Good morning! Are you looking for a fresh way to start the day, wondering how to greet God in the morning, thankful for another opportunity, or unsure what to say as you face a challenge or crisis? Whether you are ready and raring to go today, fearing what awaits, or just uncertain of what to ask, pray along with these words and give your day to the Lord!
Good morning, Lord! Today’s a new day, a chance for a new start. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures I may have experienced. It’s a good day to be glad and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank you for today, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that you want me to be.
Today I want to start the day with you on my mind and in my heart. As I dress, let me wear the armor you’ve provided daily: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, the shoes of peace, and the sword of the spirit—with prayer on my tongue: praise for you and petitions for those around me and those I meet.
Feed me today with your daily bread. As the Bread of Life, your food, like manna, will sustain me throughout any trials and hungers. Help me to set my thoughts on things above and to speak only what will help and encourage others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, and help me guard the affections of my heart today, Lord. Make whatever work I do be 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 encounter as you would, with respect and love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness myself when needed.
As I start this day, help me remember that I belong to you, and my desire is to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal precious time and energy from the most important things you have designed for me. I’m proud to be your child, Lord. And I’m so grateful that you died for me—rising again on your own new morning—so that every day could be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you.
I know earthly life is short and fleeting, Lord. But I want to live today as if it were the first or the last day of my life, giving thanks for every good and perfect gift you choose to give. Today, and every day, I want to live my life for you, Jesus. In your precious name, Amen.
Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.
Publication date: August 4, 2015
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Father, thank you for this Wonderful Wednesday Morning! We set our day on the right footing as we looked to you and bless you. From head to toe, we praise your Holy Name! We speak to our soul and direct it to bless our God and King and to never forget a single blessing!
Our hearts are joyous because you are there for us. You strengthen us when we are weak and provide Wisdom when we are confused. In fact, we are so amazed at the wondrous things you do for us and continually demonstrate such marvelous and steadfast love for us. Thank you. We will no longer compare ourselves to others or give in to the frustrations of daily life because we know you, Lord, have given us hope and a new spirit. We arise energized and full of your power and stamina!
We are ready to take on the day with the anointing you have poured into our heart. We arise refreshed and renewed, completely healed and restored to perfect health. Our minds are clear, and we are free from any depression and curse any attempts of our enemy to weaken and discourage us.
We commit our day to you for good. We ask that your Spirit would continue to guide and direct our steps and direct us to impact those we interact with for good and to encourage those who need a brighter attitude. If any of us are weak and disheartened, then change us! Holy Spirit, we ask that you would open the eyes of our understanding so we can know you, your will, your ways.
We thank you for your Word that is changing the way we interact with our family and friends. Penetrate our hearts by the power of Your Holy Spirit. We will yield to Your will and Attitudes. Nothing and no one will dissuade us from our service to you and your people.
Order each step we take for this is the day that you have made, each of us will rejoice and be glad in it.