A morning prayer

A morning prayer is a wonderful way to focus your time and attention on seeking God’s plan for the day ahead. Whether you need encouragement, peace, strength, or rest, God can meet you in a very real and present way when you come before Him with a humble heart. Seek God’s presence each morning before your energy and attention are pulled by all the tasks you have ahead.

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Here are 18 helpful morning prayers to start your day:

 

1. A Morning Prayer for God’s Presence 

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, ‘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 performance. You love me warts and all. That’s amazing. But what’s most amazing is that the Savior of the world would desire a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this. Amen.
– Lysa Terkeurst, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries

2. A Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving

Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Debbie McDaniel, The Power of Gratitude

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3.  A Morning 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 to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You. Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today. Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can’t wait to meet with You again. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Wendy Blight, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries

4. A Morning Prayer for Strength

Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel like I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life. I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial. 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,  Love Worth Finding

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“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

5. A Morning Prayer for Courage

Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way. And give me the courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
– Dr. Ray Pritchard

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

6. A Daily Prayer of Rejoice

Father, thank you for intervening in 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’ve 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 Jesus’ name. Amen. – Ron Moore

7. A Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit

Lord, I pray you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave your presence more than I crave sin. Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit and so walk closer with Yourself. I pray for guidance from your Spirit- let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Kenny Luck, Every Man Ministry Devotional

8. A Prayer for God’s Grace Daily

Lord, thank you for your abundant, abounding grace. Thank you that we don’t have to earn a drop of the mighty river of grace that flows freely for us today. Thank you for the unexpected, unmerited favor you’ve showered on my life. Help me put myself in the path of your love and grace. Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to meet with you regularly and to drink from the water of life. Thank you for your rich love. Amen. – David Mathis

9. A Prayer to Love the Life You Have

God, help me love the life I live right now. Show me the good things I often overlook and help me 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, right as I am. Help me keep my eyes on you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Nicki Koziarz, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries

10. A Prayer for a Heavy Heart

Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the burden alone. Words like overwhelmed, distraught, exhausted seem to describe where I am. I am not sure how to let you carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart won’t be so heavy in the morning. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Ron Moore

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

11.A Morning Prayer for God’s Guidance

Dear Lord, help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Traci Miles, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries 

“If any of your lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

12. A Simple Morning Prayer

God, please enlighten my mind with truth, inflame my heart with love, inspire my will with courage, enrich my life with service. Pardon what I have been, sanctify what I am, and order what I shall be. Amen – Author Unknown

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13. The Prayer of Jabez

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.'” 1 Chronicles 4:10

14.  The Difference Today

I got up early one morning

And rushed right into the day;I had so much to accomplishThat I didn’t have time to pray.Problems just tumbled about me,And heavier came each task;’Why doesn’t God help me?’ I wondered.He answered, ‘You didn’t ask.’I wanted to see joy and beautyBut the day toiled on gray and bleakI wondered why God didn’t show meHe said, ‘But you didn’t seek’,I tried to come into God’s presence;I used all my keys in the lock.God gently and lovingly chided,’My child, you didn’t knock.’I woke up early this morning,And paused before entering the day;I had so much to accomplishThat I had to take time to pray. – Author Unknown, The Difference

15. A Prayer for the Work Day Ahead

Father, thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed me, specifically with this job that pays my bills and puts food on my table. Thank you that ALL work has significance 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 view my work as a blessing and not a curse. Give me grace and strength for the hardest aspects of my job. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. – Renee Davis

16. A Morning Prayer for a Full Life

Dear Lord, thank you for your many blessings. Thank you for the lives we have been graciously given, and help us to use our limited time for good. Help us to pursue our lives to their fullest. Remind us that living for you is the only path to true fulfillment. – Greg Laurie, Harvest

17. A Morning Prayer for Cares and Concerns

Dear Father in Heaven, so much in my life is broken. I have so many concerns and cares, and they weigh me down. While I desire to cast my cares upon You, I find I usually pick them back up again, and they only add more anxiety and stress. Please help me learn to cast my cares on You as I learn what it means to rest and trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Chrystal Evans Hurst, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries

18. A Prayer for Hope Today

Lord, help me to hear you saying, “I am your hope” over all the other voices. Lord, your word says, you are the hope for hopeless so I’m running to you with both hands stretched out and grabbing on to you. Fill me up with hope and give me a tangible reminder today that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline (Hebrews 6:19-20). God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in wildest dreams (Eph 3:20). God, you are my hope and I trust you. Amen. – Wendy can Eyck

