Prayers for Illumination on Paths

Prayers of Confession on Paths

Adapted from Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

O Lord,

Show us your ways, Lord,

Teach us your paths.

Guide us in your truth and teach us,

for you are God my Savior,

and my hope is in you all day long.

Adapted from Psalm 119:105

O Lord, your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Give us grace to receive your truth in faith and love, and strength to follow on the path you set before us; through Jesus Christ, Amen.  

Dear Lord and God, I thank and praise You for Your Word, the Holy Scriptures, and for the promise that Your Holy Spirit will guide me into all truth. Give me a teachable spirit so that I may learn all that You would teach me in Your Word and prevent me from falling into deceptive teaching or false doctrine. 

Lord, I ask that by Your Holy Spirit, You would open my mind to the truth and give me discernment so that I am not tossed about by every wind of doctrine. Thank You for what You are teaching me in Your Word and give me a thirst to read, mark learn and inwardly digest all that You would have me learn. 

Lead me in the path of righteousness and guide me into all truth for Your holy name’s sake. Help me to come to a deeper knowledge of the Lord Jesus, so that I may grow in grace. Keep me from pride I pray, and may I walk humbly before You all the days of my life. I ask this in the precious name of my Savior, Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen. 

O Lord, you have given us your Word

for a light to shine upon our path.

Grant us so to meditate on that Word,

and to follow its teaching

that we may find in it the light

that shines more and more

until the perfect day.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


The Still Small Voice

Lord God, refresh us with living water,

Illuminate our path with your light,

Speak to us with the still small voice

And calm the storms of our lives with your peace.

Jenny Child, Celtic Prayers & Reflections, the Columba Press, 2008.