Wisdom Calls Us

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. . . . If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer. Proverbs 9:10,12

Lord, bless our president.  Give him wisdom, strength, and the courage to persevere as he seeks to move the country forward.   Give him discerning advisors to work with who keep wisdom in view and care for all people foremost in mind. (Pr. 17:24). Help all of our leaders walk in the way of righteousness, and along paths of justice. (Pr. 8:20)  Help us Lord, as a people, to walk in the ways of understanding and seek learning and insight. (Pr. 2:3, 9:6). You have told us O Lord to drive out the mockers, “and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.” (Pr. 22:10)  Save us from the mockers, and all those who hate knowledge and seek to confuse and mislead rather than to help and inform.  You have told us O Lord that “[t]here is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Pr. 14:12).  Save us from simplistic solutions and the complacency of the foolish. Let us not be misled by those who have no interest in our common future, who are unmoved by the suffering of the people they lead, and who seek partisan gain rather than progress in resolving the issues that hold us back.

Provide us with wise leaders, and help us be a wiser people. In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen.

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