Life is confusing. With all the possibilities and risks to take, we may feel lost sometimes. That is why in every step we take in life, it is important to turn to God and pray for His wisdom and guidance. His arms are a safe refuge where we can get an endless supply of discernment and peace. Below are the examples of powerful prayers for guidance and direction that we can use in our times of need.
The Truth, The Way, And The Life
There is no better way to know God besides knowing Jesus, His only son. When Jesus came 2,000 years ago, He taught us an effective way to communicate to our Heavenly Father; by means of prayer. Prayer is the most powerful weapon that we can carry every day. It is free, lightweight, and it is our direct connection to our Creator. In John 14:6, we can read how Jesus answered Thomas when he asked Him for the guidance of where and what way should they go. He answered them:
John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life.
This verse tells us that when we feel lost in life, we should seek God. Our way in life should be chosen not by us but revealed by our Lord Jesus Christ., We should follow the ways of Jesus when He came to save us. By uniting our lives with Jesus, we are united with God because he is the Holy Trinity. As the WAY, Jesus is the path to our Father. As the TRUTH, Jesus is the proof of God’s promises. And as the LIFE, Jesus joins his divine life to our sinful ones for eternity.
We should trust in His love because it will never fail us (1 Corinthians 13:8). Through prayer, we become one with God in spirit. We should let Him work miracles in us, give us the courage to face another day and beat all hardships life may throw at us.
John 14: 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Prayers for guidance and direction will help clear our minds to see what’s the right thing to do. The Lord will help us get through any difficult time as long as we ask for His help through His Son.
Prayer For Guidance When Speaking
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel
The Bible has several verses declaring our mouths the most powerful yet sinful part of our body. It is a strong weapon for what we say can make or break hearts. When speaking, it is essential as a Christian to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Our words should always be a reflection of our faith to God and His wisdom. Furthermore, we should be careful of what comes out of our mouths as what we say can corrupt us in the eyes of God. Whenever you need advice on what to say, you can formulate your prayers for guidance through this verse and prayer:
Proverbs 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
Our Father in heaven, thank you for this day You have given me to live and love. Thank you, Oh Father for all the blessings you continuously showered me and my loved ones. Lord God, I ask for your wisdom to envelope me and guide my heart so that every word that I will utter will glorify your Holy Name. Almighty Father, let me be free from any evil thoughts that may manifest through my words. Instead, fill me with your Holy Spirit so I will be wise in any conversation I will engage in. Also, please forgive the words I said and the things I’ve done which are evil in front of You. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Guidance In Decision Making
God has given us the power to make decisions for ourselves by equipping us with decision-making abilities. However, from time to time, certain variables or situations might lead us to make the wrong choices. These wrong choices may affect our future and our self-confidence. However, the worst part of making wrong decisions is when we blame God for the negative outcomes. We should always ask God for help when we make decisions, especially the big ones. Through prayer, we can find the right answers for our situations for He wants what’s best for us.
Proverbs16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
A prayer for guidance and direction we can say when we struggle to make the right choice is:
Dear Heavenly Father, all the praises in this world are not enough to glorify Your name. Lord, I’m lifting my heart and mind to You right now. I know that You can see all my life struggles in decision making, including decisions I have to make in my current situation. I believe that whatever is happening now is part of your great plan for me. But God, I can’t make my decisions alone.
I need your perfect love to cover the imperfections of my judgments. I need Your loving hands to hold mine so that I’ll know where to go and what steps to take. God, I need your guidance to lead me. Light my way, Father, for me to arrive at the right place. I’m lifting everything in my life to You, Lord. Please take control of my life and guide my decisions. Let Your will be done on me and in all of Earth. Amen.
Prayer for Strength
We face all sorts of hardships in our lives and others will make us feel like giving up. But, God who never changes has promised us in the Bible that He will deliver us from evil. He promised us the strength to make our bodies strong amidst every challenge. Through this prayer for strength and guidance, we will ask for God’s strength to rain upon our hearts.
Isaiah 58:11 And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Almighty Father, I’m humbling myself to ask for more strength to get through this trying time of my life. Lord, now that all the lines are blurry, it has become clear that You are all I need. I have faith in the promises You’ve made of never leaving me in times of trouble. I believe that You will carry me, and hold my hand as I fight my battles in life. Your love is my refuge and Your words are my strength. I wear the full armor of God through all my battles.
Guide me, Lord, and strengthen my heart so that my faith in You will not be easily rooted out by Satan and his schemes. Grant me the courage to keep fighting. All glory to You, Father, Amen.
Prayer For Direction
Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
North, South, East, and West are not the only directions we can travel towards in our lives. Walking through the course of life, we can’t avoid getting confused about what direction to go or what path to take. As uncertainty clouded the way, we should pray to God to help us find the right direction.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
When you are lost and don’t know which direction to go; when you need help and don’t know who to go to, there is one solution; go to God in prayer. When praying for direction and you are at a loss for words, you can always use this prayer:
Merciful Father, King of All Kings, Your love protects me from the harsh world every day. I offer my life unto You. God, please help me to choose the direction You want me to go. Lead my way Oh Lord, and I will follow Your footsteps until I can reach the destination meant for me. Just as how You lead Your children out of Egypt and killed their enemies, keep me safe and at peace in Your arms. Watch where I go and help me make a wise decision on which direction I should take. I trust in you and I praise Your name. Amen.
Prayer For Guidance During Hard Times
Matthew 11:28-29 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
The world is unfair but God’s love is evenly distributed and never-ceasing towards all of us. He cares for you as much as He does for me. There are not favoritisms and no regrets for creating someone or something. If any of His children are in difficult situations, surely He won’t hesitate to answer our plea for help. Just as the verse Matthew 11:28 – 29 says, God encourages us to turn to Him and let Him take care of our burdens.
Many of us may be weighed down by our sins, demands of others, oppression, persecution, weariness, and more. But through rest in Jesus, the promises of love, healing, and peace gives us spiritual productivity and a purpose in life. In Him, we will find comfort and guidance in the middle of a storm, may it be literally or spiritually.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Hard times for you may have caused you to also be tongue tied. If you’re lacking the words to ask God for help in prayer for guidance, do not fret. Here is a prayer you can use to ask God for guidance and direction during times of hardship:
Almighty Father in heaven, thank you for keeping me safe amidst all the chaos of this world. God, I marvel through Your great works every day and I hold on to Your words like a strong vine in the middle of raging waters. Lord, I humbly bow to Your throne of glory and mercy seeking your guidance so that I can pass through this hard time unscathed.
Calm my troubled heart, Father, and remind me how You can part the ocean for people who trust in You. Let me cast away all my doubts and surround me with your comforting love. Help me assure my mind that this too will come to pass and that I can win this battle with you. I put all my trust in Your great name, Father. This I ask through Your only Son, Jesus, Amen.
Final Words On Prayers For Guidance And Direction
Anyone can give us pieces of advice and guidance on what we will do. Some depend on the movement of stars to decide what to do next. Others turn to fortune-tellers and their cards to predict the future. But one thing is for sure, none of them can help us like how God can. Depending on these ways that God loathes, will just ruin our lives as we are all humans. We are all equally ignorant of the mysteries of life. Only God and God alone can give us proper guidance. So we need so we should always trust and lean unto Him. These prayers for guidance will come handy every day, not just in tough moments, as we need God’s instruction for our everyday lives.