Good Morning Prayers to Start Your Day with God
Here are our favorite morning prayers to start your day in the presence of God. He promises to provide strength, comfort, and peace for your daily needs.
1. A Daily Morning Prayer of Thanksgiving
Dear God, thank you for your incredible power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and blessings on us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we can have freedom and life. Forgive us when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all you do, for all you have given. Help us to put our eyes and our hearts back on you. Renew our spirits, and fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We praise and thank you, only for you are you worthy! In the name of Jesus, amen.
2. Let Your Be Done Prayer
Lord Jesus, today is your day, and I want your will to be done. So whatever happens, take my hand, and let’s face it. Amen.
3. Prayer for God’s promises for today
Heavenly Father, I have been so indecisive when it comes to taking your promises and making them my own. But today I’m putting my foot down! I will not allow my human reason to dissuade me from my spiritual heritage. I will put my foot in every promise you have made me today. I’m going in! In the name of Jesus, amen.
4. Good morning Lord – Prayer
My morning prayer. Good morning sir! Today is a new day, an opportunity for a new beginning. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures you may have experienced. It’s a good day to rejoice and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank you for today, a new opportunity to love, give and be everything you want me to be. Amen.
5. Prayer to be Filled with God’s spirit today
Dear Lord, as we rise to meet each new day, let us be filled with Your spirit. Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, kindness, and faithfulness. Let us wish to be more like you and adore you in all that we do. Help us to desire these things much more than the sin that attracts us. Thank you for always going before us. In the name of Jesus, amen.
6. A morning prayer for the presence of God
Lord, let nothing separate me from you today. Teach me to choose only your path today so that each step brings me closer to you. Help me walk by the Word and not by my feelings. Help me keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep my thoughts and desires from distracting me from how things should be. Help me to take what comes my way as an opportunity instead of a personal inconvenience.
And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, ‘Great is your love for me.’ You know how I will not be enough and how I will be wrong. But right now, I consciously keep Your whisper of absolute love for me deep in my heart. I recognize that your love for me is not based on my performance. You love me with everything and my flaws. That is incredible. But the most amazing thing is that the Savior of the world would like a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to remember forever what a gift it is to sit with you like this. Amen.
7. morning prayer For my family
Father, thank you for the blessing of a family. Today, please keep the enemy at bay. Increase your faith. Protect them from falling into temptation. Give them the opportunity to shine a light in the dark and guide others to you. Whatever is troubling my family today, I ask that you comfort them and that they may rest in your complete sovereignty. Amen.
8. Morning prayer to start the day
Dear God, at the beginning of each day, help us to recognize you above all else. He lights up the eyes of our hearts so that we can see you, and see how you are working in our lives. Give us the wisdom to make the best decisions, and fill us with the desire to seek you more than anything else in this world. Let your Spirit and power breathe into us, through us, again, fresh and new. Thank you for being bigger than anything we can face in our days.
Thank you that your presence is with us and that your joy is never dependent on our circumstances, but is our true and lasting strength, no matter what we face. We ask that your peace guide us, that you protect our hearts and minds in you. We ask for your grace to cover our lives this day. We love you Lord… we need you. In the name of Jesus, amen. -Debbie McDaniel
9. A prayer to follow God today
Dear Lord, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that you are my rock and my fortress. You are my shield and my strong tower. Help me anchor myself to you today. Teach me to stay strong in you and choose only your path today. Help me walk by Your truth and not by my feelings. Help me to accept whatever comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others out. Thank you that you love me and nothing can take that away from me! Even if I fail and fall short today, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That really surprises me, sir. Thanks for meeting with me today. Would you wake me up again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of your love? I can’t wait to meet you again. In Jesus Name, Amen.
10. A morning prayer for strength
Sir, I’m tired and I don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel like I’ve been running forever, trying to get through this test. Help me to stop trying to overcome my pain, but instead to run with endurance the race that you have set before me. I know that thanks to you I am finally a winner in the trials of my life. I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your constant love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this test. Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom! -Adrian Rogers
“You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is firm because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
11. A morning prayer for courage
Lord, grant me tenacious and lovely courage as I get through this day. When I’m tempted to give up, help me keep going. Grant me a joyful spirit when things don’t go well. And give me the courage to do what it takes. In the name of Jesus, amen.
