Lifestyle of Prayer: Thinking About Whatever!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Thinking About Whatever!

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will be about some things that God says we ought to think about.  How’s your thought life?  Do you realize how important and powerful your thoughts are?  Thoughts become ideas, ideas become actions, actions become habits, and the sum of your habits become your character — who you really are!  This week’s prayer focus is on the “Whatever” kind of things that ought to fill your thought life so that they become your character!  As you pray, ask God to help you take every thought captive as you make each one obedient to Him.  Pray that God’s Spirit would empower you to train your mind so it would think upon the things of God.  Pray that you would be quick to put away any thoughts that would not be beneficial for you or others.  Pray for the courage and humility needed to seek help from God and others when your thoughts are not what they should be.  As you continue to grow in A Lifestyle of Prayer, it is important to remember prayer should be a lifestyle, not an event.  Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you submit your thought life to Him.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

Monday: Whatever is True.  Pray that your thoughts would constantly run through the filter of God’s Word as the standard for truth.  Pray that your life would be set apart by truth and then pray for the courage to consistently live that life.  Pray for the wisdom to know truth as revealed by God rather than accepting the world’s version of truth.  “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17  (NIV)

Tuesday: Whatever is Noble.  Pray that your thoughts would be productive as you think on things that will bear a great kingdom harvest.  Pray that you would always seek the “higher things” to set your mind on.  “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”  Luke 8:15 (NIV)

Wednesday: Whatever is Right.  Pray that your thoughts would consistently be trained on doing what is right no matter what.  Pray for the courage to reject sin as you fill your mind, and actions, with the things which are right.  “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”  Genesis 4:7 (NIV)

Thursday: Whatever is Pure.  Pray that your thoughts would always be pure as you draw near to God for His cleansing.  Pray for the humility needed to consistently draw near to God for the cleansing of your thoughts so they would not waver between good and evil.  “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  James 4:8 (NIV)

Friday: Whatever is Lovely.  Pray that your mind would be filled with the loveliness of God’s dwelling as you long for your eternal home.  Pray that you would look for that which is lovely in the people and scenes around you.  “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!  My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”  Psalm 84:1-2 (NIV)

SaturdayWhatever is Admirable.  Pray that your thoughts would be focused on an admiration of the work of Jesus in your life and in the lives of others.  Pray that your life would present a believable testimony of Jesus as you actions follow thoughts which are admirable.  “When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.”  2 Thessalonians 1:10 (NKJV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Kingdom Citizen!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Kingdom Citizen!

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”
Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is about some qualities that we ought to be experiencing in increasing measure as citizens of the kingdom of God!  Living as a citizen of a country here on earth usually carries with it a combination of privileges, expectations, and responsibilities.  As a child of God, our citizenship is in heaven and it also comes with a set of privileges, expectations, and responsibilities even as we journey through life on this earth.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you value the citizenship He has given you in His kingdom.  Pray that you would live a life that seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.  Pray about how you will help others know the joy of living as a kingdom citizen.  Pray for the courage to live with an allegiance to God that is greater than that which you pledge to any nation or institution on earth.  Pray for the transforming power of God to make you more like Christ each day that you live.  Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you live as a kingdom citizen.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayBorn Again Citizen.  Pray that you would understand that Jesus is the only way for anyone to become a kingdom citizen.  Pray for the courage to declare the truth of Jesus to all who would desire to be a citizen in the kingdom of God.  Pray that a new birth would result in a new life.  “In reply Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’”  John 3:3 (NIV)

TuesdayPowerful Citizen.  Pray that your life as a kingdom citizen would know the power of God in a way that goes beyond mere words.  Pray for the wisdom to allow God’s power to work through you so that the words you use about your faith would contain the power of salvation for all who would hear.  “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”  1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV)

WednesdayWorthy Citizen.  Pray that you would live your life in such a way that it honors the righteous judgments of God.  Pray for the humility needed to live as one who is counted worthy of being a citizen of God’s kingdom.  “All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.”  2 Thessalonians 1:5 (NIV)

ThursdayThankful Citizen.  Pray that you would live a thankful life as you consider the unshakeable kingdom that God has called you to.  Pray that your worship of God would be appropriate and acceptable as you live a life of thanksgiving.  “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”  Hebrews 12:28 (NIV)

FridayRich Citizen.  Pray that you would value the riches of the kingdom of God more than you value the riches of this world.  Pray that your faith would grow in ever-increasing measure as you look forward to the promised inheritance that is yours.  “Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”  James 2:5 (NIV)

SaturdayEternal Citizen.  Pray for a greater knowledge of the eternal nature of your kingdom citizenship.  Pray about how God would have you welcome others into an eternal kingdom which they can belong to for an eternity that has already begun.  Pray that your life as a kingdom citizen now would recognize the eternal nature of what God has given.  “And you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 1:11 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Knowing Christ!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Knowing Christ!

