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A Prayer for Wisdom

Insert the names of your leaders into these scripture verses and pray wisdom for them every day for the coming week.

Gracious and loving God,

We acknowledge you as the source of our best counsel and guidance, believing that you always direct us in ways that are best for us.

We pray for our leaders to continually develop their sensitivity to your voice by making time to be in your presence.

Fill them with your wisdom as they listen for you in the quiet spaces.

Surround them also with people who will offer sound advice and encouragement and fill them with a spirit of humility to accept the collective wisdom of these.

Please keep them strong against any voices that would seek to discourage or undermine and tune their ears to words that provide guidance and direction towards Christlike, fruitful leadership.

Thank You for your generosity to pour out your wisdom upon our leaders, giving them the ability to discern your ways and make decisions aligned with your purposes for The Salvation Army today and into the future.



“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

James 1:5 NLT

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.”

Proverbs 3:5-7a

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