I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence:
Be still for a moment. “Lord, I give the day that is now past to you. It is yours. I give the day that is to come to you; help me to see where you are working and to join you there. Speak to me during these moments. I commit them and myself to you.”
II. Prayer of Confession:
“Lord, you are faithful to forgive me and cleanse me of my sin when I confess it to you. I confess my sin(s) of ______________. Thank you for forgiveness.” (1 John 1:9)
III. Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Choose to be thankful, speak out loud of what God has done.
“Thank you, Father, for _________________. Fill my heart and my mouth with gratitude throughout this day.”
IV. Scripture Reflection
Read: Proverbs Chapter 8
14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
I have insight, I have power.
Wisdom is personified in Proverbs Chapter 8. Wisdom is pure power. Wisdom speaks what is right and true; it detests wickedness and indiscretion; it hates pride and arrogance; it walks in the way of righteousness and justice. Wisdom protects; it prolongs life; it brings prosperity; it wins favor in the sight of God and man; it brings peace and blessing. Wisdom keeps us from stumbling and from fear, so when we lay down, our sleep will be sweet. Wisdom is making a person courageous and fills them with grit. Wisdom rewards those who love her.
What makes wisdom even more beautiful for the New Testament believer is that we see the fulfillment of wisdom in Christ Jesus! Wisdom, as described in Proverbs and throughout the Old Testament, provides a firm foundation of the revelation of divine wisdom in Christ Jesus. “In him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3 CSB) When we know Christ, we receive all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, which are hidden in Him. Thus, to know Christ is to know everything we’ll ever need to know! (ANTC)
Thank God for providing all the wisdom we need; we don’t need to look elsewhere.
V. Prayer for others:
Pray specifically for the concerns of your life and the lives of others.
VI. Prayer of commitment:
“Lord God, I commit to love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength and with all my mind and to love my neighbor as myself. Empower me today to love you and others with everything that I am.” (Luke 10:27)
This Week’s Scripture Memory:
The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.