If you take a closer look at the state of the end time church; all that is happening in different denominations today and things that many professing Christians endorse, you will notice not only the fact that divine wisdom is lacking in our days, but there is also scarcity of spiritual discernment. In this article, expect more than just prayers for wisdom and discernment.
If you stumbled on this blog post during your search for prayer for wisdom and discernment, read on because we are going to pray. But before we delve into today's prayers proper, I'll like to bring a few things to your attention concerning this subject matter. Make sure you read to the end.
Proverbs 4:7 BSBWisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom. And whatever you may acquire, gain understanding.
In this article, we will touch on some of the following:
- Prayer for wisdom and discernment in Scripture
- Prayer for guidance and wisdom Bible verse
- Scripture for wisdom and discernment
- Short prayer for guidance and wisdom
- Prayers for discernment and decision making
Before we start praying and asking God to give us divine wisdom and discernment, it is important to know why we need them and how to apply each of them in our daily life—for our own benefit.
James 1:5 ESVIf any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
In James 1:5, we see that the Lord is willing to grant our request for wisdom. Remember that Solomon asked for the same, but God gave him more than just wisdom. The same way, the Lord is willing to give us divine wisdom, knowledge, guidance, discernment and much more. He even encourages us to ask! That should show us how much we need these things.
Why We Need Discernment In The Last Days
Discernment is the ability to judge between right and wrong. It is the ability to see beyond the cover of what is perceived to be true, in order to ascertain whether it is true or not. It is the ability to discriminate righteously. Christians need more than just the ordinary ability to discern which stems from human intellect. We need spiritual discernment from God. Discernment is a most essential spiritual gift in the Body of Christ today.
1 Corinthians 12:10 ESVTo another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
Since discernment is a spiritual gift—and the Bible says that we should desire spiritual gifts, (1 Corinthians 14:1), we can desire and receive the spiritual gift of discernment from God—and we should.
Here is one major reason why we need spiritual discernment in these last days:
To Escape The Strong Delusion That Is Upon The World
There is so much rebellion against God and scriptural principles in the world today. It is evident that the great delusion is already in effect and many are caught in it.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 NIVThe coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
I can say that the world is presently in this phase of strong delusion prophesied of in scriptures. This powerful delusion comes as a result of rebellion—the fact that people hear the truth daily but intentionally refuse to believe, be saved and live by it.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 NIVFor this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.
For this reason, false teachers and even more false prophets will manifest daily. We will see even more alarming rate of increase in deception daily. There are also many who willingly give themselves to be deceived. Because many would rather choose to believe the lie than follow the truth, they are given the right of way to do just that with their life!
The Bible says in Matthew 24:24 that false messiahs and false prophets will rise and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. Mark the phrase, “even the elects.” The elects of God need to stay safe, not just from end time epidemics and pandemics, but most importantly, from end time deception. We need discernment in order to escape the menace of this strong delusion.
Every serious Christian living in the last days should pray for spiritual discernment from God.
Why We Need Wisdom In The Last Days
Below are very vital reasons why we need God's wisdom in the end times.
1. To Identify And Escape The Snares Of The Enemy
The Bible lets us know that there exist devices of the enemy—and that we shouldn't be ignorant of these devices—so that Satan will not outsmart us.
2 Corinthians 2:11 NLTSo that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil.
But how can we operate at such a level without godly wisdom? It's totally impossible to identify and escape the snares of the enemy without having God's wisdom. This is why many are caught even in the easiest-to-spot deceptions of darkness.
Matthew 10:16 ESVBehold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
The world is not a safe place for the elects. Even in the church, there are many wolves in sheep's clothing. Our Lord Jesus admonished us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. But we still cannot be that way without God's wisdom.
Of a truth, this wisdom cannot come from us—it has to come from God—because only God knows best how the enemy operates. With His wisdom within us, we also can identify and escape the wiles of the wicked one.
Satan knows that his time is short, this is why he is employing his best tactics; he is using the best weapons in his arsenal against the end time Christian. It is true that many are the afflictions of the righteous (Psalm 34:19), but with this divine wisdom, we can spare ourselves some of these afflictions. God never said that we must be caught in everything the enemy throws our way.
2. To Succeed In Life According To God's Will
Not every form of success is of God. What the world rates as success is often a sin against God. Christians are not expected to be “successful” according to worldly standards, but only according to God's standards.
1 Corinthians 3:19 NIVFor the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness.”
In order to not be caught in the wild chase after the world's deluded form of success, we must possess wisdom that is from God. Only with such wisdom can we pursue and achieve the right form of success, according to the will of God.
