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.

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.

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  1. Venus T Perry - November 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Please help me to pray that God will grant me a better job where I can use the knowledge he has given me weather within my current company or with another company. I live a humble life.

    Thanks God bless

  2. Ean M Garman - September 30, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Can you please pray. That God will give me the conslodated waiver for a group home at Jessica and friends community in York college, Pennsylvania. I just want a group home so I can have the support I need . I also want companionship.

  3. Gloria - September 15, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Hi Moises,

    I will be praying for you to receive God’s clarity and direction in your life. The book in the bible, Psalm tells us:

    “Weeping may tarry for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.”

    I encourage you to spend time with God, giving him thanks, in spite of what you are currently facing in life.

    Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

    You can and will conquer your battles with God’s help through Christ. Believe in God’s word, and trust in God.

    In Jesus’ name, receive clarity, direction, and wisdom.

    God bless and protect you and your family always.

  4. Marilyn - September 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Dear Anita, I have been in similar situations and can tell you how the Lord worked in my life. I prayed for guidance and surrounded myself with Godly council as you are doing and I tell you the Lord opened many doors and blessed me as I stayed on the course he paved before me. Long story short, don’t look back as Lots wife but trust the Lord and He will direct you in the best way you should go. I pray for you that those sinful desires from the enemy will leave you in Jesus name! They will not be a part of who you are as a Christian believer.

  5. Dacy - August 28, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Hi, everyone. I’m just here to let every person on here remember that as we go through life we must know beyond the shade of doubt that God is with us. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FOTEAKE US… HE LOVES YOU AND IS TOUCHED BY THE VERY FEELINGS OF OUR INFIRMATIES… YES, HE KNOWS JUST HOW YOU FEEL. He wants all us to remember that we should always seek Him out for answers. He wants us to have personal relationship with Him. Spend time with Him. Find a quiet plz to do so. Last but not least we MUST seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL things will be added to us.

    For ppl who have been struggling maybe you need to consecrate yourself… Go on a fast lead by the Holy Spirit and when all else fails continue to serve Him and when it seems like you can’t go through whatever struggles you trust out in worship!!!!

    Ive not arrived because I’m saying this. I’m saying this because I can relate to most of you on here. What I’m telling you ive done and still am doing. I don’t always get it right all the time but when I fail, mess up I go to the throne room of Grace and cry out to daddy- cry out to our father which is in Heaven in us. I love you all and I pray today that the Lord come through for all of us in whatever situation. Oh and remember for those of us who needs to obey what you know God is telling you to do plz be quick in doing so!!!

  6. Moises - July 25, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I have failed in life, im 31 and have not accomplished what I thought I could, I opened a business in hopes of changing my life, my mom brothers and sister but I continue to fail, every approach I take I feel is like a step back, everytime I feel like im getting somewhere I get turned back, I havent lost hope and im still pushing through until my feet go out and theres no breath in my lungs but I crace for a family of my own, a love from one woman that can compensate for all the woman that ask for my attention, my car needs work, im ashamed of where im at in life now, Im applying for jobs because business has been upside down, havent done my taxes, havent had health insurance in years, im sick of living like this, I constantly always read what the afterlife is about because of seeing that there is nothing but pain in this world, seeing what everyone is going throughout the world especially kids and innocent ones, im here late night by myself in my own thoughts and desires to be successful, Im confused of what I should do or who to become, not sure if I have any greater talents, school system had failed, Ive never stop believeing in god or jesus despite all the wrong doing and fake news ppl bring up about churches and ppl of wrong doing, I was born a catholic but now just have an open mind of things, my mom is a strong believer and I know her prayers hve helped me get over speedbumps, I just want to see her happy and give her the house she always desired and to make her see that me and my brothers are successfull in life so she stops worrying so much, I miss my dad and I hope hes doing alright, everytime I try to reach out to him he fails to pickup and never answered the door when I go visit him, i know we all feel alone and lost at somepoint, above all things im glad to be alive and just wish the best for everyone on here commenting, I know life is tough maybe mines isnt so bad, I guess its hard speaking freely nowadays everyone is quick to judge or ridicule you, god bless you all and please pray for my business as all i want is to have a damily successful life to help all those in need and that need opportunity, there are so many things I want to accomplish hopefully my dreams may come true because I know there are good hearted ppl out there with the same desire, take care everyone

    • Bobby - August 9, 2018 at 11:23 am

      I will pray for you. The lord is your helper. He will fight your battles for you all you have to do is be still close your eyes take a deep breath. Speak his word over your life . You are my helper you will fight my battles direct my path lord o have so much i want to accomplish os this life and i can’t do it alone i want to be a blessing to others and to my family bless me help me comfort me.