“What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ”
Philippians 3:8 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is a selection of things we ought to know in greater measure as we seek to know Christ.  The daily topics are part of a 31-day devotional book I am currently writing, “The Heart Of a Child”, with each day focused on something different to pray about for a child of any age . . . including your age!  As we seek to know Christ in a greater way, we not only learn from Him, we also look to the One he is an exact representation of — His Father.  As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with a greater desire to know Him.  Pray that you would be faithful in your representation of Jesus so others would also know Him.  Pray for all who would come to God as little children seeking to know the love of a good Father.  Pray that your desire would be to really know Christ, not just know about Him.  Pray that your life as a child of God would compel you to share that life with the children around you.  Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you know Christ more fully.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayKnow the Fear of the Lord.  Pray that you would listen to the Word of God with the intent of understanding and pursuing a healthy fear of the Lord.  Pray that you would be involved in teaching others about how a fear of the Lord can dispel all unhealthy fears from your life.  “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”  Psalm 34:11 (NIV)

TuesdayKnow the Compassion of the Lord.  Pray that you would recognize the compassion of God toward you in the midst of your suffering.  Pray that your compassion toward others would serve as an example for them to seek and know the compassion of God.  “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.”  Psalm 103:13 (NIV)

WednesdayKnow the Faithfulness of God.  Pray that you would recognize the faithfulness of God in your life and be consistent in praising Him for it.  Pray for boldness in sharing with others about God’s faithfulness in your life.  Pray that you would use your example to help others know of God’s faithfulness.  “The living, the living — they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.”  Isaiah 38:19 (NIV)

ThursdayKnow the Peace of God.  Pray that you would spend time in God’s Word seeking instruction to guide all aspects of your life into peace with Him.  Pray that God’s instruction would fill you with a peace that you are able to share with the people around you each day.  “All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace.”  Isaiah 54:13 (NIV)

FridayKnow the Goodness of God.  Pray that your desire to give good things to others would represent God’s desire to give good gifts to His children.  Pray for the humility to ask God to supply your needs out of the abundance of His goodness.  “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”  Matthew 7:11 (NIV)

SaturdayKnow the Victory of God.  Pray for a spirit of submission to God that recognizes the power within you is not you.  Pray that you would live as one who is victorious as you accept the victory God has given.  Pray about how you exemplify the greatness of God in you.  “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  1 John 4:4 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Attitude Check!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Attitude Check!

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is a follow-up to last week’s focus on being united with Christ.  Not only is being united with Christ supposed to change the way we interact with others, the result should be that our attitude is the same as that of Jesus.  When we allow the Spirit of God to transform our mind, He gives us a new attitude.  However, that new attitude requires our diligent attention in order to keep it aligned with the attitude that was found in Christ Jesus.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you examine the attitude you live with as you interact with Him and others.  Pray for a continual renewing of your mind that will result in the attitudes God would want you to have.  Pray for the courage and humility required to adjust your attitude when it strays from what it should be.  Pray that the people around you would be attracted to Jesus as they see His attitude displayed in your life.  Pray for a heart of understanding and compassion toward the people around you as they also grow in the attitude they ought to have.  Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you live with the attitude of Jesus.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayAttitude Of Humility.  Pray that you would learn from Jesus about placing your needs and desires below that of others.  Pray that you would grow in an attitude of humility as you learn from Jesus.  Pray for a gentleness of spirit that will bring you rest.  “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  Matthew 11:29 (NIV)

TuesdayAttitude Of Obedience.  Pray that you would live a life of obedience, even in the midst of suffering.  Pray that your obedience to Christ would come from an attitude that seeks to live for Him and like Him.  “Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.”  Hebrews 5:8-9 (NIV)

