Prayer for First Thing in the Morning
Good morning, Lord!
Thank You for a new day. Thank You that Your compassion is renewed every morning. Great is Your faithfulness and Your steadfast love, O Lord!
I don’t know what all is going to happen today, and how much I’ll get done, but You do. So I give this day to You.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, Father. Energize me for Your work, because You know how tired these bones are. Awaken me to the wonder of Your salvation, and quicken my spirit to the reality of Your work in my life.
Lord, my mind is filled with creative ideas, but they’re all jumbled. Holy Spirit, come and hover over my mind like You hovered over the waters at creation and speak order out of the chaos! Help me to cease striving and to trust that You will give me all I need today to do the work You’ve given me to do.
You will be faithful to complete the good work You’ve started, and as I step out into my day, I declare Your sovereignty over every area of my life. I entrust myself to You and ask that You use me however You see fit.
This day is Yours. My body is Yours. My mind is Yours. Everything I am is Yours. May You be pleased with me today. Amen.
Prayer for the Gift of a New Day
Wonderful Father, full of mercy and grace. I give you praise for counting me worthy to witness another day on this earth. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the gift of a new day.
Lord, I laid down, slept in peace and woke up safely, because you were watching over me. You kept me all through the night, even till this morning. I go into today with a heart of thanksgiving. I love you God for all that you have done for me! Amen.
“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
Prayer for Guidance throughout the day
Lord, thank you for a great night’s rest and the opportunity to stand here today. Today is another day that you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Lord, I know you love me. Your word makes me understand the depth of your love for me, and I thank you for this boundless love.
Lord, I ask for your unfailing guidance, as I step out in search of my daily bread today. Let your mighty hands of protection and strength cover me as I walk through today. Thank you because I am safe in your hands. Amen.
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
Morning 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
Prayer for Divine Assistance
Father Lord, I feel like a million tons of weight is hanging over my head right now. I feel exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed, even though I just woke up. My heart is racing.
This burden on my shoulder is way too heavy for me to carry alone. Lord, I need you now more than ever. I can no longer pretend like I can help myself.
As I go out today, show yourself strong for me. My God is all-powerful and is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine.
So, today Lord, help me to safely anchor myself to you. Help me to recognize and accept your divine help when I see it today. I receive the grace to depend on you and not on myself. Amen.
Morning Prayer to Face the Day Courageously
“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 courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Dr. Ray Pritchard
Prayer for my Relatives
Dear Merciful Father, thank you for those you have surrounded me with. They have been a blessing to me and I want this great blessing to continue for a long time.
Lord, my prayer today is that your hand of divine protection and guidance will fall mightily on my relatives, in Jesus name. As they go out and carry out their different assignments, bring home safely.
I thank you for their lives all these years and I pray that you will be a present help to them every moment of their lives. Amen.
Praying for Positive Influences
There is a reason you brought me to this new day, Lord. Shine brightly through me so that everyone that comes across me today may feel your presence in me.
Take my hand, Lord and teach me to do that which is right. As I step out today, let lives and destinies be blessed by my words and actions.
I refuse to be used to denigrate, insult or disrespect people today. I uplift, motivate and bless lives. Amen.
Morning Prayer for Strength
Dear Father, I humble myself this morning and I ask for your strength. Lord uphold me with your right hand in this world of grave temptations.
By my strength I cannot do it, I need the strength that only you give.
The strength to say “No” to sin and temptations. The strength to choose and do that which is right.
And, as I go through this trying period, create in me a pure heart, O God. Renew a steadfast spirit within me. In Jesus’ mighty and powerful name I pray, Amen.
Morning 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
For Light to Follow You: Morning Prayer from 440 AD
direct our steps this day into the way of peace,
and strengthen our hearts
to obey your commandments.
May the Dayspring visit us from on high,
and give light
to those who sit in darkness
and the shadow of death,
that they may adore you for your mercy,
follow you for your truth,
desire you for your sweetness,
for you are the blessed Lord God of Earth,
now and forever. Amen.
Source: An ancient Collect, A. D. 440; Source of this version: Freely modified from Service and Prayers for Church and Home, Ed. Wilbur Patterson Thirkield, Methodist Book Concern, 1918
Morning Prayer for My Family
Lord, thank you for my family. Thank you for my spouse. Thank you for my kids.
I entrust all my family members into your mighty hand. As they go out into the world today, be with them. At the end of today, Lord God, bring us all back together.
Lord, I pray that our relationship with you becomes better. I pray you draw us even closer to yourself.
In Jesus blessed name, Amen.
Morning Prayer for My Job and Career
I thank you for my job because you, Lord, gave it to me. Heavenly Father, thank you for my career.
I ask for your leadership and wisdom as I do my job and go along with my career. Lord continue to direct my career.
As I go to work today, watch over me and keep me safe. I pray against accidents, no matter how small.
I pray against any power that may want to cause problems in the place where the income with which I support my family comes from. In Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Prayer for Great Opportunities
Lord God Almighty, I thank you because you have been gracious to me.
As I go through today, I welcome the opportunities to contribute with the gifts that you have blessed me with, to the growth of the world.
I receive the opportunity to be used by you to bless others today. And I thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Morning 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
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
Morning Prayer to Walk with God
Dear Lord, I love You. All that I’ve expressed above is the desire of my heart. I confess that sometimes my actions and reactions betray my love for You. Please forgive me. Thank You for Your grace that is able to recognize this new day as a new chance to walk closer with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Lysa TerKeurst
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
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
Morning Prayer of Praise
Father, I praise You today for all that You have done in my life. You are faithful even when I am faithless. Your love pursues me even when I am unlovable. Your forgiveness covers my sin and frees me from its penalty. I praise You for your love and faithfulness to me. Your presence in my life changes everything, empowering me to live each moment of every day, content in knowing You are in control. As I face today, Lord, remind me that no matter what happens, I can praise You! In Your Name, Amen. – Mary Southerland