Got an important decision to make? Recite this prayer

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Before you decide, ask for God’s help by reciting this prayer by a Benedictine monk.

Life often forces us to make important decisions: the purchase of a new home, a move to another region or country, the creation of a new business or a change of career. It’s hard to make decisions when our whole future is at stake. This is why we need to entrust ourselves to the Lord, who has been guiding us all along our life. Here’s a prayer to say when you face a big decision.

Lord, how can we know 

what to do without Your wisdom?

Let Your counsel reveal Your will in all things

with a joyful certainty to us.

With the decision we must make

we trustingly appeal to Your Spirit for wisdom,

so we can ask the right questions and find

the right answers.

Let us be realistic

to better heed Your voice from Heaven.

Yea, oh Lord, we ask You 

to help us keep our feet on the ground.

We desire to see all things

as You see them, according to Your plan.

Free us from our delusions 

and our own obstinacy.

Teach us to see what those around us expect of us,

rid us of received ideas, make us hear everyone speak,

for Your will is manifested through the hearts

of the most humble among us.

Lord, we know that You speak through us

and through what happens in our family:

teach us how to listen and meditate

on these events in keeping with Mary’s example.

Let the sense of judgment we ask of You 

help our family to progress and be productive.


Ludovic Lécuru (Juine 22, 1963 –) is a Christian author and a Benedictine monk. He received his education in philosophy and theology at Saint-Wandrille Abbey (France), where he was later ordained. After having served as a vicar in Sanary-sur-Mer parish in Provence (France), he became the vicar of a parish in Larchmont, New York. Since 2014, he has been a priest at St-Cyr-sur-Mer parish in the Var region (France).   


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