    • Glendora Taylor - August 13, 2018 at 4:06 am

      Be live in Jesus Christ who knows you better then you ask God for help pray his word than fast and pray you will get his direction believe God in Jesus name

  7. Anita - March 15, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I’m a 26 year old lady in a relationship with a 34 year old guy. I later discovered that he’s still customary married to his mother of his children whom he has told me that they have separated. He told me that they have both agreed on the separation And what’s left is only to notify both their families of the separation. I love him so so much that I’ve become so emotionally attached to him even though I feel he has wronged me. Im scared that I’ll end up hurt. I have thought of leaving him so many times but the thought itself crushes me. I feel like this relationship has become toxic. I have tried dealing with this on my own but i have failed. I need guidance from God. Please remember me in your prayers I feel so lost

    • Dara - June 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Anita, in order to receive God’s grace, promises and blessings you must live by the Bible and God’s word is clear that adultery is an abomination….separated is still married. You will never truly be happy being in this relationship. You need to deny your fleshly desire and live by God’s word-which for many Christians is difficult to do when God’s word doesn’t line up with what we want-we look for ways to justify or even “make it work”-even sometimes changing the meaning of scripture just to fit fleshly desires. My prayers is that God gives you the strength and courage to walk away completely and cut ties with him immediately as it is the right thing to do by God and that in doing so, I pray God will bless you beyond comprehension.

    • SWilkerson - June 5, 2018 at 3:46 am

      Hello sister, Jesus Christ can pull you thru and you will not be crushed. You have to take your hope out of this man and relationship and put it in Christ. I pray that the Lord guides you and wraps you in his love so that the fear of ending this relationship is gone. Remember all good gifts come from up above Jesus loves you enough to send you good things and you will feel it.

      Be blessed in Jesus Name

    • Christine - June 12, 2018 at 1:06 am

      Dear Anita,
      I do not know if you will see this, since it’s well after your comment; however I will take the chance since the matter in question is so vitally important to your future happiness and your relationship with God.
      Firstly, this man that you love has not only wronged you, but more importantly, his wife and children, with whom he has a covenant through marriage. He has wronged you through dishonesty, and I’m afraid that is a very poor way indeed to begin any relationship, let alone one as complicated as what yours will be if you bind your life to someone who has a wife and children already.
      Please understand that God would never want you to become involved with a married man. Period.
      Regardless of your feelings (and believe me, feelings are not reality), if this person who has already been dishonest with you about this, most certainly is capable of dishonesty in the future.
      You must examine what you truly want for your life. Pray earnestly and look deeply into the bible for answers. At 26, your life is in front of you, and please don’t make the mistake so many before you have done by putting your faith in a man who is not deserving of it.
      Above all, keep a clean heart, and I promise you that in many years time when you look back on your life, you will not regret it.
      God Bless You…

  8. Hope - November 19, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I am at this loint in my life where I feel lost. I don’t know how to proceed with my life. I wish I could work in a first world country but it seems so heavy to accomplish. I’ve been dreaming of finishing college, get a degree but it seems too hard to achieve. I don’t know I feel like I was born cursed, unworthy and nobody believes in me. I feel so lonely for the past few weeks and I lost weight, demotivated but still I keep on fighting amd praying. Pls help me pray for my life.

    • dara - June 4, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      God knows the desires of your heart and the plans that He already has for you. Take it one day at a time. Ask God to guide you and don’t be afraid to take the first step. If you are moving forward in God’s word, you won’t step wrong. The devil wants you to believe you can’t have it all or accomplish it all…have faith the size of a mustard seed and see what God does with that!! Begin researching schools-then enroll and choose a major that exposes you to opportunities and see what unfolds. Time flies…you will be done before you know it and you’ll have the life ahead of you to be blessed…believe this truth not satan’s lies-he is the author of confusion. Jeremiah 29:11!!!! let that be your anthem!!

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