Simple Morning Prayer
10 Morning Prayers You Can Use Daily
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.
Here are 10 helpful morning prayers to start your day:
Morning Prayer 1
“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 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 this. Amen.”
– Lysa Terkeurst
Morning Prayer 2
“I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” – Psalm 16:8
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Morning Prayer 3
“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
Morning Prayer 4
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
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“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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Morning Prayer 6
“Father, my heart is heavy. I feel I have to carry the burden alone. Words 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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Morning Prayer 7
“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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Morning Prayer 8
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
Morning Prayer 10
“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.”
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Powerful Daily Morning Prayer to Start Your Day Right
Do you have a daily morning prayer you use to start your days off right and get the inspiration you need to go about your daily routines?
Morning prayer is such a wonderful way to prepare for a brand new day.
I am excited to share with you a simple morning prayer that you can use to start your day off now.
This beautiful morning prayer will allow you to link up with the light of the Infinite, the love of Source, and the presence of your guides and angels so you can invoke their support, help, guidance, and assistance to help you in making the most of a brand new day.
Best Time to Say A Short Morning Prayer
You can do this prayer right when you wake up, when you're still laying in bed as a way to start the day off with gratitude and connecting with the Divine.
It could also be done mid-morning or really whenever it feels right to you, but essentially it's always best before you pray, to center your energy and focus your awareness with.
Then when you pray from a solely stream of consciousness mode of mind, your prayers are valid and will be heard to some extent, but you can elevate the vibration of your prayer by connecting with an open heart, a clear mind, and a willing spirit.
How to Use This Daily Morning Prayer
By connecting and praying from a place of elevated vibration, your prayers are more easily heard and your experience of prayer actually becomes something that shifts your energy, connects you with the divine, raises your vibration, and aligns blessings into your life.
So a simple morning prayer that I to do is to begin by closing your eyes and shifting your awareness within focusing your awareness on your heart center, tuning into divine light and life force energy within you.
A Beautiful Morning Prayer to Say Each Day
Let your heart open to the divine light and then aloud or in your mind think or say:
“Beloved Divine Source of All That Is. The One.
Beloved Christ. Light. Solar Logos.
Beloved Guardian Angels, Holy Spirit.
Thank you for another day of being alive on the earth plane.
Thank you for this opportunity to be alive. To cultivate an inner connection with divine light and to progress on my path of embodying my highest divine light.
Beloved Archangel Michael, Archangel Metatron, beloved Archangel Uriel, beloved ascended masters, Holy Beings, guides and guardians of the middle path of highest light.Thank you for all the blessings in my life. Thank you for your support and guidance, for your encouragement and for your love.
I ask that you assist me this day in staying open to the blessings of divine opportunity, in staying positive and centered in gratitude and love.
Help me to maintain a love vibration throughout my entire day.
Help me to stay centered, positive and aligned with the highest divine perspective and outlook for whatever happens in my life.
I ask that you clearly guide and assist me today. Align me with the miracles of divine possibility.
Bless every area of my life. Bless my energy, help me to show up fully shining and embodying divine light through all that I do so that my life is of service to others so that my light creates waves and ripples in the field of all that is, helping others to brightly shine.
I ask that you bring me clear guidance to keep me on track with my highest direction today and helped me to see and receive, to know your guidance, wisdom, and love.
Bring me miracles and blessings of divine possibility and help me today to embody, shine and thrive, living in alignment with divine love and light.
I think you, I love you.
And so it is.You can use the exact words above to complete a morning prayer yourself, invoking your guides and starting your day off with a morning prayer of positivity, of love, and especially, inviting in Source light blessings, divine guidance, and miracles of divine love into your life.
These things are available to you, but you are a human being and you have free will. So if you want guidance, assistance, and higher divine intervention, it's up to you to ask for assistance, and then be open.
Make it a Habit to Say a Morning Prayer for Blessings of Peace and Positivity in Your Life
Once you say a morning prayer and ask for assistance. Then be open! Stay open in a place of having a clear mind, your heart open, willingness within your core and willing to receive the guidance and inspiration of spirit and the willingness to act upon the guidance and inspiration you receive.
With this, you can make today, and make this moment now the very best yet because you are centered in love and open to the miracle, the blessing of divine light that is all around, that simply takes tuning in.
Remember that each new day is an opportunity to cultivate your direct link with the light of the infinite, with the love of source, with higher divine consciousness to embody it through you and to shine.
