Morning Prayers For The Family – Start Your Day With God
Prayer is an important part of our relationship with Jesus. It is where we get to focus our time and attention on God’s presence, on His faithfulness and goodness, and to ask God to protect us, guide us, forgive us, and lead us.
Prayer changes things!
The Bible tells us to pray continually, pray constantly, and pray without ceasing.
Still today many people follow a rhythm of prayer that involves the Daily Office or a Liturgy for Morning, Noon, and Night prayer.
Prayer is quite simply communion and conversation with the divine God. We listen, He speaks, we speak, He listens.
How amazing! That the God of the universe cares so much about you and me, that He listens and speaks to us.
In this blog, you’ll find some simple morning prayers that are perfect to say with your Kids that will help them form the habit of thinking about God and His goodness.
Simple Morning Prayer
Dear God, thank you for this brand-new day. Open my eyes and ears to see you and hear you clearly today.
Thank you for the presence of the Holy Spirit in me.
Thank you for the breath in my lungs. Thank you for loving me. In Jesus name, Amen.
I am Thankful For… Prayer
Thank you for the morning, the sunshine, and the birds singing.
Thank you for our family, for mommy and daddy, and for our brothers and sisters.
Thank you for our home, our bed to sleep in and the toys we play with.
Thank you for the food we eat, the treats we sometimes have, and for keeping us healthy.
Thank you for our friends, the fun things we do together, and our school and teachers.
Thank you for the nature around us, the flowers, the trees, and the animals.
Please help us have a good day, be kind to others and always be thankful for all the things you give us.
A Prayer of Protection
We come to you asking for your protection. Keep us safe from harm, accidents, and bad things.
Guide us to make good choices and always do what’s right. Watch over us when we are at school and playing with our friends.
Help us to be brave when we are scared and to always be kind to others.
Thank you for being with us always and loving us always.
The Lords Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
Holy is your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom,
The power and the glory,
Forever and ever,
The Prayer of St Francis – The Peace Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
The 5-Finger Prayer (A Great Prayer For Kids)
Thumb (Closest): Pray for your loved ones – your family and friends.
Pointer finger: Pray for those who guide you – your teachers, and other leaders in your life. Ask God for wisdom and support for them.
Middle finger (Tallest): Pray for those who lead us – leaders in government, business, and church. Ask God for guidance and wisdom for them.
Ring finger (weakest): Pray for those in need – the sick, the poor, and those in pain.
Pinkie finger (smallest): Pray for yourself and your own needs. Ask for strength and guidance in all you do.
Fun Morning Prayers For Children
Good Morning Jesus
Good morning Jesus!
Thank you for a new day and for the sunshine outside.
Thank you for my comfortable bed to sleep in and my toys.
I’m so excited for today, please guide me and protect me.
Thank you for loving me and always being with me.
Jesus Help Me Today
Jesus, help me today.
I know I can’t do everything by myself.
Please guide me and give me strength.
Help me to make good choices and be kind to others.
I trust in you and know you will always be with me.
A Morning Prayer For Kids
Good morning, God!
Thank you for another fun day.
Please help me be kind and make good choices.
Help me be brave and strong. I trust you and know you’re always with me.
Bible Verses To Use As A Prayer Guide With Children
Here are a few Bible verses that can be used as a guide for prayer with children:
- “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
- “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” – Psalm 23:1
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6
- “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” – Mark 10:14
- “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
- “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” – Ephesians 3:17-18
- “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
These verses can be used as a guide to teaching children about the power of prayer and trusting in God and His love for them.
Prayer for Children
Scriptures for Children
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 19:14
Pray This Prayer
Dear Lord, I lift up my children to you. I pray that you would surround them with your love and protect them from harm.
I pray that they would grow in wisdom and understanding and that they would come to know you and follow you all the days of their lives.