“Because God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
12. Morning prayer to seek God every day
Father, praise you to the sky and the sun, for both remind us of the challenge of a new day and the opportunity to pursue you. Thank you for reminding us that life isn’t always easy, but we don’t have to carry the burden of each new day. Forgive us for thinking about the past and holding a grudge. Bless our hearts so that nothing stops as we search for you each day. In the name of Jesus, amen.
13. A daily prayer of rejoicing
Father, thank you for stepping into my life and allowing me to have a personal relationship with you. Thank you for your love for me today and forever. Thank you for the blessings you have given me and my family. Help us use those blessings to bless others. May I live a life of true joy as I see you at work around me today! In the name of Jesus. Amen.
14. Prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit
Lord, I ask you to move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can sadden and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me long for your presence more than I long for sin. Help me to grow in the fruit of the Spirit and thus walk closer to yourself. I pray for the guidance of your Spirit: let your will and your promises always be a meditation of my heart. In the name of Jesus, amen.
15. Morning Prayer for the grace of God daily
Lord, thank you for your abundant grace. Thank you for not having to earn a drop from the mighty river of grace that flows freely for us today. Thank you for the unexpected and undeserved favor you have given me in my life. Help me to put myself on the path of your love and grace. Help me not to neglect the disciplines I need to meet with you regularly and drink from the water of life. Thank you for your rich love. Amen. -David Mathis
16. A prayer to love the life you have
God help me to love the life I live now. Show me the good things that I often overlook and help me to be content with what I have. Forgive me when I compare myself to others, forgive me for longing for things outside of you and your kingdom. Thank you for loving me right where I am, just the way I am. Help me keep my eyes on you. In the name of Jesus, amen.
17. Prayer against distractions today
As I begin this day, help me to remember that I belong to you, and I want to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal time and energy — the most important things you have designed for me. I am proud to be your son, Lord. And I am so thankful that you died for me, rising in your new morning, so that each day can be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you. -Rebecca Barlow Jordan
18. A prayer for a heavy heart
Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the load alone. Words like overwhelmed, distraught, and exhausted seem to describe where I am. I’m not sure how to let you carry my heavy load, so show me how. Take it from me Let me rest and refresh so that my heart is not so heavy in the morning. In the name of Jesus. Amen. -Ron Moore
19. Focus on the voice of God
Father, I need to hear from you. Today, I commit to beginning to have a daily quiet time. I will hear Your voice above all other voices in my life. Lord, teach me to center my life on you and help me to obey what I hear said. In the name of Jesus, amen. -Mary Southerland
20. Trust God today (morning prayer)
Lord, we ask for more of Your Holy Spirit in our lives today. Lord, it can be easy for us to become consumed with the fears that surround us in life, but we know that just as Your eye is truly on the sparrow, You also care and see us.
Teach us today to be more dependent on you. Lead us to a greater insight into how you operate, so that we may come to a deeper understanding that all that we see with natural eyes is not all that is. Today we ask for eyes to see Your hand in all matters, and hearts open to Your work. Amen. -Callie Logan
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
21. Morning prayer to walk with God
Dear Lord, I love you. All that I have expressed above is my heart’s desire. I confess that sometimes my actions and reactions betray my love for you. Please forgive me. Thank you for Your grace that is capable of recognizing this new day as a new opportunity to walk closer to You. In the name of Jesus, amen. -Lysa TerKeurst
22. Prayer for daily bread
Feed me today with your daily bread. Like the Bread of Life, your food, like manna, will sustain me through any trial and famine. Help me express my thoughts on the above things and speak only what will help and encourage others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth and help me protect the affection of my heart today, Lord. Please have any work you do marked with excellence rather than perfectionism as I seek not to make a name but to make a difference. Help me to treat each person I meet as you would, with respect and love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness when necessary. -Rebecca Barlow Jordan
23. A Morning Prayer for God’s Guidance
Dear Lord, help me to remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Wake me in body and spirit each day with the desire to meet you and hear you speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In the name of Jesus, amen. -Traci Miles
“If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
24. A simple morning prayer
God, please enlighten my mind with truth, inflame my heart with love, inspire my will with courage, and enrich my life with service. Forgive what I have been, sanctify what I am, and order what I will be. Amen – Author unknown
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel:” Oh, that you bless me and expand my territory! Let your hand be with me and save me from harm so that I may be free from pain “. 1 Chronicles 4: 10
26. A prayer for the workday ahead
Father, thank you for all the ways you have blessed me, specifically with this job that pays my bills and puts food on my table. Thank you that ALL work matters because work is good. Help me bring you glory today, through my actions, my words, through the good work I do to bring order to my little corner of the world. Help me see my work as a blessing and not a curse. Give me grace and strength for the more difficult aspects of my work. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.
