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04 Scripture Prayers for Wise Living

Proverbs 2:1-5
My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding —
indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.

Father, I choose to accept Your Word. Help me meditate and memorize Your Words so I may store Your commands within me. Whenever You speak, I will turn a listening ear to You. Grant me wisdom so I may understand Your Words. Create in me a deep desire for Your insight and understanding in the same way I will look for hidden treasures. Give me an expectant heart that if these will be my attitude towards You and Your Words, I will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

03 Scripture Prayers for Wise Living

Proverbs 1:20-33
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;
on top of the wall she cries out,
at the city gate she makes her speech:
“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?
Repent at my rebuke!
Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
I will make known to you my teachings.
But since you refuse to listen when I call
and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
since you disregard all my advice
and do not accept my rebuke,
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you —
when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me,
since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the Lord.
Since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,
they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
Father, thank You that You are ever patient to call my attention. Please forgive me if I tend to do things my way; turn a deaf ear to You or even present myself as one who does not need Your teachings. I repent of my sin of pride. Create in me holy fear of You. Remind me of the consequences whenever I refuse to listen to You; to pay attention to You; disregard Your advice or do not accept Your rebuke. Please help me realize that apart from You I can do nothing. This is what Your Word declares -“For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” I claim Your promise that when I seek You and ask for wisdom – “Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.” I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

01 Scripture Prayers for Wise Living

Proverbs 1:1-7

Proverbs
Purpose and Theme
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Father, thank you for giving us words of wisdom to guide us each day. Bless your words in my heart that it will affect my behavior. Empower me so all I do will always be right, just and fair. Please give me prudence, knowledge and the ability to understand Your Word. Help me be discerning of your leading upon my life. May the fear of the Lord be upon me. Guard my heart that I may not despise Your wisdom and instructions. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

100 Read 3 John 1:2

3 John 1:2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Father, this is a prayer for everyone to ask of you in behalf of a love one. Please hear our prayers. I pray that we will all experience good health. Bless each good we partake that it will nourish our body. Bless us with a restful sleep so we can wake up refreshed. Please help me find time to exercise for this will surely benefit my body. Remind me to be adequately hydrated always. Bless my soul – my emotions, mind and will. Empower me so I will always think of what pleases You. Guard my emotions that it will be at peace. Replace all my fears with confidence knowing You will never leave me nor forsake me. Forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me from any unrighteousness. Heal all my guilt and shame. Guide, lead, counsel all my choices towards Your good, acceptable and perfect will. I pray that all will go well with what we do because You are always with us. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

99 Daniel 1

Daniel 1

Daniel
Daniel’s Training in Babylon
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god.
Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility — young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.
Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
And Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus.

Father, please help me accept the uncontrollable circumstances that happens in my life. Give me a grateful heart for all the blessings you shower upon my life. Help me to sharpen whatever talent, abilities and skills you blessed me with so when opportunities come, I will be ready. Give me courage to resolve in my heart not to do anything contrary to Your will. Help me express faith like Daniel- “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.” Please help me trust You that You will grant favor and success in all I do. Please pour out blessings like “God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning.” Allow me to understand Your ways and obey Your commands always! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

98 Psalm 73:1-28

Psalms 73:1-17
Psalm 73
A psalm of Asaph.
Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
They are free from common human burdens;
they are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
they clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity;
their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
and their tongues take possession of the earth.
Therefore their people turn to them
and drink up waters in abundance.
They say, “How would God know?
Does the Most High know anything?”
This is what the wicked are like—
always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
and have washed my hands in innocence.
All day long I have been afflicted,
and every morning brings new punishments.
If I had spoken out like that,
I would have betrayed your children.
When I tried to understand all this,
it troubled me deeply
till I entered the sanctuary of God;
then I understood their final destiny.
(Pls read Psalm 73:1-28)

Father, please guard my heart from envy. Watch over my eyes that I may not compare with what others have. Open my heart to understand Your ways as I commune with You in prayer. Grant me eternal perspective always. I say with the Psalmist,
“Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.” In Jesus’ name, Amen!

