Prayers for Knowledge
Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.
Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic.
Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgement in human beings.
“O my Lord, make useful for me what you hath thought me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.”
“My Lord, increase me in Knowledge.”
Prayer For Attaining More Knowledge
How precious to know that You are our God.. and Lord I just want to know You more and to love You better. Heavenly Father, it is the yearning of my heart to know more of You and to grow closer to You with every passing day.
As I read Your word and study the Scriptures I pray that You would help me to embrace all that You would teach me and I ask that You would develop in me a teachable spirit, which is quick to hear Your voice speaking to me.. and ready and willing to respond to the gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit in my heart.
It says in Your Word that Your people are destroyed for lack of knowledge – and Lord I pray that You would help me to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest all that You would teach me in the Scriptures – for I want to be able to give an answer for the hope that is in me and I desire to share the truth of the glorious gospel of grace with all I meet. Into Your hands I give my life and pray that I may live each day to You praise and glory,
A Prayer For Knowledge And Strength
Give me O Lord, I pray Thee
firm faith, unwavering hope
Pour into my heart
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding
the Spirit of counsel and spiritual strength
the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness
and the Spirit of Thy holy fear
Light eternal, shine in my heart
Power eternal, deliver me from evil
Wisdom eternal, scatter the darkness of my ignorance
Might eternal, pity me
Grant that I may ever seek Thy face
with all my heart and soul and strength;
and, in thine infinite mercy,
bring me at last to Thy holy presence
where I shall behold Thy glory
and possess Thy promised joys
St. Alcuin of York (735-804)
— By Saint Alcuin of York
Prayer For Bible Knowledge
Loving Lord I desire to learn more of You and have a heart and mind that is focussed upon Jesus. I long to grow in grace and in a knowledge of Him – and so I pray that You would develop in me a deep desire to diligently study Your Word and learn to apply the truths and principles within my own life – to Your praise and glory.
But Father I don’t just want to have a head knowledge of biblidal statistics but a heart knowledge of biblical truth and godly love. I want to live my life in a way that is pleasing to You and be used by You as a witness to Your grace and goodness –as a living sacrifice, wholly acceptable unto You.
Help me to read and retain all that I learn from Your word and may I learn to live like the Lord Jesus – in total dependence upon You to Your praise and glory- this I ask in Jesus name,
Prayer For Knowledge of God’s Creation
Almighty and everlasting God,
You made the universe
with all its marvelous order,
its atoms, worlds, and galaxies,
and the infinite complexity
of living creatures:
Grant that, as we probe
the mysteries of your creation,
we may come to know you more truly,
and more surely fulfill our role
in your eternal purpose;
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
— Book Of Common Prayer, USA, 1979
Prayer For A Deeper Knowledge Of God
Dear heavenly Father, I pray that you would give Your servant a discerning heart, an honest and true heart that seeks to put You first in all things – a heart of understanding and a genuine desire for a deeper knowledge of You.
Lord it is my desire that I walk worthy in You and that I may know You more and love You better – Give me thirst for Your Word of truth, for in it is life and heath and wholeness – so that I may live a life that is holy unto the L0rd, a life that is separated from the ways of the world.
Give me the strength, the courage and the power to make the right choices in my life and guide my thoughts by the power of Your Holy Spirit each day I Pray. Lord I know that You desire truth in the inward parts and I pray that You would mould the inner secrets of my heart to be laid bare before You, so that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus as I draw ever closer to You day by day, in Jesus name I pray,
Prayer For The Gift Of Knowledge
Heavenly Father, You have told us in Your word that if anyone lacks the knowledge and wisdom that we need.. we ought to ask You in faith.. because You have promised to give liberally to all who come to You.. trusting Your promises.
Lord there are so many things that I do not understand and so much that is happening in our world that I come to You to ask for that precious gift of wisdom and knowledge. Your word says that Your people perish for lack of knowledge and I pray that You would supply me with all that I need to live the life that You would have me live – in spirit and truth –being as gentle as a dove but yet being as wise as a serpent.
Enlighten my understanding and provide me with the knowledge that I need each day.. so that I can step out into the future confident that I am in Your will. Lord I just ask that You provide what I need day by day, trusting You to oversee all my choices and praying that You would guide me along my life-path – to Your praise and glory.
As I search the scriptures daily I pray that You would teach me Your ways and empower me to stand firm in the evil day – knowing that Your grace is sufficient for ever eventuality that I may have to face – Thank You in Jesus name,
A Prayer for the Gift of Knowledge
Nothing is hidden from Your sight.
In the prescience since the beginning,
All knowledge existed within You.
Kindly share Your knowledge with me,
Making me aware of what is meant to be,
Permitting my soul to understand it,
And wisdom to agree with its outcome.
Provide me with the gift of discretion,
To prudently apply received knowledge,
To ensure the fulfillment of Your Will.
Your knowledge shines forth forever!
Prayer For Knowledge At Work
Father I thank You for my work.. knowing that You created us to live useful and productive lives, while providing for the needs and necessities of our families as well.
So many things in my work life are changing and knowledge and professional skills constantly needs to be updated and improved – and so I ask Lord, that you would equip me with the necessary knowledge, training and skills.. so that I can continue to carry out my work load productively and to the best of my ability.
Bless the labours of my hand.. Protect and provide I pray for my family and may I be used by You to show the love of Jesus to my managers, colleagues and work-mates, so that Christ is glorified in all I do – this I ask in Jesus name,
Knowledge from You
Prayer Lord Jesus, You are my wonderful example and from You comes wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Endow me I pray with Your knowledge from above, for I know that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and from Your mouth comes understanding and knowledge.
Lord it is not the wisdom of the world that I seek, for I know that it is foolishness in Your eyes, but the knowledge that comes only from You – for Your Word tells us that it is better to seek knowledge and understanding from the Lord, than to gain silver and much fine gold.
Give me humility of heart and a teachable spirit for I confess that in me there is no good thing – but I know Lord that by Your divine power, You have given us everything we need to live a godly life, through our knowledge of Jesus who called us by His own glory and goodness- praise Your holy name,
Prayer For Knowledge In School
Heavenly Father, we pray for schools and families whose children attend the different educational establishments and we ask that You would look down in mercy and grace on both staff and pupils in the various schools, colleges and places of learning in our country and throughout the wider world.
We pray that truth would be taught in our schools and that true knowledge and godly wisdom would become increasingly evident in the lessons and lectures. We pray for those students whose faith may become undermined by the wisdom of the world and we ask that You would hold these young people steady to the Biblical knowledge and the unchanging fundamentals of life upon which we stand.
Direct and govern the schools and educational establishments of our land and equip both staff and students with a knowledge and understanding of God’s word and a desire for the truth, This we ask in Jesus name,
Prayer For The Knowledge Of God
Heavenly Father, I am fearfully and wonderfully made and when I read that You know the very thoughts of my heart before I even think of them,, that You knew all about me when I was in my mother’s womb and that You have scheduled every day of my life – it fills me with awe and wonder at Who You are. I am bewildered and yet humbled to know that the God of the universe should send His only begotten Son to die for me at Calvary.
Lord I long for a greater knowledge of You.. a growing understanding of Who You are and a closer relationship with You.. and so I pray that in Your grace and mercy You will give me an ever deepening knowledge of You, and a purer understanding of Your gracious ways and holy character.
Teach me how to live as You would have me live.. and may all I say and do be done as unto the Lord – to Your praise and glory. Use me in what ever way You choose and I pray that Christ may be seen in me. It was John the Baptist that said: “I must decrease and He must increase,” and I pray that will be the experience in my life – until Christ is all in all,
Prayer To Retain Biblical Knowledge
Dear heavenly Father I love Your Word and I thank You for the wisdom and understanding that You have graciously given me.
I love reading the Bible and learning of You. It thrills me to talk of Jesus with others and gossip the gospel of grace, but I often find that I cant recall biblical truths that I have been taught and scriptural references that I have read.
Lord I pray that You would help me to retain, remember and recall the biblical knowledge that I have and to be able to recall the lovely truths of Your word that I have been shown. Help me I pray to recall scripture verses and retain biblical truths and teach me more of Your love and grace in Jesus name,
Prayers Seeking Knowledge And Wisdom
Heavenly Father, the things that are happening in the world today are waxing worse and worse, just as the Bible said would happen in these end times.. and we look to You to know what to do – Lord we look to You for knowledge and wisdom at a time when all that is connected with God and godliness is being so severely attacked and is so quickly being eroded away.
Father we know that the Bible is Your Word of truth and yet throughout the nations it is losing its authority and respect and being replaced with secular humanism and an anti-God agenda. Father we know that the Lord Jesus is coming soon to judge the nations with righteousness and truth, but we pray that as we wait for His any day return that You would grant us Your knowledge and wisdom to know what to do and how to behave in a world that is spiraling out of control – we pray that Jesus will come soon, in Whose name we pray,
Your knowledge shines forth
Prayer Dear Lord Jesus You are the immortal, invisible all-powerful and all-knowing God – Who is worthy of all praise and worship. In You all things exist and are held together and nothing is hidden from Your sight. I am not worthy so much as to gather the crumbs under Your table and yet through Christ Jesus my Lord You have brought me into Your family, covered me with Your robe of righteousness and bestowed on me the unsearchable riches of Your marvelous grace, for which I praise and thank Your holy name.
Lord You told us that life is to know the Father and to know You more and more and to grow into a deeper and more intimate knowledge and understanding of You with each passing hour – and Lord I ask that in Your grace You would.
Absolute and all knowing God, Nothing is hidden from Your sight. In the prescience since the beginning, All knowledge existed within You. Kindly share Your knowledge with me, Making me aware of what is meant to be, Permitting my soul to understand it, And wisdom to agree with its outcome. Provide me with the gift of discretion, To prudently apply received knowledge, To ensure the fulfilment of Your Will. Your knowledge shines forth forever!
Prayer For A Deeper Knowledge Of Jesus
Father thank You for Your Word which is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path and thank You Father for the Lord Jesus Christ, the living Word made flesh, Who has life in Himself and is the light of the world in Whom is no darkness at all.
Lord more than anything else I desire to bathe in that light of the Lord Jesus so that the light of His love and grace may shine through me to others – especially at those times when the circumstances of life seem to be particularly gloomy and dark.
Father, You have called us to be lights in the world, reflecting the glory and light of Christ and I pray that I may become His reflection, so that men may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven.
Lord I know that this requires me to decrease to nothing so that He may increase in everything and become all in all.. Father I pray that whatever it takes, that You would purge out anything that diminishes the light and love of Christ in me, so that Jesus is lifted up high in my heart and life – and may my self-life become so translucent and unclouded that Christ may be seen in me – to Your praise and glory, in Whose name I pray,
Prayer To Know God
Father, I am not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table but You are a gracious God, whose nature is loving and merciful and in Your wisdom You have unveiled the building blocks of Your very character and revealed Yourself to us, within the pages of Scripture.
Thank You for Your incomparable grace, in that despite my unworthiness You have lifted me up out of the miry clay and set my feet on the rock of my salvation and seated me in heavenly places in Christ.
I pray Lord that in the power of the Holy Spirit You would endow me the spirit of wisdom and understanding, so that I may know You more and love You better, with every passing day. I pray also that the eyes of my heart may be illumined by Your Word of truth so that I may know more fully the hope to which I have been called.
Give me a deeper understanding of what it actually meant for You to die on the cross for my sins and a deep reverence for Who You truly are, in Jesus name I pray,
Prayer To Know Jesus Better
Dear Lord Jesus, I long to know You more and more and have a deep yearning in my soul to draw closer to You Lord. I know so much about You.. Your birth in Bethlehem, Your ministry to hurting and oppressed people, Your crucifixion, burial and resurrection and your present ministry, where You are seated on the right hand of the Father in heaven – but Lord I want to know You personally and intimately and to be identified with You in every area of my life.
Help me I pray to identify with You – to identify with Your death, so that I may die to self and live in newness of life. Lord.. it was Paul that prayed, “that I may know HIM and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering – and being conformed to His death,” and Lord I pray that too . And what is more Lord, I also want to be able to say with him, “that I consider everything loss for the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
Help me day by day to grow in grace and in a knowledge of You, until I can say, it is not I that live, but Christ that lives in me, I ask this in Hi precious name,
Prayer To Know The Truth
Give me a deeper knowledge and understanding I pray of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Way and the Truth and the Life – and Whom to know is life eternal.
Father You promised that in Christ we would know the truth and that the truth would set us free, and You also promised that the Holy Spirit would guide us into all truth.. Lord this is my desire – to KNOW the truth – to KNOW the Lord Jesus better and to know Him more and more abundantly.
Father it was Pilate who asked the question, what is truth? But Your Word makes it perfectly clear that the answer to that question is Jesus. He is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and I pray that I may know Him more intimately with each passing day.
Father the enemy seeks to hide or distort the truth, through deceit and lies, but I pray that You would give me wisdom and discernment to know when the truth of Christ is being twisted or misrepresented and, help me increasingly to know Him more – and the power of His resurrection.. being made conformable unto his death, for I have died and my life is hid with Christ in God.. praise His holy name,
Prayer That I May Know Him More
Lord, I love You and want to know You more and more – I long that I may become increasingly intimate with You my God and Saviour.
Give me a thirst for You with every passing day and may I settle for nothing less than the very closest relationship with You as I press on to the high calling of becoming just like Jesus.
Draw me nearer to You precious Lord and keep me moment by moment wrapped in Your grace and love,
Prayer for My Intellect
Lord, you are the Source of all Life, all Truth, and all Beauty,
I pray to you today, with all my heart, for my intelligence,
this light in me, this plant which demands years and years of care,
this thing in me, mysterious and moving, this activity which sometimes bounds up, sometimes slows down,
which sometimes lifts me up with enthusiasm and sometimes exasperates me,
I pray for this thing which runs after ideas, symbols and numbers,
this thing which all of a sudden has penetrated inside the thought of another and melds with it like the fusion of two lights
a fusion which bring about warmth and light.
I pray to you for my mind as you are the Supreme Intelligence which penetrates, illuminates, and embraces all our intelligences.
Lord, help make my intelligence amenable to all truths, able to understand the thoughts of others;
give to me the wisdom to know the meaning and purpose of my life and learning, so that my knowledge, understanding, and skills may help in some little ways to make this world a better place, for your greater glory.
— Translated and adapted from French by Dr. Chau T. Phan, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099, from Fernand Lelotte, S.J., Rabboni: Consignes et prières pour mieux servir, 9è edition, 1958 (Paris, Casterman; Bruxelles, Foyer Notre-Dame. Imprimatur, 1955.)