7 Prayers for Setting Proper Priorities in Life

Prayer for Self Discipline:

Hebrews 12:11 “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

My Heavenly Father, I need your help learning how to organize and prioritize my work. I am intelligent, but I deal with procrastination and setting priorities. I plead with you to help me learn how to prioritize my duties and tasks. Help me learn to organize what needs to be done so I get more done without waiting until the last minute. You tell me my life is a book to my fellow men. I desire to demonstrate purpose and dignity to my family, friends, acquaintances, and all I encounter. I can’t do that without your help.

Lord, I ask that you help me with nonproductive thoughts and activities that are getting in the way of what you desire of me and what I know I need to accomplish in my daily life. This boils down to discipline. I need more. Please keep me focused and remove distractions. Keep me focused minute by minute, building self-discipline to remove barriers to productivity. Social media, television, and technology are time robbers. Please help me capture my straying thoughts and focus them on your goals. You’ve given me the mind of Christ, so I know I’m fully capable of being more disciplined. I bind any attempts of Satan as he tries to set me back in my progress.

I ask that you help me prioritize what is important. Lord, I desire to begin my day with you. I pray for self-discipline to make that the number one priority in my life. After that, I ask the Holy Spirit to show me which tasks should take priority. I tend to work on easy projects when they may not be the most important. Lord, help me concentrate on importance rather than ease.

Lord, I acknowledge you are my strength when I am weak. I surrender my life to you. I give you all the glory for the positive changes that will manifest in my life. In Jesus’ precious name.

1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

Prayer for God to Guide Me in Setting Priorities:

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

My Heavenly Father,

I am feeling a little overwhelmed right now. It seems I’m pulled in many different directions, all of which are working for the Kingdom. You and studying the Word will always be a priority in my life. I need direction after that. I am seeking your guidance to help me determine the priorities in my life. May I receive clarity and direction to make the right choices.

Please reveal to me what I need to make a priority in my life. May the Holy Spirit guide me to discern the areas requiring attention and focus. I want to honor you with the precious gifts and time you have given me. Please open my eyes to recognize what truly matters in light of your will and purpose for my life. Give me clarity of mind and a discerning heart to distinguish between the urgent and the important, the temporary and the eternal.

Luke 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Help me prioritize my time, energy, and resources in alignment with your plans and desires. Show me the areas where I need to invest my efforts, whether it be my relationships, health, personal growth, career, or spiritual journey. Please reveal any distractions, unhealthy attachments, or time-wasting activities that hinder my progress and keep me from fulfilling your purpose. Grant me the strength and courage to let go of anything that does not align with your will for my life.

Lord, I surrender my plans and desires to you. Help me to live a purposeful life that reflects your love, grace, and truth.

Thank you for your faithfulness and for the assurance that you will reveal what I need to make a priority. I trust in your perfect timing and divine wisdom.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

7 Prayers for My Setting Proper Priorities

Prayer to Not Get Distracted From My Priorities:

Proverbs 4:25-27 “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.”

Heavenly Father,

You know me better than I know myself. You know, I have a hard time saying “no” to people; because of this, I sometimes have a tendency to neglect what I have set as my priorities. I come before you with a sincere heart, seeking your help and guidance in staying focused on my priorities. I acknowledge that distractions can easily pull me away from what truly matters, and I humbly ask for your strength and wisdom to remain steadfast.

Lord, I confess that I am vulnerable to the many distractions surrounding me. The busyness of life, the allure of worldly activities, and the world’s pressures often divert my attention from the most important things. I ask for your forgiveness for the times when I have allowed these distractions to consume my time and energy.

Please grant me the discernment to recognize the difference between what is essential and what is fleeting. Help me to prioritize my time and efforts according to your will. Open my eyes to see the value and significance of the tasks and responsibilities that align with your purpose for my life.

Proverbs 15:21 “Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.”

Fill my heart with a deep sense of purpose and determination to pursue what truly matters. Give me the strength to resist temptations and distractions that seek to divert my focus. Grant me the discipline to establish healthy boundaries and make intentional choices that support my priorities.

Lord, I ask for your Holy Spirit to guide me each day. Prompt me to seek your presence and wisdom in every decision I make. Grant me the courage to say no to activities and commitments that do not align with my priorities and empower me to say yes to what truly matters.

I surrender my distractions and desires to you, Lord. Help me to fix my eyes on you, the author and perfecter of my faith. May your peace guard my heart and mind, enabling me to stay focused on the things that are of eternal value.

Thank you, Lord, for your unfailing love and grace. I trust in your strength to keep me from being swayed by distractions, and I rely on your guidance to lead me toward a life of purpose and fulfillment.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

Prayer for Help With My Time Management Skills:

Ephesians 5:15-17 “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

Faithful Father,

Why do I continue to waste time when I have priorities to accomplish? I repent for not being a good steward of the time you have given me. I come before you humbly, acknowledging that I need your help with my time management skills. I recognize that time is your precious gift and desire to steward it wisely and efficiently. I ask for your guidance and support in this area of my life.

Please grant me the wisdom to discern what truly matters and the ability to prioritize my activities and responsibilities accordingly. Help me to focus on the tasks that align with your will and purpose for my life. Show me how to make the most of my time and use it for activities that bring glory to your name.

