A Prayer to Embrace Wisdom

“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. All her ways are pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who lay hold of her are blessed.” Proverbs 3: 13-18

I love how the Bible personifies Wisdom as a woman. It makes me feel so loved and seen by God because she is very special to Him, and He calls her a female. God honors both men and women, and His Word helps us to know how deeply we are known and loved by Him.

I was listening to a sermon recently about Proverbs 3: 13-18 and was struck by the beautiful images the Lord paints of Wisdom in this chapter. God says Wisdom has two hands- one holding long life and one holding riches and honor, and when we embrace her, both her hands are holding us, and we are blessed as we hold onto her. In Proverbs 4:8, the Word says that Wisdom even honors us as we embrace her.

Isn’t God so good? He doesn’t want us to do anything apart from Him; it makes Him SO HAPPY when we ask Him for help and wisdom.

Pray this prayer with me…

Lord, Your Word says Wisdom has two hands- in her right hand is long life, and in her left hand is riches and honor. Help me to embrace Wisdom for who she is and obey what she says.

Mama, ask God for Wisdom every day.

When you are perplexed about your child’s behavior, ask for Wisdom.

When you are scared about raising your kids in this generation, ask for Wisdom.

When you and your husband are fighting, ask for Wisdom.

When you have more month than money, and not enough to pay your bills, ask for Wisdom.

When you struggle to hear God’s voice and feel far away from Him, ask for Wisdom.


No matter your need or your struggle, ask God for Wisdom. Embrace her. Do what she says. Hold her close, and don’t let go.

You will be blessed in what you do and find more joy than you have ever known in both the good and difficult seasons.







Deb Weakly

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