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49 Positive Morning Prayers to Uplift Your Spirit

Looking for a positive morning prayer to start your day happy and right?

Prayers are powerful. Whatever your religion is, a simple prayer can change the way you view things. It can give you the strength you need to overcome life’s challenges and adversity.

One of the best times to pray is during the early hours of the day. Morning prayer is a wonderful time to connect with the divine, and can set your day on the right course, right from the beginning.

In this article, we have compiled 49 positive morning prayers to uplift your spirit before heading out for the day. These prayers can teach you to put more faith in God and love your life even more.

First, we give you a list of short morning prayers that can lighten up your day. Reflect on the things you need to be thankful for, and then ask for guidance so that you can face the day with courage and devotion.

Short Morning Prayers

“I come before you, O Lord. As the sun rises, may your hope rise up in me. As the birds sing, let your love flow out of 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. Amen.” – Author Unknown

“Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”
– Mary Southerland

“Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Sarah Coleman

“God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.”
– Wendy van Eyck

“Father, I have to thank you for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Mary Southerland

Short Morning Prayers - “Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” – Sharon Glasgow | good morning prayer messages | morning prayer for family | short inspirational prayers #morningprayer #prayer #pray
“Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” – Sharon Glasgow

“Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray for your forgiveness on me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you, Lord, for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Rick Warren

“Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Mary Southerland

“Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me up, and setting me on high. Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely. In Christ’s name, Amen.”
– Renee Davis

“Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” – Julie Sunne

“Father, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day – good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that you really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Mary Southerland

There is always something to be thankful for. Aside from all of the other blessings in your life, even the simple fact that you have woken up to witness another day is something to give thanks for.

Celebrate life by offering a prayer as you start your day. You will be surprised to find how relaxing it is when God is with you throughout the day, and throughout your life.

Our next set is a list of prayers that will give you enough strength to face all the hardships and difficulties you may encounter. Through these inspirational prayers, you will be able to gather the confidence to conquer your fears.

Prayer for the Day for Strength

“O Lord, support us all the day long until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.” – Cardinal John Henry Newman

“Holy Lord, thank You for your grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Gwen Smith

“God, you are our hiding place and our refuge in the time of distress. We turn to you now, seeking comfort from the wounds of the world and the power to face all our afflictions. Be present in our struggle, and help us to rest in your eternal promises. Amen.”
– United Church of Christ prayer

“Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil is scheming and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give in to discouragement, deception, and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
– Debbie Przybylski

Prayer for the Day for Strength - “Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil. Amen.” – Author Unknown | powerful morning prayer | beautiful morning prayer | prayer for the day for strength #quote #quotes #qotd
“Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil. Amen.”
– Author Unkown

“O Lord, we are at the limits of our power to help. For what we have left undone, forgive us. For what you have helped us to do, we thank you. For what must be done by others, lend your strength. Now shelter us in your peace which passes our understanding. Amen.”
– Episcopal prayer

“Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work may be, too, holy. Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.”
– St. Augustine of Hippo

“I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.”
– Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, 3:16–17

“Gracious God, the only source of life and health: Help, comfort, and relieve me, and give your power of healing to those who minister to my needs; that my weakness may be turned to strength and confidence in your loving care; for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.”
– Episcopal prayer

“When evil darkens our world, give us light. When despair numbs our souls, give us hope. When we stumble and fall, lift us up. When doubts assail us, give us faith. When nothing seems sure, give us trust. When ideals fade, give us vision. When we lose our way, be our guide! That we may find serenity in Your presence and purpose in doing Your will.”
– John D. Rayner

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
– Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

Having enough courage and strength to deal with life’s hardships is a tough skill to master. But if you pray and ask for God’s guidance, you will surely be able to endure everything.

If you happen to fall short and don’t have enough fortitude to face and conquer your doubts and anxieties, talk God and he will give you the strength you need.

Next, we share with you a list of morning prayers for students who want to connect with God before they go to school. Piety is a great trait that people should learn as early as childhood.

Morning Prayer for School

“Father God, come be with us today. Fill our hearts with joy. Fill our minds with learning. Fill our classrooms with peace. Fill our lessons with fun. Fill our friendships with kindness. Fill our school with love.”

