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.

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

    • Dear Flora… Please reach out to a trusted friend or family member. Talk to someone. And keep seeking God. He will help you.
      Read the Psalms while you pray… and keep trusting the Lord. Eventually things will become more clear for you. His Spirit will guide you.

      I will be praying for you Flora.!

  1. I’m troubled for being in a relationship that is not formalised with four children God show me the way as a Catholic this is not acceptable what can I do?

    • Hi Nathalie… Have you talked to your parish priest about your situation? It might be worth it, but make sure he is someone you connect with and trust. Don’t be afraid of God. He is there to guide you and help you. These situations may take time to resolve, but it’s all for God’s glory. Pray for your family and for the promises of God to come to you. Be patient and faithful. Your love will help make things change.

      I will be praying for you and your family!

  2. Plz pray for my family. I dont know what to do my brother Josh is in jail and my mom is desperately praying for his freedom but the gang is waiting for him to come out. I dont want him dead pray for me because i dont know what to do.

    • Now what are you sending me???
      Have to find resume tomorrow.
      Worked Telus ? Years don’t recall right now due to memory loss. Worked Results area. Tracked activity of all Service Reps in all areas of Telus.
      Regarding how many clients daily, monthly, yearly stats, what was processed, transactions made,how much sold, whether used customer service professionally, Timed calls
      Made spread sheets daily, monthly, yearly to show income made and analyzed if predicted daily, monthly, yearly income was met. Showed income Telus made, analyzes customer service met and hired new staff when call volumes were raised throughout year. All shown by database calls, sales and profits. Look for resume tomorrowfor over 20 years.Then got illness viral encephalitis on LTD since left Telus.

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