Give them the strength and courage to stand up for what is right, and help them to be a light to those around them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Health
Scriptures On Health
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. – 3 John 1:2
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed. – 1 Peter 2:24
Pray This Prayer Father
God, I come to you today asking for your healing hand to be upon me and my loved ones. I trust in your power to heal and restore us to full health. I ask that you grant us strength and vitality to carry out your will for our lives.
I pray for wisdom for the doctors and medical professionals treating us, so that they may have the insight and knowledge to effectively care for us. Thank you for your love and provision, even in the midst of illness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Love
Scriptures On Love
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13
Pray This Prayer
Heavenly Father, I come to you today asking for your love to be poured out in my life and in the lives of those around me.
I ask that you would help me to love others as you have loved me, with patience, kindness, and selflessness.
I pray that my love would be a reflection of your love for those around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for God’s Provision
Scriptures On God’s Provision
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33
Pray This Prayer
Father, I come to you today with a grateful heart, knowing that you are my provider. I trust in your faithfulness and your provision for my life.
I ask that you would bless me with all that I need, and help me to be a good steward of the resources you have given me.
I pray for wisdom in making decisions about my finances and for the courage to trust you even when things are difficult.
I pray that you would bless my work and give me the ability to provide for my family.
I pray that you would meet the needs of those around me who are in need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer During Challenges
Scriptures On Overcoming Challenges
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
Pray This Prayer
Father, I come to you today with a heavy heart, feeling overwhelmed by the challenges I am facing.
I know that you are sovereign and that nothing happens outside of your control. I trust in your goodness and your love for me.
I ask that you would give me the strength and the grace to face these challenges with courage and hope.
I pray for wisdom to know what steps to take and for discernment to know when to take them.
I pray for your peace to be present in my mind and my heart, and for your joy to be my strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Self Control
Scriptures On Self-Control
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23
Pray This Prayer
Dear Lord, I ask for your help in gaining self-control. I know that without your strength, I will not be able to overcome my weaknesses.
Please give me the wisdom and guidance to make the right choices and resist temptations.
I pray for the fruit of the Spirit to be evident in my life, and for self-control to be a natural part of my character.
Help me to use my words and actions to bring glory to your name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best prayer in the morning is the one that comes from your heart. God is eager to hear from you, so even a simple “God thank you for another day, I love you” brings joy to Him.
We can thank God every morning by remembering the blessings He has given to us.
Thank you for my wife/husband
Thank you for my children
Thank you for my job
Thank you for this warm house
Thank you for the food in my fridge.
A good prayer for family is one that can be done together. The Lord’s prayer is a beautiful prayer that encompasses adoration, repentance, requests, etc. It can be found in Matthew 6:9-13
A powerful prayer is a prayer that you mean in your heart and declare in faith.
It could be different for everyone, but a prayer I think is incredibly powerful is simply: “Here I am God, use me.”
Wow, think of what God could do with a heart and life yielded to him.
Hello God, Good Morning Holy Spirit, Hi God…
Prayer is a conversation with God.
Take a moment to thank Him for another day, to praise Him for who He is, and then (as the bible says) let your requests be made known.
Pop the kettle on and grab a cup of tea or coffee.
Cozy up on the sofa or chair.
Flick the light on low.
Open up the bible and read.
As you read, start to pray the verses.
Speak to God and ask Him to move and work in your life.
Giving thanks to God is powerful.
I think that the best way to give thanks to God is to audibly tell Him what you’re thankful for.
I love when my kids tell me to thank you for the specific things I get them, how much more does God love that?
Starting the day by taking time to pray and by prayer together is such an important habit.
Make it part of your morning routine with the kids.
It can just be a short prayer to start each day.
The key is that it’s heartfelt.
Your kids (like mine) might be praying for Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches, and I bet God loves it!
Take time to also pray for your family and your children. That peace and joy would be about in your home and that your children would know God.
Morning prayer for family is a wonderful habit and there is no greater gift than giving your kids the gift of a robust and fruitful prayer life.