“Lord, in the morning I start each day, by taking a moment to bow and pray. Beginning with thanks, I then give praise for all your kind and loving ways. Today if sunshine turns to rain, if a dark cloud brings some pain, I won’t doubt or hide in fear. For you, my God, are always near. I will travel where you lead; I will help my friends in need. Where you send me, I will go; with your help, I’ll learn and grow. Hold my family in your hands, as we follow your commands. And I will keep you close in sight when I crawl in bed tonight.”
– Mary Fairchild

“Jesus, as I work and rest and play, please be with me all day. You are my special friend, on you, I can depend.”

“Dear God, thank you for our school. We pray it would be a safe place of learning, fun, and friendship. Please watch over all our teachers, children and families. Help us to learn new things, explore the world together, and to play and be happy. Help us to have a love for each other, to have forgiveness at our heart, and to build kindness into every day.”

Morning Prayer for School - “Now, before I run to play, let me not forget to pray to God who kept me through the night, and waked me with the morning light. Help me, Lord, to love Thee more than I ever loved before. In my work and in my play, be thou with me through the day.” | what is a good prayer to say in the morning | what is a good prayer to say before you eat | how do you pray a short prayer #quoteoftheday #quotesoftheday #quotestoliveby
“Now, before I run to play, let me not forget to pray to God who kept me through the night, and waked me with the morning light. Help me, Lord, to love Thee more than I ever loved before. In my work and in my play, be thou with me through the day.”

“Heavenly Father and Your Beloved Son Jesus Christ, we thank you for giving us another life; we thank you for another beautiful morning. As we go on through our lessons today, make us instruments to do good things. Please enlighten our minds, and give us the strength to participate in our subject today.”

“For this new morning with its light; for rest and shelter of the night; for health and food; for love and friends—for everything Thy goodness sends, we thank Thee, dearest Lord.”

“Heavenly Father I pray that you will give me the guidance that I need to have fun while still maintaining a schedule of proper study and needed rest. Help me to know that sometimes I need to “bow out” of a particular social event in order to meet the needs of academic success. Protect me as I seek your help in scheduling time for everything. I love you Father and pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

“Dear Lord, I pray for all of my Instructors, Professors, and Administrators. As we are told in the Bible, as a student (disciple) our teachers are above us and as we grow and learn we strive to be like our teacher. Please give them the wisdom, strength, and courage to be the best instructor and administrator that they can be. Help them to stay healthy as they do well to teach us. Lord, if they do not know you as a personal Savior, I pray that they come to know you and in doing so that their instruction and work are glorifying to You. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

We all have the freedom to choose our religions, but piety and zeal is something that we should strive to teach to the younger generation.

Regardless of the church or denomination that we belong to, what is most important is that we teach our children how to pray and give thanks to the divine.

Our fourth set is a list of prayers for adults who want to find peace in the work they do. Whatever the nature of your job, God’s grace can make you more productive and efficient.

Morning Prayer Before Work

“As the sun rises, may your love rise in my heart—a love that dispels tiredness, a love that overcomes difficulty, a love that builds a relationship, a love that inspires diligence, a love that delivers excellence, a love that develops trust, a love that produces praise. Lord, may I live in the light of your love.”

“Dear loving Father, thank you for waking me up this morning, thank you for your love and care, thank you for everything you have freely given me in this life. As I set to go and perform the work you have blessed my hands to do, I thank you for protecting me from anything that may come my way. Thank you for your grace that will keep me through this day, and may I be a blessing to others. In Jesus’ name, I pray and believe.”

“Lord, help me let go of my fear of failure. I know Satan wants to use my fears to hold me back from living boldly for You. Forgive me for not living in faith, and help me from this moment on to live with bold confidence in You. Lord, help me not compare myself to others around me. I pray instead that I can keep my eye on you and live a life that proclaims Your excellence. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”
– Rick Warren

“Father God, let me take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful gift of life. Thank you for enabling me to have this work I’m doing. I praise and glorify you for the provision. Protect me and cover me with the blood of Jesus. May I be able to get along well with my workmates and my employer. Thank you for hearing and answering me in Jesus’ name.”

“Lord, I give you all that I am this day. Please brush away my weariness, so that I may be inspired in my work. Help me to discover new ways to reveal your love to all I meet. Keep my mind clear and focused on all I need to achieve and give me the wisdom to overcome difficulties and find solutions. I look to you and trust you are with me this day.”

