When you have to stand against giants, it is best to have the Lord by your side. These great Catholic prayers for strength and guidance will provide you with the words you need to seek the strength of the Lord.
Strength and Guidance Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness throughout the generations. Your word says that, although people plan their course in their hearts, it is you who establishes our steps. Give me strength and guidance for everything that lies before me. Whatever I do today, your loving eye is on me and you have promised to guide me. Help me to fix my eyes on you as I run the race of life. Help me to walk by faith and not by sight. Strengthen me through your Holy Spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Clear Guidance Prayer
Everlasting Father, your word says that you will always guide me. Let me lean on you with all my heart instead of relying on my own imperfect understanding. Give me clear guidance in my life Lord. You satisfy my needs when I feel frustrated and you strengthen me when life makes me weary. Help me to follow your ways as you lead me into a life of fruitfulness and joy. As I submit myself to you, I know that you will direct my paths and I can have confidence that your direction is always the best way to go. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Strength for the Weary Prayer
Faithful Father, thank you that you are my shield and my strength. Your word says that you give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Please help me to experience your strength in the midst of my weakness. May Christ dwell in my heart through faith so that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may have the strength to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. May I be filled with all the strength of you, my God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Guiding Light Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, when I am uncertain about what I should do, guide me along your path. You keep my path straight. When I don’t know which way to turn, teach me your paths. Help me to be attentive to your voice as you guide me through life. Your word is a lamp for my feet. You are my Savior, you have rescued me from sin and I ask that you would protect me from making sinful choices. Shine the light of your love into my confusion. Bring clarity to my mind. Through your mighty name, Amen.
Renewed Strength Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you are my strength and my song, you fill my heart with joy. You have promised that those who hope in you will have their strength renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Strengthen me according to your word. Remind me that my strength is found in you and your mighty power. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, and power and strength, be unto you my God for ever and ever. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Light of the World Prayer
O Lord my God, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding my steps on your path. Your word says that if I trust in you with all my heart and do not lean on my own understanding, submitting to you in all my ways, then you will make my paths straight. Guide my words, thoughts and deeds. You are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask or imagine, according to the power at work within me. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Give Me Strength Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, thank you that you are great and abundant in power, your strength is beyond measure. The Bible says that you are able to bless me abundantly, so that in all things at all times, you will supply everything I need, and I will abound in every good work. Give me strength I need today Lord, may I thrive in the power of your spirit. May your love be the passion in my heart. May your joy be my strength when times are hard. May your presence be my peace that overflows. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Guidance and Direction Prayer
Gracious Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit to lead me. You said that your Spirit will teach me all things and guide me into all truth. I ask you for guidance and direction now Lord and pray that you would answer my request. You are a perfectly good Father who only ever gives good gifts to his children. When I become overwhelmed, please give me the peace that surpasses all understanding. Clear my mind to follow you with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Strength in Weakness Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that all things were created through you and for you, you are before all things, and in you all things exist. You have said that your power is made perfect in my weakness, that when I am weak, then I am strong because of your power flowing through me. Hear my prayer today and fill me with your strength and power. I give you thanks, O Lord; you who was, and is, and is to come; because you have revealed your great power to your people. In your powerful name, Amen.
Wisdom and Guidance Prayer
Heavenly Father, you have promised that if anybody lacks wisdom, we should ask you, and you will give us that wisdom. I ask you for wisdom and guidance today Lord. Help me to make wise decisions that are for my good and your glory. When I don’t know which way to go, I ask that I would know your presence near me, guiding me in the right direction. I do not want to go anywhere without you Lord, because being in your presence is the best place for me. Protect me and direct my steps. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Strength in the Lord Prayer
God of the Universe, thank you that you are the resurrection and the life, death holds no power over you. Your word says that the joy of the Lord is my strength. Let me rejoice in my salvation and find true strength in you. Renew my strength every morning and restore my strength every evening. Let me be filled with your Holy Spirit, through whom you broke the power of sin, shame and death. You are the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God. To you be honor and glory forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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.