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

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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.

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

  1. Please pray for me. I am being attacked by those I cared for so lovingly and by those I trusted would help. I am being persecuted left and right. May your Lord strengthen me and convert those who hated me. May God’s presence be with them. Amen.

    • Dear Marie, my name is Johanna. I will pray for you, and please don’t feel sad, afraid and abandoned, because when you only pray to Jesus and trust Him with all your burdens, and you will feel better, and forgive those who attacked and hurt you.
      My name is Johanna from Indonesia, I live in Jakarta. I’m Catholic. God loves you and will never leave you. Please receive my sincere love and care in Jesus, our Lord. If you would also pray to Mother Mary (Jesus’ mother), she will always help you to come to Jesus.

  2. Dear Lord Jesus my Savior & friend..,always at times such as this Jesus please help me with my nurturing yet difficult husband,who is so Difficult when it comes toward my biological daughters the eldest is the subject for this season & her husband who my husband says he could care less about them/which conflicts my time w/my 3 grandsons 😑I hate this part of my life w/my husband😞 It’s sad because he’s such a fundamental Christian,”being like that”..,& his ways towards
    my grown daughters complicates my affection towards him😔 Help me Father” I will continue to trust You ,in Jesus Name!

  3. I’m Sorry Lord Jesus, For Being So Hateful. Towards My Sister. Even Though Shes Done Things That Hurt Me, Lies. Being Vindictive, I Shouldn’t Let Her Actions, Words And Her Connivingness, Let It Effect Me . I Know Lord Jesus. Loving And Most Forgiving Lord Jesus, That At Those Moments, Not To Give Into That Malice “Feelings And Anger And Turn To You In Prayer. Praying for Comforting Of My Feelings Of Hurt , Removal Of My Anger and The Feeling Of Lashing Out And Getting Even, And Replacing Those Feelings With Loving And Forgiving Words And Actions, As You Do For Us. Wash And Cleansed Me With Your Precious Blood, And Replace My Negative W Positive Dear Sweet Loving Jesus. I Ask Of Thee In Your Mighty Name Jesus I Pray !! Amen

  4. Thank you lord. For showing me that I do matter. My life has fallin apart all that was their for me is gone .. The life me and my kids wanted to live serving you. Has fallin apart all that was their has different ideas to what she wants for her and Our kids.. I need you now Mir than ever .. I some times stray looking to find a way with others.. Hank you Father for being the only one who has never changed up .. Love you always Randy David

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