7 Morning Prayers to Start Your Day

by Derek Hill on February 15, 2013 · Print Print · Email Email

The morning is the perfect time to pray.  It gets you focused on God and helps you meditate on those you love and yourself, as well.  There are many great ways to pray in the morning.  Here are 7 of them.

Being Thankful

Dear Lord, thank you so much for another day of life on Earth.  Thank you for another beautiful sunrise to enjoy.  Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature, from the cool breeze brushing through the trees to the birds singing melodies.  You are a wonderful God, full of grace and mercy.  I praise you for allowing me another day to spend with my family.  I love you Father!  Amen.

“The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”
Song of Solomon 2:12

Strength

Dear Lord, I pray that you would give me strength to be strong for You in the world today.  Lord, you know the struggles that I will face today.  Be with me as I go through them.  Carry me if I am too weak to move.  If I stumble in them, forgive me Father.  When I succeed in them, I will praise You!  You are worthy of all praise and honor.  Amen.

“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Psalm 73:26

Family

The morning is the perfect time to pray

The morning is the perfect time to pray

Dear Gracious Father, I praise You for my family.  Thank you for my spouse.  Even in his/her weaknesses, I love him/her unconditionally.  Thank you for my children. Every time I hear the pitter-patter of their feet across the house I smile.  Joy overwhelms me Father!  Be with my family today as they go their separate ways.  Bring us all back home safely to each other I pray.  Amen.

“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”

Psalm 128:3

Career

Dear God, I thank you for my job.  You have provided me with a steady income and I thank you.  I pray that you watch over me today at work and I pray that there are no accidents, so that everyone can go back to their homes.  I thank you that my job has provided an income to support me and my family.  I thank you for the provisions that you have given to me, my house, car and food.  I pray for safe travels to and from work and I pray that you will use me as you see fit today for Your Glory.  Amen.

“Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.”

Proverbs 16:3

Men and Women Overseas

Dear Merciful Father, I pray that you would keep your hand on our men and women defending our country so that we can be free.  Be with our soldiers as they go onto their assignments.  Bring them back to base safely.  I praise you for our brave men and women!  I thank you for our brave men and women!  I also pray that you give them the skills that they need in every moment, so that they can come back home safely to their families.

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle.”
Psalm 144:1

Opportunities

Dear Lord, I pray today that I will yield my spirit completely to You, that You may use me as You please.  I pray that You will provide me opportunities to show people how much You mean to me.  Give me discretion to know what to say and how to say it.  Make me bold enough, that I may proclaim salvation cheerfully and joyfully.  I pray that the seeds You allow me to plant will grow and mature.  I pray that You, Father, will water the seeds that You allow me to plant today.  I am forever grateful for the cross; may I proclaim it in a contagious way today.  Amen.

“Do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself
or what you should say,
for the Holy Spirit will teach you
in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Luke 12:11b-12

Contentment

Dear Glorious Father, I pray that I will stay focused on you today.  I pray that You will constantly remind me to be content in all of my circumstances.  I pray that You will fill me up that I may be joyful all day, even if stress creeps in.  I know that through my contentment, You will be glorified.  I want to honor You, Father, in all that I do.  I praise Your Holy Name!  Amen

“Not that I am speaking of being in need,
for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
I know how to be brought low,
and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance,
I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger,
abundance and need.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:11-13

Conclusion

You can have such wonderful encounters with God when you approach His throne in the morning.  I encourage you to start praying when you wake up, if you aren’t already doing so.  When you wake with God you take Him with you too.  God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling.

Looking for some more prayers? Take a look at this similar article:

10 Powerful Prayers for Strength

Resources -  The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”, YouTube “Morning Has Broken” by Steven Curtis & Caleb Chapman.



Share this post:  |  |  |  | Twitter

{ 118 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana November 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Thank you so much for this prayers.so inspiring.

Reply

Derek Hill December 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Thank you Diana. God is so amazing! God bless you!

Reply

rookminie kissoon April 17, 2014 at 6:29 am

good morning and may god continued to bless you with words of encouragement to continue to inspire others have a blessed day

Reply

Angele April 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Please add to email list, thanks!

Reply

Jack Wellman April 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Hello Angele. If you want to be added to the mailing list, please go to where it says “Free eBook” and put in your name and email address (that will not be shared with anyone) and you’ll be on our email list. Thanks!

Reply

Sandy June 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

love the prayer thank you for the inspiration

AMEN

Reply

Felicity Duik June 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Wow this is amazing.. this is what i i wanted to say to God but don’t know how.. Thank you Derek.. You are such God’s wonderful creation.. God bless you & your family.

Reply

Adam Secousse July 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

Hi Derek,

Thank you for these prayers. I especially enjoy the prayer of contentment as I believe our choice to be happy is an one that He has granted us to make every moment of our lives.

Blessings to you and your beautiful family. And may He continue to strengthen your hands and strings while you worship and praise him with your music.

As I am building a team for relationship marketing to help serve the many, I’m always open to meeting positive people like yourself. If your open to opportunities, feel free to contact me: AdamS.tempo.ly@gmail.com

God Bless,
Adam Secousse

Reply

Amalraj Punita July 14, 2014 at 3:02 am

Thank you very much for the inspiring prayers.May the Good Lord continue to bless you with all the ncessary graces.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Powered by sweet Captcha





Previous post:

Next post: