7 Inspiring Prayers For Purpose in Life

Needing to find some purpose in your life? Have you been wanting to pray for purpose in areas of your life?

Knowing exactly what your purpose in life can be a challenge on any given day. Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? What does God want for me? All of these (and more) are questions that can come to mind when searching for a purpose to your life.

You can benefit from getting some help by using any of these seven inspiring prayer for purpose in life. Each prayer covers a situation about finding or living your purpose. You can alter the wording, if needed, to better fit into your personal situation, of course.

While you are on this site, you may also be encouraged by looking at and using prayers for accepting God’s will, or How to get closer to God again. As you pray these prayers, or use other prayers on Grace and Prayers, you are growing closer to God and deepening your relationship to Him. This might be the most important purpose of your life, above all others!

Remember that what God has for you, it is important and worthy and of value. Purpose in life doesn’t always have to be life-altering or something really major. By praying about your purpose in life, you are allowing yourself to be more aware of what God is doing in your life. This attentiveness may enable you to better see what God wants for you.

“I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted” ( Job 42.2, NIV).

What Job is saying here is that God’s purpose for your life cannot be stopped. What God has planned for you, and what you will be and do is possible because God “can do all things”!

As you pray these prayers, be attentive to how God responds to you. We always enjoy hearing about your prayer journey, so take a moment to share your feedback and comments in the section at the end of this article.

A Short Prayer For Purpose

Dear God, I am coming to you in prayer because I need to better understand what my purpose in life is. I feel like I’m just wandering around in a fog, unsure of what I’m supposed to do, or who I’m supposed to be. Please help to think and see clearly as You guide me along. I ask this through the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer For Finding Purpose in Life

Lord God, I feel lost. I just go from one thing to another in my life without any real sense of direction. It’s like bumper cars where I go this way, bump off something and then head off in another direction. It’s emotionally and mentally jostling.

I don’t think this is how it’s supposed to be, is it, Lord? Can You help me find my purpose in life, even if it’s just for the next season of life? I just want to know that what I’m doing matters and it’s what I’m supposed to be doing. I really don’t like being aimless, so I ask that You aim me toward a target.

I pray that I will hear You clearly and obey, even if I don’t know how it will turn out. I place my trust in You as I pray this all in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For God Guiding Your Life

Father God, I have known times in my life where I really had the understanding that You were guiding my life and I was in Your will and following the path You laid out for me.

But lately, like for the last year or so, I haven’t felt that. It’s like I’m guiding myself and I don’t know if that’s because I’m not hearing You, or because You are choosing to remain silent right now. I like it when You guide me and I see it distinctly.

Now, I feel unsure of myself and what steps I should take. Maybe You are maturing me spiritually and I don’t realize it so could You let me know what is going on, so I can understand better what I am to be doing? I don’t think confusion is part of Your plan for me. Help me and hear my prayer through Jesus, the Finisher of my faith, Amen.


Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” ( Proverbs 19.21, NIV).


Prayer For Living Into Your Life’s Purpose

Thank You so much for speaking to me in a tangible way, Lord God! I believe I have a good understanding of my purpose in life is supposed to be. I want to live into this purpose each and every day. I pray I can embrace whatever comes my way each day with grace and peace.

I pray for the continued strength and wisdom to be who You want me to be, and do what You have guided me to do. I am excited to see how You will transform me and my thinking through this whole process. I am grateful for a new opportunity to grow closer to You, Lord. I pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer For A Change in Your Life Purpose

Dear Lord God, I’m not sure I’m ready for this. I feel like I’m experiencing a massive change in my life’s purpose. For most of my life I was walking down this certain path and trying each day to do Your will as I understood it.

Now, in the last few months, I feel like I am not to be going that way anymore. I feel like You are guiding me, very certainly in a completely new direction. I am both excited and terrified about this at the same time. I ask You to take me by the hand and lead me along step by step until I feel more fully confident.

I know I can trust You but this new purpose is so different, I am afraid of making big mistakes. Thank You for understanding every part of me and loving me fully. Thank You for hearing my prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For Where Your Life is Going

I gotta tell you, Lord, I am enjoying where my life is going right now. It’s like Your purpose for me has opened up new opportunities that I wouldn’t have discovered on my own, and I like how my mind is working and the positivity I have each day.

The sense of fulfillment and contentment I experience is more than I’ve had before in my whole life, which is why I am asking for all this to continue. I life my life and I want to keep liking it!

I am grateful for how You are shaping my purpose in life in new ways and challenging me to grow into it with every scenario. I could not have predicted this a year ago and I’m happy for what is to come in the days ahead. I give you thanks and praise for loving me and trusting me to live for You! In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer For Strength to Pursue Your Life Purpose

Dear God, I am down, but I am not out. I pray for renewed strength to keep pursuing my purpose in life. I get so much fulfillment from what I do each week and I don’t want to quit or get pulled away from what I’m doing.

I need mental strength to push away distracting thoughts. I need emotional strength to deal with the challenges. And I need physical strength to get rest and make it through each day. I don’t want to give up my purpose in life but I feel like I am getting weaker and weaker, not stronger. Be my strength, O Lord.

I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Final Thoughts

I know when I’ve had a clear sense of what my purpose is, I feel better and more confident, like I’m living my best life. But when my purpose is unclear, everything seems to be wrong, or go wrong. I’ve found that as I pray about it, things become more in focus and I’m able to navigate through each day much better.

So, I encourage you to pray for your purpose in life, for clarity for your purpose, and to be able to live your purpose each day.

“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted” ( 1 Peter 2.9, The Message).

May you get the clarity, direction, guidance, and peace you seek as you pray for your purpose in life. Keep on praying!

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