These Over 20 Prayers for Wisdom and Guidance will help you uncover what’s holding you back, and give you the courage to pursue your dreams.
Many decisions must be made in life, and not all of them are obvious. May God give you the wisdom and guidance to lead a happy peaceful life with an undying love for his creation.
Prayer for Open Doors
This prayer is for those who are skeptical and reluctant to pray, or who have hardened their hearts after hearing that God doesn’t answer prayers. It reminds people that God is listening when we ask.
Father God, we acknowledge that our circumstances may contain restrictions. But we trust that the door to your word will always be opened and that it is there for us to walk through. May our response to your invitation be a submission of our hearts, minds and souls.
Dear God, I am conscious that You have the potential to unlock doors that no man can ever close. It’s not always easy for me to see and feel the path I should take. So, today, I put my trust in You and ask that You lead me to the doors of opportunity that You have prepared for me. Help me make sense of the options in front of me and see and make the right choices today. Amen.
Prayer for Light on the Path
Dear Jesus, Today, I’m hoping for some sunshine. I recognize You as the Source of Light. You are the source of all light. Please illuminate my path so that I can walk correctly. I don’t want to become disoriented or sidetracked. Keep me on track by providing an insight on each step I take. Shine Your light on my thoughts and guide my life and decisions in the right direction. Amen.
Prayer of Dependence and Trust
Dearest Father, Despite my failures and unfaithfulness, you remain trustworthy. You are always dependable, not because of anything I have done, but because that is Who You are. Lord, help me to fully comprehend that. Please assist me in placing my complete trust and reliance on You. In every decision and endeavor, I seek and rely on You for wisdom and guidance. Father, lead me, Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom in Dealing with Difficulties
You can do anything, Mighty God, and no plan of Yours has ever fail. You direct Your children’s lives and meticulously plan every detail. Lord, grant me the wisdom to understand the difficulties in my path and to feel and see Your comforting hand in the midst of these difficulties. Bless me with faith that allows me to face difficulties without fear, knowing that Your plans are always perfect. Amen.
Prayer for Guidance in Dealing with Confusions
You are indeed, Lord, and the source of all true wisdom. With Your great wisdom, You have planned my life and the path I should always take. Lord, lead me to the path you’ve planned for me. Help me, Lord, to make the right decisions and to experience Your power and love in my life, so that I can avoid the fears that confusion brings. Amen.
Praying for the ability to comprehend and accept God’s will
Father, You have shown me grace and mercy that far exceeds what I deserve. Only you are worthy of my offering and worship. Help me, Lord, to live a life that pleases You and is in accordance with Your perfect plan for my life. Give me the discernment to recognize and avoid negative influences that will lead me astray. You know what is best for me, so instill in me a desire and zeal to seek Your will. Amen.
My heavenly Father, You see everything and know everything. Your knowledge is impeccable, and comprehension is beyond comprehension. Lord, guide me so that I can follow Your guidance. Direct my steps so that I don’t end up on the wrong path, and my thoughts so that I don’t make bad decisions. Amen.
Prayer for Guidance
Dear Father, You are the source of all heavenly understanding and the only one who can lead people down paths that lead to joy and fulfillment. Give me discernment to check and correct my own understanding, as well as the ability to put away all unhelpful thoughts that lead me astray. Make it easier for me to feel and understand Your presence in my life by increasing the sensitivity of my heart to Your guiding hand. Help me to fully surrender to Your guidance so that my paths are always straight. Amen.
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Prayer for Wisdom During Doubts and Anxieties
Almighty Father, You always provide wisdom and understanding when I need assistance or guidance. Help me remember all the times You’ve showered blessings on me. So that my mind and heart are free of doubts and anxieties, please comfort me with thoughts of your faithful loving care. Help me to find wisdom in Your steadfast promises. Allow them to encourage me as I seek and follow Your guidance and completely focus on the life You want for me. Amen.
Prayer for Honoring God in My Decisions
Your Majesty, You are deserving of all praise. And You want me to honor You not only in the important aspects of my life, but also in the seemingly insignificant ones. I know that my success in life will always be rooted in You, so please help me to remember this and to prioritize You in my life at all times. Give me the wisdom to make wise decisions with You in mind, as well as to take steps and pursue paths that honor and glorify You. Amen.
