Skip to Content

Prayer for Guidance and God’s Direction in decision Making

Are you in the middle of something and not sure which step to take?

Are you worried your next action could affect your life and future?

If you are uncertain what actions to take, it is best to turn to God.

After all, God is all-knowing and all-powerful.

So, isn’t it best to trust God because he knows the end from the beginning?

Isn’t it best to ask that He leads you through every one of your decisions?

This is why prayer is vital in decision-making.

The scripture says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

If you lean on your Father to help you, you are indeed on the right path.

God’s plan is always the best.

We know this because when we depend on him, he never fails us.

So, today, we will pray for God’s direction in our decision-making.

God sees the end from the beginning.

So, why not depend on him?

I have put together this prayer for God’s direction in anything you plan to do.


Short prayer for guidance (prayer points)

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

  1. Lord, I thank you for the gift of life.
  2. Lord, I thank you for my friends and family. May your name be praised.
  3. Lord, I ask that you pardon my excesses. I have sinned against you. Please forgive me.
  4. Lord, I ask for your direction and guidance. But, unfortunately,  I cannot do anything on my own.
  5. Lord, I trust your judgment to lead me rightly. Therefore, take control.
  6. Lord, I pray for guidance and protection from my enemies and the devil. Do not leave me hopeless.
  7. Lord, I pray for guidance and strength in my trials. Miraculously bring solutions to me.
  8. Lord, I ask for your wisdom and blessing in everything I do. Guide me to success. Amen.
  9. Lord, I ask for divine guidance for my exam. Give me ideas of what to study for my exams.


Prayer Scriptures for God’s guidance

Prayer Scriptures For God’s Guidance

Here are some bible verses about God’s guidance you can pray with.

James 1:5

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

John 15:7

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight


Prayer for Guidance and God’s Direction

Prayer For Guidance And God’s Direction

Let us thank God for all he has done

When thanks go up, solutions come down.

We are always too quick to pray.

What about thanking him for all he has done for you?

You are alive and healthy despite your persecution.

You are not in the hospital despite your worries.

In all things, we must acknowledge his grace and mercies.

The scriptures say,

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 100:4

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

Let us pray

Heavenly loving Father,

You created me from the dust of the earth.

You have saved me from all my iniquities.

Despite the devil’s plans, you have safeguarded me with your holy angels.

I know, for sure, that I am nothing without you.

Lord, I thank you for my life and that of my family.

You have kept me because of your love for me.

With thousands of people dying every day, you have allowed me to live.

May your name be glorified forever.


What are your plans?

So, what are your plans for today or the days to come?

As expected, you currently have one, and you will need to start executing them.

But have you prayed for direction from God? Have you asked God for guidance in all your intentions?

We all have plans for the future concerning our lives.

It could be your academics, relationship, marriage, studies, business, workplace, or anything precious to you.

When you plan without God’s direction, you may encounter problems.

With God, all things are possible.

So, no matter what your next big plans are, you must seek God’s guidance.

The scripture says,

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

Let us pray

Dear Lord,

I come to you this day with all humility and submission.

I seek your grace, mercy, and blessings.

Lord, you are the one who makes a way when there is none.

Lord, I set my heart towards you.

I ask for guidance in my next big plan.

Lord, open my heart to make the right decision.

Let my actions not yield sorrow and unhappiness to my life.

Lord, I know the devil plans to mislead me.

Lord, I know that my enemies seek to embarrass and shame me.

But Lord, I ask today for your protection and guidance.

Guide every step I will take and lead me in the right way.

Send your Holy Spirit into my life to protect me.

Let my next action lead to praises.

Let my plans be successful by your grace.

Thank you, Father, for your answered prayers.

Show me your ways, Lord

Your next strategy depends on God.

He can make it successful and guide your every step.

The scripture says,

Show me your ways, Lord,teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior,and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

Let us pray

Lord, I am visionless without you.

I am helpless without you.

What I say or do depends on your mercies and favor.

Lord, I ask that you show me your ways.

Let me find strength in your word during my trials.

Open my eyes to see your leading and obey them.

Let me find peace and happiness in my next actions.

Lord, you know all of my troubles.

You alone search through the heart and see my fears.

Lord, I ask for strength to overcome all my temptations.

I ask for your mercies to see me through.

Thank you, Lord, for your answered prayers.

He will direct your paths (no need to panic)

You have come to God to seek his mercies.

Why then will he abandon you?

Whatever your heart desires, God can bring it to pass.

So, you need not worry about your plans or troubles.

You only need to believe in his promise in John 14:13-14.

Christ told his disciples, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”

Now let this sink in for a minute.

There is no limit to what you can ask from God.

Provided your actions are backed with love and faith, God will come to your aid.

The scripture says,

The heart of man plans his way,but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

Prayer for Guidance and God's Direction in decision Making

Let us pray

Father Lord,

The giver of all good and perfect things.

Lord, I come before you this morning for your mercies and love.

I ask for faith to believe in your limitless power.

Lord, I have come to seek your direction.

Direct my paths and lead me in the right way.

Lord, I ask for wisdom and understanding.

Guide me and take away every tool of unhappiness from my paths.

Lord, I reject shame and embarrassment.

I reject unhappiness and sorrow.

Thank you, Lord, for your answered prayers.


Author: Akatakpo DunnDunn is a firm believer and a teacher of God's word. Suffering for Jesus is an attribute of a faithful Christian, and I hope to win new souls to Christ with every chance that I get. Articles are well-researched and backed by the scriptures. Follow me: on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Samuel Kealotswe

Friday 30th of April 2021

This post has helped me to find prayer points that talks to my spirit, I thought God has neglected me, but I can feel being feeled with the holy spirit, I need prayers for break through for all that I have lost, spiritual uplifting and guidance

Mrs Mawe

Friday 23rd of April 2021

I accidentally come across this wonderful website, that's full of prayers. The site is guiding & helping me enormously with putting words of prayers and communicating with the Lord. As I always connect deeply with God through spiritual songs, prayers haven't been my strong area; but now I found the perfect site and I am enjoying it. I am very thankful for God's child who came up with the idea. God Bless you Dunn.

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!