Prayer For The Spirit Of Wisdom
10 Awesome Bible Verses About the Power of Prayer
Who is your source of power? This list of awesome power of prayer Bible verses is meant to encourage you today. I pray that you read through these Bible verses and then take them to God in prayer.
Ask God for the wisdom and discernment to teach you how He wants you to pray and for what He wants you to pray for.
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Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it
Pray in Faith
This list of awesome power of prayer Bible verses is meant to encourage you today.
Mark 9:29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Always & With Thanksgiving
Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Christian Quotes About Prayer
Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. ~ John Bunyan
The fewer the words the better prayer. ~ Martin Luther
Prayer is an effort of will. ~ Oswald Chambers
Our prayer and God’s mercy are two buckets in a well; while one ascends, the other descends. ~ Arthur Hopkins
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for. ~ Charles H. SpurgeonIt is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should. ~ A.W. Tozer
Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. Gods voice in response to mine is its most essential part. ~ Andrew Murray
Don’t pray when you feel it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. ~ Corrie Ten Boom
Prayer is the acid test of devotion. ~ Samuel Chadwick
Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness. ~ Williams Carey
My prayer for you today is that you take these Bible verses you just read and do something with them. Too often we just take information in and then move on to the next project or thing. Use these awesome Bible Verses and put them into action by being obedient to what they teach!
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The Sevenfold Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Wisdom
Today, we’re continuing our study of the sevenfold Holy Spirit as described in Isaiah 11:1-5. Last week, we talked about the Spirit of Yahweh. Today, we’re going to talk about the Spirit of wisdom.
As a reminder, our text is:
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
and a Branch shall grow his roots.
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
and He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
but with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins,
and faithfulness the belt of His waist” (Isaiah 11:1-5).
The seven names of the Holy Spirit revealed in this passage are as follows:
- The Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh) (name 1);
- The Spirit of wisdom and understanding (names 2 and 3);
- The Spirit of counsel and might (names 4 and 5); and
- The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord (names 6 and 7).
Let’s look at His name “The Spirit of wisdom.”
Did you know wisdom doesn’t mean what you might think it means?
Before I closely examined Scripture on this subject, I used to think wisdom was something God-given street smarts. (And it is, kind of.) But the vague idea of wisdom that I had was far less powerful than what wisdom actually is.
The Bible talks about wisdom a lot. Think about the first chapters of the book of Proverbs. They go on and on about wisdom! And James 1:5-6 contains one of my favorite Bible promises:
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
Wisdom is clearly important. But what is it?
Wisdom is the Holy Spirit applied to your situation
The easiest way for me to illustrate this is to show you two passages of Scripture which show the fruit of the Spirit and the manifestation of wisdom to be the same thing.
First, check out what the manifestation of wisdom looks , from the book of James:
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.
But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:13-18).
Now check out the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).
Do you see the similarities? Look at this:
- Wisdom is pure. The Holy Spirit, being God, is 100% pure and spotless.
- Wisdom manifests peace. The fruit of the Spirit is also peace.
- Wisdom is gentle. The fruit the Holy Spirit produces in your life is gentleness.
- Wisdom is willing to yield. This sounds an awful lot humility (and remember that Jesus humbled Himself to the point of death) and meekness (which is power under control). The fruit of the Spirit is self-control.
- Wisdom is full of mercy. Jesus is full of mercy, so we know that the Holy Spirit is too, since He is another of the same kind as Jesus.
- Wisdom is full of good fruits, and the Holy Spirit demonstrates His fruit continually as well.
Do you see the parallels? If the fruit of the Holy Spirit is the same as the fruit of wisdom, then the Holy Spirit IS Wisdom Personified …
… which is what we see in Isaiah chapter 11, since He is called the Spirit of wisdom. The Holy Spirit IS WISDOM itself. HE is Wisdom. And according to James 1:5-6, if you want Wisdom at work in your life, you have only to ask, and the Father will give Him to you.
Perhaps this is why King David–the most famous king of Israel and the only man in the Bible who was described as a man after God’s own heart–told his son Solomon that getting wisdom was the principal thing.
Think about how huge this is. King David was a man who carried the Presence of the Lord. He basked in God’s glory night and day.
He was the man who set up the Tabernacle of David, where worship and intercession were released over Israel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for 33 years.
THIS is the man who wrote most of the Psalms, the Top 150 Hit Parade of his time. This is the man whom God Himself raised up from shepherd to king.
King David knew the Spirit of God intimately, and he taught his son Solomon that wisdom was the principal thing
Proverbs 4:1-9, written by King Solomon while he remembered his father David’s instructions, tells us this:
Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; for I give you good doctrine: do not forsake my law.
When I was my father’s son, tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, he also taught me, and said to me:
“Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands, and live. Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
David’s advice to his favored son was that he should get wisdom–the Holy Spirit Himself, applied to every situation.
Perhaps that’s because if we just have the Holy Spirit, which you do if you’ve given your life to Jesus, He will teach us everything we need to know.
First John 2:27 tells us this:
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.”
The anointing is what the Bible calls it when the Holy Spirit sits on you to accomplish a task. So, we know from this passage that the Holy Spirit will teach us concerning all things.
This promise carried me through some very hard times in life
When I gave my life to Jesus in 2001, I was so hungry. I wanted to learn all I could. I desperately wanted a mentor; someone who would teach me, take me under their wing, and raise me spiritually. But I had no one. There was simply no one in my sphere who operated in the things of the Spirit.
So I cried out to God and lifted this promise, from 1 John 2:27, up to Him. I begged Him to teach me. I threw myself at His feet and demanded that He keep His promise, because I had no one else to teach me. Oh, I could listen to good Christian tapes, and I did; I wore out my Joyce Meyer tapes. But I had no one in person who would care about me and teach me.
