Prayer for when you don’t know what to do

When facing a tough decision your mind goes around in circles. You try to understand and figure it all out yourself, but it’s impossible. It seems like you don’t have the time to pray about it.

If you pray, it will save you time later. There’s nothing that wastes time and energy more than confusion. Prayer helps put your thoughts in order.

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Prayer for when you don't know what to do

When you don’t know what to do, go to God in prayer.

It may take time to get an answer, but God always delivers. You might even want to set up a prayer campaign during the process. Use a notebook and dedicate one page to each day of prayer. It can be for as many days as you need it. Write clearly at the top of the page what you are praying about.

After each prayer session, jot down what you feel God might be trying to tell you. Repeat this process each day until you begin to have more clarity about your situation.

God’s presence gives you peace. Take the time. Pray. Read from the Bible. You’ll notice the confusion begins to disappear. Try not to have a preference about outcomes, and let the Spirit guide you.

Even Jesus took the time to consult with his Father about tough decisions. Imitate our Lord and the results will be glorious.

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God.

Luke 6:12

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5



Dear heavenly Lord,

I face situations and decisions. It’s complicated and dense. I feel confused and lost. Can you help me? Can you show me the light?

First of all, oh Lord, calm my heart. Let me know that my peace depends upon you alone. No matter how things turn out, with you at the center of my life, I will stand. I will survive.

May your Spirit keep me balanced. Lord, show me your will. Let my mind and heart be open to what best serves truth and life. Give me courage to do what is right. Show me your word. Reveal it to my heart, oh Lord, and make my conviction strong. For when I go to you, and you show me your will, the blessing is guaranteed.

It may not be easy, it may take time, but upon Christ I stand firm.

In Jesus name, Amen.

127 thoughts on “Prayer for when you don’t know what to do

  1. My son is facing some difficulties and it’s heavy on my heart I have been trying to grow my spiritual life with God to follow him and I been praying for his situation and pray all things work out I also been praying for everyone involved in this situation Jesus help all of us pull thru this time amen

    • Amen Qiana… I am supporting your prayers with mine. It’s never easy to see our children struggle. But you are doing the right thing. If you grow in your relationship with God, you will understand how to best serve your son.

      Pour out your Spirit, O Lord over Qiana, her son and for all those involved… pour out your mercy and your peace… bring healing and freedom to them all… may your grace work in their hearts… bring Qiana close to you, O Lord… may she rest in you and find clarity… may her son be delivered and restored… may it all be for your honor and glory, O loving Lord… in Jesus name, Amen.

  2. Prayer to lead my family for the Lord a church to faithfully attend a friendly peaceful neighborhood and to be able to provide as a single mom thank you

    • O faithful Lord… hear and accept Sofia’s prayer… lead her and her family to your pastures of peace… bring her to your church… may your Spirit bless and protect her family… fill her with confidence and joy… may your grace be ever present in Sofia’s life and family… in Jesus name, Amen.

      I will be praying for you Soifa and your family. God’s grace and blessings to you.

  3. Amen 🙏 it got to me right in time my son is having difficulties but I have left everything on the hands of God his timing is always right . Love God with all my Heart ♥️ AMEN!!!

    • AMEN friend… Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We can do all things in him who strengthens and comforts us!

      I will be praying for you and your son. May God bless and protect you both!

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