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11 Best Prayers for Guidance in Decision Making

Having the right guidance in life requires abiding by the Lord’s will and having discernment. These prayers for guidance in decision making will offer you the encouragement and focus you need to have in your life.

Prayer #1

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.

Prayer #2

Lord, may Your presence fill my heart and mind so that I will always be guided by love. Thank you for your perfect guidance and fellowship with the Holy Spirit, by which I have confidence I will not fall.

I will be strong to stand against all attacks of evil, even in these times when the things of the world attempt to stand between my choices for a way of life pleasing in Your sight.

Prayer #3

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

Prayer #4

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.

Prayer #5

Father,

I confess my fears and hopes as I make this decision. It is written that perfect love casts out all fear. So I come to you now and soak in your love. As I lay down my thoughts and surrender my will to you, may clarity, wisdom and faith arise in my heart. Lord, would you stir up my hopes, may I dream again. Come speak into my heart your reassuring promises and fresh words of life. Thank you Lord that you are the rock on which I build my life. So no matter what the outcome is of my decision, I stand secure in your truth. Come direct my path and illuminate my mind as I wait before you now.

In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer #6

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.

Prayer #7

O Lord,
You are my sat nav,
A voice to guide my way.
Such help on every journey,
Within my heart you reign.

You are my compass,
You lead me where to go.
Even when the path is dim,
Your truth lights all I know.

You are my lighthouse.
In the high seas and storms,
I do not fear the rocks of life,
Your love light keeps me warm.

Amen.

Prayer #8

Heavenly Father, I come before You, placing my deepest and heartfelt desires at Your feet. I have a decision to make. Lord, I want it to be in accordance with Your will and plans for my life.

Lord Jesus Christ, counselor of all who come for Your aid and seek Your guidance, help me that in all decisions. May my heart be not hardened to receive Your word. May my eyes not be blinded to see the truth and obedience to Your will.

I pray that the word of God and prayer be my decision-making tools and armor in all aspects of living.

Prayer #9

Father, I need wisdom that only your Spirit can give me. Help me to not lean solely on my own opinions, thoughts, or dreams — or what my society, culture, and circle have to say. I need godly — not earthly — wisdom, Lord. Please supply me in knowledge and truth as I battle these tough decisions and uncertainty. Father, open my eyes to the barriers holding me back from spiritual progress and help me to walk confidently as I discern the next steps I need to take in my life.

Prayer #10

Lord God, I pray for a clear understanding and a peace that only you can provide. Remind me that my thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways (Isaiah 55:8-9) when I am struggling to see clearly and make decisions — and that peace is a gift only you supply. When I’m restless, anxious, and uneasy, strengthen me to move forward with eyes only fixed on you. Please keep the enemy from polluting my heart and confusing my mind as I draw nearer to your truths, Lord.

Prayer #11

Lord Jesus, I earnestly pray that I may never become proud and self-contented to think only of my own wants and desires.

Help me to open my heart and mind, to be a blessing to one who is in need. May I be a channel of Your peace and love to one who is in distress, and a light of hope for someone who is condemned.

Last, but not least, I pray for the spirit of wisdom and discernment to guide my thoughts as I make my decisions. AMEN!

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