living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for decision making

country path going into the distance

Gathered together on this page are three inspiring prayers to help with decision making. To begin with, there is a prayer which asks God for help in making the right decision, thanking Him for the presence of His Holy Spirit in our lives and asking Him that a wise choice would be made. This is followed by a poetic prayer for wisdom and direction in life, and an inspiring short film on St Richard's prayer (the famous "Day by day" prayer). Finally there are some uplifting bible quotes on guidance and direction in good decision making.

Prayer for making the right decision

Dear Father,

Thank you that you journey with us on our pilgrimage through life. Lord, there are so many stormy paths, rocky climbs and shifting seasons and life can take many twists and turns. Yet you have promised us that you go with us, and that your Holy Spirit is within each of us, guiding our thoughts, words and actions.

Father, we come to you with the decisions we face right now, we lay out before you the different aspects, the possibilities and our fears and concerns. Help us to have wisdom in our minds and hope in hearts. Come guide us and inspire us as we seek to choose the right decision. Thank you that whichever way we go, your love always remains with us.


Prayer for wisdom and direction

O Lord,
You are my sat nav,
A voice to guide my way.
Such help on every journey,
Within my heart you reign.

You are my compass,
You lead me where to go.
Even when the path is dim,
Your truth lights all I know.

You are my lighthouse.
In the high seas and storms,
I do not fear the rocks of life,
Your love light keeps me warm.


Prayer of St Richard

a prayer to know God more clearly, day by day:-

"Help us to have wisdom in our minds
and hope in hearts"

The Serenity Prayer

The words to the Serenity Prayer

A beautiful prayer for courage, wisdom and peace of mind. Read the full version here.

bible verses for wise decision making

"And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring of water that never goes dry. "

(Isaiah 58:11, GNT)

"For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."

(Proverbs 2:6, NIV)

"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you."

(Matthew 7:7, NLT)