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Prayer For Guidance

Tap into God’s infinite wisdom! Find direction for your life and answers to questions that may be weighing on you with these prayers for God’s guidance.

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived
of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee...

Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done unto me according to Your word.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee...

And the word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee...

Pray for us, oh holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts. That we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, thy Son, was made know by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross, be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

The Angelus

God, this world’s problems are so complicated that I cannot make my way without Your guidance. Quicken my mind and deepen my understanding. Help me hear Your voice and heed Your advice. Keep me walking along the path behind you. Amen.

by Norman Vincent Peale
Source: A Prayer for Every Need

Teach me, O Spirit of God, that silent language which says all things. Teach my soul to remain silent in Your presence, that I may adore You in the depths of my being and await all things from You, asking nothing of You but the accomplishment of Your will.

by John Nicholas Grou (1731-1803)

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

The Merton Prayer
by Thomas Merton
Source: Thoughts in Solitude

O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and
 light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all
 our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what Thou
 wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save
 us from all false choices, and that in Thy light we may see
light, and in Thy straight path may not stumble; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Book of Common Prayer
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