Praying for Wisdom in All Things


“Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” 1 Kings 3:9


We live in an age of information. The funny thing is, those within the internet have made it to where they know all about us. They tailor our news feeds to things we are interested in, and even advertisements can be disguised to look like an excellent news story—but in reality, it is simply click-bait.

We live in a gray-area culture where boundaries are getting less and less clear, and society can make a case for almost any way of life. It is so important we pray daily for wisdom and understanding. We are faced with so many choices, and when we put Scripture as our standard, many of our choices are not popular. Scripture is very clear on the standards we are to abide by, regardless of ours or society’s opinions. How do we do this? The answer is simple: we stay in the Word, and we ask for discernment.

False teaching is rampant right now, and without discernment, we won’t be able to identify it. Our world is falling, and without wisdom, we won’t know how to navigate it. Just like Solomon, we need to make it a priority to ask for wisdom in governing our lives. Solomon could have asked for anything he wanted, yet wisdom was at the top of his list. If we ask, God will give it to us. James 1:5 tells us if we lack wisdom, we should ask God who gives to all and He gives it generously and ungrudgingly. This Scripture, along with many others, is a promise, sisters.

Let’s make it a point this year to ask God daily for wisdom in everything we do, every encounter we have, and every word we speak. He is faithful, and He will not fail us.


Father, thank You for the gift of wisdom, and help me to utilize it daily. I will come across several decisions, some easy, some tough, which I will need Your help no matter what. Help me to be obedient and faithful to Your word and convictions. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Your Turn

Do you make it a habit to pray for wisdom? What does Proverbs 1:7 say about wisdom? How does James 3:17 describe wisdom?

Chelsi Woods is the coffee-loving Content Manager for Whole Magazine and a writer for the Reformed Outlook. She is a Jesus-loving, tattooed soccer mom to a beautiful, blue-eyed 12-year-old girl and “Choo-Choo” to a 9-year-old nephew and 4-year-old niece. Her hobbies include communicating in gifs, playing guitar, and bad dad jokes. Chelsi’s passionate pursuit is to teach women solid, Biblical truths focused on spiritual growth, loving God with our minds, all while glorifying God and enjoying Him forever.