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It is important to begin each day with a morning prayer, not to only ask for guidance during the day, but to also thank God for the much he has done for you thus far. Above all just being healthy is a gift in its self, we need to give thanks, prayer also helps us start the day on a positive note and seek Gods plan for the day ahead. More importantly, it is a perfect way to find the needed encouragement, peace and strength to face the day. As a result prayer invokes the presence of the Holy Trinity, connects us with God and helps us start the day on the right foot. Some great prayers morning prayers include prayers like:

Daily Catholic Morning Prayer

God our Father, I come before you this morning, I thank you for the gift of my life, the life of my family members and that of my friends.

Thank you Lord for directing, protecting, guiding, guarding, governing and taking care of me throughout the night. I have woken up because of your abundant Mercies and Grace.

Merciful God, this morning, I submit myself into your mighty hands, may you fill me with your wisdom and grant me good health as I undertake my every deed today.

Lord, Bless the work of my hands so that all that I do today may be fulfilling to me, helpful to humanity and may I do it according to your Holy Will and for the greater glory of your name.

Angel of the Lord, appointed by the Divine Mercy to be my guardian, enlighten, protect, direct and govern me this day. Amen.

Morning Prayer – Prayer to Start the Day

“Dear Lord, I do not know who or what will cross my path on this day. But I know that You are my rock and my fortress. As always You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Please help me to attach myself to You today. Also, teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way on this day. Help me walk in Your truth and not my feelings.

Lord help me embrace anything that comes my way as a chance to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others Your way. Father thank You for loving me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail on this day and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today. Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can’t wait to meet with You again. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

– Wendy Blight

Morning Prayer – A Morning Prayer for courage

“Lord, give me persistent winning courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Moreover grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way. Also, give me the courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

– Dr. Ray Pritchard

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Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer for Guidance

“Lord, help me not to depend on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You above all, so that You can direct my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

 – Sharon Glasgow.

Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer Offering to the Sacred Heart:

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother Mary, I offer to you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, this in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, the forgiveness for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. Amen.”

-Father Francois Xavier Gaulrelet

Morning Prayer – The prayer of Jabez

 “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.‘”

-1 Chronicles 4:10

Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer for Renewal of Spirit

“Dear Lord, You have brought me to the beginning of a brand new day. Father as the world is renewed afresh and clean, so I ask You to renew my heart with Your strength and purpose. Please forgive my 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 my life. Please take my hand, precious Lord for I cannot make it on my own. Amen.”

-Author Unknown

Morning Prayer – Prayer to Start the Day

“Dear Lord, please help me to remember what a big difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

– Traci Miles

Morning Prayer – Prayer at the Days Beginning

“Lord, one more day to love you!
O Lord Jesus, watch over me always, especially today, so I shall not betray you like Judas.
Lord, on this day I begin!
Jesus, shine through me and be so in me that everyone I come in to contact with may feel your presence in my soul.
My God, send me Your Holy Spirit to teach me who I am and who You are!
May the Passion of Christ be ever in our heart.
To be more with Him and not merely with oneself.”

Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer After Waking up

“I adore you, O my God, and I love you with all my heart. Father I give thanks to you for having created me, made me a Christian, and preserved me this night. I offer to you the actions of this day; granted that all of them may be according to your holy Will, and for your greater glory. Save me from sin and from all evil. Let your grace always be with me.

Amen.”

Morning Prayer – The Good Morning God Prayer

“Good Morning God!
You are ushering in yet another beautiful day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I am to ask you, God,
if You’ll renew me too.

Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
and let me try again dear God
to walk closer in Your ways.

But Lord, I am well aware,
I can’t make it on my own.
So take my hand and hold it tight,
for I cannot walk alone. Amen”

Morning Prayer for Arising from Sleep

“O Master and Holy God, who is beyond our understanding: at Your word, the light came forth out of darkness. In your mercy, you gave us rest through a night-long sleep and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer to You our plea. Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our hearts.

Please grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal kingdom. Also in the abundance of your mercies, Dear Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your kingdom, who call upon your love for mankind. Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in both body and soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol your exalted and blessed Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always, now and forever. Amen”

Morning Prayer – Morning Offering to The Sacred Heart

“Just for today, help me, Dear God, to always remember that my life is a gift, and my health a blessing, that this is a new day filled with awesome potential, that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into this world.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the beauty that I so often miss, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.

Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.

Amen.”

Morning Prayer to Ask for Aid

“Lord if I can do some good today; If I can serve along life’s way, If I can provide a helpful say, show me how.

Father if I can right a human wrong, If I can help to make someone strong, if I can cheer them with smile or song, please show me how!

If I can aid someone in distress, If I can make a burden any lighter, If I can spread more happiness, show me how.

Amen.”

Morning Prayer for Strength

“On this morning, I pray that you give me strength today, to be strong for You in this world full of temptations. You know that there are hurdles that I will have to overcome today. I pray that you be with me as I go through them. Carry me when I am too weak. Amen.”

Morning Prayer – A Prayer to Say Thank You

“Thank you.

I dwell on your goodness in my life.

Thank you.

In my heart I cherish your gift to me.

Thank you.

I notice the blessings of life, breath, loving and sharing. I am so very grateful.

Thanks for everything. Amen.”

Morning Prayer to God

“God in my waking, in my thinking,
God in my actions,
Take my everyday life and live in me. Amen.”

Morning Prayer – A Prayer for a Good Day

“Lord, I trust in your unfailing love, in your promises.
I give to you this day and all that it holds. 

May I walk in your goodness, 

knowing that your gentle hand will guide me,
and keep me. Amen.”

Inspirational morning prayer

“Father, please clear my sleepy head and fill my mind with expectation. Also
awaken my slow body and energize my heart with love in action.
Father ignite my spirit and set this day ablaze with promise.
Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Engage me, show me your kingdom alive.
Lord help me to see that every waking moment
Is full of promise because of you. Amen.”

Early morning prayer

“I come before you on this day, O Lord.
As the sun rises may your hope rise up in me.
Lord as the birds sing so may your love flow out of me.
As the light floods into this new day,
May your joy shine through me.
I come before you, O Lord 
and drink in this moment of peace,
That I may carry something of your hope, love, and joy
today in my heart. Amen.”

Morning Prayer – Prayer Quote

“My heart, O God, is resolute,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.”

– Prayer quote(Psalm 57:7-8, NIV)

Morning Prayer – Prayer to Give Thanks for a New Day

“Dear Lord, thank you for allowing me to awake on yet another beautiful day. I am thankful for the beauty of the sun and Your other creations. Despite sometimes forgetting to announce my thanks, I am overjoyed by the wonders around me. Thank you for my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.”

Morning Prayer – A Prayer for Strength to Tackle the Day

“Lord, I don’t know what lays before me today, but I commit it all to you. Please give me the strength and courage to get through the joys, challenges, and happenings of the day. I thank you for my life and for all that I have; I commit this day to you. No matter what happens, I know you have me in the palm of your hand. In Jesus’ Name I pray. amen.”

Morning Prayer- A Prayer for Guidance Through the Day

“Lord, I thank you for this day and ask that You would guide my path today. More specifically, my thoughts, words, and actions. Please be with me throughout the day and help me face whatever comes my way. Most importantly, help me to reflect and live out my life in a way that is honoring to you. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.”

Morning Prayer for God to Use Us

“Lord, please use me on this day in any way you see fit. Father as You guide my thoughts and actions, please use me to bless others and for your purposes more broadly. Rather than seeking my own will, help me to be in line with Yours. Thank you, God, for all you do for me. In the name of your son Jesus, I pray. Amen.”

 Morning Prayer for Loved Ones

“Lord, it is so easy to focus on only my needs, but I ask that you would bless all those around me (consider inserting names). Please help my (children, friends, and family) to see, feel and experience your love. Please protect and heal my loved ones. Lord I thank you for the wonderful people I have in my life and I ask that you guide their paths and bring them closer to you. Amen.”

Gratitude Morning Prayer

“Heavenly Father,
I come before you to thank you for a brand new day.
Thank you, Lord, for giving me life.
Also for loving me.
What would I do without you, Lord.

Thank You Lord, for my home and the beautiful family.
For all the things I have and for the things I don’t have,
I do not worry about any of those things, because I know that
in the course of time you will provide them for me.
I love you, father.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Amen!”

Morning Prayers For Inner Peace

“Lord Jesus, I come before You now to I ask You

to wash my mind with your Blood.

Cleanse out all the darkness and negativity.

Please remove all anxiety and stress from my mind.

Lord clear away all worries, tension and panic.

I believe and declare that from this day forward,

my mind is clear and my body is relaxed.

