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A Good Prayer When You’re Feeling Lost

As Christians, there may be moments in our lives when we feel lost. It may not be in a manner that we step away from the faith, but more a sense of not knowing where we are. We may find ourselves in a state of confusion, where we don’t know why we are doing what we are doing, yet we are doing something, or we are somewhere, and yet we don’t know why we are there. At such moments, we feel lost, considering that we don’t know what to do or how to proceed. The good thing is that God is not a God of confusion but one of order. He brings peace and clarity whenever we feel lost. When we feel lost, we have to come before Him in humility and prayer.

Heavenly Father, I thank You because whenever my mind is in a state of chaos, where I feel lost, You bring peace and order into it. You guide me and lead me towards You and the way I should go. Thank You because my feeling of being lost does not undermine the truth that You are always with me every step of the way. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

What should we do when we are feeling lost?

When you are feeling lost, the best thing to do is seek God’s Word. The Bible says in Psalm 119:105 that God’s Word is the lamp to our feet and the light to our path. If we don’t know where we are in life, in the sense that we feel lost, God’s Word can show us the direction to go. Therefore, we must seek God’s Word and meditate on it day and night, as written in Joshua 1:8.

Another thing we should do is pray. In Philippians 4:6-7, the Bible says that we are to present our prayer requests to God and that His peace, which transcends all understanding, shall guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. As we currently find ourselves feeling lost, one of our concerns should be to find clarity, direction, guidance, and peace, and surely we can present those prayers to God, which will allow us to receive the peace that guards our hearts and minds when we feel lost. It is also written in 1 Peter 5:6-7 that we can cast our cares to God because He cares for us. Whatever cares or concerns we have when feeling lost in life, we ought not to figure it out on our own but cast them to God and ask for His grace and mercy.

The third thing you can do is to make sure you devote yourself to fellowship with other Christians. Through our fellowship with fellow believers, we are edified, encouraged, and corrected. God sometimes speaks to us through the counsel of godly leaders and accountability partners. Their godly counsel sometimes points us in the direction that God wants us to go or brings clarity and purpose when we are feeling lost.

When you feel lost in life, it is essential to remember certain biblical truths that can bring comfort. These truths can be found in Psalm 23. The first verse of Psalm 23 says that God is our shepherd. If we are in Christ, He is our good shepherd. We may feel lost, but we are never truly lost because Christ is our good shepherd who leads us and holds us. We may feel that we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but even there, Christ is with us. His rod and staff comfort us. Also, it is written in Psalm 23 that God’s goodness and loving kindness shall always follow us for the rest of our lives. During the walk in our journey of life, we are never lost because God’s goodness and mercy always keep us at the center of where God wants us to be. Thank God, for He is sovereign. He is never surprised by what happens in our lives. Therefore, we are never lost.

Father in heaven, thank You because in Christ I am His sheep, whom He always holds and leads. I am never lost nor snatched away because Christ is my good shepherd. Thank You because even when I feel lost, You are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me. I take comfort in the truth that wherever I am, Your goodness and mercy also follow me there. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

How do I pray when feeling lost?

You can pray when you are feeling lost in two ways. The first is to pray by asking God for guidance, clarity, and direction. It could be something general or specific, like you feeling lost about not knowing what to do regarding your career, ministry, relationships, etc. The principle in which you are operating is from what Philippians 4:6-7 says, as well as 1 Peter 5:6-7: you ought to cast and present to God your concerns. As you pray to God, it is okay to pour your truth out to Him.

The second is to pray by confessing certain truths. You do this by praying to God’s Word and professing those truths. Some examples are the truths we mentioned above from Psalm 23. You confess you are not lost because Christ is your shepherd, and God’s goodness and mercy always follow you.

Father in heaven, I somehow feel lost as to why I am doing my work. I don’t know if there is any purpose to what I am doing. I pray that You will remind me of why I am doing what I am doing and give me clarity about the work that I do. Rekindle the same passion and zeal I had before when I had this vision for my life. Thank You because You are the One who leads me and guides me. Christ is my shepherd, in whom I will never be lost but will always be in good hands. Even if I experience chaos and uncertainty, Your Word is always a lamp beneath my feet. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

If you are reading this and have not heard of the Gospel, then the most important thing you should hear is the Gospel. We are all lost and separated from God. That is why we don’t know the meaning and purpose of life. Only through the finished work of Christ can we find forgiveness for our sins, which once separated us from God, but we can be reconciled with Him. In Christ, we receive eternal life and adoption as God’s children. It is in Christ alone that we can find our meaning and purpose. As followers of Christ, we are never lost because to live is Christ.