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What are some morning prayers that you can pray to start your day off right with God? Check out these 30 simple yet powerful grace for purpose prayers! Each prayer is designed to help you focus on the Lord and His intentions for your day. Whether you’re just waking up or about to head out the door, these prayers will help get you started in the right direction. So grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and pray along with me! 🙂

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30 Grace for Purpose Prayers

  1. Morning Grace for Purpose Prayer for God’s Presence

Lord, keep me safe and secure in your love today.

I ask for nothing but Your presence to guide my steps as I face whatever comes next with confidence knowing that You will never leave or forsake us – ever!

God, please show me the way. May my every choice lead me closer to You and keep all other paths away.  

May the Holy Spirit guide me by the word of God, not my feelings. May the light of your love keep me pure and undivided. Protect my mind from its own thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts on how things should be. Instead of viewing my challenges as an obstacle, I will view them as a chance for growth and learning. And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, ‘For great is your steadfast love toward me;.’

You know that I will fall short and mess up, but I will place the whisper of your deep love for me into the folds of my heart. I know that Your love for me is not because of me but because of You. Your love for me does not change with my sin or mistakes. That feeling is incredible, Lord. But what’s most incredible is that You would desire to spend time with me every day.  Lord, help me to remember forever what a gift it is to sit with You like this. Amen.

2. Today Morning Prayer with Jesus

Lord, Jesus. Today is Your day, and I want Your will to be done in my life. I ask for spiritual protection so that no matter what happens today, You always protect me from all harm. So, whatever happens, hold my hand, and let’s face it together. Amen.

3. God’s Promises for Today

Lord, I know I have not consistently held on to your promises and made them mine. But today, I’m committing to you! I will not allow my human thinking to forget your promises. I will set my root myself in every promise that You have given me today. I will live for you, Father.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

4. Good Morning Lord Prayer

Good morning, Heavenly Father! It’s a new day, the day that You have made.  It is a chance for a brand new start. I can forget and let go of yesterday and any mistakes, regrets, or failures that I have experienced. I give thanks to you, Lord.  Thank you for loving me and giving me a new day to love, serve and be who you want me to be. Amen.

5. Fill Me With the Holy Spirit Today

Lord, please fill me with your spirit as I rise to meet each new day. May the love we share bring joy and peace to everyone I encounter today. I long to become more like You in everything that I do. Help me see that the things of this world are transitory and cannot compare to eternal happiness. Thank you for always going before me and setting my path. I pray the Holy Spirit will fill me up today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

6. Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving

Dear God, you are so good, and Your mercies never fail. I am thankful for the wonderful works you have done for me. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for the sacrifice of Your Son so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive me for when I don’t thank you enough for who you are, for all you do, and for all you’ve given. I ask for Your assistance in renewing my spirit, filling me with peace and joy that only You can bring.  I love You, and I need You, this day and every day. I give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

7. Morning Prayer For My Family

Father God, thank You for the blessing of my family. Today and every day, please keep the evil one away. Increase the faith of my family and protect them from temptation. Let them shine a light in the darkness and lead others to you. If they are anxious, please comfort them and give them joy so they may rest in your sovereignty. I ask for You to show them Your awe-inspiring love so they can be inspired to emulate your good works. Amen.

8. Prayer to Start the Day

Dear God, With each day’s start, I turn my attention to You and pray that everything will go well. The eyes of my heart see You in everything. You are at work throughout life, and I will never be able to thank You or recognize enough all that is given from Your love!

Give me the guidance to make wise decisions, and fill my heart with a longing for your approval more than anything else in this world. Let the power and energy of Your Spirit fill me. Breathe life into my body, minding every inch as if it were new again!  I know I am not alone in this world. There will surely be challenges and obstacles, but I can overcome them with Your help – thank You for being greater than anything that comes my way. I am so grateful for your presence in my life and that Your love for me is never dependent on my circumstances. You will always bring light when it gets dark.

I ask that Your peace keep watch over me and be the guardian of my heart and mind. I ask for Your grace to cover my life this day and every other day, in ways big and small. I pray that you, Lord, will grant me the favor of protecting all those close to me and give them Your embrace forever more. You give life and stability to all who come near. I am so thankful for this day and the opportunity to share my faith. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen

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9. Prayer to Follow God Today

Dear God, I don’t know what I will face today, but I pray You are with me every step of the way. You are my rock and my fortress. Help me to anchor myself in You today so that I may stand tall against any dangers that may be ahead. Help me to be resilient in the face of adversity and choose only God’s way today. Help me apply the truth you have revealed in my life. God, help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity for celebration and worship.

