A Prayer for When You Don’t Know What to Do
Perhaps you are in the midst of a difficult decision right now. If so, here is a prayer you can say to your heavenly Father:
Father in Heaven,
I come before you today with my mind swirling with different thoughts and feelings. I have a hard decision to make, and I just don't know what to do. I feel helpless and confused. I'm worried about the consequences of my decision. I worry about the impact my decision will have not only on myself but on others as well. To be honest, I fear making the wrong decision.
Your word tells me that if I seek after wisdom you will provide it. So I am seeking you, the Source and Fountain of wisdom. You've written everything you want me to know in the pages of your book, the Bible. I pray that as I read your word, it would shape my wants and desires and longings. I pray that it would impress on me what matters most to you. I pray that, as I consider the decision before me, I would remember what your word teaches about your sovereignty and control over all things.
You know this problem before me. You know how it turns out. That's because you are the Alpha and the Omega. You know the end from the beginning. Nothing happens apart from your will and plan. Not only are you sovereign, but you are good. All your plans are holy, righteous, and good. I can trust that you know what is best for me. When I move forward with this decision, I know that it is your will and that you will use it for my good and your glory.
Forgive me for getting caught up in wanting to know the future and how everything turns out. Forgive me for treating you like a "Magic 8-Ball." Forgive me for fearing the future and for waiting around in the hope that the answer will be written on the wall. Help me to rest and trust in who you are. Help me to look to Jesus, knowing that if you gave of your own Son to save me from sin, how will you not also be with me in all the challenges and decisions of my life? There is nothing and no one that can separate me from you; I have nothing to fear.
You are my Rock, my Savior, and my Deliverer. Be with me as I move forward in this time of confusion and difficulty. Above all, may your will be done on earth, and in my life, as it is in heaven.
In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Christina Fox is a speaker, editor, writer, blogger, and author of several books including A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of Lament, Closer Than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendships to Flourish, and Idols of a Mother’s Heart. You can find her at www.christinafox.com.
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