A Prayer of Wisdom for Your Child

A Prayer of Wisdom For Your Child

What Does the Bible Say About Wisdom?

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” Proverbs 9:10 ESV

To revere God is the foundation of wisdom. When we know, honor and worship God, this is the beginning of having God’s wisdom in our lives. The bible also lets us know that Christ is the wisdom of God made manifest on the earth.

“And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. 1 Cor 1:30 ESV

God is more than willing to give us wisdom when we ask him. It is his desire that we walk and grow in wisdom even as we shine forth his light and love on the earth today. You can ask God for wisdom today.

You can ask God for wisdom today.

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Proverbs 2:6 ESV

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5 ESV

Did you know that wisdom can lead you away from evil and from making foolish decisions? The wisdom of God in the heart of a believer can guide him through life and always give him peace. Having the wisdom of God means trusting God and letting him lead you through life.

A Prayer of Wisdom For Your Child

8 Characteristics of Godly Wisdom

Godly wisdom comes from God. And this is because true wisdom can only be found in God and has its foundation in God. There is a wisdom found in the world and there is also the wisdom that comes from man.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” I Corinthians 3:19

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? I Corinthians 1:20

Whenever a man chooses to follow his own ways and refuses to yield to God’s leadership, he is on the path of foolishness. There is a wisdom that comes to bear in the world, and many have been led into destructive and painful paths because they heeded to this wisdom.

God calls the wisdom the world gives foolishness. The wisdom of God is beyond human reasoning and you cannot walk in God’s wisdom and be disadvantaged in life. So, what does God’s wisdom look like. The book of James shows us the characteristics of godly wisdom. And there are 8 characteristics of wisdom listed in this verse of scripture.

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 NIV

“But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile]. James 3:17 AMP

What Are The 8 Characteristics of Godly Wisdom?

  1. Peace- loving – The wisdom that comes from God does not foster division and strife. Rather it strives to live and be at peace with all men.
  2. Considerate – God’s wisdom shows concern and thoughtfulness towards others. It is always careful not to harm others through words or actions.
  3. Submissive/Humble – A man who has the wisdom of God at work in his life never brags, boasts, or looks down on others. He is respectful and never displays a prideful attitude.
  4. Pure – God’s wisdom is morally and spiritually undefiled. It is free from impurities and untainted.
  5. Good Fruits – A life that reflects the wisdom of God will have good fruits to show. Fruits of love, compassion, kindness, uprightness, and goodness will be evident in the life of such man or woman.
  6. Sincere – A man who has the wisdom of God is genuine, free from pretence and deceit. He is forthright, honest and no hypocritical.
  7. Impartial – God’s wisdom is fair and just. It is free from favoritism and bias.
  8. Merciful – The wisdom that comes from God is gracious, forgiving and compassionate.

Bible Verses about Wisdom

Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” (ESV)

Proverbs 3:7
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. (NIV)

Proverbs 4:6-7
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (NIV)

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (NIV)

James 3:17
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (NIV)

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, but what is in the heart of fools is made known. (NKJV)

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! (NIV)

Proverbs 17:24
A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. (NIV)

More Bible Verses on Wisdom

Proverbs 24:14
Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. (NIV)

Job 12:12
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. (NLT)

Job 28:28
Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. (NKJV)

Proverbs 29:11
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (NIV)

Proverbs 12:18
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (NIV)

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. (NIV)

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (NIV)

A Prayer of Wisdom for Your Child

A Prayer of Wisdom For Your Child

A Prayer o f Wisdom for Your Child (Printable)

Dear Father,

I thank you for the children you have blessed me with. I pray that you will fill my children’s heart with your wisdom. Thank you, Father because the wisdom that comes from you is a gift to my children and you bestow it on them generously.

I declare that my children’s ears are attentive to God’s wisdom and his wisdom dwells in the deepest parts of their heart and mind. I declare that this wisdom that God gives is a close friend to my children. My children have wisdom and understanding. They will embrace and listen to God’s wisdom, that they may always do that which is just, right, and fair.

I declare that their hearts are trained to listen to your wisdom. Their spirits are open wide to always discern between good and evil. I thank you Lord that my children will take advantage of your storehouse of wisdom to guide their daily affairs and lead them in paths of righteousness and greatness.

Thank you father, for winning their hearts over with your wisdom and causing your revelation to break forth in their hearts on a daily basis. May your wisdom always empower my children to make wise choices and the right decisions as you lead them into their God ordained destiny.

I pray Lord that your wisdom will protect my children from making poor choices. Your wisdom at work in the life of my children will rescue them from every evil in disguise and lead them away from wicked and deceitful men.

I declare that my children will never lose sight of wisdom and discretion as they journey through life. Indeed, your precious Holy Spirit will cause my children to walk in godly wisdom all the days of their lives. God’s wisdom will empower and strengthen them from inside out and always inspire them to do what is right every single day.

I declare that my children will listen to wisdom’s voice and will not stubbornly demand their own way. They live their lives by wisdom’s insight and wisdom’s glory has wrapped itself around them. They will embrace wisdom’s ways and God’s wisdom will always point them in the path of integrity.

Thank you, father, because my children will never walk away from your wisdom. Rather, your wisdom will increase in their lives daily. Your wisdom will guard their lives and exalt them. Your wisdom will adorn them with beauty and grace. Your wisdom will bless them and cause them to stand out in their generation. Your wisdom will prosper and elevate them to positions of grace and honor. Amen!

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  1. Beautiful prayer! I love how you identified the characteristics of wisdom, and the idea of praying those specifically over our children!

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Thanks Lieren for reading and I am glad you were blessed.

  2. This is so beautiful! I am bookmarking it to read again and again and will share with my daughter … 🙏❤️

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Thanks Donna and thanks for sharing with your daughter.

  3. Thank you for addressing this critical topic and for your beautiful prayer! Our kids desperately need our prayers with all they’re facing.

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Yes ma’am. Our kids need our prayers more than ever. Thanks for reading.

  4. I absolutely love this prayer. I can tell you spent time with our Father. Is there any way you could make the printable on just a white background? I’d love to print it to hang in our homeschool, but that beautiful green will use up all my ink ;).

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Thank you so much Ma’am. Thanks for the feedback as well. I will do as you suggested.

    2. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      I have changed it to a white background. You can go ahead and print. Thank you so much for the feedback.

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