Throughout Scripture we are reminded of God’s direction over our lives. He is our good Shepherd who leads us and He desires that we follow the path that leads to joy and contentment. When we pray for God’s guidance and for discernment through the Holy Spirit, we can rest assured that God will provide wisdom! We do not have to worry about our next step or about tomorrow because we know who guides our way! Do not rush your day without going before God to seek guidance!
- 1 A Short Prayer for Guidance
- 2 Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit
- 3 A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging
- 4 Prayer for Guidance in the Day Ahead
- 5 A Prayer for Discernment and Wisdom When You Need God’s Direction
- 6 Bible Verses about God’s Guidance
- 7 Original Prayers
- 8 Prayers about strength or Guidance
- 9 An Example Prayer for strength
- 10 Final Thoughts
A Short Prayer for Guidance
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your guidance. Forgive me for getting ahead of Your plans, and help me know when to stop and listen for Your direction. Your ways are perfect, Lord. Thank You for offering gentle grace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Kristine Brown
Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Lord, I pray you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave your presence more than I crave sin. Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit and so walk closer with Yourself. I pray for guidance from your Spirit- let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
– Kenny Luck
A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging
Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me be like Nehemiah, help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. As I face tough choices and hard situations, help me remember my belovedness, help me remember that I am Your child and Your representative to the world around me. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Charles Stanley
Prayer for Guidance in the Day Ahead
Good morning, Lord! Today’s a new day, a chance for a new start. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures I may have experienced. It’s a good day to be glad and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank you for today, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that you want me to be.
Today I want to start the day with you on my mind and in my heart. As I dress, let me wear the armor you’ve provided daily: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, the shoes of peace, and the sword of the spirit—with prayer on my tongue: praise for you and petitions for those around me and those I meet.
Feed me today with your daily bread. As the Bread of Life, your food, like manna, will sustain me throughout any trials and hungers. Help me to set my thoughts on things above and to speak only what will help and encourage others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, and help me guard the affections of my heart today, Lord. Make whatever work I do be marked with excellence rather than perfectionism, as I seek not to make a name, but to make a difference. Help me to treat each person I encounter as you would, with respect and love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness myself when needed.
As I start this day, help me remember that I belong to you, and my desire is to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal precious time and energy from the most important things you have designed for me. I’m proud to be your child, Lord. And I’m so grateful that you died for me—rising again on your own new morning—so that every day could be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you.
I know earthly life is short and fleeting, Lord. But I want to live today as if it were the first or the last day of my life, giving thanks for every good and perfect gift you choose to give. Today, and every day, I want to live my life for you, Jesus. In your precious name, Amen.
– Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Prayer for Discernment and Wisdom When You Need God’s Direction
Lord, thank You for the people You have divinely placed in my life who speak holy truth, love and words of wisdom. Give me a heart of discernment to know when You are using someone to speak instruction into my heart and my circumstances, and give me the strength and courage to follow through with that advice, even when it’s hard. Fill me with peace in knowing that even if I take a wrong turn, Your purpose will prevail. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Tracie Miles
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Bible Verses about God’s Guidance
Psalm 25:4-5 – “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Psalm 16:7-8 – “I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Psalm 32:8-9 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.”
John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
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by Aiza (Canada)
Our most gracious father lord, first of all I wanna say thank you for all the blessings Ive been receiving for the past few years, youve been always been there for me… Right now lord I also want to ask for your forgiveness, we know lord that we people are sinful, but even though weve commited so much sin, you still sacrifice and forgive us.
Right at this very moment lord I know that you know what my heart seeks… I pray lord and ask for your wisdom to make the right decision, (u know wat i mean) about my plan.. Lord, please give me a sign if this is the thing that Ive been waiting for.
All i ask for you lord is the guidance, wisdom and strength to do this thing. Lord, theres only one most important thing in my life right now and I know that u know wat it is…
Lord…I praise ur almighty name everyday, i give thanks to you and ask for your forgiveness.
May you see the sincereness in me and may you hear my prayer request to you from the bottom of my heart
Thank you lord amen
Return to Prayers for Strength and Guidance
When life is starting to get a bit tough, it can be completely natural to reach out for a helping hand. Sometimes speaking to friends or family won’t help or just isn’t an option. Sometimes you need to speak to a higher being in order to seek guidance or assistance. Whether you need a prayer for strength, a prayer for guidance or prayers for strength and guidance, this article will aim to provide you with the information you need. Prayers are a personal form of communication and as such, this article will show you how to best create your own prayers.
While this article will contain an example of a prayer about strength, it is advised that you alter this to make it more personal to you and your own situation. The reason for this is that sometimes your angels need to see that you’re actually putting in the effort. Obviously they will listen to you one way or the other and will help you when they think you need it most. That’s not to say that a more personal touch won’t go a long way. At the very least it will make you feel a little bit better about yourself and your relationship with your angels. Now let’s take a look at creating your own prayers for strength and guidance.
Prayers about strength or Guidance
When coming up with your prayer for strength or guidance, it’s important to take note of why you need this strength or guidance. Perhaps you’re struggling to find motivation at university or you need guidance on how to deal with a family issue such as an antisocial child. Everyone is going to have a different reason and this is the part that you can really go all out in terms of detail. Tell your angels every aspect of your situation that is troubling you and making your life difficult. The more you can tell them, the easier it will be for them to help you.
An Example Prayer for strength
This is simply an example of a prayer for guidance and strength. You can focus on either elements or both. Again, it does depend on your own individual situation and what you feel would be the best approach. You can simply use this as a template for your prayers about strength or guidance.
Dear Angels, I solemnly reach out to you for aid. I understand that you have already done so much for me but I need your help. I recently lost my job and I’m struggling to stay on top of things. I could really use some of your guidance on how best to find my new path. Please help me to find the strength within myself to tackle this problem head on so that I can go back to living my life. I put my faith in you and your angelic wisdom. Amen!
The best advice anyone can give you regarding prayers such as this is to look deep within yourself for what you feel is the best prayer. Guides can only take you so far so when taking the time to decide how to word your prayer, trust your gut instincts. Whatever you come up with, you can use it as a daily prayer for strength if necessary. Don’t overthink whether what you’ve come up with is “good enough”. It’s the thought that counts and your angels will be fully aware of your intentions. So if what you’re saying or thinking in your prayer feels right, then the best thing you can do is just roll with it.
Learn more about the world of Guardian Angels:
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- PRAYER FOR HEALING – HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PRAYER FOR HEALING