So, Be it. Amen”

Morning Prayers For Protection and Safety

“Father, I come before you on this day,
to ask You to place a wall of protection
around me, my family, my friends, my home
my car, my properties, my pets
my workplace, my finances
and all that You have placed me to be in charge over.

Keep them all and me from harm,
protect us on our right and on our left.
Lord drive away darkness, danger, and negativity.
Cover us under your Mighty Wings.
Go before me Lord and clear my path.

In the Holy Name of Jesus, I Pray.
Amen.”

Morning Prayers Before Work

“Father in Heaven,
I come to You now in the Name of Jesus Christ.
In your word You said:
“Ask and it shall be given to you.
Seek and you shall find.
Knock and the door will be opened.”
Therefore, I enter Your presence
knowing that I can trust You.

Fill me with wisdom, so that I will be able to do my job properly.
Lord fill my heart with love, passion, and energy.
Help me to work to the best of my ability.
Allow me to excel in my work and bear fruits.
Enlarge my responsibilities at work and allow me to prosper.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray with thanksgiving.
Amen.”

Morning Prayer for your Children

“Dear Lord,
today I come to you in faith,
knowing that through you all things are possible.

I present my children before you and I ask you to guide them.
Please help them make good decisions
which will have a positive impact on their future.
Equip them for whatever plans you may have in store for them,
please help them to understand the necessity of
making time for You in prayer.
Lord let them hear Your inspiring voice
and the teachings of the wise people in their lives.

Give them peace of mind and boost their confidence
as they walk in this world.
I pray that they will find their place in life and in society
and not wander and waste the years of their lives.

Help them among their friends to courageously stand up for You
being example in words, in behavior, in love, in attitude,
in faith, and in purity.

Lord, please help my children to be good stewards of their abilities
and become the people you want them to be.

In the Holy name of Jesus,
I pray. Amen!”

Morning Prayer For Success

“Lord I now accept prosperity into my life.
I accept abundance into my life.
Also I accept success and well-being.

I speak into existence:
Perfect health for my body,
plentiful wealth for my family
and future generations.
uncompromised, overwhelming and
abundant love in my life.
Perfect happiness and joy in my heart,
clarity and peace in my mind.

Father, I speak these things in faith,
I activate them now
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

God, victory is now flowing into me.
Prosperity is near,
Success is mine.

I believe so, for the earth is the Lord’s my Father
as well as everything in it and all who live in it.

Thank you, Lord, my provider.
Heavenly Father thank you for bringing
them into my life.

In the Name of Jesus.
Amen!”

Morning Prayer – Prayer for Faith

“Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the burden alone. Words like overwhelmed, distressed and exhausted seem to describe me at the moment. I am not sure how to ask you to carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me Lord. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart will not be so burdened in the morning. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

– Ron Moore

Morning Prayer for Strength

“God, when I am weak, I know You can make me strong. Please guide me, mold me and make me into the person You want me to be. Please guide my heart and strengthen me if and when trials come into my path. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”

-Author Unknown

Morning Prayer for Affirmation

“Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.”

 -Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)

Morning Prayer for Wisdom

“Lord, please give me wisdom, not only to journey through my own day, but to also help others around me navigate their journey. Help me, Lord, to follow Your command to love You and to love others. I need Your guidance to live out the day and to honor You. Please help me. In the name of Your son Jesus I pray, Amen.”

-Author Unknown

Morning Prayer – Prayer Asking for Guidance

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

 – Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)

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If you are a morning person, then I’m just a bit jealous of you. I try to be a morning person. Seriously, I do. But I don’t like to talk to anyone in the mornings for at least 45 minutes after I wake up. I’m guessing that makes me not so much a morning person. My husband is good with it; we’re perfectly happy not talking to each other for the first 45 minutes or so of the day.

But there’s one thing that changes my perspective each day- prayer. There is nothing like a morning prayer to get your heart in line with what God has for you for the day. I often fall asleep praying and I think it helps me to wake up praying- even though I’m not a morning person.

So on this Whimsical Wednesday, I’m sharing a morning prayer with you. Use it as your own, print it as a reminder, or save it on your phone. Whatever you do, pray a morning prayer- and see the difference it makes in your day.

Lord Jesus,
I praise you for the gift of another day-
For your mercies new each morning.
My eyes are open and my heart is beating;
Each of those mean you have a plan for me.
This minute. This hour. This day.
I don’t know every step of your plan for today
But I know it will be for my good.
And I’m confident it will be for your glory.
Will you lead me, Jesus? I need you.
Will you order my steps, each one?
May your love flow through me
And may I embrace every opportunity
To share your love with others.

