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, but if you pray, the process will save you time later. There’s nothing that wastes time and energy more than confusion. It also helps to talk to someone, but don’t rely on this alone.

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 this process. Use a notebook and set aside a page for each day of prayer. It can be for as many days a 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 or sense God might be trying to tell you. Repeat this process each day until you begin to have clarity about your situation.

God’s presence gives you peace. Take the time. Pray. Read from the Bible. You’ll notice that things begin to become more ordered and clear. Try not to have a preference 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.

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Prayer for when you don't know what to do

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

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PRAYER FOR WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO (regular text)

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.

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

  1. I work as a high school counselor and have anxiety everyday . This has been for 15 years. It’s hard to handle the load of students’ emotional issues and needs, difficult coworkers, ambiguity in policies and procedures and my perfectionism that keeps me working long hours. It wears me out mentally, physically and emotionally. I have been praying for strength and peace in my day. Finding faith in God everyday is also what I pray for. I request prayer because I need more help to get through my days. I don’t want to quit my job. I want to stick it out because my students need me. Please pray for my students and I.

    • Thank you so much Jess for sharing your story. And thank you for your service.

      Think about how you bring the Spirit of God to your school. It’s incredible! Yes, you suffer. Yes, it’s messy. But as Chris’t body, we are a source of hope and peace to the world. Keep being filled by Jesus, his Spirit and his Word. Do not be afraid! Plus, know your limits and put all the rest in God’s hands. Let Him do the heavy lifting. Peace and grace to you Jess!

      I will be praying for you and your students too.

    • May the Lord lift you up. You are doing an amazing job working with students and helping them. I pray that The Lord Almighty gives you the strength that you need. Please remember to surrender your worries to the foot of the cross.

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