Short daily prayers to get your spirit uplifted
The spiritual aspect of life can be a daily struggle. These short daily prayers are a way to get your spirit uplifted and filled with gratitude, love and joy.
Sometimes it can be hard to remember that we’re all connected. These daily prayers are a way to bring your energy together and uplift your spirit. ‘‘The good news is that committing to a few short prayers to get you through the day can help you strengthen your faith.”
So, what if you decided today to prioritize prayer over worry? Or as routine as your meals, workouts, and sleep? Or as cozy as your cup of coffee, tea, or couch?
Every morning, God faithfully sends the sun (and all new mercies). Praying as you wake up, throughout the day, and at bedtime centers your faith on this truth: that the creator of all creation wants to live with you—and within you.
He approaches you in prayer to calm, equip, and carry you. I’m not saying you should spend every day in your prayer closet or on your knees. In fact, the idea that prayer is a formula or physical posture irritates me. Yes, in Luke 11:2-4, Jesus gives us the gift of a prayer structure that is astoundingly simple. But pay attention, friends, as Jesus continues.
He invites you to ask, seek, and knock in Luke 11:9. All day, prayer does this for and through you.
I want to encourage you that prayer has the power to drastically improve your life. So, don’t be shy. There is no such thing as a perfect prayer; only a perfect God who wants you to invite him to be your source of provision, strength, and hope.
Here are short prayers to get you uplifted through the day:
“You are mindful of my needs. You supply my every need according to your riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (2 Corinthians 9:11).
Good morning Almighty God. Thank you for demonstrating your faithfulness by turning the earth and lighting our path day after day. Help me to always be saying, “Good God, it’s “Good morning to a glorious new day.”
I don’t always wake up full of energy, and sometimes I’m devoid of hope, but every morning you remind me that you are more powerful than my calendar. More valuable than my lists. More valuable than any material possession.
Whatever the weather is like today, and whether or not I can see the sun, please help me to wake up in love with you. Without fail, I notice the miracle of another sunrise today. I will rejoice and be glad in this day because you created it. Amen.
The Promises of God for Today
God the Father, I’ve been so hesitant when it comes to seizing Your promises and making them mine. Today, however, I’m standing my ground! I will not allow my rational mind to convince me to abandon my spiritual inheritance. I will stand firm on every promise You have made to me today. I’m going in! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
A Daily Thanksgiving Prayer
Dear God, Thank you for your incredible power and work in our lives, as well as for your kindness and blessings upon us. I am so grateful for all of your care, love and guidance in my life. Thank you for sacrificing so that we may enjoy liberty and life. Forgive us when we fail to express sufficient gratitude for who you are, everything you do, and everything you’ve given. Help us to refocus our minds and hearts on you. Refresh our spirits and fill us with your peace and happiness. We love and depend on you today and every day. You alone are deserving of our praise and gratitude.
A Prayer to the Lord to Cleanse Me
The apostle John says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). So let’s pray! Ask the Lord to forgive your sins, cleanse you from all unrighteousness, and fill you with His Spirit so that you can live life victoriously today.
Thank you for providing clean, running water. I am so grateful to have access to it all the time. Better yet, you are my living water. Will you cleanse my heart, soul, and mind as I shower or bathe today, or while I’m getting ready?
Forgive me for anything I’ve done to hurt anyone, or for erecting idols in your place. Break down my idols and show me where I need your healing. Encourage me to make amends or let go of grudges.
Cleanse me of any emotions that are impeding my relationship with you and others. Today, renew my spirit and open my eyes to your will. Amen, in your mighty name.
A Prayer for Today’s Provision from God
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that you may abound in every good work, having all sufficiency in all things at all times” (2 Cor. 9:8).
God, I know that everything I touch, do, buy, create, eat, or experience today is made possible by your grace. Thank you for providing my daily bread. You are more than sufficient.
