Thanks for the response. In addition I have searched everywhere for something suitable as a starter. In the end I came up with the following. Any comments and advise will be appreciated.
Dear Father in Heaven,
Please help me with . . . . (State problem). . .
Sit quietly for 5 or 10 minutes.
Thank you Father for all your blessings:
E.g. Health, Family, Friends, Nature etc.
Within a day or so you will know what to do.
Of course God does not telephone or e-mail,
though He may get others to do it for Him
Ewald, in my opinion, this prayer can be misleading about what Catholicism teaches. Especially the promise contained in the note. I am approaching my 74th birthday. I've been Christian all my life and Catholic for over fifty years. I pray daily for guidance. I believe God wants me to do His will and will guide me if I open myself to Him.
But, fallen, sinful human that I am, I struggle daily with ascertaining what His will is for me.
And there have been many problems in my life about which I have never been sure what to do.
Not the next day nor ever!
Along with praying for guidance, I continually pray for insight and faith
. . . and most earnestly, for forgiveness!
I will consider your position if stated with firm, well-thought-out, quiet reasoning. Hateful diatribe, ad hominem attacks and shouted rhetoric don't impress.