Proverbs 4:25-27 “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left…”

Lord, I confess that I often struggle with distractions and procrastination. I ask for your strength to overcome these obstacles and the discipline to stay focused on the tasks at hand. Grant me the self-control to resist the temptations that divert my attention and steal away precious moments.

Teach me to be intentional with my time, to set realistic goals, and to establish healthy routines and habits. Help me to create a schedule that allows for a balanced life where I can attend to my responsibilities, pursue my passions, and invest in meaningful relationships.

Please reveal any time-wasting activities or unhealthy patterns that hinder my productivity. Give me the courage and determination to eliminate or minimize them, replacing them with activities that contribute to my personal and spiritual growth.

Above all, I pray for a heart of gratitude and contentment. May I appreciate the time I have been given and use it purposefully without becoming overwhelmed or anxious. Help me to trust in your provision and to surrender my time and plans to your loving care.

Thank you for your faithfulness and for walking with me in this time management journey. I trust in your wisdom and guidance. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Ephesians 5:15-16 “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

Prayer for Establishing Balance in My Life:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…”

Loving God,

Life can be so busy, leaving me feeling out of balance with my obligations. When I get behind in a schedule, I compensate by spending time catching up and neglecting other important areas of my life. I recognize that balance is your gift, and I desire to live a life that honors you in every aspect. I ask for your wisdom and strength to help me achieve a healthy and harmonious balance in all areas of my life.

Please grant me discernment to recognize the areas where I need greater balance. Show me where I have been neglecting important aspects of my life, whether my physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, work, or spiritual growth. Help me to prioritize these areas and bring them into proper alignment.

Ecclesiastes 4:6 “Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.” 

I pray that you give me the wisdom to set boundaries and make intentional choices that promote balance. Guide me in managing my time, energy, and resources in a way that reflects Your priorities and values. Help me resist the world’s pressures that pull me away from what truly matters.

Lord, teach me to seek your guidance in decision-making. Help me find the right balance between rest and productivity, self-care and serving others, and solitude and community. Grant me the wisdom to discern when to say yes and when to say no, so that I can live a life that aligns with your will.

I also pray for the grace to adjust and adapt as the seasons of life change. Help me to find flexibility and resilience, knowing that balance may look different in different seasons. Teach me to lean on your strength and wisdom when the demands of life feel overwhelming.

Thank you, Lord, for your loving care and guidance. I trust your faithfulness to lead me toward a balanced life that honors you and brings fulfillment. May my pursuit of balance be a testimony of your grace and goodness.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

Prayer for Setting Impactful Priorities That Bring About Change:

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Lord of All,

As I pray to align my priorities to your will, I sincerely desire to set impactful priorities. Lord, I don’t want a world stage, nor do I believe every ministry opportunity should immediately touch many people. I pray that you show me the person or opportunity where I can sow into fertile ground. I come before you with a heart filled with a desire to make a meaningful impact in this world.

Lord, help me align my priorities with your purpose and mission. Show me the areas where I can make a difference, where I can bring about positive change, and where I can be a light in the lives of others. Give me clarity and discernment to recognize the needs and injustices that require my attention and action.

Grant me the courage to step out of my comfort zone and embrace the opportunities that allow me to make an impact. Strengthen me in moments of doubt or discouragement, reminding me that even small acts of kindness and compassion can create ripples of change.

Guide me in setting priorities beyond my gain or recognition. Help me to be selfless in my pursuits, seeking the well-being and advancement of others. Teach me to use my time, talents, and resources to improve society and uplift those in need.

Please remind me of the importance of humility and grace as I seek to make an impact. Keep me grounded in your love, and teach me to approach others with kindness, respect, and empathy. Help me listen attentively, learn from diverse perspectives, and collaborate with others to bring about lasting change.

Above all, I pray for your guidance and guidance as I set impactful priorities. May my efforts be guided by your Holy Spirit and rooted in love, compassion, and justice. Help me to trust in your providence and to surrender my plans and desires to your divine will.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”

Prayer for Strength for Physical Strength to Achieve My Priorities:

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”


Praise you for your guidance as I have grown in aligning my will with yours. You have shown me how to establish priorities in my life. I repent for often neglecting the work I need to do. Now that I have set priorities in my life, I come before you seeking your strength and power to help me accomplish those set before me. I acknowledge that my physical strength is your gift, and I ask for your guidance and support as I strive to achieve my goals.

Lord, you know the tasks and responsibilities that lie ahead of me. You understand the demands and challenges that I face. I pray you will grant me the physical endurance, energy, and resilience to fulfill my commitments and responsibilities.

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”

Please strengthen my body and grant me good health. Renew my strength when I feel weary or overwhelmed. Help me to care for my physical well-being by making wise choices in diet, exercise, rest, and self-care.

In moments of fatigue or weakness, I pray for your sustaining power to uplift me. Remind me that I can rely on your strength when my own feels insufficient. Teach me to lean on you and find rest in your presence. I surrender my physical limitations and weaknesses to you. Help me overcome any obstacles hindering me from accomplishing my priorities. Give me the perseverance to press on when I encounter setbacks or challenges.

May my physical strength be used for your glory and the benefit of others. Help me to serve others with compassion and generosity, using my strength to uplift and support those in need.

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of physical strength. I trust your provision and guidance as I strive to achieve my priorities. May your strength be perfect in my weakness, and may I rely on you in all things.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”

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