Best Morning Prayers to Start Your Day With

November 21, 2022

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

Author & Non-profit Consultant

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

I love finding ways to feel God in my day, whether I’m going to work or cooking dinner. I make sure I’m connected to Him by listening to Bible stories, sermons, praying, and singing praise songs. All the apps I test are introduced into my everyday life so that I can feel their usability on a daily basis.

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Morning prayers are a beautiful way to start our day with God. Every conversation with God is important but the prayers we make in the morning put God in control of everything we have to do for that day.

The sweet calmness of the early hours provides us with a prefect atmosphere to talk to God about anything. Praying in the morning will help you will hear the Lord clearly and he will give you enough strength to take you through the morning.

“At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. ” – Psalms 5:3 TPT

Even the man after God’s own heart, David, thought it wise to come before the Lord before any other thing. As a King, he must have been busy with the affairs of his people, but those early morning hours were his special time with God.

There are so many things to say to God, but in this article, we have outlined the best prayers to speak as your early morning conversation starters. Use these as a guideline and generate yours from here. Enjoy!

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Morning prayer of Gratitude

Father, l give you a heartfelt thanks for the last night and the gift of a fresh day, with its opportunities to do your will. Help me to live by your word today so that at the end of this day, I will give thanks to you once more, for your wonderful works.

Dear Lord, You have brought me to the beginning of a new day. As this day comes in with its renewal, so I ask You to renew my heart with Your strength and purpose. Forgive me the mistakes and omissions of yesterday and endow me to walk closer with You today. This is the day I begin my life afresh; Let every person I meet may feel Your presence in me. Hold my hand, precious Lord for I cannot do it by myself. Amen.

As the sun rises, may your love rise in my heart. A love that trusts without borders sing Your praises, does your will and loves others. Lord, may I live in the light of your love. Amen.

Morning prayers of Grace and Mercy

Dear God, I am asking that Your grace and mercy would continue to follow me today as You have promised in Your Word. Give me Your mercy and grace to live my life to Your pleasure and to carry out the work that You have prepared for me to do. Renew my soul and rejuvenate my spirit with love and continue to pour out Your bountiful grace and never-failing mercy, which is new every morning. Amen

Morning prayers of Courage and Strength

Father, clear my drowsy head and fill my mind with possibilities. Rouse my inactive body and liven my heart with Your love in action. Make the ordinary extraordinary. Give me the strength that can be found in You only. Help me to see thee glorious opportunities You bring before me today. Amen.

Father, grant me determined courage as I go through this day. When I am persuaded to give up, help me to keep pushing. Please give me a cheerful spirit when things don't go as planned. And give me the courage to do the right thing at all times. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Morning Prayer with your Spouse

Father, we have come before you as one this morning. Let the love that we have for each other be as new and fresh as this morning. Envelop our love with the strength of your grace and mercy. Let our love stand through the strength of time. Our love will showcase your gospel and we will become a strong three-stranded cord with You always in the center of our marriage. Amen.

Prayer to Start the New Day

Dear Lord, You have brought me to the beginning of a new day. As the world is renewed fresh and clean, so I ask you to renew my heart with your strength and purpose. Forgive me the errors of yesterday and bless me to walk closer in your way today. This is the day I begin my life anew; shine through me so that every person I meet may feel your presence in me. Take my hand, precious Lord for I cannot make it by myself. Amen.

Prayer of Gratitude

Lord, may nothing separate me from you today. Teach me how to choose only your way today, so each step will lead me closer to you. Help me walk by the word and not my feelings. Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by my wants, my desires, my thoughts on how things should be.

Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity, rather than a personal inconvenience. And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13 which says "Great is your love toward me." You already see the ways I will fall short and mess up. But right now, I consciously tuck Your whisper of absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I recognize your love for me is not based on my awesomeness but because of your beautiful heart. Father Lord! Watch over me today and protect me from all evil. Amen.

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Childrens Prayer

Dear Father in heaven, Thank you for family and my friends. Thank you for my school and teachers. Thank you for the lovely meals You provide and peaceful night rest. Help me love You, my friends, my family, and my teachers. Help me to be good and kind just as You are. Amen.

Prayer for God's Guidance

Good morning Lord! This is the day that you have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. With gratitude, I thank you for preserving my life for one more day. With gratitude, I thank you for your ultimate gift of love for me, in the form of your son and the sacrifice of his life on my behalf. Because of this overwhelming gift that I often cannot comprehend, I humbly submit to you. I know Lord that I am a mere human and cannot instruct you, but you Lord can instruct me. So teach me your ways that I may rely on your faithfulness.

Teach us to number our days and to use our time wisely. I don’t know what this day holds, but I know that you hold the day. It was you that laid the foundations of the Earth and therefore understands every part of it. I know that you keep the sun in the sky, the stars in place, and have created this Earth for me to inhabit and enjoy. As I step out today, may I not stumble, may I not lose focus, be with me, and never leave my side. Amen.

Conclusion

Let God handle your day by offering your first few hours to Him. Start with “Good morning Lord” and pour out Your love at His feet, basking in the newness of His presence in the morning. Do not be limited to these prayers but tell him all that You want. He is Your Father and He is ready to listen. Nothing can ever replace this. Give it a try with these prayers. With all this said, have a great morning!

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