Morning Prayer Using Inspiring Bible Verses

This morning prayer using Bible verses will help you start your day by renewing your mind, heart and spirit with God’s promises that come to us fresh and new each and every morning.  This prayer can be used to begin your day, during your morning prayer time or at work before starting time.

Morning Prayer Using Inspiring Bible Verses

Dear God, my loving Creator,

I awaken today claiming your presence and help for this brand new day that you have created.

I affirm your promise that your compassions never fail and that they are new every morning.  (Lamentations 3:22,23)

I thank you that you tell me that in the morning you hear my voice as I lay my requests before you.  I wait expectantly for your answers.  (Psalm 5:3)

I declare yesterday’s sorrows and last night’s worries ended and that you will send me the faith and trust to rejoice anew this morning.  (Psalm 30:5)

This morning my heart sings with the assurance that you love me and that you are my fortress and my refuge in times of trouble.  (Psalm 59:16)

I pray that today will send me your good word that will satisfy my soul as I entrust this day and myself to you.  (Psalm 143:8)

Be my strength this morning and my savior in times of distress.  (Isaiah 33:2)

Shine your light on my path today and make it brighter and easier to follow as the day progresses.  (Proverbs 4:18)

I pray that you will sweep away all of my offenses and redeem me like you evaporate the morning mist. (Isaiah 44:22)

And may your goodness and mercy follow me today and throughout every day of my life and into eternity. (Psalm 23:6)

Amen.

Scripture passages used in this prayer

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations3:22,23

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:3

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.  Psalm 30:5

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

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. Ps. 143:8

The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18

Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.  Isiah 33:2

I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”  Is. 44:22

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6)

My personal experiences with morning prayer

Through trial and error I have found a daily morning prayer routine that works for me.  Every weekday I set the alarm earlier than needed to be dressed and ready to get on with my day.  I put on my workout clothes.  I then embark on a morning prayer walk through my neighborhood that keeps me healthy in body, mind and spirit.

I have discovered that there’s something special about praying first thing in the morning because it sets my mind on God’s nearness before my mind starts processing all of the tasks that need doing that day and I get caught up in fixing things.

Being out in nature in the morning enhances my feelings of freshness, reawakening and newness.  In winter I may be walking in the dark before dawn and end my walk just as the first grays of mornings emerge.  In the summer I start walking when the sky is already light enough to tell if it’s clear or cloudy.  By the time I finish my walk on summer mornings, the sun’s rays are beaming brightly and intensely over the tree tops.

I always have my phone with me, so I often stop to photograph the beautiful morning light illuminating the world.

I have found that during all seasons, there is something timeless, magnificent and spiritual about directly experiencing the dawn of a new day as the Psalmists in the Bible so beautifully express.

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