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Praying For Guidance – 16 Prayers To Help You In Time of Need

When tough times call, most people, even non Christians, often find themselves uttering a small prayer of guidance. For Christians, they understand and know that Christ has their best interest. Of course, it doesn’t make it any easier to accept uncertainty.

As a Christian one of the foremost things you do as you enter into Christianity is that you are required to fully surrender everything to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

Praying For Guidance

He will take whatever’s bad in your life and transform them inside out; turning you into the best possible person you can be under Christ.

This may seem easy but it takes a long time to finally reach the point where we can fully surrender our needs, wants and other so-called necessities and simply trust that Christ through the Holy Spirit will provide for everything.

On the other hand, entering through this relationship doesn’t mean it’ll be peaches and cake since as humans; we are predisposed to doubt and fear.

So if you find yourself in a situation where you feel like you’re going through a dark tunnel with no end in sight, here are a few important Bible Verses to remember as you utter prayer for guidance.

  •  “O Lord, I know the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23)
  •  “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord …” (Psalm 37:23)
  •  “A man’s steps are of the Lord. How then can a man understand his own way?” (Proverbs 20:24)
  •  “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12)
  •  “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:1)
  • My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
  •  “Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.” (Psalm 119:133)
  •  “Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation …” (Psalm 25:4)
  • Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)
  • For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.” (Psalm 48:14)
  •  “The Lord will guide you continually …” (Isaiah 58:11)
  • “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)
  • The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord …” (Psalm 37:23)
  • Therefore be followers of God as dear children.” (Ephesians 5:1)
  • “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)

When praying, keep these verses in mind. Quote them back to the Lord and claim them as part of your life. You are a child of God, and he does have beautiful plans for you and your life.

Even though uncertainty and other problems might beset you right now, rest assured that the Lord is always there to help and guide you. All you have to do is ask for his help.

Please let us know if there are any other prayers for guidance that are not listed here that you have prayed.


Sunday 25th of April 2021

I am a Guy of 28 years alots of prophesy during my childhood about a brighter future but when I take a steps it ends In Regret. I am In a situation of not even know what to do and step to take. I always feel rejection from people that surrounds me. Please I need your prayer for God's divine leading on what next to do and step to take. Thanks


Monday 1st of June 2020

My heart is heavy right now.I need God to guide me in the area of relationship.I'm 39years old and been praying for a life partner.At a point I gave up and all I was praying for was to have a child because biological clock is ticking.... I'm confused on what next to do with my life!!! God help me.

Kimberly Woods

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

My hope is that you are no longer in the pain you were when you wrote this. I just happened across it and have said a prayer for you. We don't always know why things go in a different direction then what we want, and it's not our place to know. Trust in God and Have Faith. (I know it's easier said than done) Turn your troubles over to God, relinquish trying to control your life and pray for God to lead the way. There's a reason you were where you were but always know that there's something better in store. It just takes a little time to find out.


Monday 12th of October 2020


Remember this too, when you feel the need to have someone in your life: Better wait for the right man & be blessed then accept the wrong man into your life, just because you want children. I say this because I speak from experience. There is a spiritual warfare going on & plenty of people who do Satans bidding, known as Narcissists/Jezebels/Pied Pipers: beware of the red flags of Narcissism. The wrong man is an imitation of the right man, & the serpent is the deceiver of Eve & of all those who are godly. Satan comes deceptively to steal & to kill our spirit, that we may not be able to worship God through the Holy Spirit. Narcissism is a deep subject, it seems never ending, & there are a great many on You-Tube warning people regarding it. I’ve studied it for @ least 3 yrs now. Be sure to learn to build better boundaries, that you will not give an inch, to the one who seeks to walk all over your boundaries. Enough said on this subject for now, you ought to seek information via you-tube & therefore be prepared not to seek anything less then what God has planned for your life.


Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Hi Bhollar, I just stumbled on your message and I understand how overwhelmed you must feel right now, seeing as having a family is very important to you. If you are a Nigerian/African, that pressure is ever tripled, most especially from family and friends. I want to use this opportunity to encourage you not to give up hope. As important as it is to have a family, it is even more joyous when this partner gives you peace of mind and makes you happy, and that is the only kind that comes from God. Keep trusting HIM, keep believing HIM, please, do not get desperate to the extent that you fall for just anyone who would only bring you heartache. I will keep you in my prayers. Stay blessed.


Sunday 12th of July 2020

Dear Bhollar, Psalm 118:17 says we will live and not die to proclaim the goodness of the Lord. Proverbs 18:21 says live and death are in the power of the tongue. Do not be afraid that God cannot supply this need. Lay your hands on your womb whenever you can remember and speak life to it. This is from someone who has lost three pregnancies but now has four children. Not having it now doesn't mean it will never happen, and that biological clock is God's creation so He can hold it till it happens. Let the Holy Spirit direct you in your search of a life partner. It is not about physical appearance but about someone who will be a blessing and help you grow to accomplish God's plan for your lives and vice versa. Ask that you live to proclaim God's goodness and when you speak, always speak life into your situation and not death. Turn your prayers around and be thankful that He will do it. Seek Him first and let all things be added to you. God bless you. I'll be praying with you.


Friday 24th of January 2020

Good morning, to everyone that is on this thread reading these messages and leaving messages I thank God that I found you. I am so thankful for the words of encouragement love to you all let us continue to hold fast to the things we have been taught least that anytime we let them slip let us pray for one another let us love one another for God is love. Peace and Love Missionary Debra ⚘

Denise Privette

Sunday 19th of January 2020

Deb, I pray right now in Jesus name that God is sending forth provision for you, I pray God is making a way for you to have financial peace and stability. I pray for the peace of Jesus that surpasses all understanding to fall on you like a comforting blanket, lifting all worry and burden off of you. Watch for God's goodness and blessings. Expect it, declare it, it's coming! The Lord will be your husband and provider during this time. Call on Him. Praise, worship and trust Him. Father, I pray unlimited provision and peace like a river for my sister. It is done in the Heavens . In the mighty and precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ


Friday 17th of January 2020

For some reason, I keep feeling like I make too much mistakes which I'm not supposed to be making in all spheres of my life because I think I lack direction. I also feel like God is not talking to me anymore. I don't even know what to pray about. I just need his guidance right now

Sophie Pile

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Hi Kemi, I know how you feel because I've felt that way in my walk with God many times but I found, Its not about what or how we feel but knowing who we are in Christ. God's word says he will never leave us nor forsake us. He is our source in times of trouble and uncertainty. In fact I'm in a place of uncertainty right now but we press forward for the prize of the upward call of God Amen. Keep on keeping on God's got You. Praying for you and your family. God's abundant blessings.