In this way, I can see You at work in all of life’s moments—and point others toward Your love too! I am so grateful that You love me, and nothing can ever take Your affection away from me.  God, Your mercies are new every morning. Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that there is always tomorrow to come back stronger than before, simply because of how much You have already accomplished through Your grace on my behalf.

I am deeply moved by Your trust in me, Lord. I thank You for meeting with me today. I can’t wait to feel your presence and share in that sweet whisper of love, which fills my heart so full… In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

10. Morning Prayer for Strength

Father, I am weary from running this “race” in my life. Give me the strength to persevere so that You may anoint every day of mine with Your peace and tranquility. The feeling of running from these trials can be overwhelming. Please help me face them with grace and steadfastness. 

I’ve been running for far too long now, but through prayer, I know there’s no need to run anymore. I know that You have set a race before me. The triumphs in my life are ultimately because of You. I know that I can be the victor with your help, Lord. No matter what happens in this life, you are my rock and foundation. Give me the strength to persevere through this difficult time. Lord, I pray that your everlasting love will be my strength and light today and every day. In Your loving name, I pray,  Amen.

“You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.”

Isaiah 26:3

11. Morning Prayer for Courage

Lord, give me the strength and courage that I need to face each new day with enthusiasm. I am so grateful for Your help in my life. When I’m feeling discouraged and ready to give up, please stay by me as a guiding light that helps lead the way forward to success! Father, give me the gift of Your presence and love when life doesn’t go as I have planned. God, I ask You for the strength to get through any obstacles today with a smile on my face and courage that cannot be intimidated. May Your grace guide me in all of these things for Your glory! In Jesus’ name–Amen

“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

2 Timothy 1:7

12. Prayer to Seek God Each Day

Dear Father, I praise You for the sun and the sky. They remind me that each new day holds a new chance to know You better. They encourage me to chase after You and to seek You throughout my day. I know that life will not be as easy as I want it to be, but I am thankful that with You, Lord, I don’t have to carry the hard things into each new day or even carry them alone!

Please help me to let go of what doesn’t serve You and guide me on how to better use that energy. Lord, I lift up these requests to You, knowing that all is possible each new day. Without Your guidance, I would surely be lost. My eternal thankfulness for You flows from my heart.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

13. Daily Prayer of Rejoice

Dear God, I am eternally grateful for Your intervention in my life and the gift of a personal relationship with You. I want to give thanks to You for all the good things that have happened in my life and throughout my family. Please continue to guide us on ways to use our blessings in a manner that can benefit others, giving glory only to You.

I am filled with gratitude and love for Your presence in my life. I pray for a truly joyous day as I see You in the morning, the noon, and the night.  I rejoice in Your glorious gifts that I know come from love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

14. Prayer For Guidance from the Holy Spirit

Lord, I appeal to you to help me move the Spirit more boldly in my life. Help me avoid the tempting desires that would undo any of my spiritual growth. I know any sin can grieve and diminish Your voice from me, and I do not want that because my love for You is strong, and I want to be worthy of Your protection.

My soul desires to be near Your holy temple, Lord. Teach my heart how much pleasure it gets from being close to You and being in Your presence all day long! I ask that you would help me walk closer with You so that my life can be more fulfilling and spiritually vibrant. Holy Spirit, please help me to be more like you.

Please teach and guide my every move in this life with love so that one day I can grow into the perfect person according to God’s will. I pray that You will guide me, spirit-filled One. I pray that Your Word is alive in my heart and soul so that I never lose sight of what is important or forget how precious each moment really is! Holy Spirit, I invite you into my heart and pray for the wisdom to recognize You, working in me. Amen.

15. For God’s Grace Daily

Dear God, I know that your grace is abundant and abounds more than I can ever imagine. Thank you for making it possible to live a life full of grace. God, how can I thank you for the unexpected favor that You have showered in my life? In the path of Your love and grace, I will seek to grow in Your strength. I will make sure to drink from the water of life that You provide every day.

In loving obedience, God, I want to thank You for Your abundant, everlasting love.  I pray for Your grace as I walk through this day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

16. Prayer to Love the Life You Have

God, give me the strength to love my life right now. Please help me to appreciate the great gift of living in this moment. I pray You will remind me of the good things I often overlook and help make my daily life a happy one. Forgive me for the times that I compare myself to others. Please forgive me and help guide my life in a better direction.

