Morning prayers for strength

Have you ever needed supernatural strength to face a situation head-on, but not known what to pray? God is waiting and wants to offer us strength in time of need. Do not be afraid to pray and ask God for His strength to fall upon you! When you are weak, weary or unready to stand, and unsure of what to ask, pray along with these words! 

A Prayer for Strength

Lord, I’m weary. My energy is sagging, and my motivation is lagging. And I am so in need of you. I need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. If that’s true, then I need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of my mind, body, and soul.

The pressures of life sometimes push me into a corner, rendering me helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call my name, and I feel paralyzed at times to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help me not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of the Almighty.

I need your strength to say no when I’m tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to my clothes and won’t let go. I need your strength to say yes, when cowardice and fear nudge me to deny the convictions of my heart. I need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to me and all around me. When don’t I need your strength, God?

You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you’ve given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don’t want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. I’m tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.

Renew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!

In Jesus’s name, Amen

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A Prayer for Strength and Encouragement

Lord, like David, I need your encouragement in a time of trial and anguish. Thank you that you are always on the throne, always my God, ready to save. Thank you for being the same God to me that you were to David. Thank you for always being near and always rescuing me from my fears and hurts. Lord, help me remember that daybreak might be just ahead, that this trial will not last forever. Fill me with hope that daybreak is coming and that your love will always prevail! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
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A Prayer for Strength to Endure

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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Additional Prayer Resources

Here is a collection of some of our favorite Bible verses about the promises of God’s strength. May these give you hope and encouragement to persevere with a bold confidence! Find the complete list at BibleStudyTools.com’s Scripture page.

  • “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” ~ Isaiah 40:29
  • “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31
  • “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1
  • “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.” ~ Psalm 28:7-8

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, Updated: January 22,2018

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by Jennifer (San Pedro , Calif USA)

Heavenly Father , I am as weak as lamb! I am tired and weary! I feel so very alone! My hope is loosing its strength! My fear is beginning to stand in the way of my usefulness to you! Father please hear my cry, your word say ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door will be open unto you!

I believe in your word Father and I receive your word in the name of Jesus!! Please lead me, guide me and show me your ways.Lord and let me not take things into my own understanding! I am in need of shelter and employment, please open doors of opportunity in my life!

Your word also says to be patient and wait on The Lord!! I love you so much Father and I really need you!! In Jesus name I do pray…..amen

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Messiah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you know what’s hidden in my heart. You know my thoughts and my motives. You know when I am weak and feel discouraged.

I submit my prayers to you, Oh God, on this beautiful day. Give me courage, strength and confidence to face the trials and temptations that may lay ahead.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Give me strength

I give my life to you today, Oh Father, just take control and guide me along the way. There are times I may think that I do not have the strength to defeat the enemy as he attacks me in my daily life. Restore my courage and faith in you, Oh King of Heaven.

Help us to be confident both in ourselves as well as in You, for we know we will mount up on wings like eagles and sore high with You on the throne.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who wait upon the shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”

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And even as I ask for confidence Dear Lord, help me to remain humble in all that I do. Give me the courage to face my fears, to stand up for myself, to fight for what I believe in, to bless others and to minister your Word.

Let the fire that burns within mes touch the lives of others and manifest your love and grace to all.
In Jesus’ Holy Name, AMEN!!!

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Psalms 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about.

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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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Struggling to cope with the pressures of life today? As we give our lives over to the lord and allow our faith to grow, the wonders of his love is revealed to us and within us.

Today’s prayers seek motivation, energy and strength from God, our supplier.

Morning Prayer for Strength throughout the day

Omnipotent, Omnipresent Father, I am weary, weak, tired and drained. You are my strength, my motivation, my energy!

Life is throwing its toughest battles at me at this very moment.

But I will survive, for You are my strength when I am weak. You are my rock on which I stand firm on solid ground.

Oh Gracious and Merciful Father, You raise me up to stand on the highest mountains and to walk on those stormy seas.

Give me the strength enough for today that I will overcome. Empower me with all that I need to really push through today.

Every stronghold is broken. I speak prosperity and positivity into my life, for life and death are in the power of the tongue. In Jesus mighty and powerful name I pray, Amen!

Read also: Prayer for Strength and PRAYER: I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

Psalm 5:3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice. In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you. For my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Morning Prayer to cope with the daily pressures

Oh Lord, my God, I am struggling today. There is pressure at home: bills to pay, children to tend to and my house to maintain. Give me patience, Oh Lord.

There is pressure in the workplace: so many tasks to complete in so little time, while the boss becomes impatient with me. Give me favor, Oh merciful Lord.

There is pressure at school: so many subjects and exams. Give me time management and calm my anxiety, Oh Father.

I know that I can lay it all at your feet. Give me the strength and wisdom to release it all to you, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Psalms 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Praying for daily energy and motivation

Heavenly and merciful Father, grant me today, the energy to complete all that lies ahead. Refresh my spirit, Oh loving King.

Allow that spring of living waters to burst and flow out of me so that I can be the light in this dark, cruel world.

Help my thoughts, deeds and actions to reflect You, each and everyday. Motivate me, Lord, as I draw close to You.

Push me, shape me and mold me, as You continue to bless and reveal Your great plans for my life. In the precious, everlasting Name of Jesus I pray, Amen!

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Psalm 5:3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice. In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

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Morning prayer is a perfect way to focus your time and attention on seeking Gods’ plan for the day ahead. Read on for eight powerful morning prayers to kick-start your day.

In this article:

  1. A Prayer for the Morning
  2. A Prayer for Strength
  3. A Prayer for Guidance
  4. A Prayer for Gratitude
  5. A Prayer for Family
  6. A Prayer for My Career
  7. A Prayer for Opportunity
  8. A Prayer for Contentment

There is hardly a better time to pray than in the morning. Starting the day off with morning prayer was always important to the early Christians and their prayers often invoked the presence of the Trinity – Father, Son and Spirit – to be with them through their often hard toil on the land. When you wake up, your mind and heart can feel really heavy, especially when you’re focusing on all the things you have to tackle and all the stress that comes with those tasks. A powerful morning prayer can center you and bring your focus to the place where it needs to be. Here are eight powerful morning prayers that you can use daily.

A Prayer for the Morning

Morning prayers can refresh and recharge your soul as you get ready to take on the day with help from the best place possible: Our Creator. We should treat morning prayers like prayer itself, as a time to get closer to God by expressing our love for Him, thanking Him for His blessings and offering Him everything good and bad in our day in doing His will. Begin your day with this prayer for the morning:

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.

A Prayer for Strength

God loves when you pray for strength. And He promises to answer you: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am Your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Pray with confidence. Pray for the strength that God supplies and keep your eyes open for His answers. They may not look like your expectations. But you can be assured that He is working to strengthen your understanding, faith and hope in Him. Begin your day with this prayer for strength:

Dear Lord, 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. Amen.

A Prayer for Guidance

One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that God wants to guide us. He loves us and because He loves us, He wants what is best for us and is willing to show it to us. As your day progresses, it can be difficult to identify these blessings. Begin your day with this morning prayer for guidance:

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 opportunity to point others to You. Amen.

A Prayer for Gratitude

We should be thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving. It is only right to credit Him for “every good and perfect gift” He gives (James 1:17). When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires and off the pain of current circumstances. It also helps us to remember that God is ultimately in control. Beginning each morning with gratitude will provide you with a great foundation. Prayer is one of the intentional ways you can cultivate a grateful heart for yourself. Start your day off with this prayer for gratitude:

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