Prayers for Guidance
God is always there for us, even when we doubt and falter. Praying for guidance can help you find your path again and we can help you deliver your prayers to one of the holiest places in the world, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Experience the change that truly powerful prayers can make in your life and allow the Church’s religious order to pray for you, using your chosen prayer. On this page, you’ll find prayers for guidance, which we will personally deliver to the church. You will receive photos of your prayer and candle as proof that your prayer was taken to the Church and prayed on your behalf.
We can all use a little extra guidance and those who follow the Lord know that it is best to put your faith in him. Allowing God to guide every step in your life will only result in a better life and one that serves Him. Take the time to go over these prayers and to pray them with all your heart.
God is more than willing to give us a helping hand whenever we need it. All we have to do is ask. It’s the asking that often dissuades people, as they’re not sure if He will hear them or if they should really ask. Remember that God is immortal and all powerful and He wants you to follow His path, which means he will happily give you some directions and guidance. All you have to do is remain open to the guidance He provides. In some cases, it’s not what you expect or even want, but it is different from anything you anticipated. In these cases, it’s important to realize that it is God’s will and His plan for you is going forward.
Use these prayers when you really need help and guidance. When you find yourself struggling to make sense of things or if you are in need of a light to show you which way to go. He will always respond.
Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AND WISDOM
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 FOR GUIDANCE AND STRENGTH
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.
PRAYERS FOR GUIDANCE IN DECISION MAKING
Dear God, we come before you today to give thanks for Your everlasting love and to ask for your guidance in this great decision that must be made. Lord, help us to understand what You want in this situation and aid us in executing Your will. Help us realize that this decision is in Your hands, even if we are uncertain. In Your name we trust, Amen.
PRAYER FOR DIRECTION AND CLARITY
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 FOR GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION
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 FOR GUIDANCE AT WORK
Lord Jesus, today we ask that you give our brother/sister the wisdom to know what to do in this difficult work situation. As he/she continues to follow You, Lord, please give her/him the guidance necessary to make the right decisions that will honor You. As a light in this dark world, he/she is in great need of Your heavenly touch right now. Thank You for all that You have done for us and given us and we pray that we may pass the light to the next generation. In You we trust, Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE IN A RELATIONSHIP
Dear God, we come to you with humble and broken hearts, asking for forgiveness and begging for your guidance in our relationship. We wish to serve You, Lord, both in our relationship and outside it. Please give us the guidance to deal kindly with one another, to always treat each other with love and respect, even as You have treated us with love and respect. We ask that You give us the patience to put up with each other and the wisdom to guide one another in Your ways. Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE IN THE CHURCH
Our Father in Heaven, we ask that you protect this church and every member within it. Whether we are together or far apart, Lord, keep Your healing hand upon us and guide us in Your ways. As we gather together each week, bless our services and lay Your mighty hands on our pastor, that he might bring Your words to our ears. Thank you, Lord, for all You have done for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.
For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.