Morning Prayer For Family: You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But I’m here to tell you that there’s something even more important than breakfast when it comes to starting your family’s day off right. It is a prayer.
We are the work of God. So, regardless of how much (or how little) thought we put into the fact that everything we have is due to God, it would behoove us all to establish and maintain a solid, genuine, consistent line of communication with him. That is, once again, prayer.
Why I Should Pray With My Family in the Morning
Praying together at any time of day is an excellent opportunity to set a good example and share the importance and practice of prayer with your family. This is an excellent opportunity for you to express your concerns to God while also allowing your children to observe and participate in the process.
Doing a morning prayer with your family also helps to focus your day on God and His ability to protect, keep, and watch over you and all of your concerns.
How to Pray as a Family in the Morning
There are numerous ways to pray as a family, and there is no right or wrong way to communicate with God. Praying at the breakfast table is a simple way to incorporate family prayer into your morning routine.
Consider the things that are pressing in the day, things that your family members may be concerned about. Consider the answers to prayer you’ve witnessed and remind yourself and your family of them.
Then, when you pray, go beyond just blessing the food and asking God for guidance for the day, as well as praying specifically for your needs. Thank Him for the answers He has already given.
Make this a family routine or habit, and include all family members in prayer time. If your children are too young to pray for themselves, pray for them using short or partial sentences and have them repeat the words. Create a family worship tradition to instill in your children the value of spending time with God each day.
Spend Time Praying with Your Family in the Morning
Take the time each morning to write down your specific needs or requests, as well as the answers to those requests, as you pray with your family. As you pray as a family, you will notice that God is answering your prayers. As you write down your responses, you are creating a log or memory of God’s care for your family.
While you will most likely need to insert your own specific circumstances, desires, and ‘items’ in each section, I want to encourage you to begin each day with a prayer similar to the one below.
Morning Prayer For Family
Morning Prayer for God’s Presence
May nothing separate me from You today, Lord. Teach me how to choose only Your path today, so that each step brings me closer to You. Help me to follow the Word rather than my emotions. Please assist me in keeping my heart pure and undivided. Keep me safe from my own rash thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from becoming distracted by MY wants, desires, and ideas about how things should be. Assist me in seeing what comes my way as an opportunity… rather than a personal annoyance. Finally, assist me in resting in the truth of Psalm 86:13, ‘Great is your love toward me.’ You can already see where I will fall short and make mistakes.
But for the time being, I consciously tuck Your absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I understand that Your love for me is not contingent on my performance. You adore me flaws and all. That’s incredible. But what amazes me the most is that the Savior of the world would want to spend a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to remember what a privilege it is to sit with You in this way. Amen.
Daily Prayer for Thanksgiving
Thank you, God. Thank you for your incredible power and work in our lives, for your goodness and blessings over us. Thank you for your wonderful love and concern. Thank you for your sacrifice in order for us to have freedom and life. Forgive us for not thanking you enough for who you are, what you do, and what you’ve given. Help us to refocus our eyes and hearts on you. Fill us with your peace and joy as you renew our spirits. We adore you and need you today and every day. We give you praise and thanks because only You are worthy! In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Morning Prayer for Blessings
Dear Jesus, Every day, I have a new opportunity to recognize your power above all else. May our hearts be enlightened so that we can not only see you but also notice how you affect our lives! Give us wisdom so that we can make the best decisions in every situation. May we always want to find you and love you more than anything else on this planet! Allow your power and spirit to breathe new life into us.
Thank you for being more powerful than anything else I may face today. Regardless of what we face, you are our true and lasting strength. Let us pray today and every day that your peace will guide my loved ones in the right direction. We ask for your blessings and grace. Dear God, my family and friends need and love you. Amen.
Prayer for Healing
O thou King of Kings, I hope that you and I will become inseparable as of today. Please direct us to choose only your path and allow each step to bring us closer to you. You are the only one who can help and teach my loved one and me to keep our souls undivided and pure at all times. Save us from our careless and distracting actions, words, and thoughts. You can only keep us from becoming distracted by our desires and desires. Please assist us in viewing whatever comes our way as a chance rather than a personal inconvenience.
