7 Morning Prayers to Start Your Day

by Derek Hill · 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


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


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


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


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


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


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

{ 162 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana November 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Thank you so much for this prayers.so inspiring.


Derek Hill December 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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


sheila October 9, 2015 at 10:04 am



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


Angele April 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Please add to email list, thanks!


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!


Sandy June 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

love the prayer thank you for the inspiration



Derek Hill August 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm

God bless you and thank you!


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.


Derek Hill August 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Thank you so much Felicity! God bless you and your loved ones too!


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


Derek Hill August 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Thank you Adam. I appreciate your kind words. God bless you and your family too and thank you for commenting!


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.


Derek Hill August 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Thank you Amalraj. God be with you and your loved ones!


Sally August 12, 2014 at 5:40 am

Thank you for the prayers to get me thru the day.


Derek Hill August 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

God is so good Sally and I am glad you like these prayers, but even more so, I am glad that you are praying! God bless you and your family!


January dennis May 17, 2015 at 2:52 am

Thanks for your prayer guide Derek hill,so inspiring and may u be blessed ,u have helped me on how to pray and thnk God almighty.stay blessed brother.


Steve Young August 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Thank you very much for the much needed prayers!! I needed this so much in guiding me thru prayer!! Jesus is Great!! Have a blessed day n May God continue to bless You to bless others like myself!


Derek Hill August 12, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words Steve! The great thing about prayer is that even when we don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit will intercede on our behalf! God bless you sir!


Charmaine August 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

God bless you for these prayers. This is the first morning I have prayed before the children wake up in peace and quiet just me and god, and I really do feel so much better about starting my day, even eager which I have not felt for a very long time, I pray this will become a habit and I start more mornings this way Thankyou


Yudelka August 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

Thank so much for these prayers. The have become my morning routine as I start my new journey to seek and be with GOD. May he continue to bless you and your family as well as bring hope to those who seek.


sharon garner September 21, 2014 at 5:22 am

bless you thank you so much…will share your prayers with my best friend this a m ….on Tuesday will share with bible class…e mail me any time


Breanna Buchanan October 2, 2014 at 1:11 am

I am a mother of two wonderful children and i a, seeking God. I am praying for patience, purpose and contentment. I will focus harder on being more like the lord and less on the world…i live for Jesus as he died and rose again for me. Pray that i may keep my focus and the enemy can stay far away for i am a child of the king…and i will conduct myself as such. Amen.


Beverly Dennis October 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

Thank you Derek for being such a faithful sevant of god,and allowing him to use you to help others in need with yourwords of encouragement. God BlessYou.


Vicente Camonias October 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Hello there ! I love those prayers and I always read it as I start my day and work. it really gives me of what I need and sometimes beyond what I need, I am so grateful and blessed to have these . Thank you and Gob bless you more .


Cecile Delvo October 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Thank you Derek for the wonderful prayers you`ve shared..we do need these prayers for our day to day endeavours..Very inspiring!God bless you more…


Oufos Dwumfourr Philip October 22, 2014 at 1:30 am

Thank you very much Derek. God bless you and your family. Your prayer messages have helped me, my family and friends. I copy and paste and share among all me group chat buddies. After sharing, my buddies reply me that they appreciate and need more. God bless you Derek.


Isaac November 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Thank you so much for this wonderful prayers, I pray that God will always strengthen you, God bless


gail November 14, 2014 at 9:50 am



Diana November 27, 2014 at 7:44 am

Good Morning,
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your prayers. Beautiful!


claire holzenthaler December 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

Thanks for your beautiful prayers. You are gifted. The prayers are beautifl especially the one on contentment. God Bless you and yours. Sister Claire


Benjamin December 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

God is great…..and am in love with him today,tomorrow and for ever……..everlasting. Amen…


Elaine January 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

Thank you for the wonderful prayers. It’s exactly what I needed today. Also, the first comment I saw on the page was dated 11/29.. a date that I always believe is a sign from God to me that everything is going to be alright. It’s my birthday.


Fiona January 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm

Thank you for the prayers. it has made me strong to face the challenges. Bless you


yolanda February 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Thank you so much to you and the lord above for giving you wisdom to touch our lives. God bless! I must say im moved by your writing.


Ruth March 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Pray for mickle Edward dsouza in Jesus name


Ruth March 10, 2015 at 11:58 am

Please pray for aaron Peter dsouza and vernon jeremey Joseph dsouza also pray for sultan Qubool al said al said he has Colin Cancer may my lord heal them all he was born there and now in Canada I ask in Jesus name amen for ever and ever amen.


Jack Wellman March 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Amen Ruth to your prayer request my sister in Christ. Thank you for allowing us the privilege to pray for this great need for Jesus’ glory.


KELLIE April 13, 2015 at 5:49 am



Ruth April 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

Pray for all the little children of this world especially from Pakistan who are Christians, Father God heal them and keep them in your presence I am from that country but my parents from India and my grand parents from London England hear my pray Heavenly Father in your spirit in Jesus precious mighty name amen.


Christina Jaafar May 7, 2015 at 7:11 am

Thank you for these beautiful morning prayers! I read and pray them every morning on my commute to work! (Even almost memorized them!)

In the past few days the page layout has been a little hard to read. It used to be normal white background black text, but now appears navy blue background and black text on my iphone. Wondering if this is a change or if my iphone is opening the page wrong!


silver May 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Oh Dear Derek.
Thank you for those powerful prayers.
This page just reactivated my prayer life. God bless you


Anita May 14, 2015 at 5:58 am

Thank you. I have difficulty praying (staying focused), and these prayers just helped me more than you will ever know. Thank you so much!


Angela May 27, 2015 at 6:42 am

Love you Jesus help me keep me safe


Karen May 30, 2015 at 7:42 am

Reading my bible every morning and these morning prayers are my inspiration, they get me through my day. Thank you


Obafemi awolowo June 24, 2015 at 9:51 am

Thank you so much for your beautiful amazing praying point..


Elisete Polansky August 7, 2015 at 7:50 am

I loved your prays, many tks to share it!!!


cecilia odeniyi August 17, 2015 at 12:44 am

Thanks for your inspiration I love all particularly being thankful to God.

from Nigeria


Petra Bonilla August 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

please can you pray for my sister I am praying already, but I need support please, she is dying sick , she has OPCD, needs surgery on her right leg and emotionally and physically drained. As well we both need spiritual healing


Chiedu Festus August 28, 2015 at 6:39 am

Derek Hill Thank you so very much may our good GOD continue to bless you and your family.

from Nigeria


Elizabeth September 15, 2015 at 8:44 am

Thank you so much.


Clare Athieno October 15, 2015 at 12:15 am

Thank you these prayers helped me get through the day when i felt i had no strength to go through the work routine


Mary Culas November 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

HI Derek, I am not a Christian but I find your prayers very inspirational. Keep up the the good work and may more people realize the power of prayers and how it works in each one’s life. Thank you and Bless You.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Previous post:

Next post: