Life can throw some curveballs and when that happens to a Christian, they rely on their communication with God to find their way. According to the Christian faith, believers can ask for direction when choosing a mate, determining where to live or when faced with any life challenge. Applying Christian prayers for direction to your circumstance will build your faith and your confidence in your relationship with God. If you are unsure of what to say, use these prayer suggestions and starters.
Pray the Scriptures for Guidance
Start your prayers for direction by going to the Bible. Begin your prayers with a quote from a verse. You could say something like, “Dear Lord, you tell us in the Bible, ‘I know the plans I have for you (Jeremiah 29:11).’ Since you know the plans you have for me, please give me direction in this situation. I have certain choices to make and I need your help choosing the right way. Thank you Lord.”
Ask for Direction Regularly
Another passage in the bible (Proverbs 3:5-6) suggests that when we acknowledge, admit and accept that God is steering us, his will becomes more apparent. In your daily Christian prayers for guidance, read this passage from Proverbs and meditate on the verse for a few minutes. Think about God guiding you, recognize the times in the past when you have relied on him for help.
Limit Who You Talk to When Praying for Direction
It’s common for people to offer advice when you face life challenges; however, not all advice is good advice. If you’ve decided to ask God to lead you, limit who you include in the search for the correct path forward. Praying for direction is relying on God for the answers, not the consensus of your friends. It might be a good idea to submit a private or unspoken prayer request to your local church or prayer group.
Source: Blue Letter Bible