Prayers for God’s Will: 15 Powerful

By David •  Updated: 03/14/22 •  10 min read

God is the Father of us all, irrespective of creed and religion. But like in every big family, you have obedient and disobedient children. Being disobedient does not negate the fact that they are God’s children.

The truth is our disobedience and rebellion have made it difficult to relate cordially with our Heavenly Father.

God’s will is His plans and purpose for every one of us, and it’s not hidden most times. God reveals His will for us through the scriptures, and it will take a diligent personal search to be acquainted with it.

Another great way to discover God’s will in any matter is through fervent prayers. That’s why I have provided prayers for God’s will for you in this article.

Below are Prayers for God’s Will

  1. A Prayer for God’s Will.

Matthew 6:10 – Your kingdom come, will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. (NIV)

Dear Lord God, you laid out the earth’s foundation and stretched out the Heaven like a canopy. May your will be established in all the nations of the world, and may all people praise you.

Father, I pray that all the inhabitants of the earth come to the saving knowledge of your dear Son Jesus according to your will. Establish your kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. A Prayer for God’s Will to Be Done.

Psalms 40:8 – I desire to do your will, my God; your. (NIV)

Heavenly Father, I pray you to accomplish your will in all aspects of my life in all things and at all times.

I put my trust in you, knowing that you love me and you always have my best interest at heart;  your plans and purpose for my life too are for good and cannot be defeated.

Hence, I surrender to your will because you can’t fail. You know the end from the beginning, and you can bring all your plans to pass.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. A Prayer to Know God’s Will for Your Life.

Hebrews 13:21 – Equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (NIV)

Gracious God, as I study your word and pray, may you graciously reveal your will for my life to me.

Holy Spirit Divine, you who knows the mind of God, I pray that you lead me into His will for my life. Your will for my life is loftier than whatever else I could plan for myself. Therefore, I pray for the wisdom to know your will for my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Accepting God’s Will.

Ephesians 6:6 – Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. (NIV)

Everlasting Father, your will may not seem like what I desire, but I pray that you help me accept it because I know you love me.

Please help me stay obedient to your leading and surrender to your purpose for my life. May I find pleasure in accepting your will for my life at all times and for every situation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. A Prayer for Discerning God’s Will.

Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

Almighty God, let the entrance of your word into my life bring understanding and clarity of your will for my life.

Gentle Holy Spirit, I ask that you teach me to know the perfect will of God in all things. Also, help me to submit to it without wavering.

Open the eyes of my understanding to comprehend your good and perfect will for my life.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Doing God’s Will.

Matthew 26:39 – Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will. (NIV)

Holy God, I understand that doing your will may be challenging and difficult at times. But I pray for your grace to say yes to your will and the courage to do it because, in the end, you shall manifest your glory.

I also pray that you help me do your will at all times, whatever the cost.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Following God’s Will.

1 John 5:14 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (NIV)

Awesome God, I ask for the grace to follow your will amid trials and temptations like Joseph did. Help me, precious Holy Spirit, to navigate through every challenge following your will.

I know that your will for me is good. Hence, I pray that you bring all your good and perfect will for me to pass.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for God’s Perfect Will.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 – It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality. (NIV)

Omniscient God, I ask for the revelation of your perfect will for my life. May the Holy Spirit reveal and help me accept that which is from you. Help me, Lord, not to struggle with your plan for me.

Above all, please give me the courage to accept your will for me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for God’s Will in a Relationship.

Philippians 2:5 – In your relationships with one another have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. (NIV)

Loving God, I pray for nothing but your will in this relationship. Help my spouse and me to stay honest and steadfast to each other.

Teach us to be compassionate towards each other. Please help us not pre-empt you but wait on you to reveal your mind for us at all times.

Lastly, give us the grace to humbly submit our plans and relationship to your will, knowing that you love us more than we can ever imagine.

  1. Prayer for God’s Will in Marriage.

Genesis 24:27 – Saying, “Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master.

As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.”(NIV)

Living God, I pray that you lead me in choosing a spouse. I want to get married according to your will and not by instinct.

Holy Spirit, I pray for your guidance and promptings as I pray in anticipation of being led to the right person. May you order my footsteps as you did for Eleazar of Damascus concerning Isaac’s wife, Rebecca.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for God’s will in my life:

1 Peter 3:17 – For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing. (NIV)

Almighty and Everlasting God, I surrender to your will for my life and pray that in all things concerning my life will glorify your name. I want to know your will, so teach me to trust you in all things.

Precious Holy Spirit, you who know the mind of God; therefore, I pray that you continue to reveal what is the perfect will of the Father in every situation I’ll find myself.

May I not be deceived by my natural senses nor miss out on your plans for my life as I run the race of life.

Most importantly, Lord, help me to stay committed to the leading of the Holy Spirit, for He alone knows the will of the Father and can keep me from falling.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Strength to do God’s Will.

1 Peter 4:2 – As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. (NIV)

Heavenly Father, you know I don’t have the power of my own to do your will. That’s why I need your help.

I depend on you to help me; your word says it’s not by power nor by might but by the Spirit of God. For by strength shall no one prevail, and the flesh profits nothing.

Hence, I request that you make your strength available to me through the Holy Spirit so that doing your will comes to me naturally.

Thank you, Abba Father, for granting my request.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Submission to God’s Will.

Hebrews 10:9 – Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. (NIV)

Father God, please help me follow the example of your dear Son Jesus to submit to will for my life.

Give me the grace to surrender to your will in every circumstance, knowing that whatever happens, you can handle it.

The Bible says that Abraham reckoned that if in obedience to your word he kills Isaac the Son of promise, you can bring him back from the grave. Likewise, I desire to have such trust and confidence in you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Trusting God’s Will.

Colossians 1:9 – For this cause, we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray and make a request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (NIV)

Father in Heaven, I pray for the grace to trust your will for my life, knowing that your thought for me is that of good and not evil. May I never doubt your love and care for me.

You are trustworthy, faithful, and can do all things, even the things that are impossible, with men. Lord, you have never failed anyone who puts their trust in you nor allows them to suffer shame.

You have not changed and can never change. Therefore, I pray you to show yourself mighty on my behalf because I trust you.

Thank you, dear Lord, for your faithfulness towards me.

In Jesus Christ’s name, I prayed, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Understanding God’s Will.

John 6:40 – For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them at the last day.” (NIV)

Gracious God, thank you for you have destined us to conform to the image of your dear Son through faith. Your grace has appeared to us according to your will, making us deny sin and ungodliness by reason of the gospel of Christ.

It is your will that all people be saved by faith in the redemptive work of your Son on the cross of Calvary. It’s also your will that sin will not have dominion over us that believe.

Hence, I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide my heart to understand all of God for me, especially as revealed in the scriptures.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for answering my prayers.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

Prayers for God’s will are part of the most important prayers we should earnestly and fervently engage in as believers. It should not be a one-off prayer but a recurring theme in our prayer diary.

This is mostly because there’s God’s will in the everyday Itinerary of our lives to be discovered and obeyed.

In other words, these prayers for God’s will are for everyone, for every day, and every situation. Hence, I encourage you to use them to engage God to reveal His will concerning your life.

David

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.