Prayers for the Journey

Do you ever need God’s direction for your life? More than a decade ago, I started collecting prayers in the Scriptures where the pray-er asks God for help on the journey of life. I started this collection at a time when Joleen and I really needed God’s direction in our lives and ministries.

“Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow.”

Years later, I still find myself praying through this list from time to time. I think these words can be tremendously helpful to anyone who needs God’s direction so I’ll post them here. I encourage you to let these words guide your prayers for God’s direction …

Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn. (Psalm 5.8)

If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God. (Psalm 50.23b)

Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. (Psalm 25.4)

Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you, giving you the land. (Psalm 37.34)

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (Psalm 143.10)

Zeal without knowledge is not good. A person who moves too quickly may go the wrong way. (Proverbs 19.2)

If you plan and work hard, you will have plenty; if you get in a hurry, you will end up poor. (Proverbs 21.5)

If you have some prayers for the journey from the Scriptures to add to this list (or any other comments), please leave a comment. Thanks!

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