WednesdayAttitude Of Service.  Pray that your heart would be inclined to serve others rather than seeking to be served.  Pray for an attitude that finds contentment in serving others according to their need.  Pray that your works of service would bring glory to God.  “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 (NIV)

ThursdayAttitude Of Love.  Pray for a greater understanding of the commands of God, particularly in regard to how you love others.  Pray that God’s love for you would transform your attitude and increase your desire to love others.  Pray that your love for others would help them know God’s love.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”  John 13:34 (NIV)

FridayAttitude Of Joy.  Pray that you would keep your gaze fixed upon Jesus to learn an attitude of joy as you accomplish the good works God created for  you to do.  Pray that your attitude of joy would be ever-increasing as you follow the example of Christ.  “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

SaturdayAttitude Of Confidence.  Pray that your relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, would give you confidence in living a life that honors Him.  Pray for an attitude that displays a confidence in God to the people around you.  Pray that the work Christ does through you would be done with a confidence in His ability.  “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”  Ephesians 3:12 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Common Ground!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Common Ground!

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to one hope when you were called — one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.  But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Ephesians 4:3-7
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on some common ground that ought to exist among believers.  When God instructs us to “keep the unity of the Spirit”, He states not only what we have in common but also the truth that each one of us has been given grace according to a measure determined by Christ.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you know the grace that God has specifically apportioned to you through Christ.  Pray that you would not only know the unity that comes from God’s Spirit, but that you would work diligently at keeping that unity between you and God and between you and others through a strong bond of peace.  Pray that you would cling to the things of God which are “One”.  Pray that you would find common ground through the “oneness” of God given to each of us through the grace of Jesus.   Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you maintain the unity of Spirit as you find the common ground He has given.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayOne Body.  Pray for the humility to simply be the part of the body of Christ that He has called you to be.  Pray that you would find a unity of Spirit as you value those around you as being part of the same body.  Pray that you would seek good, and not harm, for each part of the body.  “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV)

TuesdayOne Spirit.  Pray for a willingness to unite yourself with the Lord in order to become one with Him in Spirit.  Pray for a greater unity among believers as each one understands the great value of being one with Him, and with one another, through the same Spirit.  “But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.”  1 Corinthians 6:17 (NIV)

WednesdayOne Hope.  Pray for the patience to wait on the realization of the assured hope that you have in Christ.  Pray that the unity God wants us to have would be part of His goodness that we share with others.  “The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”  Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV)

ThursdayOne Lord.  Pray that you would live each day acknowledging God as the one and only Lord of your life.  Pray that the unity of the Spirit would be maintained as you and others submit to the One who is Lord of all.  “The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.”  Zechariah 14:9 (NIV)

FridayOne Faith.  Pray that you would approach God with a bold faith that can see His work in your life and in the lives of others.  Pray that you would know a unity of Spirit as you see all people coming to God through the same faith in that one God.  “There is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.”  Romans 3:30 (NIV)

SaturdayOne Baptism.  Pray that you would know the purpose of the baptism God has called each of us into as we die to self and become clothed with Christ.  Pray that the unity of the Spirit would be maintained, and strengthened, as each of us are clothed with Christ in on baptism.  “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”  Galatians 3:26-27 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Practical Wisdom (Part Five)!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Practical Wisdom (Part Five)!

“Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.”
Proverbs 22:17-18
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis wraps up a five week series based on “thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge” found in Proverbs 22 – 24.  It is my prayer that these weeks focused in Proverbs have been helpful to both your prayer life and your interactions with others as a child of God.  To me, that is the heart of the practical wisdom God desires for us to obtain from Him — we use it to grow in connection to Him and we use it to grow in our relationships with others.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you evaluate how much of His wisdom you are tapping into when you seek Him in prayer.  Pray that you would apply the principles and teachings of scripture in a way that makes Jesus both known and desirable among the people around you.  Pray for the courage to forsake the wisdom of the world in order to pursue a greater wisdom.  Pray for the humility necessary to live as one who is wise in a way that the people around you would see the love of Jesus.   Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you apply the practical wisdom that He gives.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayWisdom of Urgency.  Pray that God would help you recognize the urgency of sharing the love of the gospel with those facing a physical death and, even more importantly, with those facing spiritual death.  Pray that you would know the urgency of staying on the path that leads to eternal life.  “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.”  Proverbs 24:11 (NIV)

