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Wonderful Counselor

(Week 2 of Advent)

Father, I praise You, for all things come from You! You are wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom! You have sent Jesus to be my Wonderful Counselor. Thank You that the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel and power rest on Him and that He is the One Who intercedes on my behalf before Your throne. Thank You for the instruction and counsel You give to me. May I always trust in You and not be dismayed by the circumstances that seem to have hemmed me in.

For the relationships in my life that are in disrepair, I ask for Your wisdom O God, and humility to serve others out of my love for You.

  • In the handling of my finances and in the circumstances I find myself, give me Your wisdom Father.
  • For the decisions that I face in the arena of life where You have placed me, I confess that apart from You I can do nothing and need Your wisdom Lord.

At the very depths of who I am may I have Your wisdom, that I might respond in each situation that I face as one who has listened to Your counsel.

Forgive me, I pray, for the times that I have been wise in my own eyes, for running ahead of You, or excluding You completely from decisions that I make. I have been foolish, forgive me O Lord.

By Your Spirit, help me to truly revere You, that wisdom may be found in me. May I reflect the likeness of Jesus and become a person of wisdom and godly counsel. I trust in You, Holy Spirit, to lead me and guide me in all truth, and I thank You, Father, that You will be a sure foundation for my times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge. Remind me, I pray, that revering You is the key to this great treasure. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Isaiah 28:29; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 11:2; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; Psalm 16:9; Isaiah 28:16; James 1:5; Psalm 51:6; Proverbs 3:7; Psalm 111:10; Luke 4:18; Psalm 73:24; John 16:13; Isaiah 33:6

–Tiece L. King is the author of the Pray the Word series: Pray the Word: 90 Prayers That Touch the Heart of God, Pray the Word: 31 Prayers That Touch the Heart of God, Pray the Word for Your Church (PrayerShop Publishing).

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