3. To Avoid Costly Mistakes & Problems In Life
Some costly mistakes many make daily could easily be avoided when there is divine wisdom. Certain troubles people have gotten themselves into could have been avoided if they had God's wisdom.
In the world today, there is a mad rush after mundane things. Without God's wisdom, everyone (including the elects) would be forced into the competition and race after things that do not really matter. Sadly, most of these things lead down the path of destruction and eternal damnation. I'm sure this is the very thing every child of God wants to avoid.
4. To Operate In The Spirit Of Excellence In All That We Do
We have learnt about the great feats Daniel achieved in Babylon, because he had the spirit of excellence in him. This spirit of excellence operates in God's wisdom.
Daniel 1:17 ESVAs for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Daniel had supernatural wisdom from God, that was the basis for the excellence he attained in his life endeavours.
We as well need wisdom from God, if we must prosper and function in excellence beyond what is usual and normal to the average human. Every child of God should desire to operate in this dimension of wisdom.
Truly, wisdom from God is the principal thing! There are very many other reasons why we need this wisdom. But now that you have gotten an overview on why we should ask and receive wisdom, discernment, knowledge and guidance from God, we can further progress on to today's prayer points.
Prayer For Discernment And Wisdom
- Father, according to the instruction in Your word, I come to You today, asking that You fill me with your wisdom. Enable me to know between right and wrong in accordance with Your word and will. Enable me to do only that which pleases You, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
- Father, I ask for Your wisdom to guide me in every affair of my life. Order my steps and enable me escape the snares and wiles of the evil one, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, grant me Your wisdom and let it work for me in the area of decision making. Let your wisdom dictate my daily choices, so that I will not stray from Your path, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, the world is fast becoming more unsafe for the elects. I ask for Your wisdom and discernment. Concerning where I step my feet to worship, who I look up to as a spiritual leader and who I learn from; let Your wisdom and spiritual discernment determine my choices, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Lord, I ask for Your wisdom in the area of my academics and job. Enable me to function in the spirit of excellence, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Let Your wisdom and discernment guide my path daily, as I step out to mingle with people and go about my daily business, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Let Your wisdom and discernment rule in all my life endeavours, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Because I have Your wisdom and discernment, Father, I shall not be trapped and deceived alongside the lost, in the strong delusion that is upon the world, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- With Your wisdom and discernment in my life, every trick, device, tactic and trap of Satan shall be laid bare before me, for my safety and escape, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, I ask that Your wisdom enables me sail through life smoothly, while avoiding costly mistakes and problems, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Prayers For Wisdom And Guidance
- My Father and my God, I ask for your guidance in all that I have to do daily. Let even the smallest choice and decision I have to make daily be guided by your wisdom, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- I ask for Your guidance in the area of my finances. Let Your wisdom guide me in my daily spending, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, I ask for Your guidance in the area of connections. Let Your wisdom guide me on who to connect with and who to disconnect from, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- As I step out daily into the world, Father guide me with Your wisdom to the right places and the right people, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- I ask for Your wisdom to guide me in everything I do daily. Do not let me ignorantly do things that could destroy me and ruin my relationship with You, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Prayers For Wisdom And Knowledge
- Father, without knowledge, there is no understanding. Teach me Your ways and I will understand Your will for my life. Enable me to walk and work in alignment with You, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, I ask that You fill me with knowledge of Your word. For Your word is a lamp to my feet. With this knowledge, I will walk in your will and will not stumble, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- I ask for divine knowledge and retentive memory in the area of my academics. I shall be able to assimilate even the most challenging topics that I will be taught, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
- Father, it is not enough to gain head knowledge concerning the things that I have to learn. I ask that You imprint them in my spirit where they will never be forgotten, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Fill me with divine knowledge in all areas of my endeavours, so that I can prosper in all that I do, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Prayers For Wisdom And Understanding
- Father, I ask for supernatural insight into Your Word. Let your wisdom teach, guide and bring to my understanding the deep truths of Your Word, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
- As I operate in Your supernatural understanding, Father, even things that are difficult to grasp shall be made easy for me to understand, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, enable me to operate in divine wisdom and understanding, just like you did for Solomon and Daniel. Let this also be my portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Final Words On Prayer For Wisdom And Discernment
Beloved, I believe in this article, you got more than just prayers for wisdom and discernment. We all need divine wisdom, knowledge, guidance and discernment in order to operate optimally as Spirit-filled believers in Jesus Christ. We need them in order to walk in the fullness of all that Heaven destined us to be.
Remember that God will always answer your prayers for wisdom and discernment, if you ask Him in faith. So just go ahead and ask Him!
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