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prayer for discernment

guidance in decision with car changing directions

Featured on this page are three prayers for discernment, with a prayer for making a wise choice, a prayer for wisdom and discernment, and a beautiful prayer which asks God for direction in life. There is also an inpiring video on guidance and hearing God's voice, and three useful quotes from the bible about discernment.

Prayer for Discernment
(a prayer to make a wise choice)

Still my heart O Lord with the blessing of your peace.
Still my mind O Lord with the beauty of your kingdom.
Still my soul O Lord with the promise of eternity.
Still my being O Lord so that I am in the best place to make this decision.
Come guide me, speak to me, show me the best way to turn.
I wait upon you my Lord.


Prayer for Wisdom and Discernment

Dear Lord,

I confess I feel troubled and confused about this decision.
I lay my anxious thoughts and fears at the foot of the cross.
Remind me here that you have gone before me, that you have overcome and that you now dwell within me by your Holy Spirit.
As your Spirit moves within me Lord, may I hear your voice and know your direction. Thank you that whichever way I decide to go you will not leave me. Thank you that we journey together.


"Still my mind O Lord with the beauty of your kingdom"

prayer for guidance

A beautiful request to God for direction and inspiration when facing an important decision:-

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.


bible quotes about discernment

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages.

(1 Corinthians 12:7 & 10, WEB)

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ

(Philippians 1:9-10, ESV)

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you."

(Psalm 32:8, NIV)