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Is it biblical to pray for someone else to have wisdom?

I know that James 1:5-6 tells us that if we lack wisdom we should ask God, and He will give generously without reproach. Is there any scripture that tells us to also pray for others (such as spouses, pastors, leaders, etc.) to have wisdom? 

James 1:5 - 6

KJV - 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Clarify Share Report Asked October 05 2015 Mini Anonymous

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Mini Agnes Stuart
Colossians 1:9-10 says, "For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God," Paul asked us to copy him so we can pray like this for others as long as we pray in the Spirit, in love, and not out of a desire to control or manipulate the one we are praying for.

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