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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Day Fourteen: Instilling the Desire to Learn

A wise man will hear and increase learning,
and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.
- Proverbs 1:5
Lord, I pray that David and Elizabeth will have a deep reverence for You and Your ways. May they hide Your Word in their hearts like a treasure, and seek after understanding like silver or gold. Give them each a good mind, a teachable spirit, and an ability to learn. Instill in them a desire to attain knowledge and skill, and may they have joy in the process. Above all, I pray that they will be taught by You, for Your Word says that when our children are taught by You they are guaranteed peace. You have also said, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:7). May they never be a fool and turn away from learning, but rather may they turn to You for the knowledge they need.
I pray that they will respect the wisdom of their parents and be willing to be taught by us. My they also have the desire to be taught by the teachers You bring into their lives. Handpick each one, Lord, and may they be godly people from whom they can easily learn. Take out of their lives any teacher who would be an ungodly influence or create a bad learning experience. Let them find favor with their teachers and have good communication with them. Help them to excel in school and do well in any classes they may take. Make the pathways of learning smooth and not something with which they must strain and struggle. Connect everything in their brain the way it is supposed to be so that they have clarity of thought, organization, good memory and strong learning ability.
I say to them according to Your Word, "Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge" (Proverbs 23:12). "May the Lord give you understanding in all things" (II Timothy 2:7). Lord, enable them to experience the joy of learning more about You and Your world.* In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
and great shall be the peace of your children.
- Isaiah 54:13
Take firm hold of instruction, do not let it go;
keep her, for she is your life.
- Proverbs 4:13
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Parent, by Stormie Omartian Ordering information can be found at the bottom of this page.

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