I know that you are everywhere and in everything. You created me for Your own purpose; please guide my every thought with the truth of knowing what’s best for me despite any desires or attractions towards other things outside of Your kingdom. Thank you for your love that sees me through all of my imperfections. I ask that You help me to keep my eyes on you, Lord.

I don’t want to lose sight of what’s important in life.  I don’t want to lose sight of You. Please bless this day. I pray this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

17. Prayer Against Distractions Today

Lord, help me to remember that my life is Yours today and every day.  I’m committed to living a life of faith and love. Keep me focused on the tasks at hand and let nothing distract me from what matters most. My life is blessed because I have been given the privilege to serve You and be Your child. When I think about how You died for me and then rose again, Your love overflows in my heart.

Your Spirit gives freedom to live every day as if it were a new beginning. Experiencing all things with thanksgiving knowing what awaits us is more wonderful than anything this world could ever offer! I pray, Lord, that You will help me keep You at the forefront of this day. I ask for the strength to avoid distractions that are not of You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

created for a purpose

18. Prayer for a Heavy Heart

God of my heart, I pray for relief.

I’m feeling overwhelmed. Please lift up this burden from me so that it can be replaced with peace and hope. The weight is too much for me to handle by myself. Words like desolation, depression, and panic seem to describe where I am right now. I know because of Your love,

I can ask You for help to lift my gaze from the ground and look towards You. Lord, I know it’s not easy for me to rest when so many things are on my heart. But please help me find peace and let go of what keeps me from being refreshed by Your love each morning! In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

19. To Focus on God’s Voice

Lord, I am so thirsty for your words of wisdom and truth. I pray you will breathe them into me today. Let everything I think or do be done through Your sight-bearing light; let all my paths lead back home again where You reside forevermore. Today, I commit to listening for Your voice above all of the other noises in my life. Lord, help me to live a centered life. I need the Holy Spirit’s guidance.  I pray for wisdom on how to hear only Your voice today. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

20. Grace To Rely on God Today

Lord, I lift my prayers for more of Your Holy Spirit today. May He lead and guide me in all that I do; may His peace fill every part of your beloved children’s lives with joy so they can also know The Lord fully throughout their journey here on earth. Lord, it’s easy to become consumed with fears in our life. But I know Your eye is indeed on the sparrow, and You care about us and see me from above too. God, I ask that You would teach me to become more reliant on Your grace.

Enable me to see how everything is working together for good in Your plan, even when it doesn’t seem like anything important or meaningful has happened yet. Teach me today about what true dependency looks like; open my heart fully toward all things only coming from You, my loving God. Amen.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

21. Morning Prayer to Walk with God

Dear Lord, My life is yours. Please bless it and bring me closer to You every day. The desire of my heart is to see God’s kingdom come and rule on earth as it does in heaven. As my faith is tested on a daily basis, please keep me aware of Your presence and remind me that You will always have my back.

Even when it feels like I am all alone in this world, I know, You are with me. Help me to remember that. God, my heart desires to walk with You. As I pray in Your Name and through the faithfulness of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for our sins, please guide me on this new day as well! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

22. Morning Prayer for God’s Guidance

I’m so grateful for Your guidance and wisdom, Lord. I am thankful that You have always been there when I needed help or encouragement to get through life’s hard times. You are the first thought I have in the morning. Give me the desire to meet with You each day, all day. I pray for You to show me avenues for spiritual growth. Lord, please speak words of affirmation and wisdom over my heart today. You are so worthy of my praise! Please help me with gentle guidance today. Thank you, God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

James 1:5 (ESV)

23. Simple Morning Prayer 

Dear God, please open my eyes to see the truth. Enrich my heart with love and courage so that I may serve You through helping others wholeheartedly today. Give me the strength of mind as well as inner peace; let this be a day filled with happiness. I ask for nothing but what You already have planned. 

Thank you for Your knowledge, wisdom, and beauty. Lord, please forgive me for my past mistakes and help guide my decisions so that I may honor You today. Humbly, I pray for this. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

24. Prayer for the Work Day Ahead

Father, I am overwhelmed by the ways that You have blessed me. Thank You for my job that pays bills and helps to fulfill my basic earthly needs every day! Help me bring glory to Your name today through my actions, my words, and the good works I do. God, please show me how to view my work as a blessing and not as a curse.

