15 Prayers for Guidance and Wisdom When You Need Direction from God
We are reminded of God’s direction over our lives throughout Scripture, and the Bible teaches us that God’s plan brings joy and contentment. When we pray for God’s guidance and discernment through the Holy Spirit, we can be confident that God will provide wisdom.
A Short Prayer for Guidance
Thank You for offering gentle grace in Jesus’ name, I lift up your servant’s work in Christ, Amen. Forgive me for getting ahead of Your plans, and teach me when to stop and listen for Your direction – Kristine Brown. Your ways are perfect, Lord. Thank You for offering gentle grace in Jesus’ name, I lift up your servant’s work in Christ, Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom
We ask in faith that you will give us wisdom in every small and large decision, as your Word promises, and we thank you that we don’t have to rely on our own understanding because we know your wisdom will lead us to our exact purpose.
God, I Need You
Today’s prayer from Anne Graham Lotz: I believe You, the Counselor, are in me; guide me today according to Your will, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Direction
Lord, remind us to come alongside you as we surrender every detail to fulfill your greater purpose. I pray for guidance from your Spirit–let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart.
A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging
Charles Stanley: I come to you today with open hands and an open heart, asking that you help me be like Nehemiah, that you help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision, and protection, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
A Prayer for Uncertainties
Lord, help me to surrender my fears to You; strengthen me to face each one and walk through it, knowing that You are with me; I choose You, Lord, in Jesus’ name.
For Direction in Decisions Ahead
Lord, sometimes I wish for a blinking neon sign or a cloud to guide me and confirm Your will for the decisions I must make, she says, and I pray that You will lead me in the right direction in Jesus’ name.
Thank You for Wisdom
According to Beth Mabe Gianopulos, “What we really need most often is wisdom.” Jesus, thank You for loving us so much that You give wisdom freely and without finding fault. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
For Godly Wisdom and Discernment
Even if I make a wrong turn, Your goal will be accomplished.
A Prayer for When You Don’t Know What to Do
Carrie Lowrance’s prayer for discernment: Lord, I don’t want to rely on my own knowledge any longer because it has failed me so many times. Please give me discernment to hear Your voice and Your voice alone, as well as Your Will.
Prayer for Guidance in the Day Ahead
I want to start the day with praise for you and petitions for those around me and those I meet. Feed me today with your daily bread, like manna, to sustain me through any trials and hunger.
Bible Verses About God’s Guidance
Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.”
How do you pray for guidance and strength?
Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I am lonely, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I am foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I am rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil.
How do I ask God for advice?
God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a stronger bond between you and Him. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide it for you.
How do I pray to ask God for help?
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand… For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
How do you ask God for guidance in a relationship?
8 Love Prayers to Pray Like This
- #1: Pray that God will give you a relationship (Matthew 7:7)!
- #2: Pray that He will grant you patience and insight to wait for a good one (Isaiah 40:31).
- #3: Pray that He will work out any unhealthy aspects of your life (Jeremiah 33:8).
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How can I hear God’s voice?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
How do you know when God is telling you something?
3 Indicators That God Is Trying To Communicate With You
- Repetitive Messages. Repetition is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention.
- Friendly Fire. Another obvious way God tries to get your attention is through your friends.
How do you thank God for prayer?
Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me, and you have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions.
How do I talk to God?
It’s fine to pray with your eyes open and your head held high, just as it’s fine to pray kneeling and silent. It’s common to recite some traditional prayers out loud, but it’s also very common to pray silently to yourself.
How do I activate God’s healing power?
Allow God’s healing power to flow freely in your life!
- Receive and share healing words.
- Pray with authority to release God’s power.
- Continue to minister to people if they aren’t healed right away.
- Use the five-step prayer model.
- Step out, take risks, and watch God do the miraculous.
Will God restore a broken relationship?
After all, a famous quote says, u201cIf God can restore us back to himself, he can restore any relationship back to us.u201d We read about Jesus going up to Jerusalem for the Passover feast in Luke chapter 2 verses 13-16.
Can you pray for someone to love you back?
As a believer, one of the best things you can do is pray for someone you love to return, as prayers can help heal broken relationships. God has a unique way of creating relationships; all you have to do is tell him who you love through prayer, and your soul mate will appear.
What couples should pray for?
Checklist for Couples’ Prayer
- Give thanks to God and praise Him for your spouse and marriage.
- Confess your sins and repent.
- Pray for your spouse’s physical and spiritual needs.
- Pray for God’s protection over your spouse and children.
- Pray for your marriage’s needs.
- Pray for your children’s needs.