Epistemology is study of how we know things. For those who are epistemologically confident they have direct answer to the truth and know the naswers. For those who are epistemologically confused (esp in areas of theology) it can be a time of great confusion as one does not know what to believe, or know how to go about getting ‘truth’. In this prayer I seek to ask God to directmy epistemological endeavors.
Lord and Heavenly Father, your mercy pours down into soul- into my mind, my body, my spirit- daily. I thank you that thou know all things yet you love me. Lord you ahve a God’s eye view on all things, you know my goings out and mu coming in. Lord you knwo my sins, my history, you know my skeletons. Lord you know what others do not know, Lord you know what I keep hidden. I thank you Lord that although you know all things that you have abudnant mercy on me. For me to praise thee is amiracle of your grace. That you would let me speak to you is a testimony to your sons blood which covers all sins.
Father of all knowledge, God is who is tuth in itself, I ring before you the issue of epistemology. Father I ask that you would give me confidence to sepak the thinsg which are from you, and humility to accep he things I cannot know.
Lord take from me the arrogance of thinking that I have absolute truth and that I know things in their totality. Lord help me in my conversations to not seem ‘spistemologicaly certain’ when in fact I am not. Lord I am not ‘god’ and even to sugegst I have total truth is an afront to your Lordship.
Lord in stripping away my epistemoloogical arroagnce I ask that you would direct me in your truth. Lord if you whisper to me open my ears, lord if scripture has a meaning, open my eyes to it. Lord I proclaim you as the Lord of knowledge, will you not open my eyes to glimpse soemthing of your truth. Lord I pray that you would only reveal to me in my studies what is honouring to you. I thank you that before we reach out to you with our finite minds, that you have reached out to us. Lord when we doubt, you still remain. When we turn our midns from you, you still hold us in the palm of your hands.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. (psalm 115:3). Lord I am not your consellor, your ways are greatre than my ways, I do not understand all things, or even anything in its totality. Lord you are the one who is ‘epistemoligcally confident’ will you not make me epistemologically humble, that I amy be dependnant on you daily fro my bread (truth). Lord let me have a spirituality taht is not built on my own rationalistic foundations but le me have a spirtuality which is built on relationship. I am desperate for you, forgive me for times that I am more desperate for knowledge, that I am for your praise and glory.
Lord i thank thee for thy holy spirit which is at work in my mind, that willcomplete what he has set out to accomplaish. Lord transform my mind, regenerate it when it functions in ways which do not magnify you. To you be all praise and glory, honour and thanks.