Reciting a morning prayer is just one way to seek and connect with the Lord at the beginning of the day. From traditional devotions or prayers of intercession, here is a look at a dozen morning prayers for Catholics to recite.
Righteous God, thank You for waking me up today, I pray that You guide me, order my steps through Your word and I pray that You give me strength so that my iniquity will not have dominion over me. I pray that You navigate me through life’s tests and trials, I ask that I remain strong through it all so that through my life You may be glorified in all circumstances. Have Your way in me, Amen.
Dear Lord, thank You for being my everlasting God, You do not faint nor change, nor stop being God. Your reign forever and ever and You will always be my guide even unto death! Lord, I thank You for always being with me, from the moment I wake up to the moment I close my eyes, even as I sleep You are with me. I pray that this thought will continue to comfort me throughout the day, Amen.
Eternal Saviour, thank You for the day that You have made, I rejoice in my anticipation for this day because I have set You always before me. Because You are at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Lord, I know that today I will not be moved by what I experience, because You have gone before me, and I acknowledge that with You as my rock and my fortress, I will overcome anything that may be thrown in my direction, Amen.
Holy God, I trust in You because You are my mighty God. I know that You will keep me in perfect peace because my mind is steadfast, You are my focus and You are my everything. I dedicate this day to You, and I declare peace within my mind, my heart and my life. I pray that I experience Your perfect peace in each environment that I enter today, Amen.
2 Timothy 1:7
Precious Father, You did not give me a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline! Lord, I will not fear anything today, because fear does not come from You. Instead, I choose to walk in power, through You I have authority over my circumstances. I also choose to walk in love, even when surrounded by those who hate me because I want to be a reflection of You everywhere, I go, Amen.
Awesome God, I choose to open up my morning in prayer right now because Your word commands me not to be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, I must present my requests to You. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus! Lord, I present everything before You because I am Yours forevermore, Amen.
1 Chronicles 4:10
Beautiful One who art in heaven, holy and precious is Your Name! This morning I pray the prayer of Jabez in the book of 1 Chronicles, “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.” Father, I pray that I feel Your hand upon me as I endure the day, I pray for Your blessings to be made manifest in my life, Amen.
God above all things, thank You for life – I do not take it for granted! I pray that wherever I lack wisdom this today, I will seek You because You give generously to all without finding fault, and I know that what I ask shall be given to me. I thank You in advance for the wisdom that You will impart in me today to deal with situations and people wisely, thank You for giving me wisdom even though I am undeserving of it, Amen.
God of Creation, I know that in the morning You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly. Thank You for hearing my voice and thank You in advance for responding to me. I know that You are in control of this morning and I pray that You continue to have Your divine way in my life. I pray that as You are my focus when I arise, let this be my mentality throughout the day; even as I labour, I will look to You, even as I interact with people, I declare that You will be at the forefront of my thoughts, Amen.
Oh Lord, I magnify Your Name because You have allowed me to be alive this morning. You have permitted me to be here right now and I do not take that for granted. Your word says that nothing happens or occurs without Your will! Thank You for letting my life today be part of Your will. Thank You for ensuring that I had breath in my lungs to arise this morning. Thank You for ensuring that I am of a sound mind this morning, Amen.
Eternal God, because of Your great love, I am not consumed, for Your compassions never fail! They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Oh Lord, there is so much to be thankful for this morning. I am thankful for Your love that will never fail me, I am thankful for Your faithfulness that has never moved from me. Thank You for life, because physical life is not guaranteed; Lord I love You, Amen.
Dear Lord, thank You for being with me this morning, thank You for being the Mighty Warrior who gives me victory; I praise You in advance for giving me the victory today. I walk in faith knowing that I have already overcome all obstacles today through You. I know that You will rejoice over me with gladness; You will renew me in Your love. Thank You, Father, for being my song this morning, I adore You for being my divine strength, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.