Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles (Proverbs 1:5-6)
James, the great half-brother of the Lord Jesus said in his epistle (James 1:5) that "if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives generously, without reproach!" This is the God of Relationship, to and with Whom (via the Holy Spirit) we pray! He is a generous, loving and merciful God!
Then Proverbs 2:6 says "For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Friends, we can't go wrong! Our covenant relationship enables us to pray with the proper wisdom and complete knowledge of from whom, whence, and to where our prayer focus is going to be! The Lord has given us, His chosen ones, the means to approach His Throne, boldly - yet humbly...and wise, yet submissive.
So Father, in the Name of Jesus, I choose to use the spiritual wisdom and discernment to surrender all of me to all of You, at this time. I surrender all, all to Thee my Precious Savior, I surrender all. I am nothing without You, You Who hath given me of life, eternal life, courage and the Knowledge of the Holy. I chose to use that Knowledge and discernment to plow deeply into Your Holy Scriptures and to study Your ways, as to HOW I should pray. Father, we as Your people in the Family of God, are seeking Your guidance on What we should ask in these perilous times for not just this country and not just for our families, but for the entire body of Christ, which is now under heavy persecution worldwide. Yet, even in the face of all of this, because we are Yours and Your Spirit abides in us, we have the true joy that shines through no matter how dark and grim the circumstances are. So now, today, I pray, on behalf of all who press in today in humility, that You give generously, the words and prayers of the heart, which we should walk in to bless You and others, for the Grace and Glory of Your Name, through Christ our Lord, amen.
Ps...if you are wondering what the Hebrew word is at the start of this article post, it is the word BIYN. This is the same word which Solomon asked for from the Lord, rather than riches or gold. BIYN means the following (according to the Blue Letter Bible). It is used 170 times in the Bible in 162 verses:
1) to discern, understand, consider
1) to perceive, discern
2) to understand, know (with the mind)
3) to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider
4) to have discernment, insight, understanding
b) (Niphal) to be discerning, intelligent, discreet, have understanding
1) to understand
2) to cause to understand, give understanding, teach
d) (Hithpolel) to show oneself discerning or attentive, consider diligently
e) (Polel) to teach, instruct
2) (TWOT) prudent, regard
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