God of all wisdom,

As the students begin to go back to school, I long to become your student again.

Teach me how to be more like Jesus when the world beckons me otherwise.

Instruct me through your Good Word when I am seeking answers.

Equip me with your powerful Spirit when I feel inadequate.

Train me to discover new insights through the challenges of life.

Ground me in humility when my pride overflows.

Coach me when I need direction.

Guide me when my path is unclear.

Enlighten me when I am distracted from your abiding presence.

Reveal your strength to me by uncovering my weakness.

Demonstrate your lovingkindness by awakening my need for mercy.

Show your compassion to me by allowing and comforting my heartache.

Instill in me the deep desire to remain your faithful student, your devoted disciple.



(Five Minute Friday is an online writing community. Each week, Kate gives us a one-word prompt and five minutes to write. You may find other posts or add your own at the link above!)

Thanks to those of you who have read of our health concerns and included Jim and me in your prayers. His heart valve is leaking but is not an immediate concern at this time, and my lab results indicate no new cancer!


  1. Thanks for sharing the good news about you and Jim!

    Lord please take from me desire
    for women and strong drink,
    fill my heart with virtue’s fire,
    keep me in the pink,
    that I pass temptation’s snares
    with eyes straight ahead,
    paying not for sinful wares
    with my daily bread.
    Keep me from the horse-track
    and the poker table;
    I know You have got my back,
    but God, if you are able,
    in giving each requested boon,
    don’t give ’em to me too soon.


  2. Oh, thank you, my friend! We are so grateful. I love your writing, as always. You give food for thought and laughter for my soul. Bless you!


  3. What a blessing. Each line, on its own, such a powerful prayer! Teach me, guide and..then, Lord, please equip me!!

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    • Awww, thank you, Jennifer. I’m grateful to know this blessed you! I will visit your blog soon. I’m thankful for our FMF community.

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