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10 Daily Prayers to Use in the Morning

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10 Daily Prayers to Use in the Morning

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 is pulled by all the tasks you have ahead.

"Prayer is a spiritual journey. Just as a journey from your present location to the other side of the country requires that you have a plan to reach your destination, you need a plan to assist you in your spiritual journey of prayer. Prayer is your personal communication with God. Since this is your spiritual destination every day, you need a plan to help you reach your destination effectively and consistently." -Ronnie Floyd

Here are 10 helpful morning prayers to start your day:

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  • 1. "Lord, may nothing separate me from You today."

    "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

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  • 2. "Thank You for another day."

    "I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." - Psalm 16:8

    Dear God,
    Thank You for another day.
    Please watch over my family and friends.
    Thank You!
    Amen.

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  • 3. "Dear Lord, You are my Rock and my Fortress."

    "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

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  • 4. "Lord, give me strength in my weakness."

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

    LORD,
    Give me strength in my weakness.
    Give me faith in my fear.
    Give me power in my powerlessness.
    I'm trusting You.
    Amen.

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  • 5. "Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day."

    "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

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

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  • 6. "Father, my heart is heavy."

    "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

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  • 7. "Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You"

     "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

    "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

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  • 8. "God please enlighten my mind with truth."

    A Morning Prayer
    God, please enlighten my mind with truth;
    Inflame my heart with love;
    Inspire my heart with courage;
    Enrich my life with service.
    Pardon what I have been;
    Sanctify what I am;
    And order what I shall be.
    Amen.

     

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  • 9. "Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm...'" 1 Chronicles 4:10

    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

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  • 10. Take time to pray before your day.

    "I got up early one morning
    And rushed right into the day;
    I had so much to accomplish
    That 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 beauty
    But the day toiled on gray and bleak
    I wondered why God didn't show me
    He 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 accomplish
    That I had to take time to pray."
    -Author Unknown

    Read our 9 Good Night Prayers to end your day with peace and thankfulness! And for more daily encouragement, read our 30 Inspirational Quotes that will help you shine your light today! 

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