"Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it." (Prov. 8:10-11)
I desire many things: clothes, comfort, a trip to Greece, a baby, freedom, a pair of TOMS just to name a few. I pray for wisdom, but usually only in crisis situations. I don't consider wisdom to be of more value than rubies (or diamonds for me, personally). I don't desire wisdom. Honestly, there are days when given the choice, I would not pick wisdom at the expense of my desire.
I want freedom from my own shallowness; freedom from my here-and-now focus; freedom from my selfish, nasty heart.
This is my prayer today, by the power of the Holy Spirit working in me, is that I will focus on Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3).