Prayers for Wisdom for Ourselves
God of Wisdom, we praise you and we ask you to grant us a full measure of discernment through your Spirit. Let us not despair when we encounter chaos, for we walk in confidence at your side. We offer you our doubts, insecurities, fears and confusion, and we pray that you sanctify these offerings and return to us a spirit of power and self-confidence. We pray for wisdom in order that we may experience continued transformation into the likeness of Christ. We know that this transformation is not for ourselves alone; we know that you bless us and expect us to bless others in return. Create in us clean hearts of discernment, O Lord, so that we may be equipped to bless others in your will. We thank you, Father, because we know that our sincere requests for wisdom will not go unheeded. We confess the presence of our false and impure motives and ask that you purify our intentions. Thank you, O God of Wisdom.
Look back on the issues you identified on Sunday. Have you received any clarity? If so, rejoice and thank God! Take the opportunity to share these stories with others. Post them on facebook, twitter, at missionalmonks.com or on my blog, where these prayers are posted daily (www.ancientjourney.blogspot.com). Those who are part of Christ Journey will have an opportunity to talk about them in our gathering Sunday - if you are part of another congregation, seek out ways to share with your worshiping community.
If you don't feel any closer to the response to this issue, consider bringing it to your community for continued prayer seeking wisdom and discernment.