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Potent Parent Prayers: Finding wisdom in truth

Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) was a famous American architect. I don’t pretend to have any idea where he stood in terms of faith in God. But I like what he said about truth:

“The truth is more important than the facts.”

Facts can be fairly simple and straightforward, but they can be deceiving. We like to believe what we see, but often a deeper, more genuine truth may remain in the unseen. Doesn’t it take an extra measure of wisdom to see the difference?

In today’s Scripture, the speaker is wisdom personified. It’s as if wisdom were voicing the words directly to offer truth and good counsel. And what faith-filled parent would not desire to pray in truth for his or her loved ones?

Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. (Proverbs 8:6-7, NIV)

Holy One, You are El HaShamayim, the God of the Heavens (see Psalm 136:26). Your reality is greater and more magnificent and more wondrous than anything we can yet behold. Guide us in Your truth, leading us to rightness and honesty and honor for Your name’s sake. Hold our children and others we love to truth. Let falsehoods told to them or by them be uncovered before they grow larger than life. May the deepest core of truth set them free from deceit, deception, dishonor, or disgrace. We ask in faith and in the name of our wonderful Lord, Your Son Jesus Christ.

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