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8 Powerful Morning Prayers of Gratitude to Start Your Day

When you first wake up, do you have a positive outlook on the day ahead? If not, keep reading! I have the best solution to change the landscape of your dismal day and instead, have an attitude of gratitude that has amazing transformation properties.

Yet, I completely understand that it’s not easy being optimistic when your plate is full. So, I’ve come up with 8 Morning prayers of gratitude to start your day that will convert you from a Debbie Downer to a Positive Pollyanna.  

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How Do You Thank God in the Morning

We can thank God every single day with a morning prayer of gratitude.

I know it’s hard to get up early in the first place — but, it’s so important to thank God first in the morning. Here’s why — it sets our day up for success no matter what lies ahead. Yet, maybe you don’t know where to begin or need some kind of a ‘prayer prompt’ to get you started? I’ve got you covered, in prayer, figuratively and literally! 

First, what is a prayer of gratitude? A morning prayer of gratitude is simply this – a prayer thanking God for the blessings He has given you and/or your family even when we don’t feel like it. We should set aside time every day to prepare our hearts for gratefulness.

Otherwise, we will see the glass half-empty instead of full of opportunities and rich blessings. If we don’t prepare our hearts, small things will turn into big things and can ruin our day and testimony.

Be sure to check our daily prayers library to find prayers to pray every day of the week!

Morning Prayers of Gratitude

Here’s my confession time — my prayer life hasn’t always been strong and successful. Several years ago, I’d get up in the morning crabby and stressed over my busy schedule and taking care of young kids. I wasn’t at all intentional about my prayer life. I would just pray every once in a while when I needed something or someone asked for prayer. 

However, after getting convicted through His Word in Ephesians 5:18-21, I realized I was focusing on my needs instead of relying on Him to take care of my needs. Thus, I began a journey focusing on my prayer life early in the morning.

It started with adoration (praising) and confession (repenting of sin), followed by Thanksgiving (thanking God for blessings) and supplication (praying for others/myself). This transformed my day from a discouraging, stressful outlook into a happy, positive attitude of gratitude no matter what situation lay ahead. I could tackle anything with God on my side!  

Here are some morning prayers of gratitude to make your prayer life more meaningful and give you an instant connection with the power of God. 

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Life

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Life 

Since you have made it this far reading this, you are promised another day. Isn’t that wonderful, my friend?!! Making the most of every day is critical to a content life — our lives are precious and fleeting. 

Use this morning prayer of gratitude to thank God for the gift of life that He has given you!

Lord, thank you for giving me another day of life. We are only promised today, so please allow me this precious time to praise your name for all the goodness you lay upon my feet before I start each morning. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Spouse

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Spouse

If you are married whether it’s three days or 20 years, we can always be more grateful for our spouse. None of us are perfect and as God gives us grace, we should give our spouses grace and focus on the positive things they have done. Even if you have a hard time finding a reason to be grateful, ask God to give you guidance on how to pray. 

Use this morning prayer of gratitude to thank God for your spouse.

Heavenly Father, I am so appreciative of my spouse today. He has done many things over the days/years, and I am grateful for Him. Show me today all of the wonderful blessings my spouse has provided for me and our family. Amen!

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Family

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Family

Unlike friends and spouses, we don’t choose our family so sometimes it can be hard to appreciate our family. Maybe our parents have let us down or siblings struggle with sin, yet, we still need to be grateful for our family as God chose us to be with them. 

Use this morning prayer of gratitude to thank God for your family.

My Lord and Savior, I come before your throne with an attitude of thankfulness for my family. This is the perfect family you choose for me and help me to see the goodness in my loved ones even when I am struggling to find it. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for a Friend

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for a Friend

If you’re blessed with a friend, it’s always wise to thank God for friends. The true definition of a friend sticks closer than a brother according to Proverbs 18:24

Use this morning prayer of gratitude to thank God for the friends He has placed in your life!

My Savior, I am so thankful for my friends. You have provided me with counsel and a shoulder to cry on when I most need it. Help me to also be a friend that is friendly and stays close even though we may be miles apart. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Healing

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Healing

God has healed us in one or many aspects whether it’s emotionally, mentally, or physically. Let’s thank God for healing us from ailments in the past, present, or future. 

Use this morning prayer of gratitude for healing to thank God, in advance, for the healing that He will provide.

Great Jehovah, you are an amazing healer of our mind, soul, body, and spirit. Thank you for taking care of all of our needs. You are truly the Great Physician and we are so grateful for your presence in our lives. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Health

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Health

Since you got up today, you are still healthy! Maybe you have aches and pains or are struggling with a disease or illness.

Use this morning prayer of gratitude for health to thank the Lord for His eternal blessings of having another day on earth.

Abba Father, I am grateful that I have another day to worship and praise you for your amazing attributes. I appreciate the health of my body and its amazing ways of keeping me alive well enough to worship you, my Creator! Thank You, Jesus! Amen!

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Prayers Answered

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Prayers Answered

God hears our prayers. We may not see His work behind the scenes and we may not get the answers we want, but we can be assured He hears us. He answers our prayers all of the time so let’s thank Him for giving us opportunities to connect with Him instantly! 

Use this morning prayer of gratitude to thank God for the many prayers He has already answered!

Almighty God, you are so powerful and mighty, even more than a king, yet, you allow us to come before you with endless prayers instantly and confidently. We are thankful for an instant connection to you when we most need it. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Focus

Morning Prayer of Gratitude for Focus

Our days can be filled with many distractions and discouragement. The Lord knows the temptations and trials we face. Let’s ask God to have an attitude of gratitude for helping us stay focused on Him. If you are reading this, you want a better quality of life. He will lead us in the right direction if we keep our eyes on Him. 

Use this morning prayer of gratitude to thank God for the clarity and focus that He gives us as we set about our day.

Alpha and Omega, I appreciate you helping me keep my focus on you throughout the day. I tend to get stressed and worry about things I shouldn’t. Knowing that you are with me, gives me such comfort and peace. Thank you for giving me the strength and courage to stay focused on You. Amen!

Are you looking for some tools and tips to boost your prayer life? If so, be sure to visit our Prayer Resources Library where you’ll find everything you need to become a powerful prayer warrior!

Pray Each Day with Gratitude

I’m hopeful these powerful morning prayers of gratitude will transform your life into a positive one, regardless of any circumstance. God reminds us in His word to ‘Pray without Ceasing’. So, that’s what we should do! Keep your eyes focused on Him at the start of each brand new day.

Remember, when you have a grateful attitude, it’s one of the signs that the Holy Spirit is guiding you! If you need a jump start in an attitude of gratitude, try using a Gratitude Journal or Prayer Journal to give you plenty of ideas and guidance. Stay optimistic my friend, God’s got this! 

Be sure to also read about how to pray to thank God for the gift of life!

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Natalie is a wife and homeschool mother to 2 teenagers living in the sunny state of NC. As a minimalist, she enjoys finding ways to make life more simple, yet significant, while serving her Savior through her Christian blogging ministry at Bible Verses for You.

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