I thank You for Your help in guiding my way with Your loving hand upon me. I pray You will bless me with the courage to face any challenges at work today with grace and strength. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

25. Morning Prayer for Cares and Concerns

God, I’m so sorry. Please heal my heart and show me how to make everything better. I feel like there’s not a single thing in my life that isn’t broken right now- spiritually or physically. I feel weighed down by the burden of my worries and fears.  Father, I pray that You would help me learn to cast my cares on You.

Every time I think about leaving them in Your hands, something happens, and they take up all of my energy again, or worse yet-I find myself picking up the pieces from whatever has happened without realizing when enough is finally too much!

I know I cannot do these things without Your guidance. I pray that you show me the way to trust fully rather than constantly seeking security from myself by finding comfort within my flesh. I pray for your favor today, Lord. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

26. Grace For Hope Today

God, today I ask for your help to hear your voice which gives me hope and ignores all the other voices. We’ve tried everything, but nothing has worked so far… Please help keep fresh in my mind what it means when You say, “I will give you gladness of heart,” and make all your hurts go away because they’re only temporary as long as we put stock into Your promises!

Today I run to You with both hands stretched out, grabbing onto the only thing that will keep me safe in this world.  God, fill me up with hope and give me a tangible reminder today that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline.

God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to You, and I trust them to You. I realize that You can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in my wildest dreams. You are the hope of my heart, and I trust in Your protection and Your grace. Amen.

27. Courage for the Day Ahead

God, I know that sometimes I feel things are a little more difficult for me than they should be. Please stay with me through those trials ahead. Remind me of Your grace. I know You’re always there even when the going gets tough. I pray for the courage and skill to speak Your Word in a way that is true for myself.

May the truth of Your word be returned to me a hundredfold. I bow my head in submission and pray to You for deliverance. You are so powerful that no matter what happens today or tomorrow, whether it is good or bad, You will be my protector forevermore because Your love knows no bounds. Thank you, Lord, Amen.

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28. For a God-honoring Work Day

Lord, today I pray You will abundantly bless me with help to be productive, patient, and focused. Remind me to stay focused and avoid distractions that could take away my productivity, especially ungodly technology. May the presence and power of your Holy Spirit lead me in my work, helping to make it joyful.

May I always be grateful for all that You do! God, please remind me constantly today that I live because of Your love and that I breathe because I am Your creation. Lord, teach me to find the way that is best for my life. Give me a guide and light so I can align all aspects of my work and life in Your honor.

Please help me, Lord, to see that Your finished work on the cross gave me a treasure that I could not earn, rest that I could not otherwise experience, and a living hope that will fuel me to work for the glory of God. Amen.

29. Prayer to Step Out in Faith Today

Heavenly Father, as I start out my day, help me to engage in Your will and faith. Help me to seek You out all day, every day. God, please help me grow in righteousness. Teach me to trust in You and strengthen my faith so that I can overcome all of the trials ahead with Your guidance.

Lord, give me the strength and courage to put my faith into action today. God, allow my heart to be a shelter for your Spirit and let me speak words of wisdom with confidence. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

30. Morning Prayer of Praise

I lift up my voice and praise You, Lord. Thankful for all that You’ve done in my life- thankfulness fills every part of me! Even when I am faithless, you remain faithful. 

You are my rock that never yields, and this is why Your love for me will always exceed any other love. Your love has pursued me even when I was unlovable. Through Your forgiveness, I am able to move forward and be free from the burdens of sin.

I lift up all and rejoice in all of the ways that You have shown Your love and faithfulness in my life. Your presence in my life is the light that illuminates every day and guides me to live with passion. Thank You, dear God, for your continued support and for Your deep love. Lord, I will face today with the Holy Spirit inside of me, and I praise You with all of my heart! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

For additional grace for purpose prayers, you may wish to consider one of the recommended resources below.

Grace for Purpose and Thanksgiving: Prayers for the Work Week by Lavern Powell  

Praying Grace: 55 Meditations & Declarations on the Finished Work of Christ – A 55-Day Journey to Transform Your Prayer Life by David A. Holland

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of grace for purpose prayers and that they have inspired you to walk in God’s specific purpose for your life. Do you have a favorite prayer from the list? Or do you have your own daily grace for purpose prayer that you would like to share with us? We would love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below.

ESV – “Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

Susan Nelson

Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women deepen their walk with God through Bible study and creative worship and strengthen their marriages.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.

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