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.
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.
What is the best way to pray to God?
It is best to seek out a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for meaningful prayer.
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father. We begin the prayer by addressing God because he is the one we are praying to.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
What do you say to pray to God?
You can address God as “Dear God,” “Our Heavenly Father,” “Jehovah,” or any other name you have for him; you can even pray to Jesus if you want. Recognize God’s greatness. If you believe in God, you believe he is the creator of the world and all life on Earth.
What are the 5 basic prayer?
Adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication, abbreviated as A.C.T.S., are the four basic forms of prayer. The Liturgy of the Hours, the seven canonical hours of the Catholic Church prayed at set prayer times, is recited daily by clergy, religious, and devout believers.
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 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 can I thank God?
If you want to thank God, simply say “Thank you, Jesus!” in your prayers.
How do I receive God’s blessings?
“Cleanse your mind; clean up your act,” in the fullest sense, as God himself removes your desire for impure thinking and impure ways of acting, purifying your being from the inside out. “Seeing” God: the blessing promised in this beatitude is to know Him as your Father (by being in His presence).
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
How do I pray to God for a miracle?
Repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer” to help you focus: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me, and I forgive all others for what they have done against me in Thy Name.”
Do I pray to God or Jesus?
We cannot go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, who is our Creator and whom we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus, who is not limited to priests and prophets, but is available to all of us.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
How should a beginner pray?
What is the procedure for praying?
- Recognize God’s will and sovereignty.
- Express your needs and remember to pray for others.
- Repent and ask for forgiveness.
- Ask God to keep you from temptation.
- Close with praise and adoration.
How do you start an opening prayer?
We thank you for revealing yourself to us through your word, and we pray that as we open the Bible today, we will hear your voice, and that your Holy Spirit will be at work, opening our ears to hear and our hearts to receive your word, transforming us into your image.