Prayers for wisdom and discernment is one vital prayer points needed by a believer who wants to go far in life. Have you thought of, or wondered why Solomon is referred to as the wisest man on earth?
The Bible made us understand that God was happy to have a man like Solomon.
God wanted to bless Solomon for being steadfast in his ways, and also for building him a temple. And God asked Solomon what he should do for him, if I were to be the one, I would have probably asked for wealth, influence, and maybe the life of my enemies, etc.
Solomon asked God for wisdom. 1kings4v29 talks about the incident that occurred, and how Solomon boldly requested wisdom from God, in which every other thing was added to him.
Prayers for wisdom and discernment can help you make wise and wonderful decisions in life.
As God gave Solomon wisdom, he added understanding, wealth, influence, and other good things of life.
It took the spirit of discernment for him to be able to know what to ask God, and not to request the wrong thing. Hence, the relevance of prayers for wisdom and discernment.
This article will expose you to everything about God’s wisdom, and how to be endowed with God’s given wisdom and discernment.
If you allow the wisdom of God to direct you, with prayers for wisdom and discernment, you will be able to discern good things which God has in stock for you and those who put their trust in him.
What Is Wisdom?
I simply see wisdom as being wise, it is the art of great judgment, that guides men to make great choices without error.
An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise. It is also a piece of wise advice. The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good and benefit.
What Is Discernment?
Discernment means the ability to distinguish things, it has to do with the spirit of choosing between good and bad. In other words, Discernment is the capacity to distinguish between right and wrong at any given time.
It takes the spirit of discernment to be able to know what is good to do, when to do it, and what to use to do it better.
As in the case of Solomon, he was able to discern the things that will be needed for his journey in life (wisdom) hence, he pleaded to God for it.
God assured Solomon that he was going to give him a wise and understanding heart, so he will be able to discern justice, it was not supposed to be possible ordinarily.
How To Receive God’s Wisdom And Discernment
1.Through The Word of God
God’s wisdom and discernment cannot be achieved outside the word of God. The book of Joshua 1v8 makes us know that we should not allow this God’s book of the law to depart from our mouth, we should meditate on it day and night, that’s where guidance and God’s direction come.
There is nothing on earth that is as important and great as working in God’s wisdom, being led by God in all one does.
Proverb 4v7 says that Wisdom is the greatest or principal thing and that one should endeavor to get wisdom, also one should get understanding.
It is not the worldly kind of wisdom we randomly talk about on the earth, it is God’s own wisdom that gives understanding and favor, it comes from above the earth’s surface.
Several scriptures in the word of God extensively talked about wisdom and discernment.
Wisdom comes only from God, having access to this wisdom means one must search the mind of God through his scriptures.
What gives you authority as a child of God is the word of God.
Dominion comes when you know the mind of God, and His purpose for creating you, this can be known by always going through his word.
Prayers for Wisdom and Discernment is one of the greatest ways to gain mastery in the dimension of God that brings wisdom, and it is gotten from the word of God. Once one is able to master the art of prayer, that is when the person will be able to walk in God’s divine wisdom and power to discern things.
3. Genuine Relationship With God By Avoiding Sin
This is another way of walking in God’s wisdom and discernment. There’s no way one will be able to understand God is the father, and also live in a way that pleases God without having a great relationship with him by living the kind of life that pleases him.
4. Love The Lord your God
This is another very important step to follow in order to be able to pray these prayers for wisdom and discernment and receive an instant answer.
It would not have been a hard thing to write down the prayer points, but it needs guidelines for it to be effective. Bible has already stated in the book of Matthew 22v37 that we should love the Lord our God with everything in us, the bible even stated that it is the first commandment. To receive power to duel in wisdom, love God.
5. Make Friends With Wise And God Fearing Men
Have you ever heard the saying that goes “show me your friend, and I will tell you who you are?
This is sincerely true, the day one starts making friends with men of wisdom, that will be the day his method of thinking changes.
This is a very important step into accessing God’s wisdom and discernment.
The Bible has made us know that bad company corrupts good manners, this is obviously true. Make friends that have the fear of God if you want to always work in God’s wisdom.
1Corinthians 3v19 has instructed us to avoid the wisdom of the world, we should go for God’s own wisdom. One cannot do that if he makes friends with the world. You only take part in God’s wisdom and discernment if you make friends with friends of God.
6. Learn To Follow Your Mind
God mostly speaks to us through our mind (intuitive knowledge), the earlier we learn to follow our mind, the better for us. Discernment can come from the mind, God has several ways of talking to a man, and one of the most commonly seen is from one’s mind. That is if he rules over your mind.
