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13 Powerful Prayers For Guidance and Wisdom

13 Powerful Prayers For Guidance and Wisdom

These powerful prayers for guidance and wisdom will be a source of encouragement.

If you are seeking to get back on track and remain faithful to the Lord’s will for your life.

God has given us so many promises in His word as He seeks to assure us of His constant guidance in our lives. 

His wisdom surpasses the wisdom of men and He is able to guide us in the direction that is best for our lives.

He will direct our paths in fulfilling life’s mission and if we pray earnestly and ask Him to grant us wisdom and direction.

We can walk confidently each day knowing that we are constantly being led by the Good Shepherd.

I trust that your walk with God will be strengthened as you read and meditate on these 13 prayers for guidance and wisdom.


Prayer Acknowledging God’s Wisdom.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever. Psalms 111:10kjv

O Lord, you are an omnipotent God and I come before you as I pause to magnify that great name.

Father, you are the foundation of true wisdom. No science on this earth can ever supersede your great knowledge and authority.  

As I come into your divine presence, I pray that you will forgive me for the times when I refuse to trust in your great wisdom.

Come near to me now Father and help me to abide in your presence daily. I feast from your table of wisdom and allow you to guide and direct my life. 

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Prayer For Wisdom From God.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5kjv

O Lord, you are our Sovereign God and you deserve all praise and honor. You are full of wisdom and power and your name is to be honored and glorified. 

Oh God, every good and perfect gift comes from you. I petition your throne of grace asking that you grant me wisdom to guide me in the daily affairs of life. 

You give freely, willingly, and unconditionally so I come to you in faith knowing that you will grant me this request according to your will.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Prayer for Wisdom in Leadership

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? 2 Chronicles 1:10kjv

O Lord, you are the mighty Saviour and sustainer and there’s nothing that is too hard for you. 

O God, I approach you and ask that you will grant me wisdom and direction in all areas of my life.

  You are the same God who endowed Solomon with great wisdom to lead your people right.

I pray now that you will equip me to lead in all areas that are assigned to me. 

God, I want to be a true representative of you so that others may see you in me and be led to glorify you.

Fill me now with your wisdom from on high and guide me in all my decisions.

I seek to serve willingly for the glorification of your name and the upliftment of humanity.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen  

Prayer for Trusting God’s Leading

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5,6

O Lord, I come before you and I thank you for great love Find forgiveness.

I sometimes refuse to trust in you exclusively, but because of your great love, you have always guided me back to safety.

Oh Lord, I surrender my life to you and I pray that you will increase my faith as I rely on you to keep me in your divine will.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen. 

Prayer for Daily Guidance

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalms 143:8

Oh Lord, I come to you in prayer with a heart of thanksgiving.  Your goodness and mercy towards me daily continue to sustain me and I praise you for your loving-kindness. 

Oh God, I pray that you will guide and direct my life daily. I pray that you will saturate me with your Holy Spirit as I face each new day.

Lord, I trust in your divine love and guidance and I know that you are a God who never fails.  I embrace each day with the assurance of your guidance.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Prayer for Wisdom in Speech

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14

Oh Lord, I come before you with praises on my lips and a heart of gratitude. 

Mighty God, I pray that as I offer to you prayers for guidance and wisdom. Please direct my thoughts as I seek your divine intervention. 

God, please guide my thoughts and cleanse my heart, so that every word uttered from my lips will be pleasing to you.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Also Related: 17 Powerful Prayers for Strength During Difficult Times.

Prayer For Guidance and Protection

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

Oh Lord, my God you continue to abide with me even in the valley when I’m faced with many dangers from the enemy.

You continue to walk beside me each day. I am thankful that even in the midst of death, your abiding presence provides comfort and reassurance. 

Holy God, I pray that you will continue to provide constant care and protection.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Prayer For Wisdom in Decision Making

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26kjv

Oh Lord, I am thankful for the gift of the Holy Spirit which you have sent to teach us and guide us into the path of righteousness.

Father, as I am faced with many important decisions each day, I pray for your divine wisdom.

I, Pray that you will direct my decisions so that they will be in line with the plans you have for my life.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen 

Prayers for Guidance and Wisdom in Challenging Times

And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.  Deuteronomy 31:8

Oh Lord, you are the good Shepherd and you continue to lead your children aright, even during times of hardships and trials.

You are a strong and mighty Father and through you, I know that you have given me the strength to overcome.

I look to you each day and ask that you will grant me wisdom and direction in times of challenges.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer of Submission to the Holy Spirit’s Guidance

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21

Oh Lord, I thank you for the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. 

Lord, you continue to fill my cup each day with your abundance of blessings.

Help me to be totally dependent on you as I choose to abide in the presence of your blessed Holy Spirit.

There are times when the many challenges of life come to drain my energy.

I pray that you will grant me the strength and power to overcome.

In Jesus’s name, I pray.  Amen 

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Prayer for Guidance to Face the Future

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

Oh Lord, thank you that in a world of uncertainties, you continue to remain the same, yesterday, today, and forever.

I cling to you Lord and pray that you will lead and guide me as I cling to your unchanging hands.

You are my hope and my future. I trust in your divinity as I pray these prayers for guidance and wisdom. I know that you will safely guide me towards the future.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Prayer of Trust in Following God’s Direction

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV

Oh Lord, You said in your word that all things work together for good and even in the event of trials,  I can still trust in you.

Father, help me to draw strength from you each day and to rest in your abiding presence regardless of my experiences in this life.

Give me the courage and strength to face each day with you. I trust you to walk with me every step of the way.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen

Prayer of Gratitude for Wisdom and Guidance

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. Isaiah 58:11

Oh Lord, thank you so much for your many blessings. Indeed Oh God, you continue to be faithful. Your mercies fail not as they are new every morning.

Father, I come to you with a heart of gratitude. Your wisdom and guidance in my life is a testament to the overflowing love that you have for me.

I am so happy to know that you will not only guide me and provide me with wisdom for today. Your word has given me the assurance that you will be with me continually. 

I praise your name, thank you so much for your grace and mercy. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen


Life will always present mounting challenges but rest assured that God’s omnipotence still reigns supreme.

We should continually seek God for wisdom and guidance so that He will bring clarity to our lives.

Child of God, continue to remain steadfast in offering prayers for guidance and wisdom.

God, you promise that you will give generously and graciously to all who ask in faith and earnest.



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