But the Holy Spirit cared, and He was true to His Word. He took me under His wing and taught me Himself
I cried out to God daily for wisdom (and I still do, nearly every day). He helped me every single day. And over time, He changed my life through His teaching.
After a couple of years, I found a good, Spirit-filled church (which is still my church home today), and I began to be taught there as well as I sat under the ministry of the Word. But still, even though sometimes He uses human vessels, it is still the Holy Spirit who teaches. Only He can give true revelation and wisdom.
So do you need wisdom today? Do you need a mentor?
I know it can be hard to want a mentor and not have one. We as the Body of Christ simply HAVE to get better about mentoring on purpose. But ultimately, only the Holy Spirit–not your mentor–can truly give you what you need (even if He uses a mentor for part of it).
Therefore, while I encourage every person to place themselves under godly authority and teaching and mentoring, ultimately, the Holy Spirit is the Mentor you need. So ask Him to fill this role for you. He is the Spirit of wisdom. He WANTS to teach you! He loves you and He doesn’t want you to wander through life with no one to help you. HE is your Helper, and He will teach you all things.
And as you go through life, if you will abide in Him and listen to Him, He will apply Himself to every situation you face in the form of wisdom. You will be able to watch Him at work:
- He will show you His will in every situation;
- He will show you how to behave and what to do in every situation;
- He will help you make right decisions; and
- You will see Him work out every situation for your good as you obey Him and operate in His wisdom (His Presence applied to your situation).
Isn’t that beautiful? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom, and He will help you and give you all of Himself applied to your situation.
Does this message speak to your heart today? If so, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts. I love to hear from you!
A Spirit of Wisdom And Revelation for You | Rick Renner Ministries
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.
— Ephesians 1:17
Would you to receive guidance from the Holy Spirit to help you make some important decisions today? If so, Paul’s prayer to the Ephesian church in Ephesians 1:17 is an important scripture for you to apply to your own life.
The word “wisdom” in this verse is from the Greek word sophias. It is an old Greek word that was used to describe insight or wisdom not naturally attained. In other words, this is not natural human wisdom — this is special insight.
The word “revelation” is from the word apokalupsis. It refers to something that has been veiled or hidden for a long time and then suddenly, almost instantaneously, becomes clear and visible to the mind or eye. It is pulling the curtains the way so you can see what has always been just outside your window.
The scene was always there for you to enjoy, but the curtains blocked your ability to see the real picture. But when the curtains are drawn apart, you can suddenly see what has been hidden from your view.
The moment you see beyond the curtain for the first time and observe what has been there all along but not evident to you — that is what the Bible calls a “revelation.”
Now apply the meaning of this word to the realm of spiritual truths. The truths we now grasp and enjoy were always there in the realm of the Spirit, but they were veiled — hidden to us.It wasn’t the time for these truths to be revealed yet, so they remained obscured from our sight, even though they were always there.
But once the right time came and the Holy Spirit removed the veil that obstructed our view, our minds instantly saw and understood. When this occurred, you and I had a revelation!
Can you remember times in your past when you suddenly saw something in the Bible you had never seen before? That truth had been there all along, but it had been hidden to your eyes. Then suddenly one day, it was as if someone pulled the covers off that verse, and it literally jumped off the pages in front of you. You saw it! You understood it! You had a revelation!
It is a fact that truths remain hidden until God chooses to reveal them to us. This is why Paul prayed for God “to give” the Ephesian church a spirit of wisdom and revelation. The phrase “to give” is the Greek word didomi, which means to hand something over completely to someone else. It could also be translated to impart.
Because the Ephesian church needed wisdom beyond their own human understanding, Paul asked God to give them what they needed: special insight that is not naturally attained. Then Paul clarified what he meant by adding the word “revelation.” One expositor has said the verse could be better translated to “give unto you a spirit of wisdom, even revelation!”
Taking all this into consideration, Ephesians 1:17 could be translated:
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you special insight — I’m talking about wisdom that is not naturally attained. This is the divine moment when the curtains are drawn back, and you are supernaturally enabled to see what you could never see by yourself.”
God had all the answers the Ephesian believers needed. By themselves, they would never have been smart enough to figure it all out. So Paul besought God to impart to them the wisdom they needed. Then Paul clarified that this kind of wisdom would only come to them by revelation — which only God can give.
If you need direction and guidance today, stop right now and pray Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17 for your own life. Ask God to give you “a spirit of wisdom and revelation.
” God has all the answers you need, and they’re not as far from you as you may think. In one moment, He can remove the veil of ignorance and help you see clearly the things you need to understand.
All you have to do is ASK!
My Prayer for Today
Lord, I ask You to give me the insight and wisdom I need for this moment in my life. There is so much I need to know, but I am unable to figure it all out by myself.
Today I ask that the Holy Spirit would take away the veil that has obscured my view. I ask that my eyes be opened to see exactly what I need to know.
I ask You to give me a real revelation about my life, my situation, and the truth I need to know right now.
I pray this in Jesus’ name!
My Confession for Today
I boldly declare that God gives me “a spirit of wisdom and revelation” regarding the truth I need in my life right now. God has all the answers I need — answers I will not find with my own natural reasoning. At the right moment, the Holy Spirit will remove the veil of ignorance that has blinded my view and help me see clearly the things I need to understand.
I declare this by faith in Jesus’ name!
Questions to Answer
1. Can you remember a time in your life when a light bulb went off in your spirit and you saw a new revelation from God that you’d never seen before?
2. What difficult issues in your life have you been trying to work out in your own strength? Write them down.
3. Are you ready to surrender those issues to God and ask Him to reveal to you the answers you need?