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. By most accounts, knowledge can be acquired in many different ways and from many difference sources, including but not limited to perception, reason, memory, testimony, scientific inquiry, education, and practice. The philosophical study of knowledge is called epistemology.
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.
We have collected some of the best prayers For Knowledge to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
A Prayer for the Gift of Knowledge
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 fulfillment of Your Will.
Your knowledge shines forth forever!
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
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
— By Saint Alcuin of York
Prayer for Knowledge and Wisdom #1
Holy Father, you who are all-knowing and wise, teach me your ways. I seek your wisdom and insight, I want to have knowledge and understanding. I seek your wisdom, so I can walk in the path you lay before me, knowing right from wrong, protecting against temptation and deceit. Fill me with your knowledge, O Lord, so I may walk in the straight and narrow path, in faithfulness to follow you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Knowledge and Wisdom #2
Lord of heaven and earth,
I pray that as I search for knowledge in study that I would discover divine treasure.
May I be able to sift through all I read to find the gems of your kingdom.
Lord, I long not for the wisdom that leads to power or fortune but the wisdom that leads to faith and love.
Guide my pathway as I thirst for your truths.
May I drink from your word and pour out this heavenly water on others,
Your water of life, faith, hope, truth and love,
Into the hearts and lives of all I meet.
Prayer for Knowledge and Wisdom #3
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 biblical 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 and Wisdom #4
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 every eventuality that I may have to face. Thank You in Jesus’ name,
رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا
Transliteration: Rabii zidni Ilma’
Translation: My Lord, increase me in Knowledge. – The Quran, 20:114
Dua Before Studying
للَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْـتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي
Oh Allah! Make useful for me what you have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَهْمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَ حِفْظَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ
Oh Allah! I ask you for the understanding of the prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to you.
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِسَانِي عَامِرًا بِذِكْرِكَ وَ قَلْبِي بِخَشْيَتِك
Oh Allah! Make my tongue full of your remembrance and my heart with awe of you.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَلَى مَا تَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ وَ أَنْتَ حَسْـبُنَا اللَّهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
Oh Allah! You do whatever you wish, and you are my availer and protector and best of aid.
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.)