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December 28, 2016

Wisdom and Understanding

President-elect Donald J. Trump and his Cabinet members are going to need much wisdom to navigate their way forward. There are challenges, both real and imagined. Mr. Trump does not have experience in government, but he appears to be installing those around him that will provide what he is lacking. Natural knowledge will be very important, but those who know to seek the Lord for wisdom will be a greater treasure.

“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray Isaiah 11:2 above over Donald Trump. Take your time and let Holy Spirit show you how to expand your intercession for him.

  2. Pray the same over his Cabinet choices. You can find the current list here. Bookmark the page and keep going back to it regularly as you pray for them.

  3. Intercede for your Senators and Congressmen likewise. You can find them here and here.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I ask that you would lead Donald Trump by Your Spirit, Lord. Regardless of his depth of relationship with You, please grace him with a gift of wisdom. Teach him what he doesn’t know. Help him to continue to make wise choices of those he surrounds himself with. Where Cabinet members know You, grant them Your wisdom and understanding of how to use the knowledge You give them, paired with what they know of the natural realm, to lead our nation forward. Grant them all, together with our Congressmen and women, great skill and the humility to seek You daily. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God desires to pour out His Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord on our nation’s new leaders.

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