Receiving a Discerning Heart
Father, I thank You for creating within me a wise and discerning heart, so that I am able to distinguish between right and wrong.
This is my prayer: that my love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that I may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ — to Your glory and praise, O Lord.
Father, I trust in You with all of my heart and lean not on my own understanding; in all of my ways I acknowledge You, and You will make my paths straight. Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore, I hate every false way. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Joseph, in Genesis 41:39-41 NIV, was described as a discerning and wise man who was put in charge of the entire land of Egypt. As You were with Joseph, so shall You be with me. You will cause me to find favor at my place of employment, at home, or wherever I may be.
I make [special] request, [asking] that I may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things — that I may walk (live and conduct myself) in a manner worthy of You, Lord, fully pleasing to You and desiring to please You in all things, steadily growing and increasing in and by Your knowledge [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].
Because Jesus has been made unto me wisdom, I listen and add to my learning; I discern and get guidance, understanding Your will.
In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
1 Kings 3:9 NIV Proverbs 3:1-4
Philippians 1:9-11 NIV Colossians 1:9,10 AMP
Proverbs 3:5 NIV 1 Corinthians 1:30
Psalm 119:104,105 AMP Proverbs 1:5
Genesis 41:39-41 NIV Ephesians 5:17
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