Prayer for Guidance

Good morning, Lord! Today is a new day, a chance to begin anew. Yesterday has gone along with my regrets, failures, and mistakes. This is a good day to be glad and thankful. Thank you for another day to start over, for the new opportunities to love, be generous, and be all that You created me to be.

Today, I am willing to start my day with You in my thoughts and in my heart. As I dress, allow me to wear the armor You have provided for my daily needs: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of peace and righteousness, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, the shoes of guidance, and the sword of the Holy Spirit. With prayers uttered by my tongue, I praise You and declare blessings for the people around me.

God, feed me this day with Your daily bread as this will serve as my spiritual food, like manna, to sustain me all throughout the trials and hungers. Help me to set my mind on what is eternal and speak only of what encourages and blesses others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, and safeguard the affections in my heart. Let every work of my hands be marked with excellence rather than perfectionism, as I desire not to uplift my name but to make a difference through Jesus. May I treat each person I encounter with respect, love, and forgiveness, as You would towards Your people.

Father, I am fully aware that life is short and fleeting. And I want to live this day as it was my first and last, giving thanks for every good and perfect gift You always provide. Today, and every day, I want to live my life for you, Jesus. In your precious name, Amen.