Bring to This Desk: A Prayer for Wisdom

O Sovereign Lord, Almighty Father,
Creator of heaven and earth
bring to this desk
the information I need.

Lighten my darkness and
by thy great mercy
cause me to perceive accurately.

Deliver me
from hidden insincerities,
from betrayal or flattery of friends,
from cowardice and laziness,
from arrogance and inaction.

Grant thy Spirit
to guard my tongue
that no words of mine
may be unfit for the present need.

Then take my very best
and make it good enough for thee.


Charles Troutman (a pioneer of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the 1930s) wrote, "There is no place like the university for the sharpening and expansion of Christian faith."

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