Today, I’m grateful for shelter, family, friends, work, food, health, and even my current difficulties, which I see as divine opportunities. Help me make wise decisions about my work, finances, family, and friendships today. Encourage me to be a good steward of what you provide and to share it with others.
Please hear my silent prayers and show yourself to be my provider in ways you know I will notice. Assist me in expressing my gratitude so that I can inspire others along the way. Amen.
A Prayer to Restore My Energy Throughout the Day
“…but those who hope in the LORD will be strengthened.” They will soar on eagle wings…” (See Isaiah 40:31).
Father, you are aware of the times in my day when my energy wanes. This is one of those times. I’m stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. I had hoped to accomplish “so much” today, but it already feels like so little. Will you be my pillar of strength?
I throw open my soul for you to move throughout every part of my being as I switch gears mid-task to move in ways that energize me or breathe deeply.
I give you my fatigue and believe your power is great even in my weakness. Pick me up, Lord, and give me the strength to do or reorganize what you see in front of me. In the name of Jesus, amen.
A Gratitude Prayer as the Evening Comes to a Close
This prayer addresses the concept of bearing one’s burdens and learning from Christ. It is a reminder that we should be gentle and humble, in our attitude towards others, and seek to serve God and others in an effort to bring peace, justice, love and compassion to all.
Thank you for the evening, God. What a mind-boggling miracle that you can direct the sun and moon with such precision. Thank you for not expecting me to work around the clock and for your light yoke. Thank you for creating routines.
I’m willing to unwind as you drape my small corner of the world in a blanket of darkness and stars, knowing that you don’t need me to impress you. And that you want me to be gentle with myself.
Thank you for allowing me to create, cook, or go enjoy something rejuvenating for my soul right now. Amen.
A Prayer to Commence the Day
At the beginning of each day, please help us to prioritize you above all else. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts so that we may see you and recognize your work in our lives. Give us the wisdom to make the best decisions, and fill us with the desire to seek you above all else in the world. Permit your Spirit and power to once again breathe in and through us. We are grateful that you are greater than any challenge we may face today. Thank you that your presence accompanies us and that your joy is not contingent on our circumstances, but is our true and enduring strength regardless of what we face. We request that your peace guide us and protect our hearts and minds in you. We request that your grace cover our lives today. We love you Lord…we need you.
A Preparation Prayer for Tomorrow
“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord upholds my life” (Psalm 54:4).
God, I’m overjoyed that whatever we plan together will turn out for the best, even if my efforts fail. Tell me what I need to do now to ensure that tomorrow goes as smoothly as possible.
Clear my mind in order to organize my to-do list or gather any supplies I may require so that I feel ready to serve and ready to rest. Please guide me as I choose what is required, and thank you for preparing me for each day you give. In the name of Jesus, amen.
A Prayer for Sound Sleep
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).
Thank you, Lord, for keeping an eye on me all day, all evening, and even while I sleep. You are my refuge throughout the week and throughout my life. What a blessing that I can give you this entire day and know that you will see me through it and every day after that.
I’m thankful for even the smallest signs of your great goodness, faithfulness, and mercy that I noticed today. Calm my racing thoughts and calm my soul. I have faith in you to keep me safe until the sun rises again. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
A Morning Thanksgiving Prayer
Father, I give You thanks today for everything You’ve done in my life. You are loyal even when I am unfaithful. Your love pursues me despite my unlovability. Your pardon covers my sin and releases me from its punishment. I praise You for your unfailing love and loyalty to me. Your presence in my life transforms everything, empowering me to live each moment of every day with contentment in the knowledge that You are in control. Remind me, Lord, that no matter what happens today, I can still praise You!
Today, fill me with the Holy Spirit
Dear Lord, as we rise each morning to greet the day, please fill us with Your spirit. Let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness, and loyalty wherever we go. Let us endeavor to become more like you and worship you in everything we do. Help us desire these things far more than we desire the sin that tempts us. Thank you for always putting us first.