Amen.

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Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rachel

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a morning prayer

Prayer is the best way to connect your soul with the Almighty, no matter what the higher power means to you or which god you’re praying for. If you want to start your day with a relaxed and content mind, then what could be better than repeating beautiful prayers by heart?

One should have recourse to morning prayers to get the peace, encouragement, and strength for the whole day. Considering this, morning time is best for prayers as your mind is free from the nuisances of the day. When you say a prayer, it fills your mind and body with positive energy and lets you strengthen your self-confidence.

Here are 10 short prayers you can repeat.

1. Arising From Sleep

Getting off from the bed is, sometimes, a difficult thing to do, especially if you’re not a morning person. This prayer will help you jumpstart your day and enter in a world of peace.

Oh Master and holy God, who is beyond our understanding: at your word, the light came forth out of darkness.

In your mercy, you gave us rest through night-long sleep and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer our supplication to you.

Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore you and give thanks to you with all our heart.

Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal reward.

In the abundance of your mercies, Oh Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of your domain, who call upon your love for mankind.

Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in body and in the soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol your exalted and blessed name.

2. The Good Morning God Prayer

This prayer makes us comprehend the value of one more special day we get from the mercy of the God.

Good Morning God!

You are ushering in another day,

Untouched and freshly new

So here I am to ask you, God,

If you’ll renew me too

Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday

And let me try again dear God

To walk closer in your way

But Lord, I am well aware,

I can’t make it on my own.

So take my hand and hold it tight,

For I cannot walk alone

3. Morning Offering To The Sacred Heart

We have a tendency to take it for granted that we are alive for one more day. But always understand that it is only because of the creator of this world. This prayer is short and sweet and it goes like this:

Just for today, help me, God, to remember that my life is a gift, that my health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential, that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into this world.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the beauty that I so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.

Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.

4. Morning Prayer: Love For The Divine

Morning is the best time to refresh and recharge your soul as you get ready to take on the day with the help of the higher power. Morning is the perfect time for a prayer so that we can express our love for the divine. Here’s a good old one you can recite.

I adore you, and I love you with all my heart. I am grateful that you have created me and preserved me this night. I offer you the actions of this day; grant that all of them may be according to goodwill. Save me from all evil and hardships. Let your grace be always with me.

5. Prayers To Ask For Aid

You can begin your day with this prayer as an attempt to show your gratitude towards the absolute being.

If I can do some good today; If I can serve along life’s way, If I can have a helpful say, show me how.

If I can right a human wrong, If I can help to make one strong, If I can cheer with smile or song, show me how!

If I can aid one in distress, If I can make a burden less, If I can spread more happiness, show me how.

6. Prayer For Divine Guidance

It is a humble prayer that you can repeat on a daily basis in order to start a day in the peaceful manner and ask the higher power to be with you all day.

Help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with you a priority in my morning.

Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with you and to hear you speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day.

7. A Morning Prayer To Face The Day Courageously

God is the ultimate source of energy. Say this morning prayer and face the day with the determination to get the best out of your day.

Grant me tenacious, winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going.

Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way. And give me the courage to do whatever needs to be done.

8. Prayer for Strength

This powerful morning prayer requests the divine power for the mental and physical strength to face the challenges of the day. It comes handy when you go through difficult times and you need some extra support to keep going.

This morning, I pray that you give me strength today, to be strong for you in this world full of temptations. You know that there are struggles that I will go through today. I pray that you be with me as I go through them. Carry me when I am too weak.

9. Morning Prayer To Say: Thank You

This prayer helps you to be thankful to your God for your existence. You can never repeat it too many times.

Thank you.

I dwell on the goodness in my life.

Thank you.

I cherish in my heart your gift to me.

Thank you.

I notice the blessings of life, breath, loving and sharing. I am so very grateful.

Thanks for everything.

10. Prayer for Guidance

One of the main teachings of all religions is that God is there to guide us. He loves us and because he does, he wants what is best for us and is willing to show it to us. Begin your day with this prayer for guidance.

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 how to stand strong in you and choose only your way today.

Help me walk by your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see you at work and as an opportunity to point others to you.

These powerful morning prayers are great tools you can use on a daily basis to get a refreshing start of the day. If you set your mind to positive thoughts right after waking up, a great day will follow.

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