7 Morning Prayers to Start Your Day

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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:

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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.

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Linn February 7, 2016 at 5:24 am

Thank you for the encouragement. I need it so much.


Osamai benard February 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Thanks for the prayer and guidance it’s a wonderful prayer GOD bless you


Jaya February 24, 2016 at 8:25 am

Morning prayers are precious.


Dianne Howard February 25, 2016 at 7:47 am

Please send me daily scriptures I will gladly appreciate it… Thank you!


Lydia February 26, 2016 at 5:48 am

Morning prayers get me though the day with peace in my heart i love u Jesus …Amen


Jemily Gatuz February 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Thank you very much for the nice morning prayers to be refresh my mind and please send me more.


lakersha February 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

It is very helpful…. i really need jesus to take control of my life because everything’s messed up.


george agbashie February 29, 2016 at 2:27 am

lovely prayers from you God richly bless you and make big


jelanijen March 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Its very helpful ,thanks for the morning prayer.i really need god in my life.Amen


Peter April 30, 2016 at 4:32 am

A wonderful beginning to the day


Adam May 20, 2016 at 3:54 am

Thank you Derek for sharing your prayers. It’s always a joy to hear the prayer of others.


Corinne June 15, 2016 at 1:47 am

Beautiful morning prayers, thankyou for starting my day off with the knowledge God is with me in all things x


carrie July 1, 2016 at 8:52 am

The morning is a time when doubt and pressure can creep in and hinder the rest of your day, so to start of being thankful and/or faithful is super awesome, because God is listening and waiting for us with love and patience!


Sibusiso July 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

Thanks to the Lord glory to Jesus christ this morning we pray.Amen


Kingsley amaefule August 2, 2016 at 12:54 am

Morning prayers make wonderful things happen in my life. Dear God, I give you my ardent thanksgiving. You’r the giver of all good things.


Dapo Falola August 7, 2016 at 4:32 pm



Jennifer Quadros August 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm

God is good all the time. All the time God is good Amen


Elisa Palacios August 23, 2016 at 7:07 am

I thank you for these amazing morning prayers to our father, I just started praying these prayers right after I wake up, never have done it before, but since I started I noticed that I feel peace and joy in my heart all through the day, that the fear and anxiety is way less, the proof of it is that I have never been able to sleep not at nights or even on the day….I’m 65 years old and my body couldn’t handle it no more. By me praying these prayers once I wake up, NOW I sleep during the day and night…I can say thank you Lord Jesus for your true love and for giving me a sound and an ease mind.


GIFT October 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm



Gwen November 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Blessings upon you of peace and protection. Rely fully on our saviour. Call upon his name, he is waiting to hear your cry


Bradley White November 4, 2016 at 5:19 am

This its awesome


Ida November 8, 2016 at 6:37 am

Thank you so much. This encouragement is so very helpful. Bless you!


Tannie November 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Thank you very much for the praying , I am praying with you too , GOD bless you all


Scott Losongco December 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Thank’s for the morning prayers. I found what i was searching for right here. Thank You.


Moses February 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

This is really helpful. Sudden i got though to search a morning prayer in an Internet. Found worth ful. Thanks for the one who posted it.


Jack Wellman February 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Thank you my friend.


claire February 21, 2017 at 12:10 am

lovely prayers to start the day


sheila tanay March 31, 2017 at 4:33 pm

thank u so much almighty god for guiding us all the time., I’m so happy to served u with all my heart and with all my soul.. we honored u and glorify you JESUS CHRIST..


sheila tanay March 31, 2017 at 4:36 pm

thank you almighty god


sheila tanay March 31, 2017 at 4:38 pm

i love Jesus with all my heart with all my soul..


itoro Sampson April 3, 2017 at 4:27 am

wohooooo so explicit am so blessed with the strength of God .
bless u all


Leentjie Lee July 6, 2017 at 2:56 am

Thank you so much for sharing all the positive things. It can help people in difficult situations feel that they can still fight through it and not be alone.


sabrina July 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

Thank you so much!!


Ruth Phillips July 11, 2017 at 8:32 am

Lord, I give all to you. Thanks for the morning, and the life to see it. Take me through the day with your peace and love. Amen to all you have done and continue to do for me and everyone around me. Take my life and use it to your advantage. Love u God. Amen.


