Lord, when I read about the wisdom from above, it is so convicting. Those attitudes and traits seem so different from how I tend to react to difficult challenges. Even so, I am coming to You now to ask for Your help.
Dear Jesus, I want Your wisdom operating in me when I face various problems and situations in life. I don’t want to flail at them with my own inadequate human resources and reactions. Even more, I don’t want my baser instincts to take over. I need Your higher wisdom at work in my life.
Lord, You have said through James that if I lack wisdom, I can ask You, and You will give me Your own wisdom without chiding me for needing it. That gives me tremendous assurance of Your love and care for me. Thank You, Lord.
So, in obedience to Your Word, I am asking now. Please give me the wisdom from above for every issue I presently face. Instead of letting my soul take over when trouble assails me, release Your power to enable my spirit to take charge—so I can respond with that wisdom from above which is pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Lord, that is the wisdom I need for every situation and every aspect of my life. I am asking You for it now, believing You will give it to me. Amen.