Proverbs 12:23-27New International Version (NIV)
23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,
but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.
24 Diligent hands will rule,
but laziness ends in forced labor.
25 Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.
26 The righteous choose their friends carefully,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The lazy do not roast any game,
but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
Dear Lord, I love your wisdom. When I learn from your wisdom, I gain understanding. I will hold your wisdom close to my heart. I will be diligent to keep reading your Word and committing it to my memory. I will choose my friends carefully and keep to the righteous path. I will work and be diligent in my work for that is pleasing to you, Lord. Thank you for your wisdom and helping me with understanding. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.