January 10

A Prayer For Direction

“Direct my footsteps according to yourword; let no sin rule over me.” Psalm 119:133

The Bible gives us several affirmations, such as Romans 8:28, Psalm 119:133 and other verses, that no matter how lost we may feel, God can guide us in the right direction. If you're feeling lost, I encourage you to pray or have others pray with you. God is never far away. Take comfort that in the end, God will work out all things for those who love Him. Today the Holy Spirit invites us to mediate on the following verses:


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28


“My ways are higher than your ways.” Isaiah 55:9


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8


“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24


“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11


“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9


Prayer for the day: Loving Father, you have told me to ask you     for whatever I need. You said that if I ask, it will be given. If I seek, I will find. If I knock, the door will be opened to me. I ask you for guidance and direction now, Lord, and pray that you would answer my request. You are a perfectly good Father who only ever gives good gifts to  his children. You love to give good gifts to those who ask. As your humble  child, I ask for the gift of wisdom today. O Lord, my God, help me to trust you with my decisions and my future. Let me lean on you with all my heart  instead of relying on my own imperfect understanding. Give me clear guidance in my life, Lord. As I submit myself to you, I know that you will     direct my paths and I can have confidence that your direction is always the best way to go. Hear my prayer, Father. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,     Amen.


Personal Prayer: “Lord, I want to please You! What do You want me to do to help make the dreams of our church come true?”