Prayer for abiding in Him
Dear God, You’ve always been a loving Father to me. You outline what is best for my life. You’re there to encourage me when I do the right thing, and you’re there to help me get back on track when I stray. Lord, teach me to always pay attention to Your loving corrections. Help me to recognize and remember my need to be close to You. Help me to find You in Your Holy Word so that I can gain more wisdom in my life, decisions, and path. Amen.
Prayer for Patience
When I’m tired, I find true rest in You, Lord of Heaven. You provide me with comfort when I’m struggling. I seek Your guidance. I’m waiting for your instructions. Teach me to remain calm and patient, especially when things do not go as planned. Help me to remember Your promise of guidance and blessing during times of adversity and failure. Please calm my heart and keep me trusting. Amen.
When Nothing Seems to Work Out, Pray
Father, you are wise. I have been lovingly chosen and called by You for Your special plan and purpose. You’ve always kept an eye on me, assisting me in growing and succeeding. I am aware that not everything always works out as expected. As I try to figure out why my plans don’t seem to be working out, I cast all my worries on You, Lord. Your presence comforts and assures me. I put my trust in Your wisdom as You work things out for my benefit. Amen.
Prayer of Humility
Father, I know You are All-Wisdom. I apologize for the times when I questioned Your advice. Help me Lord to meekly surrender to Your leadership and to trust Your methods. Humble me and teach me to rely on You rather than my own wisdom when making plans. Remind me all the time, Lord, that it is only through Your wisdom and guidance that I can get to where I need to go and achieve all that I can in this life. Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom in Opportunities
Almighty Father, You endow man with the desire and ability to work and accomplish things for Your pleasure. Develop in me the ability to detect when Your hand is at work. Assist me in developing the discernment to recognize which opportunities You are sending my way. Clear my mind and send Your peace whenever an opportunity presents itself. Do not let me lose focus off course or select unfavorable opportunities. And grant me the wisdom to learn from every opportunity that comes my way, whether positive or negative. Amen.
Prayer for Hearing and Listening
God, You are the source of all wise counsel, and You always guide us to what is best for us. Create in me a receptive ear to Your voice. Teach me to sit quietly and listen. Do not let the noise of ungodly influences and advice muddle my thoughts and distract me from hearing the right things. Please assist me in focusing my hearing on helpful words and advice. Assist me in resisting discouraging and ineffective comments. Listen for words that provide guidance and direction for a fruitful life. Amen.
Prayer of Surrender
You have given us the wisdom to recognize Your ways and understand Your Word, Loving Savior. However, we can unknowingly resist You and Your work in our lives at times. Lord, give me the strength and courage to overcome my hesitations and to recognize when I have neglected You or ignored Your guidance. Lead me to the appropriate advice and assist me in staying on the correct track. I recognize that Your plans are not only superior, but also the best for me. Amen.
Prayer of Receptiveness
Father in heaven, I know You adore me. Even when I keep going in the wrong direction, you reach out faithfully and caringly. Help me to be aware of Your leading. Allow me to recognize when I’ve strayed from the path. Please don’t let my confusions, fears, and doubts harden my heart and prevent me from seeking Your plan and direction for my life. You’ve got it all sorted out. Now all I have to do is stay on course. Give me the wisdom to continue making the right decisions and upholding the right values. Amen.
Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit
God, You have sent Your Holy Spirit to be our Comforter, Teacher, and Guide. Lord, allow Your Spirit to comfort me in times of anxiety and worry. Give Him permission to instruct me in Your ways and lead me into all truth so that I may be endowed with the knowledge to recognize and comprehend Your plans for me through faith. Allow Him to direct my thoughts and guide my decisions so that I can maximize your will in my life. Amen.
The Prayer of God’s Word
Loving Father, Your word is a wellspring of wisdom and divine guidance. It is a lamp for my feet and a constant source of light for my path. Help me to develop a love for Your word and a desire to meditate on it on a regular basis. I can find solid concepts in the Bible to help me live wisely and pursue the proper type of life. Help me understand the Bible and draw conclusions that will put me on the right track and allow me to make good, solid decisions in this life. Amen.
Bible verse for wisdom and guidance (Proverbs 3:5-6)