Satan sometimes takes advantage of one’s mind to deceive, but if you live a life that pleases God, and you also act according to his commandment, he is ever ready to rule over your thought, thereby making you gain wisdom and discernment through the power of thought.
I entered an examination hall some time ago, and it was right in there I realized most of the things I read weren’t part of the topics they administered to us, I had no choice but to plead for God to guide me so I could choose the right answers. To cut the long story short, when the result was released, I scored 70 out of 100 questions.
That is the power of the mind and thought, it is a typical example of the mind that is ruled by God. God brought in his intuitive wisdom and spirit of discernment.
Spirit of Discernment is highly needed in the life of a believer in order to live a life that pleases God and to live a life devoid of avoidable mistakes.
Ecclesiastes 7v25 talks about applying the heart to know, seek, and to also find wisdom and understanding. What does this imply? It implies that God himself supports applying one’s heart and mind in seeking wisdom.
7. Be Dependent on God For Guidance
Some trust in chariots, some in horses, but a believer should trust in the name of the Lord. God alone gives life, in him alone one derives wisdom and discernment.
God’s wisdom is beyond human comprehension, in all you do, do not forget to see and acknowledge God as the only source of human knowledge and understanding.
God’s Wisdom is divine.
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Prayers For Wisdom
1. Father Lord, I thank you for the life you have given unto me, it is free. Let your name be exalted in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Ancient of days, I thank you for bringing me the realization that you are the owner of my life. Let your name be glorified Lord in Jesus Christ’s name.
3. Father Lord, everything on earth belongs to you, and you give it to whom you choose to. Please, Lord, feel me with your wisdom in Jesus Christ’s name.
4. Wisdom that will help me to fulfill my days on it, fall upon my life right now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5 . Wisdom of the world, let go of my life in Jesus Christ’s name.
6. Father Lord, I pray for your overall wisdom to handle anything I am given effectively in the name of Jesus Christ
7. Wisdom that was given to Daniel in the days of the old, be my portion this day in the name of Jesus Christ
8. By the power in the book of Colossians 1v9, I pray that you complete me with the needed wisdom and knowledge to work in your light.
9. Power to grow in wisdom and stature of God, fall on me now in the name of Jesus Christ
10. My Husband/ Wife, receive God’s wisdom to follow him in the name of Jesus Christ
11. My Children, I command you to grow in God’s wisdom in Jesus Christ’s name
12. Wisdom of God that carries long life, locate my life in the name of Jesus Christ
13. Political leaders, I command you to rule in God’s wisdom in the name of Jesus Christ
14. Wisdom that was given to Solomon, I claim it now in the name of Jesus Christ
15. My Spiritual eyes, I command you to open by fire in the name of Jesus Christ
Prayers For Discernment
16. Power to follow God’s way, fall upon my life in the name of Jesus Christ
17. Power to distinguish between right and wrong, fall upon my life now in Jesus Christ’s name
18. Father Lord, open my spiritual eye to see beyond the physical and to be able to discern things in the name of Jesus Christ.
19. Lord of hosts, bless me with the spirit of discernment, so I will be able to do what pleases you at all-time in the name of Jesus Christ
20. Father Lord, please order my steps as I go through life in the name of Jesus Christ
21. Father, open my inner eye to see what the enemy is about to do before it happens in the name of Jesus Christ.
22. Days of confusion in my life, I command you to be over in Jesus Christ’s name
23. From this day onward, I receive the grace to know what to do at any given time in the name of Jesus Christ
24. I shall no longer fail in life in the name of Jesus Christ
25. Every setback in life is over in the name of Jesus Christ
26. Witchcraft powers, trying to blind my spiritual eyes, receive divine blindness in the name of Jesus Christ
27. Every form of disappointment in my life is over in the name of Jesus Christ
28. Father Lord, please give me the spirit to be able to discern a clean and an unclean spirit, so I will be able to always be at the right places in the name of Jesus Christ
29. Father Lord, teach me to fear you in all I do in the name of Jesus Christ
30. Thank you for the great spirit of discernment you have given to me, let your name be forever glorified in the name of Jesus Christ.
Prayers for wisdom and discernment is often underrated by Christians, this ought to be one of the most prayed prayer points in our generation, the reason being that the enemy has already taken advantage of us. What we need to be redeemed from demonic possession and manipulation is God’s wisdom and spirit of discernment.
Prayers for wisdom and discernment is very vital in one’s life, this is why we as Christians should not overlook the effectiveness of the already outlined prayer points.
In my search for knowledge, I got confused at some point, what helped me to fall back on the right track was the prayers for wisdom and discernment I had prayed.
I believe that the same God that made his spirit accessible for me when I needed him most will do the same for you in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen