Most Powerful Thursday Morning Prayers and Blessings

Some mornings you wake with a specific person, struggle, or ominous task on your agenda that first comes to mind. You need Thursday morning prayers and blessings to start well.

On other days, you wake up feeling an overwhelming sense of thankfulness for God’s grace, love, and mercies that He has poured into your life. Honestly, this is how I wake up most days.

Beginning each morning with prayer centers your heart and mind on God before the day’s chaos begins. You might call it a good morning prayer message with God. Here are Thursday morning prayers and blessings to start your day with the Lord.

Thursday Prayer Message for Self

  • Dear Lord, today is a new day. No matter what happened yesterday, You have given me a beautiful morning full of new possibilities. I have breath in my lungs because You have good work for me to accomplish in Your name today. Help me keep my eyes on You every step of the way today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • O Lord, You have given me the Holy Spirit to guide me on this blessed Thursday. I need your guidance because I woke up not feeling great. I have a lot on my plate and pressing into my mind, so I start this beautiful day with a worshipful heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Dear God, there is so much in my life right now that is broken. It is hard to embrace good morning messages when my heart is heavy. I pray that You keep my eyes on Jesus Christ today. Calm my heart and give peace to my mind. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Almighty God, some days I make foolish decisions about time management and finances. I pray that You send wise men and women to surround me in the right places today. All good gifts come from You, so guide me on the right path to be a good steward of Your resources. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Christ Jesus, You have blessed me with good health which makes this a wonderful Thursday. Provide opportunities today to use my physical agility to help a good friend who may be facing health challenges. Thank you for giving me the ability to bless others in Your name and for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Thursday Prayer for Family Member

  • Father God, it breaks my heart when a beloved family member faces hard times. Give me opportunities today to show them Your steadfast love. Show me ways that I can help them so that they have a good day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Lord God, I treasure my children. Yet I know You treasure them more as you knit them together in my womb. Keep my children safe today in Your care and keeping. You know what they need and I trust You completely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for making my husband a great father to our children. Give him a blessed day at work. May this Thursday morning bring him peace of mind that he is an excellent provider for our family. Thank you for the incredible blessing of family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Lord Jesus, first thing this morning I thank You for the husband that You picked out for me. He is my best friend and most faithful companion. Thank you for giving him a heart after Yours. I pray that you bless him with a wonderful morning full of good news, efficient work, and peace of mind. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Dear Lord, as my parents age it is hard to watch them struggle with health issues. You have given them many good things in their life today, so I ask that you lift them up and remind them of those blessings. Give them daily activities that prove they are still a vital part of the kingdom of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Thursday Prayer Quotes

  • “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It’s daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” — Søren Kierkegaard
  • “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” — Bruce Lee
  • “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” — Maya Angelou (Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer)
  • “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” — Mother Teresa

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A Powerful Prayer for Thursday

  • Father, so often I ask for a happy Thursday rather than asking what You have planned for me in it. Let me notice the works of Your hands today instead of the latest social media post. Show me the best way to share Jesus’ teachings and love with all whose path I cross today. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 
  • Lord God, before another minute of today passes by, show me Your steadfast love. This new morning is full of limitless possibilities when I focus the right mindset on You. I pray that you allow my work today to bring you glory as I share Your love with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • God of my Salvation, today is a special day because You hold me in Your mighty hands. I know that You will bring about great things today because I trust my path to You alone. Thank you, Lord, for sending Your Son to die in my place. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • O God, You are my refuge and strength. As I step out into the world today, let me do so with a beautiful smile and the name of the Lord on my lips. Let me shine the glorious light of God into the darkness with joy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Heavenly Father, sometimes my good morning prayers are about others. Today, I boldly pray for myself that the peace of God that passes all understanding guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus today. What a great way to start out any day! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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A Blessing Prayer for Thursday

  • Beautiful Savior, thank you for blessing me with the wonderful sounds of nature this morning. I love Your creation because it reflects Your beauty and creativity. As I go out today, grant me safe travels and a renewed sense of Your purpose over my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord God, the most wonderful Thursday morning prayers and blessings start in the Word of God. Thank You for that time of blessing within those holy pages this morning. You have blessed me with so many reminders of Your unwavering faithfulness and love. Thank you, Lord.
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for the blessing of my health this morning. I can rise and do the work that You have set out for me because You have preserved my health. Let me honor that blessing by taking care of my body, mind, and soul. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Dear Father, thank you for the level ground at the foot of the cross. Jesus died for my sin–a truly staggering truth that enables me to live eternally with You. Let me never take that tremendous blessing for granted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Most Holy God, I wake this morning knowing that a challenging day awaits. I pray that You bless me with Your strength and Your patience to see me through. You are so faithful, Lord. Thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Bible Verses for Thursday Blessing

Here are some of the most well-known and well-loved Bible verses to start your Thursday morning prayers and blessings in the best way possible.

  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Psalm 23:1-3 – “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.”
  • Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
  • Romans 8:1-2 – “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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Positive Prayers to Start the Day

Starting each day positive with your mind on the Lord makes all the difference.

  • Dear Lord, thank you for another day! I pray that You enable me to put forth my best today in every way. Today at work, let me serve abundantly. At home, let me love unconditionally. At church, let me worship wholeheartedly. You, Lord, are my strength and joy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Good morning, Lord! I start this day knowing that You are by my side. Lead me and guide me today in the ways that You know I need to go. Keep Your words fresh in my mind and quick on my lips to encourage others along the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord and Savior, I arise today in the strength of Your might. I walk today in the wisdom of Your guidance. And I speak today with the grace that You have given me. I pray that You keep these things foremost in my mind as I walk through this new day You have given me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Heavenly Father, it blows my mind that You have given me the gift of faith and eternal life through Your Son Jesus Christ. There is no greater gift of love than one who lays his life down for another. Jesus did that for me. Let me live in gratitude today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Thursday Prayers for Hard Days

Some days are just hard. Oftentimes they blindside us. Keep these Thursday morning prayers and blessings handy for those challenging days.

  • Dear Lord, today is far from a pleasant day. I am finding it hard to keep my thoughts on You. It’s difficult to say kind words today because I hurt. Soothe my soul, Lord, as only You can. You know what I need most right now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Jesus my Savior, I am struggling today. I have a hard time being kind when others go out of their way to be unkind. Father, I commend them to You. I am not judge and jury, so I trust that You see them and will work in their lives accordingly. Heal my heart, Lord, and remind me of Your great love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord and Friend, I need You desperately. Today is shaping up to be a difficult day. Guard my mind from despair and let it rest on Your peace. Bring me comfort through Your Word and guard my tongue today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Heavenly Father, I woke up with a sense of dread and darkness. I need Your Thursday morning prayers and blessings. I do not want to walk through today in such a state. Remind me of Your love and faithfulness. Be the light on my path today so that I do not stumble. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Best Bible Verses to Memorize

Thursday Prayers from Bible Verses

When we pray the Word of God back to Him, strongholds are demolished because Scripture is our weapon against the enemy’s attacks. Keep these Thursday morning prayers and blessings close.

1. Bible Verses For Comfort

  • 2 Chronicles 20:12b​ – “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
  • Colossians 1:13-14 – “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
  • Psalm 4:1 – “Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.”
  • Psalm 31:1-5 – “In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.”
  • Psalm 139:13-16 – “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

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God of All Comfort

2. Bible Verses for Peace

Finding peace in the world is challenging, to say the least. But we will always find peace in Christ and His promises. Keep these Thursday morning prayers and blessings for peace close by.

  • John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
  • Romans 12:18 – “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – “ Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
  • Isaiah 26:3-4 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”

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52 powerful Tuesday morning blessings and Bible verses

3. Bible Verses for Protection

There are no two ways about it, the devil and his legions will use every dirty trick to steal our faith. Here are verses to remind You of God’s loving protection over you for your Thursday morning prayers and blessings.

  • Psalm 91:1-2 – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”
  • Psalm 91:3-4 – “He will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover me with His pinions, and under His wings I will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.”
  • Psalm 91:5 – “When I call to You, You will answer me; You will be with me in trouble; You will rescue me and honor me.”
  • Psalm 91:9-10 – “Because I have made the Lord my dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall me, no plague come near my tent.”
  • Psalm 91:11 – “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
  • Psalm 91:14  “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my Name.”
  • Romans 8:37 – “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
  • Ephesians 6:10-11​ – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

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Short Thursday Morning Prayer

  • Dear Lord, thank you for the breath in my lungs this morning. Let me use it to proclaim You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Heavenly Father, I do not know what today holds, but my eyes are on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Loving Savior, despite what my day holds, give me Your peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Beautiful Jesus, let me see others as You see them – wholly and dearly loved by You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Father and Friend, guard my words today so that I encourage and bless others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Dear Father, You hold today in Your hands, so I put every moment in Your perfect care and keeping. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Beginning each Thursday morning prayers and blessings time in the power of prayer, your favorite Bible verses, and covering your daily tasks His holy name, you will discover that a more peaceful day unfolds and perhaps a good mood as the sun rises. 

Basking in the love of God is an amazing way to begin a great day. God bless your Thursday!

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Powerful Wednesday Morning Prayers and Blessings

Wednesday is a special day of the week. You made it through the first two work days and you need some powerful prayers and blessings to get through the rest of the week.

There are two positive steps you can take to make this Wednesday a wonderful day: pray and count your blessings. 

As we tackle this middle of the week, here are some prayers and blessings to make this beautiful Wednesday morning a good day.


Powerful Wednesday Morning Prayers

Our world is noisy. It will take advantage of every opportunity to hurl distractions and chaos in our pathway.

Start your day by taking a deep breath. Remembering God’s love and strength empowers you to tackle anything that happens in your life today.

  • Lord Jesus, I woke with the weight of my to-do list sitting on my chest. I ask that You help me prioritize what is important to You today. Take my anxiety and replace it with Your steadfast love and purpose. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord God, my mind is scattered this morning. I ask that You give me clarity and purpose as I start today. You promise that You help those whose minds are set on You. I’m struggling, so I entrust my heart and mind to Your care and keeping today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Dear Lord, you have given me good health to enjoy this blessed Wednesday morning. Give me the eyes to see this new day as opportunity-rich. Show me who needs Your help today and let me be Your hands and feet. Thank you for the gift of your Son and the hope of eternity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Dear God, thank you for the blessing of another day. You alone are worthy of my worship! Guide my feet along the right path today. Grant me the grace to be kind and the mind to make the most out of this beautiful day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Wednesday Prayer for Family and Friends

Your family and friends are gifts from God that make life rich. Any day is a good day to give thanks for them. 

And as you give thanks, here are some powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings for family members and cherished friends.

  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for blessing me with a loving, supportive family. I pray that You bless each one of them outrageously today and let them know it came from You. Draw them close to You, because that is the safest place they can ever be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord Jesus, You are my guiding light. Today I pray that this bright Wednesday morning is a day of perfect health for my family. Inspire them to recognize Your blessings and share them with others. There is such great joy in blessing others in Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Beautiful Savior, it is a beautiful thing to wake up each morning and talk with You. Thank you for the amazing friends that You have surrounded me with. I pray Your peace and love infuse their lives throughout today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Father God, I am so thankful that You know all things. You know where my family and friends need You most. I pray that the peace of God covers their lives today as they experience Your goodness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Positive Wednesday Morning Blessings

Many happy Wednesday blessings begin with a grateful heart. God’s presence and God’s grace never depart from us. They stand at the heart of all wonderful Wednesday blessings.

God’s goodness brings about great things that can turn any day into a very blessed day. The best way to start a great Wednesday is by thanking God for today’s blessings before they even happen (because they always do). 

  • Christ Jesus, thank you for the breath in my lungs to live another day. I am so thankful for the good things that You have blessed me with. I’m also thankful for the hard things that cause me to grow in grace. Guide me toward positive thoughts and wise choices today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.  
  • O Lord, I confess that yesterday’s challenges got me a bit down. It is hard to see the goodness of God when I am hurting. I pray that the light of the Lord shines brightly in my heart and life today as I reflect Your goodness to those around me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Father, today’s challenges are nothing in Your mighty hands. May today’s blessing from You overcome every darkness that threatens to steal my joy. I praise you, Lord, that the Holy Spirit guides my steps today. Let me not miss Your leading. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord Jesus, I understand that every blessing comes from You. Every good deed is inspired by You. Open my eyes to how I can be a blessing to those around me on this happy Wednesday morning. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
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Wednesday Bible Verses for Strength

An excellent Wednesday morning prayer means asking God for His strength and guidance. Half of the week is already history, so you may feel depleted. 

Strength comes from God and our faith in him. Here are Bible verses that you can use as a prayer for His strength.

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
  • Psalm 73:26 – “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
  • Psalm 46:5 – “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
  • Psalm 18:2 – “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
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Wednesday Blessings for Divine Wisdom

God’s plans are perfect, so we need His divine wisdom to navigate every day. God’s wisdom comes from the Word of God, so let these Bible verses start your powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings.

  • Ephesians 5:15-16 – “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”
  • Proverbs 13:10 – “By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.”
  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
  • Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
  • 1 Corinthians 3:18 – “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.”
  • Proverbs 2:6 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
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Wednesday Prayers for a Great Day

Wednesday is appropriately nicknamed “Hump Day.” The first two workdays are gone and two remain. You’re right in the middle and sometimes it feels like a speed bump. 

However, a great way to change our attitude begins with prayer. Here are helpful and powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings to start your day.

  • Father, you have given me a new day to experience new things. Let me see my day through Your eyes. With fresh eyes of faith, Lord, lift any heaviness and replace it with a deep sense of gratitude for Your love and blessings in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Dear Lord, the beginning of the week seems like a month ago. I confess that I am slow to start today. I am feeling tired and a bit drained. Refresh my soul with Your strength and open my eyes to the divine purpose You have ordained today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Dearest Jesus, I wholeheartedly trust You with my day. Where I go, how I speak, and how I interact with others are in Your hands. Any day with You is a great day, so let Your love shine through me so that others can see You afresh. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Heavenly Father, I confess that my day did not start great. So I come to You because You can work all things for good according to your will. The rest of the day lay ahead, so I ask for Your hand of blessing and favor to fall fresh on me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God’s Blessings for Wednesday Morning

Any perfect day starts with understanding how much our perfect God has blessed us. 

Our opinions may differ on what constitutes a perfect day. But the grace of God is always perfect all the time. Here are some powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings.

  • Good morning, Lord! I do not know what today holds but You do. You bless me in so many ways each day. Thank you so much. Let me not miss seeing Your blessings today and give You thanks for each one. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Christ Jesus, I could never ask for a greater blessing than Your life that You willingly gave for me. You endured far more than I can imagine or will ever know. Today, give me a new awareness of my greatest blessing–YOU. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Sovereign Lord, I woke up with such a sense of expectation this morning. I do not know what You have planned for me today. However, I know that whatever it is will be for my good and Your glory. Let me see Your glory today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Lord Jesus, Your presence in my life makes every day extraordinary. I ask for Your beautiful blessings today on what would otherwise be a very normal day. I long to walk in Your ways, Lord. You are so faithful to lead well. Thank you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Wednesday Prayers for Peace of Mind

Across the globe’s landscape, there is so much strife and turmoil. Peace cannot be found in this world.

That is why God sent His Son on Christmas. In Jesus, we understand that true peace is a Person, not a place. Jesus alone is our Prince of Peace. So, here are powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings.

  • Savior and Lord, I am so troubled by what I see happening in our world today. You promised that we would experience trouble. Yet You also promised that You have overcome the world. Remind me of that today and let peace reign in my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Father, I see the political unrest in my country and it saddens my heart. I pray that You lift my eyes to You to see that You know all things. I can have peace of mind because You are in control. Thank you, Lord, for such a beautiful gift. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  • Christ Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace. Where would I be without You? I allow so many things to cause unrest in my heart and mind. Yet despite anything that the devil can do on earth, You win for all eternity. Let that truth be my peace today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
  •  Lord God, remind me today that my peace comes from You. Regardless of that difficult co-worker. Despite a struggling economy. You are my peace! I pray that You let me rest in that truth today so that others can see Your peace is a beautiful place. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Wednesday Blessings of the Love of God

There are literally hundreds of ways in the Bible that God tells and shows us how much He loves us. 

God is our Rescuer, Comforter, Healer, Friend, Savior, and so much more. And His love for us is unwavering. Let’s look at just a few for powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings.

  • Jeremiah 31:3 – “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
  • Romans 8:38-39 – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”
  • John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • Psalm 143:8 – “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.” 
  • John 15:9-10 – “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.”

God’s Love for an Amazing Wednesday

The best days start with understanding God’s deep and abiding love for you. 

That was one of the hardest things for me to understand as a new Christian over thirty years ago. I had done some pretty bad things, but God still loved me? You bet.

  • Romans 5:8 – “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • 1 John 4:16​ – “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
  • Zephaniah 3:17​ – “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
  • Ephesians 2:4-5​ – “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.”
  • John 16:27 – “For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.”

Lead today with these powerful Wednesday prayers and blessings!

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Donna is a sought-after speaker, multi-published author, and Bible teacher. Her path from being unchurched to becoming passionate about sharing Jesus was not easy. Read about her God-breathed journey: “From Unchurched to Becoming a Multi-Published Author and Sought-After Speaker.” If you want to send Donna a quick message, then visit her here.

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How Many Times is Joy Mentioned in the Bible?

In the New Testament, joy is listed as a fruit of the Spirit. I am a naturally joyful person because I know the Lord is in control of my life. But how many times is joy in the Bible?

True joy is much more than a happy feeling. Joy comes from deep within you while happiness is based on your outward circumstances.

Joy in the Bible

How Many Times Joy Appears in the Bible

Joy appears 165 times in the King James Version (KJV), 218 times in the New International Version (NIV), and 182 times in the New American Standard (NASB).

However, “joy,” “joyful,” or “rejoice” appear 430 times in the English Standard Version (ESV). Compare that to “happy” or “happiness” which only appears ten times. Which would you rather have?


What is the Spiritual Meaning of Joy?

Biblical joy stems from the fruit of the Spirit given to you by God. The joy of the Lord provides comfort, contentment, and peace despite difficult circumstances.

You face trials of various kinds along this path of life, but God’s presence brings fullness of joy despite such things. Christ Jesus brought good news of great joy!


What is the Hebrew Meaning of Joy?

The Hebrew word for joy is expressed through many synonyms. The most common translations are “to shine,” “to leap,” “to exult,” and to “rejoice exceedingly.” 

In the New Testament, Greek words for joy in the Christian life center around the Gospel. Pure joy is especially conspicuous in the Gospel of Luke.

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What is the Biblical Version of Joy?

Earthly happiness is vastly different from God’s everlasting joy. The word “joy” can look like shouts of joy, great delight, a joyful heart, and songs of joy.

Christian joy can also look like the quiet peace of God despite difficult times. Followers of Christ need to be known for an abundance of joy!

Joy Verses in the Bible

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, our God of hope gives you and I much joy! The book of Philippians is called the “Book of Joy” despite the trials endured by the Apostle Paul. Joy verses abound!

God’s gift of joy is much more than a “concept of joy.” Temporary happiness is absent in difficult situations. There is no greater joy than knowing the Lord Jesus Christ walks with you.

Here are some of my favorite Bible verses that I keep in my journal from both the Old Testament and New Testament about this fruit of the Holy Spirit. Take joy in scrolling through them.

Peace and Joy

  • “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).
  • “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17).
  • “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:1-5).

Joy in God’s Presence

  • “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).
  • “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).
  • “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you” (Psalm 5:11).
  • “Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 12:6).
  • “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence” (Acts 2:28).
  • “For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence” (Psalm 21:6).
  • “For you are our glory and joy” (1 Thessalonians 2:20).
  • “Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place” (1 Chronicles 16:27).
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Joy and Rejoicing

  • “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)
  • “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
  • “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
  • “Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do” (Ecclesiastes 9:7).
  • “Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure” (Psalm 16:9).
  • “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” (Psalm 32:11)
  • “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness” (Psalm 30:11).
  • “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy” (Matthew 2:10).

God’s Joy

  • “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (3 John 1:4).
  • “For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation” (Psalm 149:4).

Deliverance Joy

  • “And in every province and in every city, wherever the king’s command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many from the people of the land declared themselves Jews, for fear of the Jews had fallen on them” (Esther 8:17).
  • “And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away” (Nehemiah 12:43).
  • “And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel” (Ezra 6:22).
  • “So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing” (Psalm 105:43).

God’s People are Joyous

  • “Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete” (2 John 1:12).
  • “For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you” (Philemon 1:7).
  • “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind” (Philippians 2:1-2).
  • “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part” (2 Corinthians 8:1-2).
  • “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? How we thank God for you!” (1 Thessalonians 3:9).

Joy During Trials

  • “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).
  • “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness” (James 1:2-3).
  • “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22).
  • “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
  • “And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10b).
  • “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5)
  • “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Serving the Lord with Joy

  • “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21).
  • “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 13:52).
  • “Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith” (2 Corinthians 1:24).

Joy Despite Affliction

  • “I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy” (2 Corinthians 7:4).
  • “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).
  • “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:17-18).
  • “As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything” (2 Corinthians 6:10).
  • “Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice” (Psalm 51:8).

Following God’s Commands with Joy

  • “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes” (Psalm 19:8).
  • “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16).

Joy in Suffering

  • “But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed” (1 Peter 4:13).
  • “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).
  • “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7).

Joy of Salvation

  • “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” (1 Peter 1:8).
  • “My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed” (Psalm 71:23).
  • “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance” (Luke 15:7).
  • “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
  • “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit” (Psalm 51:12).
  • “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; the children of Israel shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10).
  • “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). 

Worship with Joy

  • “I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High” (Psalm 9:2).
  • “And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy” (Luke 24:52).

Will of God Brings Joy

  • “Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart” (Psalm 119:111).
  • “So that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company” (Romans 15:32).
  • “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
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Joy in the Lord

  • “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
  • “And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:47).
  • “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad” (Psalm 126:2-3).
  • “May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!” (Psalm 70:4).

God’s Strength Gives Joy

  • “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him” (Psalm 28:7).
  • “This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” (Nehemiah 8:10).

Joy as a Gift

  • “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).
  • “Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart” (Psalm 97:11).
  • “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10).

God faithfully provides you with joy from the inside out. I pray that you live in His joy today.

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Positive Monday Motivation Prayers and Prayer Quotes

It’s Monday. Monday sets the tone for the rest of the week. You can choose to view Mondays as one giant stumbling block, or you can tackle today in Jesus’ name. Where do we find Monday motivation?

At some point, each of us struggles with facing Monday. The start of the week can be hard, especially if you start it already exhausted.

Here are some beautiful Monday morning prayers, blessings, and great Monday prayer quotes to start a lovely week.

A kingdom perspective and a positive attitude are essential. Even if we view that upcoming business meeting as an evil plan of the devil. When we know we’ll flunk the test. Even if we know that surgery is on the agenda. Each new day is a stepping stone of God’s grace.


Monday Motivation Prayers

Entering Monday motivated by the Lord can provide a new opportunity for a great day. Here are prayers for the different challenges of today. May God bless you with a wonderful day!

For God’s Presence

His presence goes with us everywhere during every moment of every day. Ask Him to guide your steps in Jesus’ mighty name. 

  • Lord God, thank You for waking me up and giving me a new start today. I ask that You give me the eyes to see Your open doors as opportunities. I trust You to guide me in Your mighty strength.
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Your breath in my lungs this morning. I ask that You send me to just the right place today to be a blessing to others in Your name. Let them hear You in the words of my mouth to know that the best things come only from You.
  • Lord Jesus Christ, hear the mediation of my heart this morning. I already know that this new work week will be a challenge. I ask that You faithfully provide Your presence as a fresh start for a fruitful day. Thank you, Lord, for a beautiful morning all because of Your love.
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For Your Home

Distraction and disruption are the enemy’s most effective tools in spiritual warfare. Here is a free Prayer Journal you can download. When it comes to creating a loving, safe space for your family, rely on the Lord as your refuge and strength!

  • Dear Friend and Lord, Mondays can be hectic in my home. I entrust my house today once again to Your divine protection. Show me throughout today ways to rest in Your loving arms to bring harmony, peace, and a very blessed day to my home. 
  • Father God, I am so thankful for Your steadfast love and mercy over my life. You have blessed me with a cozy home to cherish time with with family and friends. Let Your peace always reign in this space. That alone makes this a very happy Monday. 
  • Lord Jesus, Mondays always signal new beginnings in my mind. Thank you for fresh opportunities to praise You, know You, and shine Your light. I ask that You multiply this simple prayer of thanksgiving into a beautiful week.

For Your Health

When health issues arise, the meditation of my heart turns toward the Lord’s healing power. And if I am in good health, I thank my good God for that blessing every single day of the week, including Monday. 

  • Father, I am struggling with health issues today. I put my care in Your keeping to walk me through it. Let me see the work of Your hands as You bring relief, healing, and restoration to my body.
  • Dear Lord, I confess that my health issues over this past week were challenging. But You have given me a new day, which means You still have a purpose for me. Show me how to make today a good day for Your glory. 
  • Heavenly Father, You know my health struggles. You know the purpose for them and what You will accomplish in my life despite them. I trust You. Comfort me and keep my focus on You.
  • Lord Jesus, You have blessed me with excellent health. Do not let me take that blessing for granted. Show me ways this week to leverage that blessing to shine Your light.
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For the Workplace

I worked in a large law firm for over three decades. Consequently, I fully understand the challenges and blessings of today’s hectic workplace.

  • Father, Mondays are definitely challenging at work. Deadlines, catching up, keeping up, and being productive seem harder when I simply wanted to linger with You on Sunday. Thank you for providing this job to support my family and Your mission work. Keep my focus on You today, Lord.
  • Dear Lord, as Monday gets underway please let me see this day through Your eyes. Show me opportunities to be kind and encouraging to provide my coworkers with a pleasant day. Thank you in advance for walking with me through every moment of this lovely day.
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for the breath in my lungs to start a great week. I need an attitude adjustment this morning. Give me the eyes to see opportunities throughout today rather than only burdens. Shine Your light brightly in me and through me.
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Monday Morning Prayer Quotes

I could offer you lots of happy Monday quotes that might make you feel good temporarily. But the greatest Monday blessings begin with focusing on the steadfast love, good things, and divine purpose of Almighty God from Scripture.

  • Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1).
  • But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).
  • For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
  • I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
  • 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).
  • For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
  • But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).
  • Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).

Monday Inspirational Quotes

Many gifted people through the centuries have penned and offered inspirational ideas that offer us food for thought on this first day of the week.

  • It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” ― Maurice Switze
  • Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” ― Max Lucado
  • All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.” ― Joni Eareckson Tada
  • To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ― G.K. Chesterton
  • This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” ― Corrie Ten Boom
  • I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  • Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” ― Mitch Albom

Quotes About God

  • The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane
  • Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” ― Corrie ten Boom
  • I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.” ― John Henry Newman
  • You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” ― Anne Lamott
  • The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.” ― Dean Koontz
  • Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Quotes About Ourselves

  • If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
  • Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” ― Will Smith
  • Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” ― Augustine of Hippo
  • Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.” ― Criss Jami
  • What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” ― A.W. Tozer
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Purposeful Quotes

  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.” ― Erma Bombeck
  • What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” ― Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
  • But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.” ― Francis Chan
  • Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” ― C.S. Lewis

Good Morning Prayers

We can think of these as good morning messages to Jesus. The best way to experience a blessed Monday is to focus on Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayers to Remove Obstacles

  • Heavenly Father, You are my light and my salvation! Whom shall I fear? I ask that you tear down every obstacle and stronghold in my life. Clear my path to embrace the amazing things that You have in store for me today.
  • Lord Jesus, Mondays can present unique obstacles. I pray that you remove every single one of them. Let worry fall away so that I can focus on You. Clear the right path, Lord!

Prayers for Your Work

  • Dear Lord, walk faithfully beside me through this Monday morning. Show me Your divine purpose in each situation and the grace to respond with kindness. 
  • Father God, as I start this new week, lead me to walk it in faith and Your strength. Give me the eyes to see opportunities to encourage my coworkers and show them Your love.
  • Dear Heavenly Father, You have blessed me with work today. Whether in an office building, my home, or my community, let me see my work as Your work. Let me see others as You see them – wholly and dearly loved. Bless the work of my hands today, Lord. 

Your Loved Ones Need Prayers

  • Lord, You have blessed me with many loved ones to cherish. I pray Your protection and guidance over each of them today. Give them a sound mind to love and serve You.
  • Father, the plans of the devil are many, but none of them hold true power. Let Your power reign supreme in my loved ones’ lives today! Suit them up in Your armor to defeat every scheme of the devil.
  • Dear God, You love those whom I love so much more than I do. You created them and have unique purposes for each of them. Let them know You more deeply, trust You more completely, and follow Your purposes wholeheartedly.

Prayers for Mental Health

  • Father God, I need Your Holy Presence. Set my mind on You to bring peace and calm to my mind. Thank you for covering me with the precious blood of the Lamb.
  • Lord Jesus, my mind is cluttered this morning. As I worship you, renew my mind, body, and soul. Lord, bring revival into my life for the glory of God.
  • Gracious Lord, the temptations of this world cause storms in my mind. I ask that Your tranquility and peace reign over the noise. Strengthen me, Lord, and uphold me with Your righteous right hand. 

Monday Morning Blessings

The most beautiful day (even a Monday) begins with counting your blessings. Reminding yourself of the grace of God and the great things He has blessed you with makes for a wonderful Monday morning.

  • Father, thank you for the health, sound mind, and strength that You alone have given me. Thank you for Your unconditional love and grace to navigate each day. Even when I fail, You will never give up on me. Thank you, Lord!
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for the beautiful nursery that You have provided to Your children. The sunlight, trees, flowers, and every good thing from nature soothe my soul and draw me closer to You. Thank you for the endless color, beauty, and life that we see blooming and growing in fields across the Earth. You have blessed me through Your creation!
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Bottom Line

Beginning your morning with prayer before you leave the house is an act of worship. It is the deliberate communication with the One who loves you most. 

God has your whole day in His hands. Spending time in prayer, devotion, and praise with a thankful heart leaves the past week behind you and sets up an amazing week ahead.

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10 Powerful Prayers for Repentance and Restoration

Some people jeer at the mere mention of offering prayers of repentance. I used to be one of them. We tend to struggle with pride. And prideful people do not like to admit we’re wrong. 

Yet here is the truth as Christ-followers: God’s forgiveness, mercy, and grace are freely extended to everyone who comes to Him with genuine repentance. The Bible calls it a “contrite heart.” God wants to hear our prayers, including that daily hard prayer of repentance.

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What is Repentance?

The plain definition of repentance is  “deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing.” So true repentance begins as a posture of our heart. The key ingredient is the power of the Holy Spirit, who convicts you with godly grief.

Nothing hinders your prayers and intimacy with the Lord like unconfessed sin. I keep a journal of things I confess so that I can see how God is changing my heart and life.

Getting Real

It is vital to keep a short account of your secret sins (and public ones) to maintain a right spirit of sincere repentance. As soon as you become aware of a sinful attitude or blatant sin, don’t wait to lay it out before God. 

The longer you hold on to a destructive path of sin, a harsh tongue, or wicked ways, the longer you delay God’s abundant mercy to cleanse you.

His steadfast love means that it is your heavenly Father’s good pleasure to give you a clean heart once again. Making your prayer life a way of life brings endless times of refreshing from God’s grace. 


What’s the Point?

Repentance has two primary purposes: (1) to acknowledge your sins, and (2) to invite you into deep examination of your choices and path of righteousness.

In repentance, you seek God’s forgiveness of sins and confess any evil way hidden in your heart. You may come to God with a broken spirit, but you receive His great mercy, forgiveness, and unconditional love.

In his 95 Theses, repentance was the very first item on Martin Luther’s list: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ [Matthew 4:17], he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” In fact, items 2 and 3 of Luther’s 95 Theses were also about repentance. Repentance was so important that it occupied the top three spots on his list. 

The point of repentance is not to constantly remind yourself of how bad you are. Repentance humbles you to acknowledge God alone as sovereign over your life. 

As you confess your sins, the act of repentance reminds you of the incredible goodness of your merciful God as He wipes the slate clean once again. God’s help and great love poured over you through the blood of Jesus are all the help you need.

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10 Powerful Prayers of Repentance

Each repentance prayer begins with God’s Word for a biblical foundation. Let’s run into the open arms of our dear Lord.

1 John 1:19 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, I confess my sinful nature and longing after the things of this world. I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what I have done and by what I have left undone. I have not loved You with my whole heart; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. Guide me, O Lord, along the right path all the days of my life. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me. Forgive me, renew me, and lead me, so that I may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 


Prayer #2

Psalm 51:1-2 – “Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Prayer (directly from Psalm 51:3-4, 7-10): “For I know my transgressions and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You may be justified in Your words and blameless in Your judgment. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that You have broken rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”


Prayer #3

Psalm 19:14 – “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” 

Prayer: Dear God, right now I cannot even discern the errors in my thoughts or ungodly intentions of my heart. But You see my inward being. Only You can see the truth in my secret heart. Cleanse me from any faults that I cannot see because You are a forgiving God. I confess and repent of those sins that I have intentionally committed. Free me from anything in my life that hinders my walk with You. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 


Prayer #4

James 4:8-10 – “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”

Prayer: Lord God, what hope You give me in those words! I long to draw near to you, but my unconfessed sin stands in the way. I confess my sins to you right now and repent with sorrow. Bring a fresh awareness of the seriousness of my sin and how it separates me from You. My sin has caused that distance and I confess it now. I pray that Your mighty name be exalted in my life. Thank you for drawing near to me when I continuously pull away from You.


Prayer #5

2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, each day I am surrounded by the sins of the world – and that includes pride. I have allowed pride to keep me from humbling myself before You. This world does not celebrate humbleness, but You honor it. Father, turn my face toward You. Cleanse me of pride and anything else that keeps me from seeking You. I pray that Your good things continuously show me a better way to live a new life centered on You.


Prayer #6

Matthew 6:9-13 – “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

Prayer: O God of my salvation, the “Lord’s prayer” that Christ Jesus taught the disciples demonstrates how You long for us to live free of guilt, sin, and unforgiveness. I confess my sins to you now, Father. Give me the tenacity and strength to mourn over and repent of my sin to continuously turn my heart toward You. Thank you for running after this prodigal son every single time.

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Prayer #7

Joel 2:12 – “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, I confess that I have put my agenda ahead of Yours. I have trusted my timing instead of Yours. I have trusted my own cleverness rather than leaned into Your holiness. And have not lived in a way that shows the glory of God in my life. Purify my heart, Lord. I ask for Your forgiveness. Set my feet on the right path that leads to the kingdom of heaven and intimacy with You. 


Prayer #8

2 Peter 3:9 ​- “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

Prayer: Lord God, You could condemn the whole world, including me, at this very moment. Yet You want us to live eternally with You rather than perish in our sin. Father, I repent of my sins whether I know about them or I am blind to them. I find that repentance is painful, but my sorrow is a gift of Your grace that draws me closer to You. Thank you for loving me so much.

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Prayer #9

9) Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, what hope this verse brings! You promise that when I repent You faithfully wipe out my sins and refresh me in the Lord. I confess my sins, whether known or unknown, and am heartily sorry for them. I humbly ask for Your forgiveness and desire for You alone to put my feet on the right path each day. Keep the Word of the Lord alive in my heart as I follow You all the days of my life.


Prayer #10

10) 2 Corinthians 7:9-10a – “As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for working in me godly grief that produces true repentance that leads to eternal life. It is easy to follow the wrong path of worldly repentance where I’m only sorry that I got caught. Continue to give me a willing spirit toward good deeds and serving others in Your glorious name. My specific prayer is that you remove every thought or intention of my heart that does not draw me closer to You.


Worldly Sorrow vs. Godly Sorrow

The Apostle Paul talks about godly grief and worldly grief (both known as sorrow). It is important to recognize the difference between these two kinds of repentance to determine whether you are offering genuine repentance – whether to God and another person. 

Worldly Sorrow

Worldly sorrow tends to focus on regret over the consequences of behavior. It says, “I’m sorry I got caught. I’m sorry I have to face the consequences for what I did.” It is sorrow over the consequences you face instead of sorrow over the hurt you have inflicted. 

Worldly sorrow is self-centered; it focuses on the suffering of “poor little me” as you face the consequences of your actions. It says, “Yes, I did that, but now nobody trusts me anymore. Everybody’s talking about me. Everybody’s mad at me.” Me is a key word with worldly sorrow.

Worldly grief produces death” (2 Corinthians 7:10b).


Godly Sorrow 

Godly sorrow says, “I’m sorry for who I’ve become. I’m sorry that I’ve become so deceptive and dishonest. I’m sorry for how my behaviors have hurt you and destroyed our relationship.” Do you see the difference? 

Godly sorrow owns up to the sin and focuses on how to repair the damage, inviting repentance and restitution. That’s why the Bible says godly sorrow leads to salvation and freedom. 

A person who exhibits godly sorrow is determined to walk away from the behavior and move toward repairing the damaged relationship.

I wrote an entire Bible study about forgiveness because it is vital to keep our hearts moldable in God’s hands. Godly sorrow is key.


God’s Mercy

In His great mercy, God did not dismiss your sins as inconsequential. Rather, He added them to the weight of sin His Son bore on the cross for you, and He remembers them no more. 

When you separate God from vengeance and justice, the cross becomes superfluous. And the cross is anything but superfluous.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5).

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It is easy to spend your days pointing out other people’s sins and shortcomings. Spending time asking God to search your heart to convict you of your sin keeps you humble.

As a child of God, following God’s commandments and seeking the will of God are cornerstones to intimacy with Him.

If you have a hard time confessing sins, remember that His great compassion and love always welcome you into the presence of the Lord. God’s plan for your life is perfect. Lean in!

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Best Christian Prayer Room Ideas to Strengthen Faith

You can pray anywhere and everywhere. However, the day that I created a dedicated prayer space, God turbo-boosted my faith walk. 

As I began logging my prayers, I was able to look back to remember exactly what I prayed about. I could ponder how God had moved in those situations and easily see His fingerprints.

One of the best ways to take your prayer life to the next level is to create a dedicated space for serious prayer time. A stress-free zone. A prayer war room. Spiritual battles rage, so you need a prayer battle plan.


Creating your own prayer room encourages you to set aside scheduled time in a quiet space to hear God’s voice through God’s Word.

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What is a Christian Prayer Room?

In today’s very busy world, a designated prayer space simply makes sense. Some days it is hard enough to focus on one thing at a time in your normal environment. 

You can easily be distracted by your “to do” lists, phones, work, chores, and many other necessities of today’s world. But Jesus calls you to look past this world and to set your gaze upon Him in Scripture.

Colossians 3:2 calls you to “set our minds on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” A prayer room is designated solely to pray and spend focused time with the Lord. Designating a prayer room or space is beneficial to a healthy Christian’s prayer life.

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Where to Begin

A great place to begin is to determine why you want a prayer room in your own home. Will it be to simply appear spiritual? That shallow reason is why I created a prayer corner years ago. Needless to say, it did not get much use.

But a lot of life has happened. I have been bruised, hurt, and broken by this world. I bet you have, too. We need a serious place to spend extended time with the Lord. My prayer space is the specific place where I spend intentional time with my heavenly Father.

So the first thing you need to decide is why you want a prayer room. I can tell you first hand, God has done some serious work in my life and through my life because of time spent in dedicated prayer.

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Finding a Small Room

I currently have a prayer corner in my study. I get distracted easily so choosing a small room or space is a great way to shut out distractions. 

If your children have left home, that spare room could be the perfect place for years of prayer. Do you have a walk-in closet that only stores junk? Think creatively and purposefully! 

I find that small prayer rooms or spaces are the best. That private space becomes a sacred space to deepen your personal relationship with Jesus without distraction. As you cover yourself, your whole family, and your loved ones with prayer, it will truly become the heart of your home. 

Jesus said: “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:5-6).

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What Goes in a Prayer Room?

Once your specific area is selected, there are a few key items that need to be included in your prayer room.

First and foremost, you need a Bible. Since there are times when we literally pray God’s Word back to Him, a Bible is essential. There are many excellent Bibles available.

Second, keep track of your prayers. There are many different ways, including prayer cards, a prayer board, a prayer book, a bulletin board, or simply a prayer journal. Reading back over your prayers clearly shows how God is moving. Talk about a faith booster! 

Finally, Christian symbols and reminders of Christ are essential. These include crosses, your handwritten Bible verses, or even your favorite Christian art or a biblical scene. I have pictures of my Holy Land trips plastered all around. Looking at the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane as I pray is particularly meaningful.

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Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane

Personalizing Your Prayer Room

Now that your Bible and ways to record your prayers have been chosen, it’s time to focus on personalizing your quiet place of prayer. Whether your prayer space is an entire room or simply a special spot, there are beautiful ways to personalize it.


Your prayer room should fit your life. If you love school supplies and organizational tools, surround yourself with Bible study materials, colored pens, journals, and fun pencil holders

If you are more artistic, think of painting wall art or filling the space with worship music. Your prayer space does not have to be elaborate, just to reflect you. God simply longs for us to spend time with Him in prayer. 


This will vary greatly depending on the size of your prayer room. Again, let it fit your personal style. You may have room for a comfortable couch or recliner with cozy throws. A writing table and chair may even fit.

For a smaller space, perhaps a large floor cushion or a comfortable chair with a lap desk fits perfectly. You could even find a padded kneeling bench. It is up to you, your budget, and the amount of available space.

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If your eyesight requires plenty of light, outfit your space accordingly. Hanging lights, table lamps, floor lamps, and ambient light all work well according to how much light you need. 

Some people say that they need bright light in order to stay awake. Colossians 4:2 tells us: “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

Personally, I love natural light or a soft lamp with a candle burning brightly close by. The key is creating a calm place to pray to remove the speed and anxiety of the world. 


God created an endless palette of colors to choose from, so choose what you love! Color is an excellent way to transform an empty room into your personalized space.

I love muted cottage colors, so there are a lot of blues, creams, and beige colors in my prayer space. Soft and inviting. If you love bright colors, go crazy! Simply put, make it a space where you long to spend serious time.

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Spending Time in Your Prayer Room

The ultimate goal of your prayer room is for the purpose of prayer. This is where you intentionally and diligently meet with the Lord to tackle life on every level. And there are a few other necessities for this space, as well.


If you are new to prayer it can be daunting. Been there done that as a new Christian in my early 20s. 

I wrote two helpful resources about prayer that I hope you will find beneficial along your prayer journey:

Prayer truly ushers you into God’s presence. You may begin your prayer time with anxiety and angst, but His inner peace will fill you up as His love and grace replace all else.

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Reading and meditating on Scripture on a daily basis is food for the soul. Knowing God in His Word informs every aspect of a Christian’s life. Losing track of time during quiet reflection of His Word is always time well spent.

Reading God’s Word reminds you of His promises, His love, and all He has called you to do in His name. Knowing Scripture strengthens your prayer walk as you come to know the biblical stories of salvation and spreading the Good News. God’s Word is His love letter to you.


Adoration of God is how you start your prayers. Worship music, ranging from traditional hymns to contemporary, helps you fix our eyes on Jesus. 

As you hear the melodies and sing those words to God, He reminds you of His goodness, faithfulness, and holiness. If you are not wired as a music person, spend time worshiping God by praying His psalms of praise back to Him.

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Bottom Line

Spending intentional time with the Lord is the whole purpose of a prayer room or prayer space. Over time, you will be amazed as you track your prayers and see how God chooses to answer them. 

I pray that your prayer room, however large or small, is a space where Jesus becomes the central focus of your life. Your prayer requests never fall on deaf ears. God is for you!

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Powerful Prayer for God’s Protection from Psalm 91

There is no reason to beat around the bush. You and I are facing serious times of trouble in the world, communities, and families. A prayer for protection from the Word of God is key.

Times of uncertainty in today’s world can threaten your safe place and sense of comfort. However, Christ’s followers understand that God’s Word and His divine protection offer hope in difficult times.

It is helpful to be reminded that the shelter of the Most High stands unwavering against the terrors of the night. Your prayer life does not need to cease in times of famine (whether spiritual, mental, or physical). God’s word is Spirit-filled.

If you are not comfortable with prayer, you don’t have to try to think of any new prayer point. You can simply pray the words already contained in the Bible right back to God.

Here are powerful prayers that you can pray for God’s presence, His hedge of protection, and great comfort in your daily life despite fierce lions and dangerous situations.

The Soldier’s Psalm

Psalm 91 is sometimes called “The Soldier’s Psalm.” It is one of the most powerful chapters in Scripture as a prayer of protection.

I recently contributed the forward to a brand new devotional from my publisher that focuses solely on Psalm 91 for peace and protection. Here is the beautiful cover.

God’s children experience daily warfare on the spiritual battlefield—both large and small. Some days you shout for joy when God brings victory. Other days exhaustion settles in and you wonder if you have the strength to endure. 

God’s inspired words tucked in this psalm of protection provide you with confidence in Almighty God when doubt and weariness step onto the battlefield in this world today. 

On those hard days, God wraps Psalm 91 around your heart and mind like a protective shield. He reminds you that He has not abandoned you to fight alone or unprotected. 

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God’s Promises in Psalm 91

Three players interact in Psalm 91: a believer (verses 1-2), an audience of encouragers (verses 3-13), and God (verses 14-16). 

The first two verses provide a humbling example of how to proclaim unwavering trust in God as your shelter and refuge. This beautiful statement of faith flows from a life thankful for His divine protection! 

When the Lord is your dwelling place, no evil, plague, or darkness ever triumphs. The Name of the Lord is mighty to save! Pray these words back to Him as a strong reminder:

  • Loving Father, you promised: “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my Name.” (Psalm 91:14)
  • O Lord, on the days when I struggle, help me remember: When I call to You, You will answer me; You will be with me in trouble; You will rescue me and honor me. (Psalm 91:15)
  • ​Dear Jesus, today and every day: With long life You will satisfy me and show me Your salvation. (Psalm 91:16)
  • O Commander of the heavenly host, you promise: A thousand may fall at my side, ten thousand at my right hand, but it will not come near meI will only look with my eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. (Psalm 91:7-8)

Prayers For A Place of Safety

Even though intense battles seem never-ending, you can trust that God is your strong tower. God’s angels stand guard over you at His command. Picturing that truth– actually envisioning His protecting shield in your mind—provides the strength you need to stand in times of great need.

The words of Psalm 91 provide the perfect Bible verses for the most powerful prayers of protection. Simply pray in the first person as you say these words directly to your dear Heavenly Father:

  • Dear Lord, you promise that: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (Psalm 91:1-2)
  • Father, remind me each day that: “He will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover me with His pinions, and under His wings I will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:3-4)
  • Lord, only you can faithfully: “…command His angels concerning me to guard me in all my ways.” (Psalm 91:11-12)

Power of God Prayers

The Soldier’s Psalm concludes as God reassures you that He’s got this. He’s got you. He promises to deliver you from fear and trouble today, tomorrow, and into eternity. 

If you are struggling with feeling His divine presence in our fallen world, these Psalm 91 verses provide power and a sense of comfort through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray the words back to Him:

  • Father God, “I will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.” (Psalm 91:5-6)
  • O God, “Because I have made the Lord my dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall me, no plague come near my tent.” (Psalm 91:9-10)
  • O Lord, “I will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent I will trample underfoot.” (Psalm 91:13)

Prayers of Protection from the Word of God

Refuge awaits all who take shelter under His protective care. All who hold fast to Him in love. All who know His name. Consistent Bible study is a vital tool for knowing these truths.

Here are key verses from both the Old Testament and New Testament containing the faithful promises of God. They are a beautiful source of comfort as you pray His words back to Him:

  • Dear God, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26)
  • God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
  • Father God, “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
  • O Father, I will: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
  • Lord Jesus, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

Prayers for Peace

Lasting peace only comes from God the Father. Despite war, natural disaster, destroying plague, perilous pestilence, or anything else, every child of God can rely on His peace that passes all understanding.

Grief is a natural part of life when dark days happen. God collects every tear in a bottle. But grief is not how your faith life ends. Your story begins and ends in HOPE thanks to Jesus’ life, death, and glorious resurrection.

Pray these words back to Him:

  • Thank you, Lord, for promising: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
  • I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
  • Father, help me remember: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)

Keep a Prayer Journal

Prayer is powerful, and you have the privilege to come to the Lord with what is on your heart and spilling down your cheeks. 

Logging your prayers and being watchful of how the Lord is moving equips you. It cuts through the noise of everyday life to find fullness in the presence of God.

I have kept a prayer journal for years. It provides a way to walk with purpose along my faith journey with my eyes open to the leading of the Lord.

If you are new to keeping a prayer journal, here is a FREE DOWNLOAD to get you started. Just print and go! Also, here are some of my favorite journals

When you call on the mighty name of Jesus, He will answer, He will rescue, and He will show you His salvation. 

A vibrant and faithful prayer life reminds you daily that you are the precious children of God. In that most intimate relationship, you enter into the secret place of the Most High and find rest in the shade of the Almighty. 

There is no terror of night or fowler’s snare in the whole world that the blood of Christ has not already defeated. In your times of need, the Lord Jesus Christ is your High Priest and holy hiding place. 

I wrote a popular Bible study about the armor of God that you may find helpful, as well.

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12 Powerful Scriptures to Pray for Financial Breakthrough

Jesus believed money was significant. Other than the kingdom of God, He talked about it more often than almost any other topic. When your financial situation is out of control, you need to pray for financial breakthrough.

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Knowing what Jesus has to say about money can help shape how you view and spend money.  

These 12 Bible passages (one per month for a year) are paired with confession, prayers, and action items that specifically focus on finances. They will help you become a good steward of the resources that God provides.

I have experienced horrible debt and financial crises. I fully understand the heavy emotional, mental, and spiritual burden of carrying several thousands of dollars of debt for years. But there is hope, so it’s a good thing you are here.

After years of hard work and a steep learning curve, I am completely debt-free and financially stable. These prayers and Bible verses helped me say goodbye to financial debt for good. Let’s go.

Powerful Bible Verses for Financial Breakthrough

Understanding what Scripture says about your financial life is key. We will focus on one Bible verse at a time. Each is paired with confession, powerful prayers and action items so that you can pray with confidence. 

I was horrible at managing my money which caused many difficult times. Perhaps that is your situation, as well. 

God needed to shift my priorities and give me a strong faith to make it through. Since struggling increases the muscles of our faith, God wants you to learn something new to become stronger in that area.

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1. Ask, Seek & Knock

Bible Verse: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7, ESV). 

The first and most important thing to know is that God’s promises never fail. He plainly says to ask Him, seek Him, and knock on the door of our God of abundance.

Confession: Dear Heavenly Father, you are the Lord Almighty who can open the floodgates of heaven. I confess that my finances are a mess. I have not been diligent to ask You and seek Your wisdom regarding my financial difficulties. Forgive me, dear Lord, and send help the Holy Spirit in my time of need.

Prayer for Blessing: Dear God, I am so weary of dealing with financial struggles. I am asking, seeking, and knocking on the windows of heaven for Your divine intervention. Guide me to a solid budgeting plan and give me Your strength to carefully follow it through my financial challenges. Show me, gracious Lord, where waste can be cut. and where my thinking needs to be adjusted to understand how to make wise financial decisions. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Action Item: Seek a proven method or professional advisor for managing your finances. At the suggestion of a godly friend, I decided to order Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Workbook. I can tell you from first-hand experience, this works. As long as you stick to it, with God’s help you will start to experience financial freedom.

Philippians 4:19

2. God Supplies Your Every Need

Bible Verse: And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, ESV).

There’s a huge difference between saying a prayer and praying. Going through the motions of following a budget will not stand the test of time if wise decisions regarding budgeting do not become a daily habit. God blesses the work of your hands when your good work regarding financial affairs is surrendered to His will.

Confession: Heavenly Father, I confess that some days I do not have the energy to even think about my financial troubles. In this hard battle with my financial burdens, my heart is sometimes not in the right place to surrender control. Forgive me, Lord.

Prayer: O Lord, You promise in Your Word that You will supply all of my needs according to Your riches in glory. I am in desperate need of Your intervention regarding my financial situation. Only You can bring about a financial miracle to provide for my daily needs. I trust You to guide me through this financial crisis. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Action Item: If you don’t pray each day, set aside 2 minutes each day to pray to your faithful Father. That two minutes may seem like an eternity. After your prayer habit forms, two minutes goes by like lightening. Simply start by thanking Him for supplying for your every need. Keeping a journal is a bonus.

Matthew 6:13

Most Powerful Prayers for Financial Breakthrough

Financial security comes when you trust God to be your ultimate financial advisor. Over time, He develops a heavenly mindset when it comes to handling your financial resources. 

3. Lead Me Not Into Temptation

Bible Verse: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13, ESV). 

This is one of the most powerful prayers you can say when it comes to your financial needs. Temptation and money go hand in hand. The devil’s lie that worldly wealth is the most important goal in life is the root of all kinds of evil. 

Confession: O God, I confess that I have been tempted by a love of money. Influenced by the world and social media, I have misunderstood the purpose of your financial blessings. I have believed the lie that I never have enough money when the truth is that I am a wasteful spender. I am drowning in a mountain of debt. Forgive me, Almighty God. I need a wake-up call. 

Prayer: Dear Father, I pray that You teach me that abundant prosperity begins with a right relationship with You. Thank you for covering my sin with the blood of Jesus. Strengthen my heart and mind against the devil’s schemes and provide Your divine power to overcome every temptation. Only Your power and wisdom can bring the financial breakthrough that I desperately need. I trust You to show me the way in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Action Item: Anytime that you feel tempted to stray outside of your budget, stop and say a prayer for God to intervene. Cut up your credit cards if you cannot pay them off completely every month. Keep praying until the temptation flees and thank God for another victory!

Deuteronomy 8:18

4. God Gives Graciously

Bible Verse: You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 8:18, ESV). 

Scripture says that the blessing of the Lord makes a man rich and adds no sorrow to it. Many different definitions can be applied to the word “rich,” including spiritual, health, and financial status. However, all of it comes from only one power source: the Lord. 

Confession: Lord God, some days I feel overwhelmed by financial hardship. When another bill arrives and my bank balance shows zero, I confess that it is hard to remain hopeful. Forgive me for my lack of faith. Father, replace my lack of faith with complete trust in Your good measure of blessing.

Prayer: Holy Father, in a world where the rich rule, teach me Your definition of wealth. I need a financial miracle to get out of this hole of debt. That miracle power only comes from You. Give me the daily bread and proper skills I need to manage money well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: One of the biggest blessings during my journey toward financial responsibility was keeping a gratitude journal. Each time God brings you a victory – no matter how big or small – along your journey, log it in your journal. On those tough days, it’s encouraging to re-read them.

Matthew 6:24

Bible Verses for Prayer for Financial Help

Financial stability means more than releasing control of your bank account to Jesus Christ. When I exhausted myself with one failed plan after another, giving God my finances was a huge relief. 

5. No One Can Serve Two Masters

Bible Verse: No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24, ESV).

God is clear in this verse that you have to decide who you will serve. Money is a self-centered, cold master. God sacrificed His one and only Son to give you the hope of eternal life. There’s no competition for who to love and serve first.

Confession: Father, I confess that I have often elevated a love of money over my love for You. Forgive me, Lord. Thank you for covering me Your divine grace and love even then.

Prayer: Lord of Hosts, there is none above You! You desire that all of Your children, including me, prosper spiritually above materially. Lack and poverty are weapons of the devil, but You supply my every need. Even when I struggle through this season, please remind me of Your perfect provision every single day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: Get a blank notebook. Take time to search through Scripture to find and write down every instance where God promises to provide for you. You will be amazed by how He completely cares for you.

Exodus 16:4

6. God’s Tests

Bible Verse: Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not” (Exodus 16:4, ESV). 

When I finally released my vice-like grip over my finances, God transferred that huge weight off of my shoulders and onto His. I no longer felt alone in the process. When you experience that moment, you will never forget it. 

Yet God still tested me along the way to reveal what I had learned – not to cause me to fail, but to see where I still needed His strength to improve.

Confession: Father, I confess my impatience. Some days, I just want You to instantaneously zero my credit card balances and increase my bank balance. Yet in your wisdom, You know that I still have so much to learn about fiscal responsibility. Forgive me, Lord, when I get impatient with Your tests. Give me the eyes to see that Your timing is perfect.

Prayer: Gracious Father, as You rained bread from heaven over Your children in the wilderness, rain financial blessing and wisdom over me in my current desert season. Open my mind to learn from Your tests. Open my hands to receive abundant financial blessings from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: It is normal to feel overwhelmed during financial struggles or while digging out of debt. Set small budget goals each week as encouragement boosters. Write them down! A good goal is to eat at home for every meal during one whole week. When you meet each goal, it will spur you on to achieve another. 

Luke 12:34

Good Bible Verses About Money

When it comes to money, the posture of your heart matters. Simply put, what your heart desires is what you chase. So it is critical to discern what you believe to be your greatest treasure. 

7. Your Heart Follows Your Treasure

Bible verse: “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Luke 12:32-34, ESV)

This is probably the best Bible verse of all about money because of its clarity. If you, like I once did, treasure possessions more than the Lord, this verse clearly reveals that as a bad choice. 

The treasures of this world, including money, do not last. Jesus Christ is the only treasure that matters. Entrusting our money decisions to Him brings sure victory.

Confession: Dear Lord, I confess that I treasure the things of this world. I have elevated possessions above Your wisdom so my finances are in shambles. You delight in blessing me, yet I have squandered and mismanaged those blessings. Lord, forgive me. Teach me to treasure You above all.

Prayer: Jesus, deliver me from divided loyalty. I pray that You turn my heart to embrace You as my true treasure. Fill my cup to overflowing. I need Your good gifts in full measure today. You alone are my treasure and portion. I trust You completely.

Action Item: In your home, you likely have more clothes and possessions than you need. Spend half an hour one evening going through your closet to gather clothes you have not worn in a long time or will never wear again. Donate that bag(s) of clothes to your local shelter. Your abundance will be someone else’s blessing. Then thank God for that abundance and His generosity.

Luke 12:15

8. Guard Against Greed

Bible Verse: Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own” (Luke 12:15, NLT). 

This verse does not mince words. The saying that “the one who dies with the most toys wins” is not God’s measure of success. Being good stewards of the monetary blessings God provides truly honors the Giver.

Confession: Lord, I confess that I know far more brand labels than I know the words of the Lord Jesus. I confess that I fear not fitting in more than I fear the Lord. Forgive me, Lord. Draw my heart back to You.

Prayer: Father, I long to measure my life in spiritual faithfulness rather than monetary foolishness. Anytime that greed rears its ugly head, choke it out! Continue teaching me Your wisdom to end my financial struggles and become a good steward of Your good gifts. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: If you have an overabundance of possessions, think of one large ticket item that you no longer use or own more than one. Then give that item with no strings attached to someone you know who truly needs it. It could be furniture, lawn equipment, a bicycle, or even an extra set of dishes.

Malachi 3:10

What to Read in the Bible When Struggling Financially

Praying for a financial breakthrough requires diligence. God’s financial blessings contain corresponding responsibilities. For example, God instructs us to bring our first fruits, tithes, and offerings into His storehouse. God does not bless disobedience.

9. Open the Floodgates

Bible Verse: Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it” (Malachi 3:10, NIV). 

When it was hard to pay my electrical bill, tithing to my local church was not a priority. But obedience matters. So if I received one hundred dollars, the church received ten. It was hard, but God blessed my faithfulness. Write it in your budget as the top item. After all, every dollar comes from Him anyway.

Confession: Father, I confess that I have not been obedient in tithing. Forgive me, Lord, and change my heart.

Prayer: Lord, this struggle with money is a burden in my life. You promise that I can cast my burdens on You. I am giving this burden to You. Free me from the bondage of debt so that I am no longer a slave to my lenders. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: When you receive a paycheck or any money whatsoever, automatically put aside ten percent to give back to the Lord. When you obey the Lord, He will bless you abundantly.

Deuteronomy 28:12

10. Lender Not Borrower

Bible Verse: The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none” (Deuteronomy 28:12, ESV). 

Putting your faith into action is crucial when getting out of debt. It takes prayer, a budget, and unwavering commitment. God will be with you every step of the way.

Confession: Father, I confess that I have been a borrower. I have been unfaithful to pay those debts in full. Forgive me, Father.

Prayer: God, you have called me to be a lender and not a borrower. And Your Word says that I have no outstanding debt but the continual debt of love (Romans 13:8, NIV). Lord, I want to honor You by becoming debt-free. Teach me the way, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: Credit card debt is the most senseless debt. I know that from personal experience. Commit today to charge nothing unless you have the cash to pay the balance in full on its due date. No exceptions.

Matthew 6:27

Good Bible Verses About Money

Worry goes hand-in-hand with financial problems. Here are some verses that will help you release your worry into His capable hands.

11. Do Not Worry

Bible Verse: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:25-27, NIV).

Worry adds to the burden you already feel. God wants to release burdens from you, not pile them on. Surrender completely to Him.

Confession: Father, I confess that worry consumes my day. I worry about how to feed my family and how to make ends meet. Forgive me, Lord, for not trusting You completely.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that You open up opportunities for me to increase my income to pay off debt. Grant me discernment regarding ways to reduce my expenses. I need Your wisdom on how to be responsible with my money. Only You can do this and I trust You completely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: Releasing worry and control to the Lord is hard – especially if you are a Type A driven personality. Before you to go sleep at night, grab your journal and write out everything that you are worrying about. Pray for God to take those worries from you, close your journal, and go to sleep.

Matthew 6:33

12. God Will Provide

Bible Verse: So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:31-33, NIV). 

If you are between jobs right now, let’s specifically go before the Lord about that right now. No confession, just straight-up prayer.

Prayer: Lord, right now I need employment. I desire to work so that I can provide for my family. Only You can open doors that cannot be shut (Revelation 3:8, NIV), so I’m asking you to open a door for a job with the right company. Allow the gifts that You have given to me to open doors of opportunity to bring glory to your name. And when opportunities come, give me discernment so that I can know which one to pursue. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Item: There are many online services that list employment opportunities. Create an account on Linked In, list your qualifications, and indicate that you are open for employment. That platform is an excellent resource to make helpful connections in your area of expertise.


How Do I Give God My Finances?

When I was in debt over a decade ago, I held an excellent job. However, I was a terrible manager of those financial blessings.

I was not paying proper attention to my spending. I often confused a want with a need. Giving your finances to God looks like:

  1. Daily prayer and journaling,
  2. Write out a budget and never waver from it (no matter how tempting),
  3. Give God the first fruits (tithes) of His good gifts.

The enemy will throw roadblocks in your path every day. That one thing that you have had your eye on finally goes on sale. You get the gist. Keeping your unflinching gaze on God makes all the difference.

Why is God Letting Me Struggle Financially?

I was not a faithful servant of God’s blessings and had never really learned how to make solid financial decisions. The work of my hands was not bringing financial increase or peace. I struggled because I was financially irresponsible, living paycheck to paycheck.

Responsible money management looks like living below your financial means in order to offer God a whole tithe. It also looks like sharing God’s provisions with those in need. 


They key to financial responsibility is learned through the lens of the Word of God. Success does not mean a huge cash windfall or instant financial prosperity. However, God can certainly bring those about in His divine power.

Seek the Lord. Seek expert guidance from financial experts to manage your money. Write out a budget and stick to it.

Remember, financial freedom also means freedom from worry and anxiety. May God give you good health and a long life free of financial struggles.

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52 Powerful Tuesday Morning Blessings and Bible Verses

A beautiful day always starts with realizing just how abundantly God’s blessings pour over your life. Tuesday morning blessings are just as important as any other day of the week.

First of all, you woke up. You have breath in your lungs. You have eyes to see and read. Just those three truths are very good things.

Even though these are Tuesday Blessings, these 52 inspirational Bible verses and morning prayers can make each Tuesday of the year a blessed day.

Starting a New Day Well

Any good day starts with the right mindset. Monday is over and you survived! Perhaps you thrived.

So what is your mindset for Tuesday’s fresh start? Remembering the steadfast love of the Lord is a great way to begin.

Regardless of what happened on Monday or what awaits the rest of this week, the good news is that today is a new beginning.

And what better way to start your path today than by being inspired? 

Inspirational Quotes for Tuesday Morning Blessings

Being inspired toward great things helps you appreciate the gift of life. Many opportunities await. You awoke with air in your lungs, so use it toward something positive.

A Spiritual Prayer for Tuesday

A good Tuesday morning begins with prayer. When you hand over your worries for the day, the peace of God provides a clear mind and the right perspective.

  • Dear Lord, You have given me the perfect gift of a new day. Give me word of Your unfailing love. Regardless of what happens to my outer self, let my inner self focus on You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Lord Jesus Christ, You have given me Your good gift of eternal life. This morning is a gift. Give me the mindset not to waste this day. Increase my own understanding of Your love. Help me reflect that love to everyone. Let others see You in the words of my mouth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Dear Heavenly Father, as the sun rises today may Your face shine upon me. Let me seek Your way today so that Your light shines through my good work. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Dear God, I admit that my prayer life has been spotty at best. Remind me today that Your righteous right hand guides me. Show me the best way forward today to operate in and spread Your unshakable joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Christ Jesus, You rule over this whole earth. I entrust my day to Your capable hands. You can do so much more with it than me! I pray that You make it a lovely Tuesday. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

See also: Is the Lord’s Prayer in the Old Testament?

Bible Verse for Tuesday Morning Prayer

There are numerous passages from the Word of God that can be used as Tuesday prayer messages to the Lord. Here are five good morning Bible verses that are excellent places to start:

  • This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, ESV). 
  • The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV). 
  • Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting in You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You” (Psalm 143:8, NLT). 
  • Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13, NLT).
  • The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him” (Lamentations 3:25, ESV). 

What’s a Good Saying for Tuesday?

Countless writers and poets have penned inspirational and motivational words that offer an excellent perspective to start a wonderful day. 

Setting Your Mind for a Lovely Day

This world is full of hurt, strife, and anxiety. Setting your mind on God’s love for you is one of the best good morning blessings. These Bible verses can help accomplish that:

  • For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, ESV). 
  • But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8, ESV). 
  • I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3, NIV). 
  • For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17, NLT).  
  • But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:4-5, NIV).

Good Morning Tuesday Blessings

Every single day you wake up under the direct blessings of God. Rather than listing them for you, take some time pondering these things and giving thanks to God for them.

  • You woke up today with breath in your lungs and the gift of eyesight. Thank you, Lord.
  • You received an education that allows you the blessing to be able to read. Thank you, Lord.
  • God has given you the faith to believe that He is God who sacrificed His Son to give you the hope of eternity with Him. Thank you, Lord.
  • God has provided you with shelter, food, and your basic needs to get through today. Thank you, Lord.
  • God has given you a brain, knowledge, and opportunities to read His life-giving Word. Thank you, Lord.

Also, see my post: 70 Inspirational Friday Bible Verses and Prayer Blessings.

Gratitude for a Happy Tuesday

When you focus on gratitude, there is little room left for complaining. Gratitude shifts your focus upward, past any momentary affliction. Here are some Bible verses to include in your daily prayer of gratitude for the entire day.

  • But be sure to fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you” (1 Samuel 12:24, NIV). 
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15, NIV).
  • Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT).
  • Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things” (Psalm 103:2-5, NLT).
  • I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, ESV). 

Thankful Prayer for a Blessed Tuesday

Besides the many popular prayers that you can offer for provision and favor, giving thanks to God is a truly beautiful way to start your day.

Daily morning prayer initiates a thoughtful Tuesday focused on God. It truly prepares your heart to face anything that Tuesday can throw at you! 

  • O Lord, you are the God of hope! I pray that You inspire me to appreciate the small things today. Whether it’s an excellent cup of coffee or noticing a lovely flower, remind me to give You thanks and praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • O God, I am so thankful for your Holy Scriptures. Regardless of anything that I face today or the rest of my life, Your Word provides guidance, wisdom, and encouragement. Thank you, Lord God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Jesus, I am so thankful that Your perfect love drives out fear. I am complete in You. I am perfectly loved by You. Let me live in those assurances today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Father, thank you for this new day. I don’t know everything that awaits me, but You do. Your watchful care gives me ultimate peace. Thank you, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • Heavenly Father, I am so thankful for every blessing that You pour into my life. Thank you for protecting me through this day and loving me more than I can possibly imagine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Beautiful Tuesday Morning in God’s Word

One of the greatest blessings that God has given us is His Word. Faithful Bible study reveals God’s strength, wisdom, and unwavering faithfulness. Any beautiful day begins in Scripture, so here we go.

  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13, ESV). 
  • For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39, ESV). 

I admit it. Some days I don’t feel very brave. If you struggle with that some days, these verses are perfect.

  • Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV). 
  • Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (Luke 18:27, NIV). 
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).

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Possibilities and blessings abound on Tuesdays! Start with the name of the Father on your lips and Bible study under your belt. His Word hidden in your heart provides the foundation for an incredible day.

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Is the Lord’s Prayer in the Old ​Testament?

The beautiful roots of the Lord’s Prayer in the Old ​Testament are clearly evident. Though the actual prayer appears only in the New Testament, its roots go way back.

That may come as a surprise, but Jesus was raised in the Jewish culture. Remembering that He shared that same Jewish heritage with the very disciples who asked how to pray helps your understanding. Let’s look closer.

In Matthew 6 and Luke 11, Jesus instructs His disciples (and disciples today) how to pray. Arguably the most well-known prayer around the world, it is also known as the Our Father Prayer. 


The Lord’s Prayer

From Matthew’s Gospel: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:9-13, ESV).

From Luke’s Gospel: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, ESV). 


The Context

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus Christ regularly went off to a quiet place to pray His own prayers. He understood that God’s help to carry out God’s will demanded significant time with His Heavenly Father. 

Jesus was doing exactly this when the disciples approached Him and asked: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1, ESV). Without hesitation, Jesus instructed them in this powerful prayer.

He did not propose a magic formula; rather, a model prayer to surrender your life to the will of God.

Christian traditions have added a closing phrase: “For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.” 

Jesus was sent first to the Jews (Romans 1:16Matthew 15:24), and he was speaking to disciples who were Jewish. Those men of faith and passionate children of God had their feet firmly planted in Old Testament truth.


Old Testament Roots

When Jesus answered His disciples’ question, He framed it in a familiar Jewish context. The Jewish law (The Torah) reigned supreme and taught the elements that all Jews were to include in their prayers. 

Jesus was raised Jewish, as were Jesus’ disciples. Though the Lord’s Prayer is a short prayer, it contains many of the Jewish elements. Reading the Jewish Bible in English is helpful.

The Torah refers to prayer as “the service of the heart.” It was considered an act suffused with love and reverence much like a child approaching a loving parent. 

Originally, the mitzvah to pray did not include any specific times, nor was there a defined text. Every individual chose his or her own words with which to address the Creator. 

There was, though, a standard format for prayer: praise for God, followed by asking Him for all one’s needs, followed by expressing gratitude for all God has done for His people—both collectively and individually.

Here are the elements of the Lord’s Prayer, along with the Old Testament Bible verses that show just how grounded it is in the Old Testament.


Our Father

God’s name is central and the most important element so “Our Father” comes first. The Jews never uttered the proper name of God (even today) to avoid blasphemy. 

Consequently, they proclaimed God as “our Father”, as well:

  • For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name” (Isaiah 63:16, ESV). 
  • But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and you are out potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8, ESV).

Who Art in Heaven

Christ Jesus also affirmed to His disciples during His earthly ministry that God reigned in the kingdom of heaven. We also see this repeatedly in the Old Testament:

  • O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you” (2 Chronicles 20:6, ESV).
  • Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases” (Psalm 115:3, ESV).
  • For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place’” (Isaiah 57:15, ESV). 
  • Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool'” (Isaiah 66:1, ESV). 

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Holiness is not simply an attribute of God; rather it is the very nature of God. He is the One True God who laid the foundation of the world. Jesus included this truth as part of the prayer:

  • And you shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel. I am the Lord who sanctifies you” (Leviticus 22:32, ESV). 
  • And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you” (2 Samuel 7:26, ESV).
  • And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!’” (Isaiah 6:3, ESV). 

Thy Kingdom Come

As the Bread of Life, Jesus’ prayer bridged the Word of God beautifully between the Old and New Testaments. Consequently, he taught these founders of the early church about the coming kingdom of God:

  • And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever” (Daniel 2:44, ESV). 
  • Behold, your King is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is He, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9, ESV). 

Thy Will Be Done

God’s will and God’s plan will never change nor fail. By including those truths in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus conveyed that the new covenant believers were to trust God’s perfect will for everyday life, just as believers of old:

  • He does according to His will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth” (Daniel 4:35, ESV). 
  • Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God! Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground!” (Psalm 143:10, ESV).

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Jesus knew that it would be helpful for His disciples to understand that a believer’s walk is not always going to be easy. Nor was it during Old Testament times. 

God’s will on earth unmistakably reigns supreme, just as it does in heaven. This means that God will protect us from all evil – even to the point of sacrificing His only Son.

Martin Luther put it this way: “If we would be Christians, therefore, we must surely expect and count on having the devil with all his angels and the world as our enemies.”

  • You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them” (Nehemiah 9:6, ESV). 
  • He does according to His will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth” (Daniel 4:35, ESV). 

Our Daily Bread

​Because of Jesus, the Bread of Life, we have the good news of His presence and God’s love. 

  • This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent’” (Exodus 16:16, ESV).
  • He will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure” (Isaiah 33:16, ESV). 

Forgive Us Our Debts

We cannot wipe our own sin away. We cannot cleanse our souls from it, either. Only God can do that. 

Just as the prophets of old fell on their faces before God asking for forgiveness of sins, we do likewise today. Not just to assuage a guilty conscience, but so that God can remove that sin and wash us white as snow.

Keeping open, honest communication with God in prayer and confession, God’s forgiveness washes over us without hesitation. Jesus knew the disciples would desperately need to know that even when they sinned, they could still carry out Jesus’ ministry.

  • Keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” (Exodus 34:7, ESV).
  • And listen to the plea of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. And listen in heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive” (1 Kings 8:30, ESV). 
  • Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy” (Psalm 103:3-4, ESV). 

As We Forgive Our Debtors

​Forgiving those who have hurt us can be one of the hardest things we ever face. In fact, I wrote a whole book about forgiveness as a Bible study

However, forgiving others with a sincere heart frees us from the cage of anger and bitterness. Unforgiveness hurts ourselves, not the offender.

See my post: What Does the Bible Say About Forgive and Forget?

Just as God told His people in the Old Testament, Jesus reminds His disciples today that we need to extend forgiveness as relentlessly as He does.

  • Please forgive the trespass of your servant. For the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the Lord” (1 Samuel 25:28, ESV). 
  • Then they said, ‘We will restore these and require nothing from them. We will do as you say‘” (Nehemiah 5:12, ESV). 

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Jesus knew from firsthand experience that our spiritual enemy tirelessly tempts us.

With perfect wisdom, He knew that His disciples (both then and now) would need the strength of God Almighty to withstand it, just as believers had for centuries.

  • For those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up” (Isaiah 9:16, ESV). 
  • A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good” (Proverbs 16:29, ESV). 

But Deliver Us From Evil

Anyone who does not believe that evil exists has not read Scripture.

Again, Jesus bridges the Old and New Testaments by warning that it not only exists but that only God can deliver believers from it.

  • The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life” (Psalm 121:7, ESV). 
  • I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless” (Jeremiah 15:21, ESV). 

Kingdom, Power, and Glory

Although the Gospel of Matthew does not record the end of the Lord’s Prayer as we say it today, the words are still rooted in Old Testament truth. The power and glory of God were brilliantly displayed as He rescued the Israelites from Egypt. 

His Kingdom, power, and glory shone brightest as He resurrected our Savior Jesus from the grave.

  • Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord” (1 Chronicles 29:11, ESV).
  • And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him” (Daniel 7:14, ESV). 

Forever and Ever

Our Triune God existed before the timeline of eternity was even established.

Just as the Israelites learned in the Old Testament, Jesus wanted New Testament believers to know that He is the same yesterday, today, and for all eternity.

  • But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever” (Daniel 7:18, ESV). 

Even though this common prayer that we share known as the Lord’s Prayer was memorialized by Jesus in the New Testament, all of the elements are rooted in God’s teaching since the days of Moses and the Patriarchs.

If you have not savored the words of the Lord’s Prayer recently, take some time right now to say it aloud slowly. And if you struggle keeping a regular prayer life, the Lord’s Prayer is a great place to start.

Let the full assurance of God’s grace and forgiveness take on a special meaning for you today.

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