Many are struggling with discernment, having problems identifying the plans of the enemy. Sometimes, we are guided by the Holy Spirit to make the right decisions but may choose otherwise because it appears more convenient in the short run.
We seek instant gratification instead of our long term spiritual well-being. Let us receive God’s gift of wisdom and discernment today and exercise it in our lives.
When we open our ears to hear what the Spirit is saying, we allow our hearts to be encouraged, thereby allowing the Holy Spirit to operate in us.
God will do what he says He will do. We can anchor our faith on His Word.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Prayer for Discernment and Guidance
Heavenly Father, I approach Your throne of grace and mercy, leaving my burdens at the foot of the cross.
Father, today I request that Your Holy Spirit draws near as You give me discernment in all that I do.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.
Praying for Insight and Clarity
Lord, in moments of uncertainty, I pray for insight and clarity. Illuminate my mind to understand the choices before me and their potential consequences.
Help me to see through the lens of Your truth and love. In seeking Your guidance, let me also seek counsel from wise and godly people You have placed in my life.
Strengthen my faith to trust in Your promises and to rely on Your unfailing love. In times when the way forward is unclear, remind me that You are the light unto my path and the lamp unto my feet.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Praying For Discernment
Open the eyes of my heart, Oh Lord, so that I may be able to identify the plans of the enemy.
Guide me to make the right decisions in my life as I follow through with Your will. Raise me up, Lord, so that I would not fall by the wayside. Take full complete control of every aspect of my life.
1 Kings 3:9 So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?
Desiring a Heart Attuned to God’s Will
Gracious God, cultivate in me a heart that is attuned to Your will. Let my desires and ambitions align with Your divine plan for my life. In seeking discernment, let me also seek a deeper relationship with You, for in knowing You more, I understand Your will more clearly.
Teach me to wait patiently for Your guidance, resisting the urge to rush decisions or to follow the ways of the world. Let my heart be steadfast in seeking You, trusting that Your guidance is perfect and timely.
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Praying for Divine Wisdom
Father, nothing in this world escapes Your sight. You are the God that sees, that hears and will deliver me from the grasp of the enemy.
Invoke divine wisdom within me so that I would not be a slave to my flesh. For the flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing.
Teach me to walk in obedience while I stand firm on You, my rock and fortress. I pray that the discernment that I seek awakens within me as I remain faithful to You, my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ Mighty name I pray, Amen!
Psalm 119:66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.