Prayer to Help Make Decisions

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At one time or another we all are faced with difficult and important decisions. We know that we need God’s help and grace to make the right choice. Here is a prayer by Pope St John Paul II that articulates our plea for guidance. You might want to cut it out and put it in your bible or book of prayers.

O God, You are our Creator. You are

good and Your mercy knows no bounds.

To You arises the praise of every creature.

O God, You have given us an inner law

by which we must live. To do Your will

is our task. To follow Your ways is to

know peace of heart. To You we offer

our homage.

Guide us on all the paths we travel

upon this earth. Free us from all the evil

tendencies which lead our hearts away

from Your will. Never allow us to stray

from You.

O God, judge of all humanity, help us to

be included among Your chosen ones on

the last day.
O God, Author of peace and justice,

give us true joy and authentic love,

and a lasting solidarity among peoples.

Give us Your everlasting gifts. Amen.