– by Stephen Altrogge –
I’m so grateful that God invites me to lift prayers of guidance to him.
Because here’s the deal…
Life can be really, really confusing sometimes. A lot of the time actually.
So many situations arise where we need the Lord’s guidance. Should I take this job? Should I marry this person? Should I move to this place? Should I attend this church?
The list goes on and on.
Life. Is. Challenging.
Am I right?
The good news is that God has promised to guide us and to answer our prayers for guidance. In Psalm 32:8, the Lord says:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
The challenge is that we don’t always know what to pray when it comes to prayers of guidance. And so we find ourselves only able to say things like, “Lord, please help me know what to do.”
And while there’s nothing wrong with that, I also believe that God has more for us. To help both you and I out, here are 5 prayers of guidance to pray when life feels confusing and complicated.
1. A Prayer For Guidance and Trust
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake (Psalm 23:1-3).
Lord, I may not know what to do, but I trust that you have a good, sweet, sovereign plan for my life. Even though I may not know the way to go, you do, and I trust you to lead me every step of the way.
Your word says that you are my shepherd and that I am your sheep. I trust you to lead me beside still waters. I trust you to bring me to green pastures. You won’t leave me or forsake me. You’ll never abandon me. You’ll never stop doing good to me.
I refuse to trust in my own wisdom and my own discernment. Instead, I place all my trust and hope in you. I place all my faith in you. I place all my confidence in you. You are my rock. My hope. My strong tower.
I fully trust that you will guide me to the good place you have for me.