If you are like me, morning times can be hectic! With little ones and a habit of consistently snoozing my alarm, my morning prayers are often rushed and in many cases non existent. For a long time I beat myself up about this and would constantly struggle to make the perfect morning prayer routine. The problem was there is no “perfect” prayer routine for anyone who isn’t Jesus. What there is, is consistent giving it back to God and allowing him to create the space for us!
What my morning prayer routine has turned into is much more manageable for the season I am in, and it includes a lot of meditating on guided short morning prayers like 23 presented in this post! These short but powerful morning prayers with scriptures can be read quickly in the morning, and then meditated on throughout the day! They are written to fit seamlessly into the busiest of mornings! Let’s jump right in!
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How can I praise God in the Morning?
The beautiful thing about this journey of growing closer to the Lord is the fact that any praise and worship that is sincere and rightly focused on the Lord is Good! So praising the Lord and morning prayer time may look different in your home than it does in mine, and both are okay!
We can use our prayer time in the morning to listen to praise music while we shower, or listen to a short morning devotional while we prepare lunches and get little ones ready for the day.
What’s most important is that we set the intention to praise God in the morning for what he has done, what he is doing, and what he will do!
How do I wake up in the morning to pray
This part of preparing morning prayer is tricky, BUT not impossible. Waking up in the morning on time to pray is easier when you have prepared the night before. Having a dedicated night time routine can help you in this regard!
This means picking out clothing, having quick and easy breakfasts and lunches picked out. It also means getting to bed earlier and minimizing the things that have to get done in the morning so that you have less excuse to skip the morning quiet time.
Morning Prayer Points
There are so many things that you can pray for and about first thing in the morning. In fact, any time you are intentional about taking time to spend quiet reflection in the presence of the Lord, the floor is essentially open. You can pray for things you need in the moment, or pray about things that the Lord brought to your attention in your dreams. You can pray for others, or simply spend time time in praise and worship to the Creator of the Universe.
Here are a few additional Morning Prayer points:
· Pray for productivity
· Pray for safety
· Pray for provision
· Pray for your family and friends
· Praise God for getting you safely through the night
· Praise God in advance for the blessings of the day
· Pray for boldness in your career field
· Pray for understanding in school
· Pray for peace in your place of employment
· Pray for Safe travel
These are just some of the things that you can include in your morning prayers but I do want to add one additional prayer point. While it is wonderful to be able to ask God for anything, it is most important that you pray for an open heart and ears that hear what the Lord wants to say to you in your prayer time. Remember that prayer is a two way street. It is a conversation between a loving father and his dearly loved child, and that means as much as the Lord LOVES to have you share your life with him, he also loves to pour into you!
Morning Prayers and blessings to start your day
Praying to God in the morning is a beautiful way to start your day. Taking the time to be intentional about quiet time with your heavenly father is a wonderful way to not only steward your spiritual health, but also to tune into your source of wisdom, strength, provision, and so much more! Save these morning prayers with scriptures to start off your morning meditation time with the Lord, and see how much more productive and impactful your days are!
Morning Prayers of Praise
In the morning, our prayers should be full of praise and worship. Not only because the Lord is worth all of our praise, but our hearts flourish when we begin with a place of gratitude! These morning prayers remind us to praise the Lord with our whole hearts for his faithfulness, goodness, and love!
Use these prayers in the morning during your journaling time to be more intentional about your quiet time with the Lord!
Morning Prayer of Gratitude
Read this Morning Verse: Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14
Pray this Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just want to thank you lord! My heart is filled with joy and gladness as I dwell on your goodness! Your love overwhelms me and I am filled with gladness! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Praise in the Morning, Prayer
Read this Scripture: Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:15-16
Pray this Prayer: Father, your praise will always be on my lips. You are worthy of the greatest honor and praise. Help me to never miss a moment to share the good news of your goodness with those I come around. You are marvelous, wonderful, kind! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Morning Prayer of Thanks to God
Read this Morning Scripture: Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp. Psalm 147:7
Pray this Prayer: Father, My heart sings with thanks to you for waking me up this morning and for covering me throughout the night. I am grateful for (Fill in here things you are grateful for). You are good, you are kind, and you are concerned for me. I will share of your good works in my life all day! Thank you for your faithfulness! In Jesus’ name, amen
Morning Prayer of Hope
Read this Scripture: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:28-31
Pray this Prayer: Father God, I know you are good and you are able to do miraculous things. I admit that I am going through rough times and my heart is heavy, but even still, I still bless you! I know that through it all, you are still good and you are able to make good out of any situation that may come from existing in the world. I praise you in advance for your answer and your provision! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Morning Prayers for Today
Each day brings a new set of tasks and responsibilities! With so many things that we are required to do, it is nice to pray and welcome the Lord into the situations that you will be presented with. The following morning prayers are written to be recited to help fill your day to day tasks with the Lords presence so that you may see him in everything!