Morning Prayer Before Work - “Dear loving Father, I am about to step out to go to work. I don't know what you have in place for me this day and even so, don't know what is ahead of me. I depend on you loving God to open a way for me; bless me so that I can be a blessing to many who I will serve this day. May your will be manifested not only in me but to my colleagues at work today. Thank you for your love and care for I pray through the name of Jesus.” | why do we do morning prayers | thank you prayer | morning offering #affirmation #mantra #dailyprayer
“Dear loving Father, I am about to step out to go to work. I don’t know what you have in place for me this day and even so, don’t know what is ahead of me. I depend on you loving God to open a way for me; bless me so that I can be a blessing to many who I will serve this day. May your will be manifested not only in me but to my colleagues at work today. Thank you for your love and care for I pray through the name of Jesus.”

“Living Lord, be with us as we work today. Fill this office with inspiration and energy. Help us to work as a team, and bring out the best in each other. May we be efficient and achieve all we need to, but also remember to rest. May this place be full of fun and friendship and may relaxation and harmony inhabit this space. Thank you for this new day and the opportunity to work together.”

“Dear heavenly Father, what a joy to see another day of my life. I take this opportunity to say thank you for the mercies that you have renewed this morning. As I start this day, I want to call upon your heavenly angels to guide and protect me. I know you have marvelous things for my life on this day. Thank you, God for hearing and answering my prayer in Jesus name I pray and believe.”

“Dear Lord, today I offer you myself. Come breathe your life into my working day. Cause me to awake, to embrace the moment, and to go in Your name. Today, thank you that I can run without fear, serve with kindness, and walk with You in this great adventure.”

Accomplishing your work objectives feels so much better when you do it with love and with God. Putting him at the center of everything you do makes everything a lot easier, even in the midst of the most difficult times).

Last but definitely not least, here is a list of prayers you can deliver for and with your family. As the saying goes, “The family that prays together stays together.”

Morning Prayer for Family

“Dear God, thank you for the gift of family and friends. Holding them in my heart is one of the most precious things I can never get tired of. Bless everyone, for they deserve all goodness You have given to me. If I may do something wrong today, please forgive me.”

“Give us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards. Give us an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out. Give us an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
 – Thomas Aquinas

Morning Prayer for Family - “Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain. What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into a murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships. I choose, instead, the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.” – James MacDonald | monday prayer | morning class prayer | thursday morning prayer quotes #inspirational #inspiration #motivation
“Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain. What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into a murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships. I choose, instead, the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.” – James MacDonald

“O God, perfect us in love, that we may conquer all selfishness and hatred of others. Fill our hearts with Thy joy, and shed abroad in them Thy peace which passeth understanding; that so those murmurings and disputing to which we are too prone may be overcome. Make us long-suffering and gentle, and thus subdue our hastiness and angry tempers, and grant that we may bring forth the blessed fruits of the Spirit, To Thy praise and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
– Reverend Henry Alford (1810-1871)

“Dear God, thank you for the gift of family and friends. Holding them in my heart is one of the most precious things I can never get tired of. Bless everyone, for they deserve all goodness You have given to me. If I may do something wrong today, please forgive me.”

“Dear Lord, thank you so much for another day of life on Earth. Thank you for another beautiful sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature, from the cool breeze brushing through the trees to the birds singing melodies. You are a wonderful God, full of grace and mercy. I praise you for allowing me another day to spend with my family. I love you, Father! Amen.”

“All praise to You, Lord Jesus, lover of children. Bless our family and help us lead our children to You. Give us light and strength and courage when our task is difficult. Let Your Spirit fill us with love and peace, so that we may help our children to love You. All glory and praise are Yours, Lord Jesus, forever and ever.” – Catholic Doors Ministry

“Dear Gracious Father, I praise You for my family. Thank you for my spouse. Even in their weaknesses, I love them unconditionally. Thank you for my children. Every time I hear the pitter-patter of their feet across the house I smile. Joy overwhelms me, Father! Be with my family today as they go their separate ways. Bring us all back home safely to each other I pray.”

Final Thoughts

Prayers give us the strength and confidence we need to overcome all of life’s challenges and difficulties. There are so many reasons why it is important to pray, but the most valuable is so that we can build a stronger relationship with God.

If you put God at the center of your life, you will realize how life can be so happy, beautiful, and peaceful. You will be able to overcome all your fears and anxieties, and accomplish your goals in the most productive way possible.

Did any of these prayers resonate with you? We’d love to know which one! Feel free to share a comment or two below.

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Start your day with a sincere prayer. Seek God, and you shall find peace and happiness.

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