TuesdayWisdom of the Soul.  Pray that your soul would be filled with a wisdom that is confirmed by the presence of God’s Spirit.  Pray for an ever-increasing faith that comes from a godly wisdom of an assured hope in Christ.  “Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  Proverbs 24:14 (NIV)

WednesdayWisdom of Impartiality.  Pray for the wisdom to not show favoritism toward others based on what they can do for you.  Pray that you would know the impartiality of God as He judges you not as your sins deserve, but according to your faith in His Son.  “These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good.”  Proverbs 24:23 (NIV)

ThursdayWisdom of Priorities.  Pray that God would grant you the wisdom to know the order of importance of the tasks that are before you.  Pray for the wisdom to be a faithful servant in the kingdom of God even as you trust him to build your eternal home.  “Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”  Proverbs 24:27 (NIV)

FridayWisdom of Being a Good Neighbor.  Pray that you would live with the wisdom of being a good neighbor as you treat others as you would want to be treated.  Pray for the wisdom of integrity as you speak to, and about, your neighbors wherever they may live.  “Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive.”  Proverbs 24:28 (NIV)

SaturdayWisdom of Observation.  Pray that you would pay attention to the lessons that God wants you to observe in your surroundings.  Pray for the courage to apply the wisdom which God provides to each one of us through the lessons of life.  “I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw.”  Proverbs 24:32 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Practical Wisdom (Part Four)!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Practical Wisdom (Part Four)!

“Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.”
Proverbs 22:17-18
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is week four in a series based on “thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge” found in Proverbs 22 – 24.  I believe that the best definition I have heard for wisdom is that it is “the practical application of knowledge.”  As  you read scripture, I pray that you recognize God’s desire has always been that we would not just know what His Word says, but that we would live it!  As you pray this week, ask God to help you accept His teachings to the extent that you would put them into practice.  Pray for the courage to apply God’s Word to every aspect of your life.  Pray that you would live life with the wisdom that comes from God in such a way that others would desire to know Him.  Pray for your faith to increase as you trust the ways of God to mold you more into His image each day.  Pray that wisdom is more than another word to learn, but that it becomes a way of life for you.  Pray for a spirit of unity among brothers and sisters in Christ as we grow in our love for one another.  Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 

Please pray each day for God to help you apply the practical wisdom that He gives.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayWisdom of Consequences.  Pray that you would have the wisdom to see how each of your choices have consequences.  Pray that you would apply the wisdom of knowing consequences to yourself first rather than pointing fingers at others.  “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?”  Proverbs 23:29 (NIV)

TuesdayWisdom of Contentment.  Pray that God would fill you with a contentment that gives you wisdom.  Pray that you would be able to see beyond the temporary appearances that make wickedness seem desirable.  Pray that contentment would guard your desire for the fruits of wickedness.  “Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company.”  Proverbs 24:1 (NIV)

WednesdayWisdom of Foundations.  Pray that your desire would be to have a life built on the foundation of godly wisdom.  Pray that God would fill you with the understanding of how His wisdom will lead you to the establishment of a house worth living in.  “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.”  Proverbs 24:3 (NIV)

ThursdayWisdom of Power.  Pray that you would know the power of godly wisdom that exceeds the strength of men.  Pray that you would have the wisdom to live by the strength of God’s Word and His Spirit rather than through your own abilities.  “A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength.”  Proverbs 24:5 (NIV)

FridayWisdom of Appropriateness.  Pray for a wisdom from God that gives you appropriate words to say when needed.  Pray that the words you share with others would reflect the practical application of God’s Word in your life in a way that leads them to seek Him.  “Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.”  Proverbs 24:7 (NIV)

SaturdayWisdom of Reputation.  Pray for the wisdom to avoid the planning, and acting, of evil which would destroy your reputation among unbelievers.  Pray that your “reputation among outsiders” would be one of integrity and godly righteousness.  Pray for the wisdom to avoid the schemes used by the enemy in an attempt to distract you from God.  “He who plots evil will be known as a schemer.”  Proverbs 24:8 (NIV)