Please allow the following words to become your own:
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.
I need this gift today.
Grant me deeper understanding in the common things,
the things I do out of habit and without a second thought.
May every part of my life be infused with your life.
Help me to rightly examine all things,
to discern right from wrong,
to see clearly what I should do.
I need wisdom in
–how I speak to others
–how I spend and save money
–how I eat
–what I give my attention to throughout the day
And it’s not just me.
In the push and shove of competing opinions,
the larger Christian community and our nation as a whole
Grant us insight in our thoughts and desires,
so that our minds can be open, uncluttered, and vibrant.
Give us your wisdom, so that we may be more like you.