Robert Omondi November 8, 2017 at 12:34 am

Hello Man of God..Greetings,Praise the Lord! I have a prayer request my names are Robert Okatch and I live in Nairobi Kenya.In regards to my request I have a case pending court.It Comes up for hearing on 5 December 2017.Its related to an incident that happened at my former place of work where a substantial amount of cash got lost and I was involved.I was arrested and hauled to court to face charges of stealing by servant.I was in jail for about 2weeks then I was released on bail terms.during this time I came to build a relationship with God and Jesus Christ I have been praying everyday and reading the scriptures and I believe the Lord has been good to me and even my release from Jail was sanctioned by the good lord himself.I have known Gods abundant love and mercy throughout my life.I grew up an orphan having lost my parents when I was very young.Now am 39years old.All through my life God has guided and provided for me he has been my protector and I can bear testimony of the many instances and situations he has uplifted me,Praise the lord.I’d like to make a humble request to you and the prayer team to put me in fervent prayers as I am facing this court case and as i am due to appear in court to answer to the charges. I believe the lord is my light salvation and strength and I faithfully believe that he shall provide victory for me.Kindly pray for me,pray for a just and a favorable outcome to my case,pray for forgiveness,pray for strength so I am not overcome with fear and anxiety when am facing this case,pray for my family and friends,pray for the judges and attorneys.I thank thee o lord I believe my prayers are answered in Jesus Name…Amen


Sylvia February 12, 2018 at 6:05 am

That was a wonderful prayers, thank God for the far you have taken me, you are Ebenezer.


Ayappen Sanjivi May 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

I thank you for waking me up today and have given me a fresh mind to worship you thank Father ,thank you Jesus Christ and thank to mother for offering you son Jesus for salavation of the World.Amen.


galaletsang modupe August 14, 2018 at 1:35 am

god great all I was not a praying person but now with god strength and mercy I pray everyday.


Patrick ODonnell August 25, 2018 at 10:09 am

Thanks for listing these prayers. As I woke up today, I knew the first thing I wanted and needed to do was acknowledge and honor God, but didn’t know how to do it as I have been away from God, so to speak, for a awhile. Should I pray? But then my prayers were all still the same and stale and my heart wasn’t in it. Should I read some of my Bible? But where do I start and how do I do that, study that, that I will get something out of it today? I felt God just telling me, “I don’t care, just open it up to any page and start reading.” So, I randomly picked a page like cutting a deck of open cards and I landed on 1 kings Chapter 5: Soloman builds the temple. And the story itself held no individual significance on my day as of yet other than God just wanting me to be in the word and convincing me that he would take it from there and build upon that for me for things to read each day, with this just being a jump off point to reading the bible again. We often don’t start something because we are overwhelmed by all the things we know we need to do as is the case with the bible, there are so many things to know and read, where do we start? Similarily where do we start with all of our lifes’ duties and tasks and obligations? God was telling me, just start somewhere and as I go through my day now, and I have a million things to try and accomplish, instead of wasting hours wondering what is the highest priority thing to start and in doing that not starting any of them at all; well now I can feel calm and resolute that God is telling me: I can just start anywhere and move from there. AMEN! And your prayer templates have given me a new thing I can say to God before I get out of bed and put my feet on the ground. God Bless and thank you


Quami mullah March 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm

I knew the first thing I wanted and needed to do was acknowledge and honor God, but didn’t know how to do it as I have been away from God, so to speak, for a awhile. Should I pray? But then my prayers were all still the same and stale and my heart wasn’t in it. I really need God in my life


Ryan May 8, 2019 at 4:27 am

I say these every morning.


STEVE May 28, 2019 at 11:42 pm

I just received a blessing through this article. May the almighty God continue blessing you and inspire you to share more.


bitrus bukar August 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm

I’m very grateful and so blessed


Mukisa james December 22, 2019 at 11:27 pm

Thank you my friend for good prayers


Good Morning Love Shayari December 24, 2019 at 3:27 am

Best morning prayers to share with my friends and family members. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Semevo February 17, 2020 at 12:15 am

Thank you very much .for making me to see another day … J thank you lord Amen…


Joseph it's effangs October 23, 2020 at 1:12 am

Thank you for energetically morning prayer is awesome


Elena November 20, 2020 at 10:41 am

Please sent me daily morning prayers


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