An Early Morning Prayer: Great Way to Begin the Day



This is an early morning prayer I wrote and published on my first blog on March 13, 2015. It is a good reminder to begin my days with prayer. So many thoughts swirl in my head that go in so many directions. Rather than blundering through my day taking what comes, wouldn’t it be better for me to start by surrendering all these mixed up thoughts and feelings to God?

When I begin the day with an early morning prayer, I find that I approach things with a much better frame of mind. Yes, all the thoughts are still there, but somehow they don’t seem so overwhelming. My heavenly Father has promised to be with me and never leave. He will give me the strength and wisdom, but I need to acknowledge I need His help, then ask, fully trusting that He will answer.


Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

James 1:5-6 CSB.


view from my porch just before sunrise




In this early morning hour I need grace to prepare me for the day.
My desire at this time is for a heart that longs to please You.
I am Your child, Oh God, and I ask that you please grant these requests.
Because of your faithfulness, I can trust that You will answer.


You have told us in Your Word to ask and we will receive.
You take care of the birds and tell us we are of much more value than they.
I ask to be filled with an abundance of peace and joy.
I want to be a light to those around me pointing them to You.


Help me find joy and beauty throughout my day.
Help me to be strong and give encouragement to others.
Giver of good gifts, hear and heed my request for a heart to serve You.
May I have wisdom, discernment and the courage to follow through.


As the sun rises making the sky gradually brighter, may Your light grow in me.
As I am filled with Your light this day, may I brighten the day for others.



sunrise in Gatlinburg, TN


As I finish up this post, the sun has just risen over the hill across the way. I love how it shines across the porch as the day awakens. Birds fill the air with their songs and the day is fresh and new. I plan to take some time to pray right now. Would you join me in the prayer above or pray your own morning prayer?

How do you start your days? Does it help to begin with prayer or do you have another time of day that works better for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


I’m linking up with: #InspireMeMonday


4 thoughts on “An Early Morning Prayer: Great Way to Begin the Day

  1. Dear Gayl thank you for these precious words today. This portion of your prayer was just what I needed this morning, expressing the cry of my heart also:

    “Giver of good gifts, hear and heed my request for a heart to serve You.
    May I have wisdom, discernment and the courage to follow through.”

    And your photos of early morning light are so beautiful too. Blessings, love, and hugs to you dear sister! Xo

    1. Thank you so much, dear Bettie. I’m glad it also expressed the cry of your heart. May God draw us closer and give us the strength and grace and wisdom we need. Blessings and love to you, dear sister! xoxo

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