7 Prayers for When You Feel Lost in Life

Cindi McMenamin

Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
Published Apr 19, 2023

Are you feeling lost, hopeless, without direction? Maybe you just aren’t sure how to talk to God anymore or if He’ll even listen.

Life can be disappointing and feel hopeless at times, especially if you don’t know where to turn for answers, comfort, or a reason to start looking up.

The writers of Scripture felt lost at times too. And when they did, they poured out their hearts to God in prayers that were recorded as a means of teaching us to pray. Within their songs—and in other portions of Scripture instructing believers how to live—we can see principles and promises to guide us when we feel we’ve lost our way.

1 John 5:14-15 tells us: “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him” (NASB). That’s a promise that God will not only hear, but heed our requests when we ask in faith and according to His will. One way to know for certain we are praying according to God’s will is to pray Scripture—God’s own words given to instruct us how to pray.

Here are seven prayers, based on the life-giving words of Scripture, for when you feel lost in life.

Read the full article, complete with prayers and biblical references, here: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/prayers-for-when-you-feel-lost-in-life.html

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Cindi McMenamin headshotCindi McMenamin is a national speaker, Bible teacher, and award-winning writer who helps women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and others. She is also a mother, pastor’s wife, and author of 17 books, including When Women Walk Alone (more than 150,000 copies sold), When God Sees Your TearsWhen a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts, and When Couples Walk Together:31 Days to a Closer Connectionwhich she co-authored with her husband of 35 years. For more on her speaking ministry, coaching services for writers, and books to strengthen your soul, marriage, and parenting, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com

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