Let’s face it; life is hard and full of uncertainty. We live in a fast paced world that is changing everyday, if not every second. There are many things that can knock us off balance and shake our faith. Anything from a job loss to an illness to an unexpected life event. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to pray and even what to pray when life gets you down. In my own experience, there are 3 things to pray for in tough times: wisdom, discernment and for God’s will to be done.
Dear Lord, times are really hard right now and life has really got us down. We don’t know what to do. We ask that You bestow Your wisdom upon us. We don’t want to lean on our own knowledge anymore, because it has let us down so many times. We need to hear Your voice. Give us the discernment to hear Your voice and Your voice alone. Speak to us in the way You know we will hear you best. We also pray for Your Will, Lord. We give You the praise and the glory in our circumstances because we know that we are exactly where You want us. We know this is to teach us something or to help us to grow. No matter what, we trust you and ask You to show us what is best in this situation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.