Are you looking to take your spirituality to the highest level? One of the most effective ways to do that is to establish a regular prayer practice.
Think of it as your spiritual workout, just like hitting the gym to stay fit, an everyday prayer routine keeps your soul healthy and connected to the divine.
The most challenging part of praying is making it a consistent element of our daily life. With a time and planning you can develop your own prayer routine that is suitable with your lifestyle and schedule. And the best part is, you get to customize the ritual to suit your personal preferences and spiritual tradition.
Let’s be real, life is hectic and it’s easy to let prayer slide off the priority list. Like everything else worth having, it requires commitment and discipline. That’s where developing a prayer routine comes in. It helps us establish a an order and accountability to ensure that we’re connected to God on a regularly.
How do you get started? It’s the first thing to do is decide the time of day that is the most suitable time to pray. Some people prefer to start their day with prayer, while others prefer to pray at night before bed. Try it out and discover what works best for you.
Once you’ve determined the best time to pray, you can start to establish a routine. Here’s an example of a pattern that you can follow daily for morning prayer:
Begin by talking to God and asking for his blessing as you read and meditate.
Take a chapter from the Bible and reflect on the passage. It can be done by reading it three or four times, or writing down anything it tells you about yourself, or guidelines to obey or promises to claim.
Make your prayer a ritual by making confession, adoration, petition, and thanksgiving. Make a prayer for your immediate needs and worries, and take time to enjoy God’s presence.
The beauty of praying is that it is customizable to suit your needs. Some people may only have just a few minutes while others might have an time or even more. It’s important to make it a regular part of your daily routine. If you fall off one or two days do not fret! Get back on track the following day.
The practice of daily prayer is a wonderful method to begin the new year with a new sense of purpose and connection with the divine. It’s a powerful method to begin your day by keeping your eyes to the Lord and aligning your thoughts and actions in accordance with His plan.
Another way to increase your prayer time is to enhance it by making it more interactive. Instead of simply reciting phrases, try engaging with God at a deeper level. Make use of your imagination and try to imagine the scenes that are described in the Bible. Try to feel the emotions of the characters, and put yourself in their the shoes of their characters. This makes your time of prayer more meaningful and personal.
Try incorporating different types of prayer into your routine. For example, try a silent prayers, contemplative prayers, or even writing down your prayers. This will keep your prayer practice from becoming repetitive and provide some variety to your daily spiritual routine.
One of the most effective ways to remain motivated and on track with your daily prayers is sharing your practice with other people. Find a accountability partner, a family member or friend member who will be checking in with you and encourage you to keep to your daily routine. They could even join you in prayer and share their own experiences.
The goal of a daily prayer practice is to deepen your relationship with God and make sure that your thoughts and actions are aligned in accordance with His plans. It’s not about perfectionism or following a strict set of guidelines, but rather being consistent and deliberate in your life of faith. Therefore, make the effort to discover a prayer practice that you enjoy and make it a priority within your everyday life. You’ll be amazed at the impact it has in your spiritual growth as well as overall wellbeing.
Now we have been through that let’s look at some of our favorite daily prayers:
1. A Morning Prayer for Strength
God, I’m tired and I don’t know what time my “race” will end in my life. It seems as if I’ve run for ages trying to beat this obstacle. Please help me stop trying to outrun my pain and instead run with endurance the race that you have laid out for me. I know that thanks to you, I will ultimately be an ace over the struggles in my life. I am confident that nothing can be able to separate me from your eternal love. Please give me a measure of your unconditional love and give me the courage to face this test. Thanks for the unconditional love for me that will never end! Thank to you the chance of joy that awaits me forever with you in the Kingdom of Heaven! – Adrian Rogers
2. A Morning Prayer for Courage
Lord, grant me winsome courage as I go through this day. If I’m tempted to give up, assist me keep going. Help me keep a positive attitude in the event that things do not go my way. Give me the confidence to complete whatever must be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
– Dr. Ray Pritchard
3. Prayer to Seek God Each Day
Father, Praise You for the sky and the sun, for both remind us of the new day’s challenges and chance to chase You. Thank You for reminding us that life is not all easy. But, it is important to remember you don’t have to carry the hard into each new day. Please forgive us for dwelling on the past and for keeping grudges. We thank You for allowing our hearts to be held back by nothing when we pray to You every day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Meg Bucher
4. A Daily Prayer of Rejoice
Father Thank you for your intervention within my personal life, and for allowing me the opportunity to enjoy a a personal relationship with God. Thank you for allowing me to have a personal relationship with. Thank you for the love you have for me now and for the rest of my life. Thank you for the blessings you’ve bestowed to me as well as my loved ones. We can use these blessings to bless others. May I live a life filled with joy when I witness you working all around me! In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Ron Moore
5. For Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Lord, I ask you will influence the Spirit more powerfully throughout my daily life. I am aware that any sin is likely to cause grief and weaken the spirit of the Spirit and I pray not to fall prey to sin. Help me crave your Spirit more strongly than I desire sin. Help me to grow in the fruits from the Spirit and walk in closer to You. I pray for guidance from Your Spirit. Let your word and promise always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Kenny Luck
6. For God’s Grace Daily
Lord, thank for your generous grace that is abounds. We thank you that we don’t have to earn a drop of the mighty river of grace that flows unreservedly to us right now. Thank you for the unexpected generous, undeserved blessing you’ve lavished upon my life. Help me follow the path of your love and grace. Help me to not forget the discipline I must meet with you regularly and get a drink from the well of life. Thank you for your rich love. Amen. – David Mathis
7. A Prayer to Love the Life You Have
God, help me love my life right now. Show me the good things that I tend to overlook and help me feel content with the things I have. Let me be forgiven when I think I am comparing myself to others, and forgive me for seeking things that aren’t in your kingdom. Thanks for being with me just where I am, right where I am. Help me to keep my eyes fixed at you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Nicki Koziarz
8. Prayer Against Distractions Today
When I begin my day, help me to remember that I belong to you and I want to act accordingly. Help me keep my feet from sliding and my mind from wandering into distractions that may steal precious time and energy from the most important tasks you have designed for me. I’m proud to be your son, Lord. And I’m thankful for the sacrifice you made for me, rising to greet me each new morning–so that every day would become filled with the beauty of your love, the joy of your Spirit and the joy of knowing you. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan
9. A Prayer for a Heavy Heart
Father My heart is heavy. I’m feeling like I’m forced to bear the burden on my own. Words like depressed, overwhelmed exhausted and frightened are the words that describe where I am. I am not sure how I can allow you to carry my weight, so please help me understand. Let me take it off. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart will not be as heavy in the morning. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Ron Moore
10. To Focus on God’s Voice
Father, I want to be heard from you. Today I am making a commitment to begin a daily quiet time. I will seek Your voice over all the other voices in my life. Lord, teach me to focus my life around You, and help me to follow the words You speak to me. In Jesus’ name, amen. – Mary Southerland
11. Rely on God Today
Lord, we ask today to continue to work with Your Holy Spirit in our lives. Lord, it’s easy for us to be overwhelmed by the worries that take over our lives However, we are aware that just as Your gaze is on the sparrow, so also do You care for and see us.
Teach us today to become more reliant on You. Give us a deeper understanding of the way You work in order that we gain a greater understanding that everything we see with natural eyes is not what it is. Today , we pray for eyes that can see Your hand in all things, and hearts open to Your will. Amen. – Callie Logan
12. Morning Prayer to walk with God
Dear Lord, I Love You. All that I’ve expressed above is the love of my heart. I admit that at times my actions and reactions go against my love for You. I ask for forgiveness. Thanks for your forgiveness that allows me to see this day as a new chance to walk closer with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Lysa TerKeurst
13. A Morning Prayer for God’s Guidance
Thank You Lord for helping me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You my first priority in the morning. Invigorate me in body and spirit each day with a desire to be with You and be able to hear Your words of affirmation, faith, and wisdom to my mind as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Traci Miles
“If any of your lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
14.. A Simple Morning Prayer
God Please illuminate my eyes with truth, inflame my heart with compassion, inspire my will by courage, and fill my life with service. Please forgive me for the things I’ve done and sanctify who I am and set the stage for my future. Amen – Author Unknown
15.. A Prayer for the Work Day Ahead
Father, I thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed me particularly through this job which provides me with a paycheck and food on the table. Thank you that ALL work is meaningful because the work you do is rewarding. Help me bring you glory by my actions, my words, by the job I do to improve the order in my little part of the world. Help me view my work as a blessing instead of a curse. Help me to have strength and grace for the hardest aspects of my job. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. – Renee Davis
16. A Morning Prayer for Cares and Concerns
My Father who is in Heaven So much of my world is badly broken. I am overwhelmed with worries and worries, and they make me feel heavy. Although I want to put my worries on You, I that I often pick them up again and they cause more anxiety and stress. Please help me learn to put my worries upon You while I discover how to relax and trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Chrystal Evans Hurst
17. For Hope Today
Help me, Lord hear your voice saying, “I am your hope” over all other voices. Lord, according to your word that you are the one who can bring hope to the despairing, therefore I’m running towards you with both hands extended and holding your hand. Give me hope and give me a tangible reminder of the fact that hope is an irreplaceable spiritual lifeline (Hebrews 6:19-20). God You know the things in my heart that I can’t even begin to imagine hoping for. Today I present them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could think, imagine, or even imagine in the wildest of dreams (Eph 3:20). God You are my faith and I trust in you. Amen. – Wendy can Eyck
18. Courage for the Day Ahead
God I would like to believe that you’re with me and that I am known and loved by you… However, sometimes, it’s difficult. Help me speak the truth from your Word to myself. Let it flow from my mind into my soul. Bring me peace and confidence to live as the conqueror because you’ve already crowned me victorious over every obstacle and hurdle. Amen. – Amy Green
19. For a God-Honoring Work Day
Establish the work of my hands by assisting me be productive as well as patient, focused and sharp. Be sure to keep me away from distractions and technology hindering my work , instead of aiding it. May your Spirit lead me in my work and help me to be joyful, creative, and worshipful-constantly reminding me of your love and that you’re the reason I have breath in my lungs. Teach me to align my personal, professional and church activities, as well as rest in a way that will maximize your glory and let me be the best fruitful for your kingdom.
While I work, fix my gaze on Jesus and his final job on the cross that gave me treasure that I could not acquire, peace that I could not otherwise experience, and a living faith that will inspire me to work for to glorify God. Amen. – Kevin Halloran
God Bless you all!