7 Powerful Prayers for Discernment and Decision Making

Proverbs 15:1-2
Heavenly Father, Your Word says that foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; whereas a sensible person stays on the right path. I pray that I do not indulge in reckless decision-making when I need to be decisive. Lord, I also pray that I seek You always so that the plans that You have for my life may be successful. Father, help me become sensitive to Your Holy Spirit so that I can be wise and aligned to Your will, Amen.

Philippians 1:9-10
Oh Lord, I pray that I keep growing in knowledge and understanding so that I can recognize and treasure what is excellent. I pray that You continue to reveal to me what really matters, so that I live a pure and blameless life until Your return. I pray that I am not stagnant in my knowledge of You, instead let the revelations be endless, let the discernment occur daily and let my mind and soul be completely aligned to You, Amen.

Hosea 14:9
Righteous God help me to remain spiritually wise. I thank You for the ability to discern and listen carefully to Your Spirit. Lord, I know that Your paths are true and right. I also know that my righteousness comes from walking in them. I pray that I will never stray from Your path and that I will never become a sinner who stumbles and fall. I thank You for giving me insight that can help me in my daily living, Amen.

2 Samuel 14:17
Dear Lord, just as You told Samuel to not look at appearance or height of a man’s stature, I pray that I too look not on outward appearances. God You do not see how man sees but You look at the heart. I pray that I too look at life on a deeper level and understand that there is more than what meets the eye. I pray that when making decisions I approach them with spiritual wisdom and sensitivity, Amen.

Matthew 6:10
Righteous God, I declare that Your Kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I pray heavenly Father that when it comes to making decisions I am in line with Your will. Let every decision I make be approved by You in heaven first. I pray that You govern my steps and direct my paths at all times. Thank You for Your divine guidance and correction in my life, Amen.

James 1:5
Dear Savior, I am lacking wisdom right now as I do not know what path will lead me to what You have intended for my life. I pray that You will reveal to me the things that will help me live a successful and fruitful future. I thank You in advance because You give generously and graciously to all who seek You. Have Your divine way in my life, in Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

2 Chronicles 1:10-11
Heavenly Father, like Solomon, I pray for Your divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Lord, I know that it is because of You that I can make the right decisions in line with Your will and purpose. So, Father, I ask for the Spirit of discernment to enable me to make sound decisions that will guide me in standing for truth and righteousness. Father, this is the prayer of my heart; in Jesus Name, 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.