40 Prayers For Those Making Bad Choices

40 Prayers For Those Making Bad Choices

40 Prayers For Those Making Bad Choices

Psalm 25:5 “Lead me in thy truth and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”

 

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In life, we all face moments of temptation and struggle, which can lead to making choices that are not in alignment with our faith and values. During these challenging times, prayer can be a powerful source of strength, guidance, and redemption. These prayers are for those who have made or are facing bad choices. 

 

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40 Prayers For Those Making Bad Choices

  1. Prayer: Heavenly Father, I humbly come before you, acknowledging the mistakes I have made. I ask for your forgiveness and the strength to make amends.

1 John 1:9 (KJV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

 

2. Lord, I deeply regret the choices I’ve made. Please help me to turn away from my wrong path and return to your loving embrace.

Acts 3:19 (KJV) “Repent ye, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

 

3. God of mercy, grant me the strength to seek forgiveness from those I’ve wronged and to make amends with a contrite heart.

Psalm 51:17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

 

4. Lord, I acknowledge my transgressions and ask for your mercy. Guide me toward making better choices in the future.

Psalm 32:5 “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, and thou forgave the iniquity of my sin.”

 

5. God, grant me the strength to resist temptation and the wisdom to make choices that honor you.

1 Corinthians 10:13  “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

 

6. Lord, I struggle with self-control. Please empower me to make choices that align with your will and my values.

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such, there is no law.”

 

7. Heavenly Father, I ask for the strength to overcome my weaknesses and to choose the right path even when it’s difficult.

2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

 

8. God, help me to be more self-aware and to recognize the triggers and temptations that lead to bad choices. Grant me the strength to avoid them.

James 1:14-15 “But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

 

9. Lord, grant me wisdom and discernment in decision-making. Help me distinguish between right and wrong.

Proverbs 3:13 “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”

 

10. God of knowledge, guide me in making choices that align with your divine plan for my life. Grant me the insight to see the consequences of my actions.

Proverbs 2:6  “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

 

11. Heavenly Father, I seek your guidance in every aspect of my life, especially in the choices I make. Illuminate the right path for me.

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

 

12. Lord, may your Word be a source of wisdom for me, providing clarity and understanding as I navigate life’s challenges.

Bible Verse: Psalm 19:7 (KJV) – “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”

 

13. God, I seek your guidance in the choices I make, big and small. Lead me on the

path of righteousness and away from the allure of bad decisions.

Psalm 25:5 “Lead me in thy truth and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”

 

14. Lord, when I’m faced with difficult decisions, may your Holy Spirit be my guiding light, revealing the right course of action.

Bible Verse: John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.”

 

15. Heavenly Father, guide me away from the influences that lead to bad choices and toward the company of those who uplift and support my faith.

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:33) – “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

 

16.  God, I place my trust in your guidance and direction, knowing that you have a plan and purpose for my life.

Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.”

 

17. Lord, I pray for healing from the consequences of my bad choices. Renew my spirit and help me become a better person.

Bible Verse: Psalm 147:3 “He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds.”

 

Heavenly Father, I seek your transformative power. Change my heart and mind, helping me to break free from the patterns of bad choices.

Bible Verse: Ezekiel 36:26 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.”

 

18. God, I long for a renewed spirit. Transform me, Lord, into a vessel of your love, grace, and goodness.

Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

 

19. Lord, I surrender my old self and bad choices to you. Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.

Bible Verse: Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

 

20. God, I ask for the strength to resist temptation and the wisdom to discern when I am being lured into making bad choices.

Bible Verse: James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

 

21. Lord, help me recognize the snares of temptation and equip me to overcome them, choosing the path of righteousness.

1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

 

22. Heavenly Father, when I’m faced with temptation, shield me from its allure and empower me to make choices that honor you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

 

23. God, when I’m tempted to make bad choices, let your Word be a source of strength and resistance against the enemy’s schemes.

Bible Verse: Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

 

24. Lord, I humbly ask for your grace and redemption. Wash away my sins and restore me to a place of righteousness.

Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”

 

25. God of second chances, I plead for your forgiveness and redemption. Help me leave behind my past mistakes and embrace the promise of a new beginning.

Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”

 

26. Heavenly Father, I am grateful for your unending grace. May your mercy be a constant reminder that I am forgiven and loved.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”

 

27. Lord, I ask for your redemptive power to transform my life. May my past mistakes serve as a testimony to your grace and love.

Bible Verse: Psalm 103:12″As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

 

28. God, I seek accountability for my actions. Help me surround myself with individuals who encourage me to make better choices.

Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

 

29. Heavenly Father, I ask for the courage to share my struggles with trusted friends and family. Let their support and guidance lead me towards better choices.

Galatians 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

 

30. Lord, I commit to being accountable for my actions and seeking help when needed. May your grace strengthen my resolve to make good choices.

James 5:16 “Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

 

31. God, I ask for the wisdom to seek professional help when necessary. Guide me to counselors and mentors who can provide support in making better decisions.

Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.”

 

32. Lord, help me to take responsibility for the consequences of my bad choices. Grant me the strength to make amends and seek reconciliation.

Matthew 5:23-2 “Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”

 

33. God, I pray for the courage to apologize and seek forgiveness from those I’ve wronged. May your grace guide me through the process of reconciliation.

Colossians 3:13 (KJV) – “Forbearing one another and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

 

34. Heavenly Father, help me to make amends through acts of kindness and love. Let my actions reflect the repentance in my heart.

Galatians 6:1 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, grestore such an one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”

 

35. Lord, may the strength to make amends come from your spirit within me. Guide my steps toward reconciliation and healing.

1 Peter 4:8 “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”

 

36. God, I seek your protection from the pressures of the world. Give me the strength to resist negative influences and choose the right path.

Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

 

37. Lord, I pray for discernment to recognize when I am being influenced by the wrong crowd. Protect me from the temptations of peer pressure.

1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

 

38. Heavenly Father, grant me the courage to stand firm in my faith, even when it means going against the tide of peer pressure.

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

 

39. God, surround me with positive influences that encourage me to make good choices and to honor my faith and values.

Proverbs 13:20 “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

40. Father, help me to continue to walk in the right path in Jesus name. 

 

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