Prayer for Spiritual Direction


Isaiah 50:4 (NIV)
4  The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

Sovereign Lord,

I desire to give caring attention to my relationship with you as accompanied by the presence of your Holy Spirit who helps me listen and hear you.

I seek spiritual direction in my life that I may pay personal attention to what you are saying to me, respond faithfully to that message, grow in intimacy through it and live out the consequences of that will.

Encourage me to ever enter into that intentional and regular relationship with you that fosters a spiritual union.

Open my prayer life and experience of you with another for the sake of shared listening.

Give hearing to the life and desires that you have placed in my heart by allowing your Spirit to set the direction of our conversations.

Then uphold me that I may live by what you are saying to me.

Grant me the courage to allow another set of eyes and ears to help interpret your voice and experience in my life. AMEN

 

Having prayed this prayer…

Seek a trusted companion who can help you hold your soul faithfully before God.

Attend to and recognize God’s voice in your life by noticing your experiences of God.

Begin to mend the division between what you think and what you feel about your spiritual journey with God.

Continue to enhance your prayer life that you may foster a deeper union with God.

Find Jesus in the wounds of your life as well as the joys.

Allow the movements of the Holy Spirit in your decisions bring deeper inner healing.