Prayer For Direction
God of all Truth, I spend so much time thinking, planning and worrying about my life. Your word says that, although people plan their course in their hearts, it is you who establishes our steps. Help me to make you the center of my planning. I can do nothing without you giving me the strength to do it. I can plan nothing without you giving me the mind to plan it. The desires of my heart can only be satisfied in you. Direct my steps, Lord, to follow you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Creator God, you made me and you love me. My circumstances do not define me, my identity is as your child. Whatever I do today, your loving eye is on me and you have promised to counsel me. Help me to bring everything in my life before you. When I am uncertain, help me look to you. Instruct me and teach me, Lord, in the way that I should go and the paths that I should take. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
All-knowing God, your word is living and active. Help me to be attentive to your voice as you guide me through life. Your word is a lamp for my feet. When I don't know where I am going, help me to listen to you and follow the path that you show me. You are a light shining in the darkness. When I don't know which way to turn would you shine the light of your love into the cloud of confusion. Bring clarity to my mind. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, when I am uncertain about what I should do, show me your ways. When I don't know which way to turn, teach me your paths. In everything I do, I ask you to guide me. My hope is found in you from the moment I wake up until the moment I fall asleep. You are my Savior. You have rescued me from sin and I ask that you protect me from making sinful choices. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God of all wisdom, you have promised that if anybody lacks wisdom, we should ask you, and you will give us that wisdom. I ask you for wisdom now, Lord. Help me to make wise decisions that are for my good and your glory. You will give me wisdom not because I have earned it, but because it is a free and gracious gift. You are a generous, loving Father, and all wisdom is found in you. Give me all the wisdom I need right now. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Mighty God, if I try and live my life without you, I will fail. Long ago, you sent your presence in a towering cloud and burning pillar of fire to guide your people through the wilderness. 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 from harm and direct my steps. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God, Creator of all things, you made me and you know me better than anyone else. You know me better than I know myself. Your eyes watched over my development in my mother's womb and all my days are written in your book before I was even born. Help me to trust in your providence, Lord. You are my provider and protector. You are my wisdom and my light. Guide my thoughts, words and actions as I live my life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Lord, I do thank You for providing me with a job, but I also want to say thank You for this welcome vacation and pray that it will be a time of real refreshment and relaxation.
I pray that I will make the best use of the time I have, and as I take this break from the busy schedule that is demanded of me from my work, I pray that my body will be relaxed, my mind renewed and spirit refreshed. I know Lord, that it can be quite difficult to suddenly change from a busy active work schedule to the slower pace of a vacation, but I do ask You to help me adjust from the very beginning so that I may make the most of the time that I have.
Let my heart and soul be open to You and Your leading, and I pray that this may be a time when You become more real to me. This I ask in Jesus' name,