple of our eyes by binding them around our fingers and writing them upon the tablets of our hearts, and then we can cry out to wisdom and say: “Wisdom you are my sister” and to call out to Understanding by saying: “you are my nearest kin.”

Father, we thank You, for Your divine attributes that accompany Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding, for they will never lead us astray, no! not ever!, for Your eternal glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying Through Proverbs | Part 4

imagesFather, we praise and worship You, for You are Holy and righteousness adorns Your throne.

Father, help us to hide Your words in our hearts so that we may live. Help us to obtain wisdom and in obtaining wisdom, we shall obtain understanding.

Father, help us to always remember that we are not just to seek Your wisdom, but to also Love Your wisdom, for Your wisdom preserves and keeps us in all of Your ways.

Father, Your Word instructs us that Wisdom is the principal thing and in getting wisdom we must get understand, and when we exalt wisdom like a prized possession, Your wisdom will not only must bring us honor, but when we embrace Your wisdom, You will place on our heads an ornament of grace and a crown of glory will be ours.

Father, thank You, that Your wisdom will add years to our lives, for when we walk, our steps will not be hindered, when we run, we will not stumble, and when we take hold of firm instruction, wisdom with discretion will guide us.

Father, we thank You, that the path of the just is like the shining sun which shines even brighter unto the perfect day.

Father, we thank You for Your Words of Life, for they are life to those who find them and will bring health to all their flesh.

Help us Father, to keep our hearts will all diligence, for out of our hearts springs forth the issues of life.

Father, help us to keep flee lies and deceptive words and ways by keeping our eyes straight ahead on the path You have given us to walk upon and to look for Your spirit for direction.

Father, help to remember that Your Words of Life are like apples of gold which are framed silver for Your eternal glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying Through Proverbs | Part 3

Father, we thank You, that through Jesus we have the awesome privilege that we can call You our Abba. Father, help us to keep Your ways, for as we honor You, we will live long on the earth and peace will be added to us.

imagesFather, we pray that mercy and truth will not forsake us, so we will bind them around our necks and write them upon the tablets of our hearts, and in doing so, we will obtain favor with You, and You in turn, will give us favor with man.

Father, help us to place our trust in You at all times rather than to lean on our own understand, for when our ways acknowledge You, then You guide and direct us in the way we should go.

Father, help us to walk upright and humbly before, for You will prosper us with health and prosperity physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. Help us, Father, to honor first with all that we have, and then You will bless, sanctify, and supply our every need.

Father, although chastisement is painful, we thank You so much for correcting and discipling us, because of Your great love for us.

Father, help us to seek wisdom, and in seeking wisdom, we will gain understanding. Father, Your wisdom is so priceless, that it cannot be purchased with gold, silver or precious gems of any kind.

Father, we thank You seeking You for Your Wisdom gives assures us that we will have long life. When we honor Wisdom, then Wisdom will honor us, for Your Wisdom is pleasant.

Father, we thank You, that when we walk in Your Wisdom, our paths are filled with peace, for Wisdom is a Tree of Life to all who would take hold of her and will bring joy to all who uphold her ways.

Father, we thank You, that by Your Wisdom, You founded the earth, that by Your understanding, You established the heavens, and by Your Knowledge, the depths were broken up and the clouds drop their dew.

Father, help us to keep sound wisdom and discretion, for they will be life to our souls, grace about our necks, and as we walk, our feet will not cause to stumble or fall.

Father, we thank You, that our sleep will be peaceful, and when our enemies come against us, we can be assured that You will be there for us. Father, help us to help others, and in doing so, we will receive help when needed.

Father, we thank You, that Your secret counsel is with the upright, and that You bless the homes of the just.

Father, we thank You, that You give grace to the humble and give favor to those who will seek You in all their ways for Your eternal glory, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Praying Through Proverbs | Part 2

imgresFather, we approach You in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Father, we ask You to help us by Your Spirit to heed  what You are saying to us by the calling of Your Spirit.

Father, help us to seek You for Your wisdom in all things. Father we need both revelatory knowledge with information in order that we may apply understanding to the principles of wisdom according to Your Word.

Increase in us a spirit of discernment, like that of the Sons of Issachar, so we may discern to times and the seasons we are in.

Father, help us to honor and respect You for who You and in seeking Your face will find Your knowledge.

Father, we thank You, for giving us Your wisdom, for out of Your mouth comes knowledge and understanding, and Father, this is why Jesus tells us in Matthew 4:4 that we must not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from out of Your mouth.

Father, we thank You, for storing up sound wisdom for the upright, for You are our shield. Father, we thank You, for guarding the paths of justice and that You preserves the way of Your saints.

Father, we thank You, that in following Your ways, we will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.

Thank You, Father, for the awesome promise that when wisdom enters our hearts and knowledge is pleasant to our souls, that discretion will preserve us and understanding will keep us to deliver us from the ways of evil.

Father, we ask You, to help us by Your Spirit, so that we may walk in the way of Your goodness by keeping our feet upon the paths of righteousness.

Father, we thank You, that those who obey Your will dwell in the land and partake of the fruit thereof, for Your eternal glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying Through Proverbs | Part 1

images Father, we pray, that as Your people, that You would by Your Spirit teach us how to know skillful and godly instruction, as well as to be able to discern and comprehend the words of understand and insight.

Help us, Father, to receive instruction in how to be wise in this life and to understand ways of discipline when it comes to practicing our thoughts, and to do what’s right with integrity.

Help our youth to understand that the practice of prudence is not difficult as it simply means to seek You for Your wisdom and knowledge which lead them with discretion and give them the discernment to know the difference between the true and false.

Father, help our youth to increase in learning that so that they may grow in stature and in wisdom in Your ways thus attain sound counsel by Your Spirit who will guide them on the path of righteousness for Your Name’s sake.

Father, help us all as Your people to honor and respect You for who You are. Help us to have a reverential and worshipful fear of You who is the Lord which is the beginning and principal part of skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction and discipline.

Father, we are all Your children, and we ask You to help us to honor You, and our parents so that all may go well with us.

Father, we thank You for Your Wisdom which comes with knowledge and understanding for they are like a [victor’s] chaplet (garland) of grace upon your head and chains and pendants [of gold worn by kings] for your neck.

Father, help us to keep company with those who fear You and will do that which is right in Your sight. Father, we ask You to bring our sons and daughters back home to You and to us.

Many have gone missing Father, because something is missing in their lives, and are looking for answers in all the wrong places. We as parents need You to heal the rift in our families.

Make us whole again we pray, so that we can come together once again as families to give You the praise and glory that is due Your Holy Name.

Father, we thank You that You are married to the backslider and have not given up on us or the generations to come.

19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain; such [greed for plunder] takes away the lives of its possessors.

Father, help the nations to hear the cries of Wisdom that plead for them to turn back to You while You afford them the time to do so.

Help the nations to repent and to heed Your reproof, for You will pour out Your Spirit and make Your Words known to them.

Father, helps us to obey the cries of Wisdom who in turn promises us that we shall dwell securely and in confident trust in You, for You are the peace and calm of our souls.

And, Father, we thank You, that You will give us no more than we can bear for Your eternal glory, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.