The morning is the perfect time to pray.Â It gets you focused on God and helps you meditate on those you love and yourself, as well.Â
There are many great ways to pray in the morning.Â Here are 7 of them.
âThe flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.â
Song of Solomon 2:12
Dear Lord, I pray that you would give meÂ strength to be strong for You in the world today.Â Lord, you know the struggles that I will face today.Â Be with me as I go through them.Â Carry me if I am too weak to move.Â If I stumble in them, forgive me Father.Â When I succeed in them, I will praise You!Â You are worthy of all praise and honor.Â Amen.
âMy flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.â
Dear Gracious Father, I praise You for my family.Â Thank you for my spouse.Â Even in his/her weaknesses, I love him/her unconditionally.Â Thank you for my children. Every time I hear the pitter-patter of their feet across the house I smile.Â Joy overwhelms me Father!Â Be with my family today as they go their separate ways.Â Bring us all back home safely to each other I pray.Â Amen.
âYour wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots around your table.â
Dear God, I thank you for my job.Â You have provided me with a steady income and I thank you.Â I pray that you watch over me today at work and I pray that there are no accidents, so that everyone can go back to their homes.Â I thank you that my job has provided an income to support me and my family.Â I thank you for the provisions that you have given to me, my house, car and food.Â I pray for safe travels to and from work and I pray that you will use me as you see fit today for Your Glory.Â Amen.
âCommit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.â
Men and Women Overseas
Dear Merciful Father, I pray that you would keep your hand on our men and women defending our country so that we can be free.Â Be with ourÂ soldiersas they go onto their assignments.Â Bring them back to base safely.Â I praise you for our brave men and women!Â I thank you for our brave men and women!Â I also pray that you give them the skills that they need in every moment, so that they can come back home safely to their families.
âBlessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle.â
Dear Lord, I pray today that I will yield my spirit completely to You, that You may use me as You please.Â I pray that You will provide me opportunities to show people how much You mean to me.Â Give me discretion to know what to say and how to say it.Â Make me bold enough, that I may proclaim salvation cheerfully and joyfully.Â I pray that the seeds You allow me to plant will grow and mature.Â I pray that You, Father, will water the seeds that You allow me to plant today.Â I am forever grateful for the cross; may I proclaim it in a contagious way today.Â Amen.
âDo not be anxious about how you should defend yourself
or what you should say,
for the Holy Spirit will teach you
in that very hour what you ought to say.â
Dear Glorious Father, I pray that I will stay focused on you today.Â I pray that You will constantly remind me to be content in all of my circumstances.Â I pray that You will fill me up that I may be joyful all day, even if stress creeps in.Â I know that through myÂ contentment, You will be glorified.Â I want to honor You, Father, in all that I do.Â I praise Your Holy Name!Â Amen
âNot that I am speaking of being in need,
for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
I know how to be brought low,
and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance,
I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger,
abundance and need.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.â
You can have wonderful encounters with God when you approach God in the morning.Â When you wake with God you take Him with you too.Â