Praying the Scriptures: 10 Prayers for God’s Direction

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We make an infinite number of decisions in life.

Some are clear-cut.


not so much.

What do we do when we don’t know what to do?

When there’s no apparent right answer and no obvious wrong one?

When we just want what God wants, but we have no idea what that is?

Sometimes you just don't know what to do. Where to turn. Which path to take. This thoughtful post offers 10 prayers for God's direction.

First, we remind ourselves of the truth that God doesn’t want His will to be a mystery to us.

And then we draw near to Him in faith, asking Him to guide us.

No, He won’t write the answer in the sky or tattoo it on your forehead.

But when the time is right, He’ll open doors…after He closes a few first. He’ll bring conversations, information, and opportunities your way. He’ll nudge impressions on your heart that He confirms in other ways.

His methods are limitless, but one thing is sure:

He will guide you.

Here are ten prayers for God’s direction, straight from God Himself in the pages of the Bible. Will you join me in praying the Scriptures for God’s direction?

Sometimes you just don't know what to do. Where to turn. Which path to take. This thoughtful post offers 10 prayers for God's direction.

Prayers for God’s Direction

1.)Tell God that you trust Him with all your heart, and that you don’t want to rely on your own understanding. Commit to acknowledging Him in all your ways, and let Him know you’re trusting Him to make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

2.)Claim God’s promise to instruct you, to teach you in the way you should go, and to counsel you with His eye upon you. (Psalm 32:8)

3.)Affirm to God that all your ways are pure in your own eyes, and that you have trouble seeing your own errors. Ask Him to “weigh your spirit” and examine your motives. (Proverbs 16:2)

4.)Echo Jesus’ words: “I seek not My own will but the will of Him who sent me.” Let God know that you just want what He wants, and ask Him to reveal that to you in His timing. (John 5:30)

5.)Repeat these words of the psalmist: “Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.”(Psalm 143:8)

6.)Let God know that you’re asking for guidance, seeking His will, and knocking on the door of heaven. Claim His promise to give to those who ask, reveal to those who seek, and open to those who knock. (Matthew 7:7-8)

7.)Ask God for a humble spirit, and remind Him of His promise to lead the humble in what is right, and to teach the humble his way. (Proverbs 25:9)

8.)Pray these words from Psalms: “Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.” (Psalm 25:4-5)

9.)Praise God for being your rock and your fortress. Profess His promise to lead you and guide you for His name’s sake. (Psalm 31:3)

10.)Ask God to teach you His way, and commit to walking in His truth. Beg Him to give you an undivided heart to fear His name. (Psalm 86:11)

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24 Replies to “Praying the Scriptures: 10 Prayers for God’s Direction”

  1. Elizabeth Spencer

    Thank you for this, Jennifer. We are in a “don’t know what to do”/”meantime” situation in my little family these days. In addition to your wise counsel, we also cling to God’s promise through James that if we lack wisdom, we should ask for it, believing and not doubting. (My prayer sounds something like this: Lord! I lack wisdom! Please give it to me!) We are also trying to just do the next thing we already have wisdom about…the next thing we know we need to do, the next thing we have already committed to do–and to do it with excellence and wholeheartedness. This keeps us focused (and plenty busy) while we wait for “further instructions”!

    • Jennifer Clarke Post author

      Hi, Elizabeth, and welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad this post encouraged you, and I love the other counsel you’ve offered to us. Praying for you and for God’s direction for your family!

  2. Tona

    When I am unsure about certain things I use this time to seek Him more. I find when I seek Him more through prayer and studying the scriptures I am more sensitive to His voice and the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Like now I started a blog but I have been praying earnestly to the Lord if it was truly the direction He wanted me to take at this time.

  3. Obi chukwuemeka Martin's

    Please I had to pray for God’s direction cos am really confused about the carrier to follow the business to do I want to travel out of Nigeria to dubia but am scared if is d right decision and the will of God for me

  4. Acho Sidonie

    Hi.thank u for this prayer points. I’m in a tight situation now and this is just what I needed I want to change my career so I’m waiting patiently on God’s direction for I trust in His guidance

  5. Comfort

    Thank you for this 10points. Ran into you because of certain ideas for business direction. There is always something to do in business for your next season. I therefore submit to divine direction which I believe cones through revelations or ideas. I look up to you lord. Show me your way that I may walk in it.

  6. Brenda Thompson

    Thank you,
    Above all I give thanks to God for all my blessings, Today I realized for the first time why everywhere I went, every place I lived, and every door I knocked on was not meant for my journey. God is my journey, The life I was living was not the right direction.
    I hit rock bottom, woke up to nothing, literally nothing. Homeless, broke, no way to go,no food, literally $12.00 to my name. This was not an over night thing, It was a 4 years of me not listening andseeking Gods direction.
    My life now is God’s journey for me, Why, Because he knows my end from my beginning.. Thank you
    And may God bless you.

  7. Peter Mwanza

    Awesome staff for God’s direction in my life of Christ walk. I can not do any thing In my life without God’s direction. Thank you so much for the wonderful scriptures of God’s direction.

  8. Sogie Ebolo

    Good morning Jennifer, my name is Sogie. I need your prayers, to help me with God’s direction in my life. Am a minister of The Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but am moving astray, because of what I went through in my formal church, and that period 2015, my beloved mother, went to be with The Lord, my faith was shaken, my world came crashing in front of me. Base on what my pastor did to me, that makes me not to believe or trust in any pastor anymore, cos I was betray and look down upon. I use to live my life for Christ, but since the incident. I want you to be my prayer partner. Thanks

    • Jennifer Clarke Post author

      Hello, Sogie, and welcome! I will certainly pray for God’s leading in your life, and that He will free you from the chains of your past as your faith in Him grows. Thank you for sharing this with me!

  9. mike

    Good day, I need you advise pls, I came across a website that talk about astrological sign, requesting for first name, date of birth, and country of birth, after submitting the form, the astrological reading was sent to me, mentioning one or two things that has to do with, and the things that lays ahead in the future, and for this to come to pass without missing the chance, she can guide me on how to achieve them, the reasons I did not go further to respond to her are 1. I don’t know where it will end up. 2. I am of the opinion that she want to play the role of God, instead of praying to God for divine direction for my life, I will start depending on her. I really need advise pls.

    • Jennifer Clarke Post author

      Hello, Mike. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me. You are wise to be hesitant about this situation. Only God knows the future, and only He is able to guide us in the right path. Psalm 139:16 says, “Your eyes saw my unformed being. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” If you aren’t sure whether you have a relationship with God, this post is a great place to start. If you are already walking with the Lord, I would encourage you to grow in your faith by spending as much time in the Bible as you can, and by joining a local church that upholds God’s Word as the standard for truth. I will pray for God’s leading and direction in your life, Mike.


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