A Prayer for Spiritual Guidance

Have you ever faced a situation in which you didn’t know what to do? I have. That is when we need Spiritual guidance!

The Lord is always ready to guide you. Be willing to go where He leads.

One of the blessings of being a believer in Jesus is that He promises us guidance through the Holy Spirit.

For this reason, we have no need to worry nor be afraid about any situation!

Here is what Jesus said:

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”

John 16:13-15

The Heavenly Communication Chain

The last statement explains the Heavenly communication chain to us:

The Father -> The Son (Jesus) -> The Holy Spirit -> Us

From Jesus’ words, this is the confidence that we have in the Holy Spirit:

  • He only speaks truth and guides us according to the truth
  • He only speaks what He hears from Jesus
  • He will tell us about the future
  • He glorifies Jesus through communicating what Jesus says to us
  • Because the Father has given all authority to Jesus, it is Jesus’ will that the Holy Spirit tell us what He hears from Jesus

Just like we can’t hear a radio station unless we tune into it, so we can’t hear from the Holy Spirit clearly unless we set our minds on Spiritual things.

We expect to hear from Him and are willing to follow what He says, in confidence.

The Prayer for Spiritual Guidance

So here is my prayer for Spiritual guidance for all of us:

Gracious Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ mighty name. How grateful we are for your guidance and grace. Because of your grace, sin has no dominion over us for we are not under law, but under your grace. Your grace gives us power to do what we can’t do on our own.

We are thankful to You for sending Jesus to die for our sins. He arose on the third day to newness of life. And so, we arise to new life in Him!

We are thankful to Jesus for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are thankful that the Holy Spirit guides us into all truth and only speaks what He hears from Jesus.

Lord, help us to keep our minds set on the Spirit so that we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Help us to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit clearly and not harden our hearts to resist what He tells us to do.

We know that Jesus loves us and only wants what is best. He knows us better than we know ourselves. Therefore, we trust the Holy Spirit’s guidance because He only speaks what He hears from Jesus concerning us.

We expect the Holy Spirit to tell us about the future. Knowledge of the future will help us make wise decisions today.

As the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus through speaking to us, so we glorify Jesus through obeying what has been spoken.

Through our obedience, Jesus is glorified. And our Father in glorified when we bear much Spiritual fruit, so we show ourselves as Jesus’ disciples.

Lord, you deserve all the praise, honor, and glory for the fulfillment of this prayer.

Be glorified in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hear the Word and DO the Word

As I was preparing to complete this post, I came across this quote:

Whoa! That’s some call to action, wouldn’t you say?

So let’s put on our walking shoes and get ready for the Lord to guide us to some amazing places.

It’s an exciting adventure to know and trust Him more!

Be Blessed with Health, Healing, and Wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

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“Prayer for Weight Loss”

About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • Beautiful reminder that He knows us better than we know ourselves! We can take each step — RESTING in the confidence (not stressing) that He is directing us in the right path. As I’m writing, the Holy Spirit reminded me of my trust as a child, when we would climb in the back of the station wagon for vacation. We had only happy excitement — never worried at all whether our Daddy knew the right way or where we might be stopping along the way! I needed this specifically today, Kim! Love you! /sg

    • Praising God for delivering the right word to you at the right time, Shana. I am thankful for your feedback and the wisdom you shared. I love you too and pray multiplied blessings to you on your wellness journey!

  • Praise God and thank you Kim, for listening to Holy Spirit as He gives you wisdom on helping us lose weight and get closer to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The last quote really hit me, for I myself have prayed for God to guide my feet, but I didn’t move my feet.

    • Hi Milissa – what you described can happen to the best of us! The good news is that you are moving now and even small steps make a difference. Keep on walking, Sister!

  • Amen , Amen, what a powerful way to start the day and a beautiful reminder of what we have in Christ.

    It is an exciting adventure to know and trust Him more!

    Thank you for sharing this prayer and the quote.

  • Thank you Kim, I personalized this prayer. God has given you so much wisdom, I know your love for Him and others is the fruit you bear.
    I’ve been fighting way to long, I’m getting closer to doing what is best for my health, which has suffered due to poor eating choices. Please pray I desire to change, when I gave up cigarette and alcohol years ago before I was saved, I knew I needed to change and I did.
    Food is harder as we need it, it’s good for us, to give strength to our bodies if we eat the right things, and it’s all around, there are too many choices, I need to shorten my choices, the amount and not eat at night which is my biggest challenge.
    I’m writing too much,
    Just thank you, Wonderful prayer to our Precious Holy Spirit. Amen

    • I am praying for the Lord’s wisdom to guide you, Cris! I pray that He satisfy your mouth with GOOD things (taste good and ARE good for your health) so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (see Psalm 103:5). While it’s true we need food to survive, the types of food we choose is up to us. Some choices make life easier than others. You may find this article interesting: https://takebackyourtemple.com/1-tip-to-make-life-easier/

      God bless you on your wellness journey!

  • Thank you for your daily inspirational articles. There was such a profound thing happen today. Your mention of not hardening your hearts when we are waiting on the words of guidance. In my daily meditations book that I have it spoke of Freedom from a hardened heart. I know this is divine intervention at work. Thank you!

  • Excellent, excellent Kim. They are all great, but this one is super-great. Thanks a million. May the Lord continue to lead you and bless you and yours.

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