Prayer for a Good Place to Begin
Prayer is your lifeline, available to you at all times to cultivate a relationship with God. There are numerous reasons to pray throughout the day, including times of celebration, sorrow, exertion, relaxation, and even falling asleep.
Your prayers will be intimate, between you and God. Use the prayers below as a starting point. I hope they inspire you to bring God into every moment of your life in your own unique and heartfelt way.
A Prayer to Follow God Currently
Dear Lord, Who or what will cross my path today is unknown. However, I am aware that You are my Rock and my Fortification. You are my Shield and my Tower of Strength. Help me today to anchor myself to You. Teach me how to be confident in You and to choose Your way only today. Help me walk according to Your truth and not my emotions. Help me to view every circumstance as an opportunity to see You at work and as a chance to point others to You. Thank You that You love me and that nothing can ever change that. Even if I fail and fall short today, You whisper Your unfailing love into my soul and remind me that Your mercy is new every morning. Lord, I am truly amazed by this. Thank You for our meeting today. Would You wake me tomorrow with the same tender whisper? I cannot wait for our next meeting.
A Morning Prayer for Fortitude
Lord, I am exhausted and do not know when this “race” in my life will end. I feel as though I’ve been running forever in an attempt to escape this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain and instead run the race you have set before me with perseverance. I am confident that because of you, I will ultimately prevail over the difficulties in my life. Nothing in this world can ever separate me from your unwavering love. Please grant me a portion of your love today; grant me the fortitude to endure this difficulty. I am thankful for your unconditional love for me! And thank you for the eternal crown of happiness that awaits me in your kingdom.
A Morning Prayer for Strength
Lord, I’m so glad you are with me this morning. Help me, prepare me for the day with a tenacious and joyful heart. When the going gets tough, help me to persevere and stay focused on what I have hope for. Thank you for always being there for me when I need you most!
To Receive Direction from the Holy Spirit
Lord, I pray that the Holy Spirit would move more boldly in my life. I am aware that any sin can offend and diminish the Spirit’s voice, so I pray against the temptation to sin. Assist me to desire your presence more than I desire sin. Assist me in growing in the fruit of the Spirit so that I may grow closer to You. I pray for guidance from your Spirit; let my heart always dwell on your will and promises.
Daily Prayer for Seeking God
Father, Praise You for the sky and the sun, for they remind us of a fresh day’s challenges and opportunities to pursue You. Thank you for reminding us that life is not always easy, but that we do not need to carry its difficulties into each new day. Please pardon us for dwelling on the past and holding grudges. Bless our hearts so that nothing can hinder our daily pursuit of You.
Daily Prayer For God’s Grace
Lord, I am grateful for your abundant grace. Thank you that we do not need to earn a single drop of the abundant grace that flows freely for us today. Thank you for the unexpected, undeserved benefit you have bestowed upon me. Help me to align myself with your love and grace. Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to regularly meet with you and drink from the source of life’s water. Thank you for your lavish affection.
A Prayer for Tomorrow’s Workday
Thank you, Father, for all the ways you’ve blessed me, particularly with this job that pays my bills and feeds my family. Thank you for the fact that ALL work has value because work is valuable. Assist me today in bringing you glory through my actions, my words, and the good work I do to bring order to my little corner of the world. Assist me in viewing my work as a blessing rather than a curse. Grant me grace and fortitude for the most challenging aspects of my job.
For Today’s Optimism
Lord, assist me in hearing you say, “I am your hope,” above all other voices. Lord, according to your word, you are the hope for the hopeless, so I’m running to you with both hands extended and grabbing hold of you. Give me a tangible reminder that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline today and fill me with hope (Hebrews 6:19-20). God, you know the things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for. Today I give them to you, I entrust them to you, and I ask that you do more than I could ever guess, imagine, or ask for (Eph 3:20). You are my hope, and I have faith in you.
This all I asked in Your name through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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