As always, the light in me is a reflection of the light in you. Keep shining because it is beautiful.
With love and bright blessings,
Simple Morning Prayers for the Early Risers
The light beaming from the glorious sun’s rays peek through your blinds. You can feel the light warming your face and you immediately rise with a smile on your face and an invigorating drive to for the day.
You jump your bed ready to rise and greet the day. And then…you wake up because that’s not at all how any normal day begins, right? Everyone has a morning routine. Some are a little more labor intensive while others are less involved.
Either way, each morning should start with two things – prayer and coffee.
After you’ve had your morning jolt of heaven in a cup, it’s important to begin each day with a conversation with your Lord and Savior. Instead of hitting the snooze button or choosing to prolong your morning routine, strive to be an early riser and spend some intimate time with God. Keep in mind, Jesus never hits the snooze button, so why should you?
If you’re any early riser and need simple morning prayers to start your day, keep reading and get inspired. These prayers can be recited when you’re eating breakfast, as you get your children ready for school or perhaps as you drive your daily commute to work.
Prayer of Thanks:
Thank you for this beautiful new day,
Help me live today, hand in hand with you.
Short, sweet and to the point. Each day that you’re able to wake up and embark on the endeavors of a new day is a great day.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be sunny weather in order for things to have beauty – sometimes just the ability to have opportunities and live is beautiful enough. Each day, ask God, to stand by your side.
It’s important that He hears your voice and that you be rejuvenated by His.
Prayer for a Good Day:
Lord, I trust in your unfailing love, in your promises.
I give this day and all that it holds to you.
May I walk in your goodness, knowing your gentle hand will guide me, and keep me.
Each day is up to the individual. Yes, there’s no doubt that hurdles and other catastrophic obstacles will come into play from time-to-time, but it’s important to realize that only you have the power to exude a positive mind frame.
If you continue to bask in negativity, then you’ll find that the rest of your life is filled with those negative connotations. Allow the Lord to embody your simple morning prayer and ask Him to give you strength and guidance when you need it.
The power of Jesus can get you through anything.
Pray for the Early Morning:
I come before you O Lord
As the sun rises may your hope rise up in me.
As the birds sing may your love flow me.
As the light floods into this new day,
May your joy shine through me.
I come before you, O Lord
And drink in this moment of peace,
That I may carry something of your hope, love and joy
Today in my heart.
Even though you’re only one person, with an invigorated spirit you can accomplish great things. You have the power to achieve greatness.
Therefore, each day ask your Lord and Savior to replenish your desire to forge forward and to provide you with the strength to be successful. Listen when God speaks to you and do your best to carry out his wishes.
Follow the path that He’s laying before you and look for ways you can continue to hold Him high.
Prayer for the Tiresome Days:
Father, clear my sleepy head and fill my mind with expectation
Awake my slow body and energize my heart with love in action.
Ignite my spirit and set this day on fire with promise.
Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Engage me, show me your kingdom alive
Help me to see that every waking moment is full of promise because of you.
Let’s face it, every day does not begin with sunshine and rainbows – figuratively or physically speaking. There will be days when you’re just tired and you need inspiration to get up and continue on. On these days, turn to this simple morning prayer and ask God to make the ordinary extraordinary.
Ask Jesus to help you see the bigger picture and to get a better understanding of what He wants you to achieve. It’s important to look beyond the horizon without losing track of what’s important.
Don’t be afraid to ask God for guidance and strength during this tiresome day – allow Him to assist you in being the best version of yourself that you are capable of being.
“My voice will come to you in the morning, O Lord, in the morning I will send my prayer to you, and keep watch.”
This is a beautiful scripture that references the intimacy of the Lord and His children. We all want nothing more than to be under the guidance and supervision of Jesus Christ. Each day we pray to Him for the strength and hope to honor His name by achieving great things. And because we want to be safe, we ask that He look over us and our loved ones.
Turn Spiritual Songs into Simple Morning Prayers
“His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.”
Are you looking for simple morning prayers to start your day off with the Lord? Have you ever considered using a hymn or spiritual song as your prayer? It’s a good way to be filled with the Lord for the day (Eph. 5:18-19).
I’ve found that when I’m short of words, it’s helpful to draw from the lyrics of hymns, or spiritual songs, especially those with a strong sentiment directed toward the Lord Himself.
Psalm 42:8b confirms this thought by saying,
“…His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.”
