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Good Morning Prayers

Praying as we wake up is a great way to start the day! It helps to remind us of the real reason we are alive, and connects us with the living God. Jesus took early morning prayer very seriously - it's recorded in the Gospels that he arose before daybreak and went to be on His own to pray.

Below are a selection of inspirational Christian morning prayer quotes for worship and devotion, and as a starting point for prayer to God before work, study or whatever else you have planned for the rest of the day.

Early Morning Prayer

You are the glorious morning,
You are refreshment and peace.
You are the sounds as the dawn breaks,
You are the rose that smells sweet.

You are the Lord, my creator,
You are the wonder of life.
You are the great words of wisdom,
I read them and fill up inside.

You are the wonderful sunrise,
You are restorer of hope.
You are the air that we breathe now,
You are the warm winter coat.

You are the Lord, my creator,
You are a love without end.
You are all grace and forgiveness,
I stand loved and free as your friend.

(an early morning prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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An Early Morning Prayer Meditation

An inspirational prayer for the day with images of daybreaking across beautiful meadows:-

I'm ready, God, so ready, ready from head to toe, ready to sing, ready to raise a tune: "Wake up, soul! Wake up, harp! wake up, lute! Wake up, you sleepyhead sun!"

Psalm 57:8, (The Message)

Morning Prayer

Short Morning Prayers

The day ahead

Who can tell what a day might bring?
Therefore, gracious God,
cause me to live every day as if it were to be my last,
for I know not but that it may be such.
Cause me to live now
as I shall wish I had done
when I come to die.

Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), Germany

Joyful rising

My Lord, what a morning,
my Lord, what a morning,
My Lord, what a morning,
when the stars begin to fall!

Charles Albert Tindley (1851-1933), USA

Mornings in heaven

Your enjoyment of the world is never right
until every morning you awake in heaven,
see yourself in God's palace,
and look upon the skies and the Earth
and the air as celestial joys,
having such a loving regard of all these
as if you were among the angels.

Thomas Traherne (1637-1674), England

Morning Prayer Before Work

A short meditation in film and music for before work. This simple prayer invites God's truth, energy and peace to dwell in the coming day:-

Every morning lean your arms awhile
upon the windowsill of heaven
and gaze upon the Lord.
Then with the vision in your heart,
turn strong to meet your day.

(Thomas Blake)

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Morning Prayer before work

Wake me!
Warm my heart with your love.
Shake me!
Inspire my mind with your words.
Fill me!
Nourish my soul with your hope.
Hold me!
Protect my life with your strength.
Be with me
As I work, rest and relax today.

(a prayer for the day ahead from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

My voice will come to you in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I send my prayer to you, and keep watch.

Psalm 5:3b, (BBE)

Take Time

Take time to think...
It is the source of power.
Take time to play...
It is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to laugh...
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to pray...
It is the greatest power on Earth.

(Anon., inscribed on the walls of the "Missionaries of Charity" children's home in Calcutta, India)

Take a moment to hear from God...

here are links to some wonderfully inspired prayers to aid your journey