Psalm 118:33-40 MSG

Wisdom Prayer

 God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—my whole life one long, obedient response.

   It doesn’t take very long for every Christian to pray this prayer. God, teach me!  I am notorious for my ignorance and resistance to the revealed truth of God’s word. I need insight, or better said, sanctified intuition to make this a daily development resulting in maturity. The just shall live by faith.

Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway!
Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the pilgrim way.

   More than once in my travels I have ended up on the wrong road. Looking up from the haze of weariness and failure unable to find my way. My prayer became, guide me. Divert my eyes from the temporal pleasures of this world and help me find invigoration for your eternal ways.
Affirm your promises to me— promises made to all who fear you. Deflect the harsh words of my critics— but what you say is always so good. See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways!

My prayers are so often filled with supplication for the encouragement of the Holy Spirit to support my hunger for holiness. I want to be separate from the world. I want to be yielded to the counsel of the Father. I want to be consistent in my effort to block out the noise of this world and fix my eyes and ears on the Master Jesus. Keep me through your righteousness in me. I want to stand on your promises. 

Teach me. Guide me. Affirm my confidence in you. The wisdom prayer.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight O Lord my strength and my redeemer.”