27. A morning prayer for a fulfilling life
Dear Lord, thank you for your many blessings. Thank you for the lives you have graciously given us and help us use our limited time for good. Help us to pursue our lives to the fullest. Remind us that living for you is the only path to true fulfillment.
28. A Morning Prayer for Worries and Anxiety
Dear Heavenly Father, many things in my life are broken. I have many worries and concerns that weigh me down. While I want to put my worries on you, I find that I usually pick them up again, and they only add more anxiety and stress. Please help me learn to care for you as I learn what it means to rest and trust you. In the name of Jesus, amen.
29. Prayer to Depend on God today
I’ve been struggling to depend on you. I’ve been trying to run this thing called “life” on my own. Thank you so much for being my rock and never abandoning me. Even though I have been distracted, I always know that I can lean on you in all circumstances. Help me keep my eyes on you and not depend on me all the time. In your name, I pray. Amen.
30. Morning Prayer for hope today ()
Lord, help me to hear you say, “I am your hope” above all other voices. Lord, your word says that you are the hope for the hopeless, so I am running towards you with both hands outstretched and grabbing you. Fill me with hope and give me a tangible reminder today that hope is an unwavering spiritual lifeline (Hebrews 6:19-20). God, you know those things in my heart that I hardly dare to hope for, today I give them over to you, trust you in them, and ask you because I know you can do more than I could imagine, imagine or ask in my wildest dreams (Ephesians 3: twenty). God, you are my hope and I trust you. Amen.
31. Courage for the day ahead
God, I want to believe that you are with me and that I am known and loved by you… but some days, it’s hard. Help me to speak the truth of your Word to myself. Take it from my head to my heart. Give me the courage of peace and wisdom to live like a winner, because you have already given me victory over every challenge and obstacle. Amen. -Amy Green
32. A husband and father’s prayer in the morning
Lord, I confess that so often I miss the point of following you. Christianity is not about being the best husband or dad or feeling good about myself. It is about dying to the world and living a life of faith in Jesus Christ. It is about glorifying God with my thoughts and actions, my priorities, and my choices. Help me get through just chasing dollars and trying to get by.
Help me to trust in your promise to provide and put my energy into what pleases you: the things that rust and moth cannot destroy. Thank you for the good things you give, and help me focus on what is true and noble, what is right and pure, what is lovely and admirable, all excellent or praiseworthy, I can think of those things and remember how they reflect. your character. Father, I long for your holiness. Wash me clean as I prepare for another day of serving and loving You…strengthened by Your Spirit, and emboldened by the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus, in whose Name I pray…Amen!
33. For a day at work that honors God
It lays down the work of my hands helping me to be productive, patient, focused, and insightful. Keep me away from distractions and technology that get in the way of my work instead of helping it. May your Spirit guide me in my work and help me to be joyful, creative, and adoring, constantly reminding me of your love and that you are the reason I have breath in my lungs. Teach me to align my work, family, church life, and rest in a way that maximizes your glory and allows me to bear the most fruit for your kingdom.
And as I work, fix my eyes on Jesus and his finished work on the cross that gave me a treasure that I could not earn, a rest that I could not otherwise experience, and a living hope that will impel me to work for the glory of God. Amen.
34. Prayer to go out in faith today
Merciful Father, as we begin a new day, help us to compromise your will with reckless faith. Teach us to trust you and help us to grow in justice. Heavenly Lord, give us the courage to go out in faith this day. Fill our hearts with your spirit and let us say your words with pride.
35. A prayer of morning praise
Father, I praise you today for everything you have done in my life. You are faithful even when I am unfaithful. Your love haunts me even when I’m not kind. Your forgiveness covers my sin and frees me from its punishment. I praise you for your love and faithfulness to me. Your presence in my life changes everything, allowing me to live each moment of each day, content to know that you are in control. As I face off today, Lord, remind me that no matter what, I can praise You! In your name, amen.
Morning prayers have the power to transform our mindset and set the stage for a fulfilling and meaningful day. In this blog post, we have explored a powerful morning prayer that can bless your day and help you cultivate a positive and peaceful mindset. However, it is important to note that there are countless variations of morning prayers available, each with its own unique beauty and significance.