Pastoral Prayer for March 19, 2023
Graciously grant us the spirit of knowledge today.
Fill us with knowledge when the air is thick with ideas,
and we don’t know whom to believe.
Fill us with knowledge when we are plagued with worries.
Help us hand our anxieties over to you,
so there’s room in our minds
for truer, better thoughts and feelings.
Grant us your spirit of knowledge that we may
trust you completely and rest in that trust.
Empower us to put in the necessary study
so as to be able to discern the truly inspired parts of Scripture
from those that are merely human projections
of our own jealousy, anger, and violence onto you.
Fill all those who call on you
with the same spirit of knowledge that led Jesus,
that helped him know what to say, what to think, what to do.
Yes, may your spirit of knowledge
shine out from our innermost beings,
that we may know and share your presence,
your nature, and your will at work in the world around us.