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Prayer for the Gift of Wisdom

Father, You were so dear to King Solomon and his desire to know all things. Once he saw that all wisdom and knowledge come as a gift, He immediately asked You for it.

This is what Solomon said in 1 Kings 3:6-9:

“You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart.

You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.

Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number.

So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

1 Kings 3:6-9

Today, like Him, I turn to You and ask You:

God our Father and Lord of mercy,
who did everything with Your word,
who by Thy wisdom formed man
to rule over the things you created,
to govern the world with holiness and justice
and judged with honesty,
give me the wisdom that sits beside You on the throne,
and do not delete me from the number of Your children.
For I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid.
I am weak, and my life is short,
and I know too little of judgment and law.

Even if one of Your human children were perfect
but lacked Your wisdom, nothing would be valid.
Next to You is the wisdom that knows your works.
It was there when You created the world;
it knows what pleases Your eyes
and what is right according to Your commandments.
Send Your wisdom out of the holy heavens.
Send it from the throne of Your majesty,
that it will be with me, that it will work with me,
that I may know what pleases You.
Wisdom knows and understands everything;
it will guide me wisely in my actions
and protect me in Your glory.
Then my work will be pleasing to You.

Amen.

2 responses to “Prayer for the Gift of Wisdom”

  1. Wolfgang Schlossus Avatar
    Wolfgang Schlossus

    Looking at your Photo, with the school Children’s, I noticed that not one Child had shoes on,my Question is,don’t the Parents have the money to purchase at least one pair of shoes for the school, I am aware that these Children, are coming from a very poor families, can I start within my Church parish a money collections, and asking all the other Church parish around the Frankston Victoria.The 1st step would be,praying for those Children and there Parents. The 2nd step would be, that you send me via e-mail many information of your work with those Children on your Photo, may our Heavenly Father and his Son Lord Jesus Christ bless all of you, and that you keep healthy including the Children, Aman.

    1. Operando Avatar
      Operando

      Dear Wolfgang!

      Thank you so much for your concern and initiative. So sorry we didn’t get back to you sooner (we accidentally missed your message).

      Kids you have seen in the picture are children from Peru, but in the Amazonan part of Peru. As you mentioned, they don’t wear shoes, but don’t worry, this is normal for them and they like it, they are used to. It is not that they don’t receive clothes, it is just that they don’t wear them because they prefer walking around barefoot.

      The clothes are not the problem in this area. The problem is medicine. They really lack it, specially iron based supplements, hence anemia is their number one enemy.

      We donated a lot to these tribal communities for medication already and we will do it more in the footer. We also plan to help them learn how to eat properly because their daily diet is indeed not optimal.

      We appreciate your sensitivity so much. For now we are doing all necessary to open our NGO in Peru so we can start helping them. The best way to help is to donate to our NGO directly so we finance our charity activities.

      Where are you from? If there are any other ways you can help us in our endeavours, you are most welcomed.

      Blessings!

      Operando team

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