A Morning Prayer for Divine Favor
Read this Scripture: May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Pray this Prayer: Father God, may these words that I say be pleasing to you, the Lord of my ability. The creator of all! Lord you are my rock, you redeem me from my past! May the life I live be acceptable in your sight! May you guide me along the best plan for my day! I pray that you would soften the hearts of those who I come into contact with. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer for Productivity
Read this Scripture: Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Colossians 3:23
Pray this Prayer: Lord, may the works of my hands this day be pleasing in your sight. I ask that you would keep reminding me that whatever I am doing, it is for your glory. Help me to see that in excellence I am able to give glory to you. I ask that you would help me to stay focused and to remain on task! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Morning Prayer for Safety
Read this Morning Scripture: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Psalm 91:11
Pray this Morning Prayer: Father, I thank you in advance for the safe haven and hedge of protection you surround me with! I thank you for covering myself and my family as we come and go throughout out day! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Good Morning Prayer for Confidence
Read this Scripture: But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16
Pray this Prayer: Father in Heaven, I know that my confidence is found in you. I boast not in my own ability but in the fact that I can do all things through you! I walk into this day knowing that you are with me and your sovereign hand will guide me along the best path for my day! I praise you that you are concerned with me and that you walk with me! In Jesus name, Amen
Morning Prayer for Boldness
Read this Scripture: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
Pray this prayer: Father as I walk into this day, I pray that you would fill me with a holy boldness that can only come from you! Help me to speak the truth in Love, to walk in the ability that you have given me and to be a representation of you! I wear your righteousness like a cloak! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Morning Prayer for Direction
Read this Verse: The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away. Isaiah 50:4-5
Pray this Prayer: Lord in heaven, guide me and direct me as I navigate my workplace today. May my decisions be easy as I lean on you! I am listening father for your voice alone! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Morning Prayers for Peace
One of the biggest benefits of being deliberate about morning devotions and prayer is that you receive a portion of peace to take you through the day! If you have ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong, and you can attribute it to the fact that your prayer life is lagging then you will understand how important praying in the morning is to the peace in your day.
The following morning prayers are focused on welcoming the peace of the Lord into every aspect of your day!
Morning Prayer for Peace at work
Read this Scripture: 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. Psalm 143:8
Pray this Prayer: Father God, each morning you provide me with all that I need. Whether that is understanding, grace, mercy, or peace. You cover me with the right portion of your character to get me through each moment. Father Right now I pray over my workspace. May your peace and presence go before me. May your spirit hover over the hearts of all I come into contact with, and may my actions and reactions be a positive reflection of all you are! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Morning Prayer for peace in your home
Read this Scripture: In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
Pray this prayer: Father God, May your peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding be in my home. Lord I admit that we have struggled with (share struggles here) and I know that only you can provide the peace and understanding needed to move forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Morning Prayer for your commute
Read this Verse: With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. Proverbs 3:5-6
Pray this prayer: Lord, as I come and as I go, be ever before me. Cover myself, my family, and all those on the highways and byways of life as they travel to their destinations. Allow safe passage until they are able to meet with their loved ones again! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Morning Prayer for peace of mind
Read this Morning Verse: The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23
Pray this prayer: Father in Heaven, there is so much battling for my attention. I pray that you would cover my mind, I rest at your feet and dwell in your presence. As I go through this day, I pray that my mind is stayed on you! I thank you for the ability to come before you and to start my morning with you! Guide me along the best paths, keep me sure and confident in you! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Morning Prayers for others
Another beautiful benefit of consistent prayer is the ability we have to positively affect the loves of those we love! Taking time out to pray for those you love gives you a chance to step outside of your own needs and to be an active participant in the blessings of others!
These morning prayers for others are a great start to praying for those in your life. You can either pray them verbatim or add specific needs for those you love!
A Daily Prayer for your spouse
Read this Verse: However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33
Pray this prayer: Father in heaven I lift up my spouse to you! I thank you for allowing me to walk out this life with them. I pray that you would guard their heart from temptation, I pray that you would cover them with protection, and I pray that your peace would be with them throughout their day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer for your Children
Read this Scripture: So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Pray this prayer: Lord, I know that my children are yours, you simply give me responsibility to guide them to you! I pray that you would walk through them as they navigate decisions today! I pray that you would give me grace to speak to them in love and peace! I pray that your protection goes ever before them. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
A Prayer for family and friends
Read this Scripture: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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 minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Pray this Prayer: Father I pray for those who I hold dear. My family and friends. I know Lord that I do not always know all that they are going through, but you do father. I pray that the thoughts on their heart are covered! I pray that you surround them with your love and they are very aware of your hand in their lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Morning Prayer for Schools and Teachers
Read this verse: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-17
Pray this prayer: Father I pray for those who are in any way teaching the next generation. I pray that you would provide for them so they do not worry about sustenance. I pray that you would fill their minds with knowledge as they seek the truth. I pray that they would be compassionate as they take charge of the children, I pray that they would be covered and brave! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Prayer is integral to a Productive Morning Routine
As we know, prayer is a necessary part of your morning routine and you can and should pray for everything in the morning. You should be intentional about how you start off each day with prayer to have an impact on all other aspects of your life. That said, it’s not always easy to find time or know what words to say when praying in the mornings. To help you out, we’ve created these prayer journal resources that will make sure you cover all bases so that there are no gaps left open during your next morning prayer session!
Check back soon for more blog posts on how to incorporate daily meditation into our lives as well as how to get started journaling every day.