40 Powerful Prayer Points For Wisdom And Direction
BIBLE TEXT: PSALM 32:8, ISAIAH 30:21, PROVERBS 2:6, 4:7
ISAIAH 30:21 (KJV)
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And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
PSALM 32:8 (KJV)
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
PROVERBS 2:6 (NLT)
For the Lord grants wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
PROVERBS 4:7 (AMP)
The beginning of Wisdom is: get wisdom (skillful and godly wisdom)! [For skillful and godly wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).
The Bible emphasizes the importance of wisdom as one of the greatest qualities a child of God can possess. In fact, Proverbs 4:7 says wisdom is the principal thing. This means that wisdom is the most important and most relevant thing to get.
What then is wisdom? Wisdom is seeking and having access to bible-based knowledge, acquiring as much understanding of the knowledge as we can, and applying that understanding in our daily lives. Simply put, wisdom is the right application of knowledge. Why is so much importance attached to wisdom? It is because wisdom can help us get to any height we want to attain, reach any goal we have set and serve God better.
God’s direction is likewise important in our life’s journey as a Christian. Whatever ideas we have which are inspired by God will always stand the test of life. It will also be successful no matter how illogical it seems to human reasoning. Let us consider the case of David when he was about to face Goliath. He picked just stones and a sling, as against the armour of King Saul which was given to him. Humanly speaking, it is illogical, no, stupid to think he could defeat a war lord with just stone and sling. But because the idea was inspired by the wisdom of God in David, it actually worked!
Another example of God’s direction is the story of Isaac in Gerar during the famine. God instructed him not to go down to Egypt, but to dwell in the land of Gerar. He obeyed, and God prospered in the land, even during a period of drought and famine. The Bible says, “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:” (Genesis 26:12-13 KJV). This is a clear example of God’s leading and direction, laden with divine wisdom.
How can we get wisdom as Christians? There are a number of ways we can acquire wisdom. Some of them are:
- Going to the source of all wisdom; God Himself.
- Acknowledge that God has the answers to all life’s problems.
- Ask God for wisdom as written in James 1:5.
- Believe that God will lead and direct you, and be ready to follow Him in obedience.
- Translate your trust into action.
- Check your decisions against God’s will to ensure that you are not contradicting His will.
It is on this backdrop that we base our prayers in this article.
40 Powerful Prayer Points For Wisdom And Direction
- Lord, thank You for giving me wisdom and discernment in the name of Jesus.
- Father, please forgive me for every time I try to make decisions without consulting You in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord my Father, reveal every secret of my life to me in the name of Jesus.
- Powers, misguiding me into the wrong path, receive the fire of God and be consumed in the name of Jesus.
- Every secret I need to know about my spiritual life, Father reveals them to me in the name of Jesus.
- Wisdom to excel and prosper, come upon me in the name of Jesus.
- Wisdom for right living to take over my territory, Father, release it to me in the name of Jesus.
- O God of heaven, please pull me out of the wrong path of destruction; and guide me into the right path in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, help me to trust You with my decisions and future in the name of Jesus.
10.Forces misleading me to the path of failure, be consumed by fire in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, direct my path to cross with people who will help my destiny in the name of Jesus.
- Help me O Lord to make the right decisions and forgo the least helpful options in the name of Jesus.
- Agents of darkness, responsible for blurred vision, I am not your candidate! Release me and perish in the name of Jesus.
- I receive clarity of purpose to enable me fulfill God’s mandate for my life in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, teach me Your paths in the name of Jesus.
- Every unfriendly friend misleading me, Father separates us by Your mighty hands in the name of Jesus.
- Father, please lead me in all my decisions in the name of Jesus.
- Powers, misguiding my feet from the path of greatness, lose you hold over my life in the name of Jesus.
- According to Your word O Lord, please speak Your words of guidance to my ears in the name of Jesus.
- O God of heaven, help me not to be distracted by the spirit of busyness and social media in the name of Jesus.
- My Father and my God, give me wisdom to live triumphantly in this world in the name of Jesus.
- I receive the wisdom of God which passes all human understanding in the name of Jesus.
- Power of discernment, to differentiate the leading of God from that of my flesh, falls upon me now in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord my God! redirect my feet from the slippery ground of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
- Father, lead me in the path of righteousness for Your name sake in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, as I step out this day, preserve my going out and coming in from evil in the name of Jesus.
- By your direction O Lord, I shall not fall into the trap of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
- As I look unto You Lord for direction, please lead me to the right business to do that will make me prosper in the name of Jesus.
- I commit all my thoughts unto You Lord, please establish my thoughts in the name of Jesus.
- Father, give me a heart of discernment to know when You are using people and circumstances around me to speak to me in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord God, please direct every faculty of my thinking and lead me to do Your will always in the name of Jesus.
- Even in the simplest matters Lord, help me to rely on You for wisdom and direction in the name of Jesus.
- I commit my family into Your hands Lord, please direct their affairs in the name of Jesus.
- Father, as I trust You for wisdom and direction, guide my feet from walking into destruction in the name of Jesus.
- I receive divine wisdom to escape from the snares of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not be a fool in the name of Jesus.
- As I trust You for direction, may I not be put to shame by my enemies in the name of Jesus.
- Even as I acknowledge Your leading, Father makes all my crooked path straight in the name of Jesus.
- As I walk in the darkness of this world, Father directs and leads me with Your light in the name of Jesus.
- I thank You Lord for answering all my prayers in the name of Jesus.