So in this post, I’ll illustrate how you can take the lyrics of a favorite hymn or spiritual song and turn them into simple morning prayers. I hope you’ll not only sing the lyrics, but declare them and turn every phrase into your personal prayer for fellowship with the Lord.
How to Turn a Spiritual Song or Hymn into Simple Morning Prayers
Let’s start with a hymn especially written to direct your heart into fellowship with the Lord in the morning. We’ll use I Come to His Presence Afresh, a hymn on fellowship with Christ by Witness Lee and practice turning it into simple morning prayers:
6 Simple Morning Prayers for Coming into the Lord’s Presence
Try reading or singing the first stanza:
I come to His presence afreshEre the night has passed into morning;And His face I see as it shines on me-The Lord within is dawning.And He speaks to me and reveals to meAll His riches for me today;And with sweet delight I partake of Him,My hunger has passed away.
Try turning any phrase in this stanza that touched you into a simple morning prayer. Here are some examples:
1. “Lord Jesus, thank you, for a new day to come to You. Be so fresh to me.”
2. “Make Your face shine on me.”
3. “Be the dawning of this new day within in me.”
4. “Lord, speak to me and reveal to me all Your riches for me today.”
5. “Be so sweet to me this morning; keep me in Your sweetness all day long.”
6. “I’m coming to partake of You until my hunger has passed away.”
Maybe you came up with others. (You can share them in a comment.)
3 Simple Morning Prayers for the Lord’s Speaking Through His Word
Now sing, read or declare the second stanza:
As Spirit He speaks thru the WordTill my heart in echo is singing,And the fount of life with His grace and pow’rWithin my soul is springing.And He speaks to me and reveals to meAll His riches for me today;And I drink of Him for my every need,My thirsting has passed away.
Now try making this second stanza your personal prayer inviting the Lord to speak to you in His Word. You might pray,
7. “Lord, this morning speak to me through Your Word ’til my heart in echo is singing.”8. “Speak to me in Your Word ’til the fount of life with Your grace and power within my soul is springing.”
9. “Lord, may I drink of You in Your Word for my every need, ’til my thirst has passed away.”
3 Simple Morning Prayers for the Lord’s Tender Dealing, Saturating, and Supplying Your Soul
Finally sing, declare or praise the Lord with the third stanza:
In tenderness He deals with me,While I stay with joy in His presence;And He saturates and supplies my soulWith all His precious essence.And He speaks to me and reveals to meAll His riches for me today;And in every way I partake of Him,
My problems all passed away.
Conclude by making this third stanza your simple prayer for the Lord’s tender dealing, saturating and supplying your soul with Himself,
10. “O Lord, in tenderness deal with me while I stay with joy in Your presence. It’s only in Your presence that I can receive Your dealing.”
11. “Lord Jesus, saturate me and supply my soul with your precious essence.”
12. “Praise you Lord, that while I’m partaking of You in such a way, my problems have all passed away.”
It’s such a great way to start your day, to be filled in your spirit with Christ and to let His words dwell in you richly for the whole day (Eph. 5:18-19; Col. 3:16).
After you’ve tried turning this hymn into simple prayers to the Lord, let me know in a comment how it enriched and refreshed your time with the Lord in the morning.
References and Further Reading:
7 Simple But Effective Morning Prayers to Pray
Prayer is a vital part of our daily lives. It helps us to direct our focus and our attention in a way that helps us to set the pace for what is ahead for us each day. It is our way of communicating with God and for Him to give us answers, instruction, guidance and direction.
We are made wiser in the things of God as He reveals His plan and His heart to us by way of His Holy Spirit. It could be that in that hour we may just need some encouragement, to experience His peace, to find strength or rest.
Whatever it is, we can be assured that God will meet us at the point of our need when we come humbly yet boldly before His throne of grace in prayer each day. Our aim must be to seek God’s presence. Here now are –
Prayer #1 – God’s Unfailing Love
Dear Lord, according to your word, your love is unfailing. Let nothing whatsoever separate me from your love. Let your love inflame my heart and may it burn brightly with a passion. When the cares of life gets overwhelming, and the raging storms threaten to swallow me, remind me Lord of your truth that no powers of hell or here on this earth can separate me from you.