Last but not least, never let us lose faith and trust in you. You know what is best for us, even if we make mistakes and go down the wrong path. We recognize and appreciate your unconditional, non-selfish love. You don’t like us because of how we perform. I know your love for me and my loved ones will never fade, no matter what.
That is amazing to me. The most surprising aspect is that you, as the savior of the universe, would want to spend time with me every morning. God, help me to remember that being with you every morning is a priceless gift. Amen.
Prayer to Start the Day
Dear God, help us to recognize you above all else at the start of each day. Enlighten our hearts’ eyes so that we can see you and recognize how you are at work in our lives. Give us the wisdom to make the best decisions, and fill us with a desire to seek you above all else in this world. Allow your Spirit and power to breathe in and through us once more, fresh and new. Thank you for being greater than anything we may face today. Thank you for being with us, and for your joy, that is never dependent on our circumstances but is our true and lasting strength no matter what we face.
We ask for your peace to lead us, to guard our hearts and minds in you. This day, we ask for your grace to cover our lives. Lord, we love you, and we need you. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Morning Prayer for the Day
Thank You, God, the Father, for a new day—a new beginning—to worship You as a family. Thank You for the fellowship of family, for the lives of our parents and children, and for blessing us with healthy bodies.
Lord, please send us Your Holy Spirit to guide us through whatever lies ahead. We know You are with us every step of the way, and may You remind us of this if we become overwhelmed by the tides of the day.
We also ask that You give us the strength to keep going when we are scared and tired. In times of doubt, Lord God, grant us the bravery to conquer our mountains and the wisdom to make decisions in accordance with Your will.
O Lord, keep us safe from harm and temptations today and help us to become people our family can be proud of. God, bless us with Your love today and with Your everlasting grace. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Powerful Morning Prayer
Please fill us with your divine spirit as a new day begins. Let there be joy, love, faithfulness, and goodness within us and all around us, no matter where we go. I beg you to make us more like you and keep us close to you.
We pray that we will continue to worship you in everything we do. Let us desire all of these emotions far more than the wickedness and sin that tempts us on occasion. We appreciate your presence by my side. In the name of your only son, Christ, I pray. Amen.
Prayer to Follow God Today
Dear Jesus, I have no idea who or what will cross my path today. But I know You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my shield and stronghold. Help me to stay anchored to You today. Teach me how to trust You and choose only Your path today. Help me to follow Your truth rather than my feelings. Help me to see everything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and to point others to You. Thank You for loving me, which nothing can ever take away.
Even if I fall short today, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul, reminding me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly astounds me, Lord. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today. Would You wake me up with the same sweet whisper of Your love tomorrow? I’m excited to see You again. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Morning Prayer for Family
God, our Father, we thank You for the life You have bestowed upon each of us. We thank You for allowing us to praise and glorify You as a family this morning. May You keep this feeling of gratitude and eternal love in us throughout the day, no matter what comes our way.
We beseech You, Lord God, to cover and protect this family with the most precious blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep us safe from harm and guide us with Your unending love.
We also ask that You, Lord, remain the focal point of our home. Allow Your unwavering faith to be the cord that strengthens and binds this family together. Remind us of Your love every day so that we can be good members of the family.
Lord, bless each of us—the parents of this household—and give them the wisdom and strength to be good leaders and providers for the family. God, bless the children and guide them to become Your faithful and dedicated servants.
Lord, we also pray for Your abundant blessings; we know You will never abandon us, and Your grace overflows. We beg You to provide us with the means to provide a roof over our children’s heads, food to eat, and clothing to wear. Dear Father, bless us so that we can continue to be a blessing to others as a family. in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Bible Verses You Can Use in Your Short Prayers for Your Family
Ps. 143: 8-10 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. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. (NIV)
Is. 45:2-3 I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Zeph. 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love, he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing.
Saying even a short prayer at the start of the day is so important, no matter where you are in life, what your struggles are, or whether you’re on the upside or downside of the wheel. It’s even better to start the day with your family.
Saying brief morning prayers for and with your family does not have to consume your entire morning. Close your eyes and engage your family members to talk to God and lift up your concerns during your morning tea or coffee—or even over breakfast.