97 Psalm 38

Psalm 38
A psalm of David. A petition.
Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
Your arrows have pierced me,
and your hand has come down on me.
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;
there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.
My guilt has overwhelmed me
like a burden too heavy to bear.
My wounds fester and are loathsome
because of my sinful folly.
I am bowed down and brought very low;
all day long I go about mourning.
My back is filled with searing pain;
there is no health in my body.
I am feeble and utterly crushed;
I groan in anguish of heart.
All my longings lie open before you, Lord;
my sighing is not hidden from you.
My heart pounds, my strength fails me;
even the light has gone from my eyes.
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds;
my neighbors stay far away.
Those who want to kill me set their traps,
those who would harm me talk of my ruin;
all day long they scheme and lie.
I am like the deaf, who cannot hear,
like the mute, who cannot speak;
I have become like one who does not hear,
whose mouth can offer no reply.
Lord, I wait for you;
you will answer, Lord my God.
For I said, “Do not let them gloat
or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”
For I am about to fall,
and my pain is ever with me.
I confess my iniquity;
I am troubled by my sin.
Many have become my enemies without cause;
those who hate me without reason are numerous.
Those who repay my good with evil
lodge accusations against me,
though I seek only to do what is good.
Lord, do not forsake me;
do not be far from me, my God.
Come quickly to help me,
my Lord and my Savior.

Father, You are always inviting me to come to You whenever I am troubled, burdened, worried or sick. As I seek Your face, You reveal to me the reason why I am in this situation. The Psalmist recognizes one possible reason – “Your arrows have pierced me,
and your hand has come down on me.
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;
there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.” Please help me accept Your discipline. As my guilt overwhelms me for Your Holy Spirit brings conviction in my heart, please hear my confession for I agree that I have sinned against You. “Lord, do not forsake me;
do not be far from me, my God.
Come quickly to help me,
my Lord and my Savior.” I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

96 Psalm 147

Psalms 147
Psalm 147
Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
The Lord sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle
and for the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
the Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion.
He strengthens the bars of your gates
and blesses your people within you.
He grants peace to your borders
and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
He sends his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
He sends his word and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
He has revealed his word to Jacob,
his laws and decrees to Israel.
He has done this for no other nation;
they do not know his laws.
Praise the Lord.

Father, there are so many who are broken-hearted. There are so many who are wounded in their soul and spirit. External wounds can be seen and treated. Who can heal the wounds of the soul? Thank you for your word today! I hold on to what the Psalmist proclamation – “He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.” I praise You for are in control of the affairs of the nations. You are sovereign over the universe. Nature submits to Your commands. May You notice my dependence on You. I choose to offer to You my reverential fear for “the Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.” I look up to You for my protection, my peace, and my provisions. Speak Lord Your Word to me, your servant is listening. Amen!

95 Psalm 103
  1. Psalms 103:1-5
    Psalm 103
    Of David.
    Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
    Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
    who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
    who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
    who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Father, teach me how to praise You! Help me say, “Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Please bring to mind all the benefits I received from Your good hand. I praise You for You are gracious and merciful. You forgave all my sins. I praise You for You are my Healer. You heals all my diseases. I praise You for You are my Redeemer. You redeem my life from the pit and crowns my life with love and compassion. I praise You for You are the source of my satisfaction. You fulfill the desires of my heart! Accept the praises I offer to You! Amen.

94 Psalm 107

Psalms 107:1-3
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.
Psalms 107:17-22
Some became fools through their rebellious ways
and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
They loathed all food
and drew near the gates of death.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He sent out his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.
Psalms 107:43
Let the one who is wise heed these things
and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.

Psalms 107:6, 13, 19, 28
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.

Father, accept our expression of thanks for Your goodness and Your love that endures forever. We would like to tell our stories on how You heard our cry in times of trouble and delivered us out of our distress. Just like what the Psalmist humbly shared, I am part of “Some became fools through their rebellious ways
and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
They loathed all food
and drew near the gates of death.” I also want to be part of those who “cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He sent out his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.” I will chose to “give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” I will also “sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.” In whatever situation I may be in, please hear my prayers in times of trouble and deliver me from my distress. Amen