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11 Powerful Prayers to God for Guidance and Direction

When you feel like you are falling off track or are lost in life, these powerful prayers to God for guidance and direction will encourage you to get your feet planted back on the ground and remain faithful to the Lord’s will.

Prayer #1

Heavenly Father, You give us life. You hold all power in Your hands.

In You are only good things. In You is healing of the nations. In You is freedom from worry and freedom from pain.

Today, I ask that you forgive me of my faults, my sins, and anything else that may separate me from You. In Your Spirit, Your gift of healing is alive. In You Lord, I can place my trust.

Protect me from the enemy, that I may choose life over death today. At this time of much needed healing and change, I pray that I be born again in You. Amen.

Prayer #2

Dear Father in Heaven, I come to You in my time of need, to beg for Your protection and Your guidance in my life. Please help me see Your hand in this situation and give me peace, even when I am unworthy. O Lord, I need Your protective shield over me and my family and I ask that you give me the sense of calmness as I follow Your path. Amen.

Prayer #3

Heavenly Father, I’d like to apologize to You right now.

Sometimes I forget to cast all my cares upon You, and spend more time and effort in worrying than focusing on the peace that comes from resting in Christ.

Help me to open my understanding through Your Word and realize that worry not only robs me of our joy and peace in the Lord, but is rooted in the sin of unbelief.

Whenever I am lost, please provide me with a better understanding that You alone are the One that will replace foolish worries with divine wisdom. Amen.

Prayer #4

O Lord, in this difficult time, I am on my knees before You, asking for your guidance. Wash away the world from my eyes, Lord, and make me Your vessel. Give me a sign that I may know where to go and what to do to fully honor You, God. I ask this of You, as Your humble servant. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer #5

Heavenly Father, I ask you to strengthen my mind, body and spirit today. When I’m weary, may I be refreshed. When I’m worn, may I be renewed.

When I’m broken, may I be restored. When I’m fearful, may I become faithful.

I pray that I walk in complete confidence today knowing that the Lord Almighty is with me. Amen.

Prayer #6

In the Lord’s Name, I pray for this brother/sister and ask that You, God, guide them in the way they should go. Do not abandon them in their time of need and aid them as they struggle to do Your will and to follow Your directions. Give him/her a direction to go in and strengthen their resolve in You. Lord, fill his/her heart with peace and joy and give him/her strength and courage to do Your will. In Your Name we trust, Amen.

Prayer #7

Heavenly Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one.

Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind.

Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us with Your strength and might.

Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for job. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. Amen

Prayer #8

Lord God, in this moment of distress and uncertainty, I ask for Your wisdom and guidance to shine down on me. Help me to understand what Your plan is for my life and how to make it happen. God, I ask You to give me peace as I move forward in this world. Amen.

Prayer #9

Heavenly Father, I surrender every area of my mind, will and emotions to You.

I choose to dwell in Your goodness and faithfulness so that the good seeds You’ve planted in my life will take root.

Keep me close to You and direct my steps down the good path You have prepared for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer #10

Heavenly Father, as I arise today, I pray that Your strength pilot me, Your power uphold me, and Your wisdom guide me. May Your eye look before me, Your hand protect me and Your shield, defend me. Amen.

Prayer #11

Heavenly Father, I come to You today giving thanks.

Thank you for keeping and protecting me. Thank you for Your guidance and direction. Thank you for picking me up when I was at my lowest.

You are an awesome God and it is because of You I choose to live and walk in Your favor.

In Your name I pray. Amen.

Here is a great video from Pastor Rick Warren where he discusses how to pray and fast to encourage hearing the Lord’s message to you.