We can plan and go after what we want in life, but true fulfillment comes from seeking God’s will for our life. Here are 10 powerful prayers for God’s will along with printable images to use or share.
A Prayer for God’s Will in My Life
Lord God, You have taught us that You have a plan for each one of us. Your hand guides our steps and provides us with all we need. Because You are good, You want only the best for us. Good and gracious God, I ask that Your pathway will become manifest in my life. Help me to walk in the paths that You have laid out in front of me and lead me through the narrow gate. Amen.
A Prayer to Understand God’s Will
Father, because You are gracious and merciful, Your will is always oriented toward our benefit. Yet, this world we live in is cast in darkness. It can be difficult to understand Your will for us. What seems to us to be good, is sometimes not. Illuminate the darkness around us, that we might understand Your will. Speak to us through Your holy word so that we might continue in our understanding. Amen.
A Prayer for Acceptance of the Will of God
Everlasting God, when our Lord Jesus prayed in the garden, He accepted the suffering that awaited Him, according to Your will. Although Your will is good, we know that it is sometimes necessary to suffer for the sake of others. O Lord, give us the courage and fortitude to accept Your will in our life – even when doing so will demand dearly of us. To follow Your Son is to carry our cross. Amen.
A Prayer to Discern God’s Will
Father, there are unseen spiritual forces that are constantly competing for our attention. The Devil and his minions pull us away from the truth found in Your word. They tempt us with our senses and pull us off course. It can be difficult to discern the right path. Lord, open our eyes and ears to hear Your word. Help us to be immersed in the Bible, where You have promised that we would hear Your voice. Lord, in Your mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.
A Prayer for Knowing God’s Will
Lord, to know Your Son, Jesus, is to know Your will. When we are united to Your Son by our faith and trust in Him, we know that Your will for our life is to listen to Him. Lord, teach us to believe and help our unbelief. Help us to cling ever more tightly to Your Son Jesus, that we may also have no doubt about Your will for our life. Amen.
Seeking God’s Will Prayer
Father, this life is akin to a journey. All-day we meander through deep valleys and high hills. We are constantly seeking Your face and trying to deduce Your will. In Your great wisdom, You have provided us with Your will in Your holy word. Lord, teach us to seek Your voice in the pages of scripture. Keep us from being blown around by every posture and position of the world. Instead, keep us steadfast on the right path, where Your will is manifest in our life. Amen.
A Prayer to Live Out God’s Will
Father, even when we understand Your will for our life, it doesn’t follow that this is always easy to implement and live out in our life. Living according to Your word requires us to make many sacrifices. Indeed, it is akin to dying – both to ourselves and to the world. Lord, uphold us by Your Holy Spirit. Guide us through the challenges of life so that we might become witnesses to Your immense love. Amen.
A Prayer for God’s Will in a Relationship
Father God, relationships are a blessed gift from Your gracious hand. But sometimes, relationships can be messy, confusing, and painful to navigate. Amid the swirl of emotions, it can be difficult to determine which path we should take. In this confusion, we ask that You make Your will manifest. Close the doors that are wrong for us and set before us a clear path. Convict our hearts so that we know when our actions conflict with Your will for our lives. Amen.
A Prayer for Strength to Do God’s Will
Lord, carrying our cross can be difficult. Even Your Son, Jesus, needed help to carry His cross to His place of crucifixion. Since it is Your will to carry our cross, I ask that You give me the strength to endure in my walk with You. Give me a thick skin, and a tender heart. Make my steps sure and clear, and do not let my legs give out. Let me finish the race. Amen.
A Prayer for Trust in God’s Will
Heavenly Father, simply knowing Your will and trusting in You are two separate things. Sometimes I can discern Your plans for me, but there are times when I am paralyzed. I am unable to move because my heart is not in it. I am not able to trust Your goodwill. Lord, change my heart so that I can learn to trust You, for You teach us that You will never leave or forsake us. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.