A prayer for guidance, to more confidently follow where Jesus leads. Pray for Jesus to lead and guide you, providing a path for you to follow.
Prayer for Guidance
Almighty Father, who created heaven and earth and all living creatures, who commands the wind and the waves, who crowns kings and leads your people through the sea. I pray for you to work in my heart, to lead me and show me that following your path leads to true joy that cannot be found by following the way of the world. Do a new thing in my heart, spring up and make streams flow in the wilderness of my life. Provide water in my wilderness and a path through the mighty waters ahead. Lead me to a better life in you. Amen.
Scripture for the Week
Isaiah 43:16-21 (NIV)
16 This is what the Lord says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.
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Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Collect for the 5th Sunday in Lent, Book of Common Prayer)