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Discernment in decision-making

Bible references
– Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

– James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

– Proverbs 4:7
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

– Hebrews 5:14
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test everything; hold fast what is good.


You are the source of all wisdom and knowledge. I come to You humbly, seeking Your guidance and discernment in my decision-making. Your word says that if anyone lacks wisdom, they should ask You, and You will give it generously without finding fault. I admit that I often struggle to make the right decisions and often rely on my own understanding. But I know that Your wisdom surpasses all human understanding, and I need Your insight in the choices I have to make.

I ask for Your discernment in all areas of my life, whether it be in my relationships, my career, my health, or any other decision I have to face. Help me to see things from Your perspective and to make choices that align with Your will for my life. Give me the courage to follow Your guidance even when it may be difficult or unpopular. I trust that You will lead me in the right direction as I seek Your discernment.

I thank You for Your promise to give wisdom to those who ask for it, and I claim that promise for my life. May Your discernment be my guiding light as I navigate through the choices and challenges that come my way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.



A prayer to ask God for