2 Chronicles 1:10 – Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?
Lord God, there are many days on which I like a brand new father. I feel like I am holding a new infant in my arms and now this little one depends on me for everything. But it feels like I’ve never done it before. I’ve never swaddled the child before. I’ve never changed a diaper. I’ve never had to calm down a crying infant. I’ve never had to do any of that before. Lord God, I often feel like a rookie in my life. I look up and around I don’t know where to go, where to turn, or what to do. I feel lost and overwhelmed. Lord God, give me the wisdom and knowledge to do the job to which you have called me. Give me wisdom to do what you’ve called me to do. You have called me here and that is no accident. You have called me here on purpose for your purposes. I pray, Lord God, give me the skills, the knowledge, the strength and the wisdom to do this job well. Teach me by your Spirit to do this job to the best of my ability. Give me wise counselors who can help me to do my job better. Help me, O God, do this job you have given me to do. Amen.