WHAT ARE WE TO DO ABOUT THAT?

Loving God,

You have promised to give us wisdom if we ask,

and without holding our need against us.

You don’t fault us for asking, then asking again.

We need this gift today.

Grant us deeper understanding of the common things,

the things we do out of habit and without a second thought.

May every part of our lives be infused with your life.

Help us to rightly examine all things,

to discern right from wrong,

to see clearly what we should do.

We need wisdom in our work, 

our relationships,

how we speak to others —

especially those others with whom we disagree —

how we deal with money,

how we deal with food,

where we give our attention throughout the day.

In the push and shove of competing opinions,

the whole Christian community needs wisdom.

Grant us insight in our thoughts and desires,

so that our minds can be open, uncluttered, and vibrant.

Loving God, give us your wisdom, so that we may be more like you.


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