If any of you lacks wisdom, ask!

21 Sep

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

Gracious Heavenly Father, Thank you for all you are and for all you have revealed to me this week through three verses of Scripture about the Prophetess, Anna. Your Word contains so much wisdom that in my haste I have overlooked. Lord, please forgive me for my haste, it’s my hearts desire to search your Word for all that you want me to know. Help me Lord to take my eyes off the things of the world so I can hear you more clearly. I praise you Lord for the example of Anna. Help me Lord in my desire to encourage women with their walk with you, to show them how amazing your grace and mercy are and that you do not require perfection for redemption. The blood of your Son paid the price of redemption for me and for them too. You love me and them no matter what! Guide my steps and words so that they see you and not me, they see you in the words I speak and not me. Let there be less of me and more of you. Hear my heart Lord as I bring their needs to you.

Show me Lord where my walk is lacking and guide me through those areas so that I may of greatest service to you.

Thank you Lord that you can use an imperfect person like me to do the work you planned out for me long before I was even conceived. Thank you Lord that even though I veered off the path you chose for me you welcomed me back not only with open arms but tears of joy. Thank you Lord for all the difficult times I’ve come through with you so that I can reach the hurting and lost with a knowing, caring, compassionate heart. Thank you for your grace, mercy and love.

In Jesus name I pray,


14 Responses to “If any of you lacks wisdom, ask!”

  1. bloggerlovestheking September 21, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Nancy love this prayer and I think all of us missed Anna, but thanks to some beautiful teachers this week we know her and will share her. Loved your blog this morning. I’m blessed by reading it. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader)

    • nancysilvers2013 September 21, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Thank you so much Debbie-I learned so much this week with the assignments, leaders, participants and new tools. God willing, I will be a Small Group Leader starting with this next study!

      • bloggerlovestheking September 21, 2013 at 9:26 am #

        It will be nice being group leaders with you Nancy. Can’t wait! You will love it!

  2. jnewsomp31 September 21, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Oh, what a beautiful prayer! I am so blessed to hear what The Lord revealed to you during this time. I add my prayer to yours and that we would all seek Him and love like He loves! Thank you for sharing!!

    • nancysilvers2013 September 21, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      Thank you so much for joining me in prayer-may we all seek God like Anna!

  3. Lauren September 21, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    What a beautiful prayer! I love your point about looking over things in haste… I am so guilty of that, as well! Also in reading a scripture that I am familiar with and not thinking I need to read it… even with me knowing He will give fresh vision! Thank you for sharing and praying blessings for you the rest of this study!
    Lauren, P31 OBS Real Life In the Gap Blog team

    • nancysilvers2013 September 21, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      Thank you Lauren! This week I’ve learned to slow down and look for God in all the details no matter how small 🙂 .

  4. jnewsomp31 September 21, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Oh what a beautiful prayer! Thank you for sharing what The Lord placed on your heart during this week. I add my prayer to yours. May He teach us to love as He loves and may He teach us more about Himself. Bless you!

    • nancysilvers2013 September 21, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Yes, We need to love with apape love–totally take ourselves out of the picture and invite Jesus in. God Bless you too!

  5. Melissa S OBS Group Leader September 21, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    What a beautiful prayer. It has blessed me so much to read it this morning!

    God bless you!

    • Nancy Silvers September 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      Thank you Melissa!

  6. irmaann Bustos September 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Beautifully said with such grace,

  7. Christa (OBS Leader) September 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Nancy! We are blessed to have you in the study with us!

  8. Miranda September 22, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    This was a bueatiful prayer.Thanks for sharing. It truly touched my heart.

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