7 Encouraging Monday Prayers and Blessings for a Positive Week

Monday is, for many people, their least favorite day of the week. After enjoying a two-day break from the busyness of the week (and possibly getting the chance to sleep in a bit), it’s easy to feel the stress and chaos of a Monday morning.  

What if, instead of approaching Monday with dread, we approached it in prayer? Before the house wakes up, taking Monday’s madness before the Lord could make Monday your favorite day of the week. Taking time to cover your home, family (and their schedules), work (and co-workers), yourself, and those you encounter with prayer can set a more peaceful and positive tone for the rest of the week to follow.

Save these Monday Prayers to pray over your home and family each week!

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Monday Prayers for Your Home

In church growing up, there was a song we sang in Sunday School, and my children know it well. “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock” is a family favorite from Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:24-27 ESV.  

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

Jesus is not talking about a literal house in this passage. But in my young mind, I thought He was. Of course, you wouldn’t build your house on sand where it would wash away. You want to build your house on a solid stone foundation.

Jesus is talking about your spiritual life. Is your life built on Him? Is the core of your family unit built on God’s solid foundation? Or is it built on the busyness of life, which can wreak havoc on the peace within our homes?    

When we pray for our homes, we are strengthening the foundation of our families. We are allowing the Holy Spirit to have a presence within our home, making it a place of peace, comfort, and rest. In the midst of a busy week, we all want our homes to be a place where our families look forward to coming home to, knowing they will find calm and security there.

A Prayer for Your Home     

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Heavenly Father, At the beginning of this week, I pray for our home. Thank you for your provision in giving us a roof over our heads and a place to keep us sheltered and warm. I ask for a spiritual covering over our home to strengthen the foundation in You so we have a place of calm and peace to come home to each day. Make our home a refuge from the stress of the workweek and a place we look forward to returning to each evening. May we feel your presence within the walls of our home.  AMEN      

Monday Prayers for Your Family and Schedules

When parents are stressed at the beginning of the week, children can feel that tension as well. When parents head off to work and children off to school, you need reassurance that God is with them, covering and protecting them from whatever may come their way.  

Mondays begin the restarting of schedules. Work, school, church, afterschool, sports, lessons, etc. can take over, and we can easily get caught up in the routine and lose ourselves in the constant state of being “on the go.” Praying over our families and their schedules can help us keep our focus on priorities and let go of things that add more chaos and less value. Pull up your calendar and pray over the daily schedule. Listen to the Holy Spirit and see if you need to eliminate anything from the schedule that week. Too much activity without purpose can lead to exhaustion and irritability.  

In the book of Numbers, the LORD speaks to Moses, and gives a blessing to the Israelites.

The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

These verses remind us that the LORD wants us to feel his peaceful presence as we go about our daily lives. You can use these verses as a prayer and even speak them over your family before they leave for work or school.

A Prayer for Your Family

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Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of my family. As we get ready for the week ahead, cover them with your blessings. While they are at work, school, and after school activities, help them feel your presence, your peace, and your grace. As they interact with co-workers and peers, may your light shine through them.  AMEN

A Prayer for Family Schedules

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Heavenly Father, I am thankful that we lead busy lives full of fun and enriching activities. In all we do, we want to honor you. Help us discern if our schedules are honoring you or filled with meaningless busyness. We want to live with intention and purpose. We want our schedules to maintain unity as a family and not contribute to exhaustion and irritability. AMEN

Also read: 10 Powerful Prayers for Motivation, Productivity, and Time Management

Monday Prayers for Work and School  

A workplace can be a melting pot of different attitudes, opinions, backgrounds, and cultures. Our children’s schools are much the same. Covering these areas in prayer at the beginning of the week can prepare our hearts and minds to walk in with love, peace, and confidence.

Colossians 3:23-24 NIV is a good reminder of the mindset we should all be carrying with us into work and school each day.  

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.”

Whatever we are called to do, ultimately we are working for God. As believers, our attitudes should reflect our relationship with Him. As we interact with peers and coworkers, our interactions should reflect the God we serve.  

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A Prayer for Work

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Heavenly Father, thank you for the work you have called me to do. While there are challenges, help me remember that I am working to serve you. Let my coworkers see You in my interactions with them. Let me work as a reflection of my relationship with you. Keep me focused and assist me with Your strength, perseverance, and patience. AMEN

*Pray this over your spouse as well.

A Prayer for School

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Heavenly Father, thank you for my children’s school(s) and their teachers. Cover them with your protection, over their minds and bodies, as they go throughout the day. Guide their hearts and minds to reflect You with kind and respectful words in their interactions with peers and teachers. Keep them focused and working diligently.  AMEN

Also Read: 18 Powerful Morning Prayers with Scriptures for Blessings, Productivity and Strength

Monday Prayers for Yourself and Those You Encounter

If you are the keeper of the family schedule and the organizer of daily routines, praying for yourself is vital. As women, we stack all of the “hats” we wear on our heads at the same time, believing we can manage it all with diligence and calm. When those hats come crashing down, we will have overestimated our abilities because, often, we have placed each hat on our heads without first placing our responsibilities before God.

Each day, God places people in our paths, such as a neighbor, co-worker, or the cashier at the store. You never know who needs a smile, an encouraging word, or a helping hand. In this age of smartphones and earpods, we tend to want to shut out the world and not interact with anyone.  Someone may be blessed by your interaction, and vice versa. Don’t miss that encounter with someone who could change their day or their week for the better.        

In Psalm 143:8 NIV, we see the importance of placing our focus on God before we take on the responsibilities of the week.       

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.

Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

Entrust your week to the LORD. He can help you manage your responsibilities with His strength, so they won’t come crashing down because of our weakness.

A Prayer for You      

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Heavenly Father, thank you for the life and responsibilities you have given me. Help me to trust you with each one so that I can begin this week in your strength and not from my own weakness.  Help my focus to remain on you and your unfailing love for me. Show me the way to go each day that honors you.  AMEN

A Prayer for Those You Encounter

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Heavenly Father, thank you for the people you are already planning to place in my path this week. Help me be watchful and aware of those who need a smile or a glimpse of You in their day. I pray for those I may not even know who I come in contact with as well as my friends and co-workers who may also need an encouraging word. AMEN

Monday Blessings and Prayers can transform your life

Starting the week in prayer can cause a shift in your peace and focus. It makes your week all about serving and honoring God, not about the busyness that can take over. Consider making this a part of your Monday routine. Get up a few minutes early to lay your Monday before God. It will be a blessing to your home, family, worklife, and especially to you.  

Written by: Leah Lively

Leah Lively was born and raised in Virginia. As a mom of four, she has waded through the waters of parenting a child with chronic physical and mental health issues. Leah is passionate about helping others focus on God while walking through the chaos of life. Leah writes to encourage others and grow in their faith. She writes to let other parents know they are not alone. She shares her writing on her blog and social media pages and has also published four Bible studies. In her spare time, Leah enjoys listening to podcasts, hanging out with her kids, settling down with a good book and a cup of coffee, or spending time with friends.

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