A Prayer to receive GUIDANCE

A Pause – For Guidance

Welcome the practice of “Pausing”. Learning to Pause is one of the ways in which we can experience the intimacy of God and begin to live into the Fullness of Christ. The concept of “Pausing” is quite simple. It begins by centering yourself on God and His Truth. We do this by reading Scriptures that pertain exactly to what we are hoping to experience. Then we pray into those truths and ask Jesus to bring what we are looking for. If you’ve chosen this track, you’re looking for Guidance. Good Choice. Let’s get to it.

In your Bible turn to 1 Peter 5:6-7. Read this verse a couple of times. Don’t rush the process. Take a deep breath and allow the words to sink in.

Then Pray – “Jesus, I give everyone and everything to you. I give everyone and everything to you. God”.

Again, don’t rush this prayer, you don’t have anywhere to be. Pray it a couple times until you feel your body relax into Jesus.

Turn to John 17:22-23. Remember there is no hurry necessary. You aren’t going to miss out by going slow. Now we Pray.

“Heal my union with you God. I am created for union with you Father. Restore our union.”

Now turn to Ephesians 3:19 – and again we pray: “Jesus fill me with more of your love. Fill me with you River of life. Saturate me in your love. Saturate me with your life.” Linger with this prayer for a moment. Allowing this to sink in is the goal here.

Read Psalm 36:5-9. Afterwards invite Jesus to speak to what you need guidance in.

“Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit. I need your counsel. I need your guidance.” – Bring your request to him. What do you need guidance for/in? What do you want him to speak to? Tell him, then sit and listen.

You can also pray, “Jesus shine your light over this question. Bring your light and clarity here.” Again, sit and linger and listen. Write down your thoughts, write down what you hear in your heart.

Read John 10:1-5 – Pray This. It will remind your heart what is true. “I am created to hear your voice God. Help me to hear your voice.” Repeat your request to God. Listen and linger without pressure. Give it time. God will speak.

Remember to write down what you hear and what thoughts appear to you. You may be hearing God answer your question and confuse it for your own thoughts.

Well done.