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    Guide Me, God…

    As you look for direction in your college search, check out these powerful examples of prayers.

    Father, I am seeking:
    I am hesitant and uncertain,
    but will you, O God,
    watch over each step of mine
    and guide me?
    —Augustine

    Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.
    Grant us ears to hear,
    Eyes to see,
    Wills to obey,
    Hearts to love;
    Then declare what you will,
    Reveal what you will,
    Command what you will,
    Demand what you will.
    —Christina Rossetti

    You are my God. Show me what you want me to do,
    and let your gentle Spirit
    lead me in the right path.
    —King David (Psalm 143:10, CEV)

    Show me your ways, O Lord,
    teach me your paths;
    guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
    — King David (Psalm 25:4-5, NIV)

    Father, you have promised to guide us when we are truly humble and dependent on you.
    You have promised to give wisdom
    generously to those who feel
    their lack of it.
    We come to you as your children
    asking for a Father's wise prompting
    as we wonder what course to take.
    Lead us in the right path, so that our lives may bring glory and honor to you.
    Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    —William Burleigh

    Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbor. …
    Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go.
    And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course, even when the sea is rough and the waves are high. …
    —Basil of Caesarea

    Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God, grant us the desire to do only what pleases you, and the strength to do only what you command.
    Cleanse our souls, enlighten our minds, and inflame our hearts with your Holy Spirit, that we may follow in the footsteps of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
    —Francis of Assisi

    You alone know what is good for me; do therefore what seems best to you.
    Give to me or take from me; I desire to adore equally all that comes to me from you, my Lord and God.
    —Blaise Pascal

    We seek a clear light to shine upon our troubled way.
    We ask Thee to give us clearer directions.
    Where we have missed the way and wandered far, bring us back at whatever cost to our pride.
    Take away our stubborn self-will, for we know that in Thy will alone is our peace.
    We seek that peace.
    —Peter Marshall

    Your word is a lamp
    that gives light
    wherever I walk.
    —Anonymous (Psalm 119:105, CEV)

    I learned that God's will wasn't simply about picking the right school.