The areas in which I am ly to mess up and fall short and be tempted to yield to shame and condemnation, help me to hide your word deep in my heart that says, “Great is your love towards me.” [Psalm 86:13]
I acknowledge that your love for me is unconditional and is not the things I would do, or say or even the places I would go. Remind me not to take your love for granted but to treat each day as a gift to be able to experience such amazing love yours. Amen
Scripture to meditate on:
“..I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
v39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” [Romans 8:38-39 NLT]
Prayer #2 – God’s Perfect Plan to Prosper You
Dear God in spite of what difficulties or challenges that may come my way today, help me to hold steadfast to your word that your plan is to prosper me and not to harm me. Align my spirit to your word that your plan is also to give me hope and to bring me into a bright future ahead.
I open myself to you God for spiritual download for divine strategies and your winning plan for every situation that I may face. Remind me to cast all my cares upon you and never to carry around heavy burdens when I can give them to you in exchange for your yoke which is easy and your burden that is light.
I thank you for creating me for a purpose. When I am tempted to give up or give in, uphold me with your right hand of righteousness. Girth my loins with truth and strengthen me in the inner man so that I may never grow weary in well doing. Amen
Prayer #3 – God’s Plan for Your Perfect Peace
Dear Lord I am mindful that things may not always go my way but I ask that you give me a cheerful spirit to face whatever it may be. Help me to embrace any obstacle that may come my way as an opportunity to see your grace abound and to experience your hands at work in my life.
Help me to be bold and courageous in all that I set out to do. When I am tempted to give up, give me strength to press on without murmuring or complaining. Amen
Prayer #4 – God’s Promise When You Are Fearful
Dear Lord, as I prepare to face this day keep me in remembrance of your word that fear is not a spirit that you have given to me as your child. So when circumstances arise that would attempt to make me afraid, help me to remain calm, confident, well-balanced in my mind to make sound judgement and to exercise self-control.
Thank you for never leaving my side and where it becomes necessary help me to rest peacefully in you under the shadow of your outstretched arms to strengthen and refresh me once again. Amen
Prayer #5 – When You Are Feeling Anxious
Lord as I come to you today, remind me what a joy it is to spend time in your presence each day and to hear you speak words of affirmation, assurance and wisdom into my hearing so as to bring calm in my spirit.
Because you are omniscient you already know what is before me but remind me of your word not to be anxious or worried about anything, but to use every circumstance or situation as an opportunity for you to demonstrate your power and saving grace in my life.
Thank you for your peace that guards and reassures my heart that everything will work to my advantage and that you will be glorified through those things. Amen
Prayer #6 – When You Need Strength
Dear Lord as I come into your presence, I need a fresh touch from you to strengthen and uphold me so that I may face what is ahead of me this day. My energy is low, my body is feeling weary, and I am feeling helpless to move forward.
I pray for your strength to be renewed in me, a boost of faith to overcome my fears and a splurge of your power in my state of powerlessness. Help me to get back on my feet once again to run the race that is set before me. Strengthen me to boldly and confidently say no to temptation and to walk away from sin and other harmful situations.Lord pour your oil of anointing afresh in me to strengthen and equip me for the work that you have assigned me to do. You are my Rock, my Refuge, my Strength, my Strong Tower and my Shield and Hiding Place.
Lift up my frail and heavy arms and strengthen me to love and be kind to others when cowardice, weakness and fear nudge me to deny those around me your love and kindness. Keep me in remembrance of your word which says the ‘Joy of the Lord is my strength.’ As I joy and delight myself in you, not only will I gain strength but will mount up on wings an eagle, renewed and refreshed in you. Amen
Scriptures to meditate on:
“I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” (Psalm 16:8 ASV American Standard Version) ” So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” [Isaiah 41:10 NIV]
Prayer #7 – For Your Protection and Safety
Dear Lord, I take comfort in knowing that you are my rock and I put my trust in you to protect me and to shield me from danger and the perils of this day. I delight in knowing that you are the source of my salvation and that no weapon that the enemy fashion or form up against me shall prosper.
I praise you Jehovah because you go before me to fight my battles each and every day. Because of your mighty power, you shall cause my enemies [demon spirits that come against me] to be smitten and defeated before my very eyes.
Even though they rise up and come out against me one way, I am confident that because of your glory and anointing that you have placed upon me, they shall be forced to flee from me seven different ways.
I thank you Lord for your angels that you have given charge (a command) to keep watch over me, and to keep me in all my ways both spiritually and physically. I praise you for they stand guard in vigilant hedge of protection around me, so that no accidents, hurt, harm or danger can come upon me.
Keep me in the secret place of you the Almighty, and help me to abide always under the shadow of your protection. Amen.