When facing an important decision, take the time for communion with God to help you make wise choices. Jesus did this all the time, and his example is always good.
You might think you don’t have time to pray, but in the end it saves time. Including God in your decision making gives you peace and confidence. Also, it helps you avoid mistakes that would take up even more time later.
It also helps to talk to people you trust about your situation. They don’t have to tell you exactly what to do. But talking about it helps organize your thoughts. Don’t just talk to people who will tell you what you want to hear. Seek wise and sincere advice instead.
Maybe the best thing about consulting with God in prayer is that it builds your relationship with him. It enables you to hear what he has to say to your heart. And it lets you know even more how much he loves you and wants to help you.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION
O blessed Lord,
I must decide & make choices. Things aren’t clear to me. So I seek your presence now. Won’t you guide me?
Free my heart, O Lord, of any fear and worry. Let me know first that I am your beloved child.
Remove the clutter in my mind. Give me focus and clarity. Free me of any selfish desires or any temptation to compromise my values.
May your Spirit show me what best serves your will, O Lord. May I be guided to choose what is faithful to your purposes and plans.
Speak to me, O Lord, in your Word and in signs to guide me along the path of grace that is Christ Jesus.
May my decision delight you, O loving Lord, in obedience and service to love.
I pray for this in Jesus’ name,