Gratitude prayers are such a powerful way 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.
Here are 8 Morning prayers of gratitude to start your day that will serve as a constant reminder of the amazing power of prayer.
Why Are Morning Gratitude Prayers Important
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.
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
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!
Dear Heavenly Father, As the sun rises and a new day begins, I come before you with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you, O Lord, for the precious gift of life that you have bestowed upon me.
Each morning, I am reminded of the miracle of existence, and I am humbled by your grace.
I am thankful for the breath in my lungs, the beating of my heart, and the ability to greet this new day with open arms. In the midst of life’s challenges and uncertainties, I am grateful for the strength and resilience you provide me.
Lord, help me to see the beauty in the simplest of things – the warmth of the sun, the gentle rustling of leaves, and the laughter of loved ones. May I never take these blessings for granted.
Guide my steps today, dear Lord, and grant me the wisdom to make the most of each moment.
May I use this day to bring joy to others, to show kindness and love and spread the spirit of gratitude to others, and to live in accordance with your will.In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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 thanks to thank God for your spouse.
Heavenly Father, As I begin this new day, I want to lift up a prayer of deep gratitude for the precious gift of my spouse.
Thank you for the love and companionship they bring into my life, for the joy they bring to my heart, and for the unwavering support they provide.
I thank you for the moments we’ve shared, the laughter we’ve enjoyed, and the challenges we’ve faced together, knowing that our bond grows stronger with each passing day.
Please bless my spouse with health, happiness, and all the desires of their heart. May our love continue to deepen, O God, and may we always be a source of strength and comfort to one another.
Guide us in our journey together, Lord, and help us to cherish and nurture this sacred partnership. May our love be a reflection of your unconditional love for us. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
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 thanksgiving prayer to thank God for your family.
Dear Heavenly Father, With the dawn of this new day, I come before you with a grateful heart for the incredible gift of my family.
I thank you for the bonds that bind us, the love that surrounds us, and the blessings of their presence in my life.
I am truly grateful for the warmth of their companionship, the shared moments of laughter, and the assurance that we stand by one another, no matter the present circumstances.
Lord, I pray for your guidance and protection over my family. Shower them with good health, abiding happiness, and the resilience to face any challenges that may arise.
May our love for one another continue to deepen, and may we always find solace and joy in the embrace of our family bonds.
Grant us the wisdom to treasure each precious moment we share and empower us to be a steadfast source of support and love for one another during both our trials and triumphs. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
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!
Heavenly Father, As I welcome the light of a new day, I come before you with a heart full of gratitude for the blessing of friendship.
Thank you for the precious friend you’ve placed in my life, who brings warmth, support, and joy to my journey.
I am thankful for the moments we’ve shared, the laughter we’ve enjoyed, and the unwavering bond that connects us, even in the most challenging times.
Lord, please watch over and bless my friend. Grant them strength, happiness, and all the desires of their heart.
May our friendship continue to deepen and grow, and may we always be a source of encouragement and love for one another.
Guide our steps today, dear Lord, and help us to cherish the gift of each other’s friendship. May we be a source of light in each other’s lives.
In your name, I offer this prayer of gratitude for my cherished friend. Amen.
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.
Gracious and Healing Father, As the sun rises on this new day, I come before you with a thankful heart overflowing with gratitude for the gift of healing.
Thank you for your unwavering and steadfast love and the restorative power of your grace, which has brought healing to my body and soul.
I am thankful for the strength you have given me to overcome sickness and adversity. You are the Divine Physician, and your touch has brought me back to health and wholeness.
Lord, I offer this prayer of profound gratitude for the healing I have received. May your healing light continue to shine upon me, both physically and spiritually, and may I be a testament to your miraculous love.
Guide me in my journey today, dear Lord, and help me to use this renewed strength to serve others and to honor you in all that I do. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen.
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.
Almighty God, As I greet this new day, I bow before you with a heart of thanksgiving for the precious gift of health.
Thank you for the vitality and well-being that allow me to rise each morning, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
I am thankful for the strength in my body, the clarity in my mind, and the energy in my spirit. These blessings enable me to live my life to the fullest and to serve others with love and compassion.
Lord, I offer this prayer of profound gratitude for the good health you have bestowed upon me. May I never take it for granted and always use it to honor you and make a positive impact in the world.
Guide my steps today, dear Lord, and grant me the wisdom to make choices that promote continued health and well-being.
May my gratitude shine through in all that I do. In the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.
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!
Dear God, With a heart of gratitude, I lift my voice to you this morning. Thank you for the countless times you have heard my prayers and answered them, often in ways that I could not have imagined.
I am humbled by your unfailing love and guidance, for you have proven time and again that you are a God who listens and cares deeply for your children.
Lord, I offer this prayer of profound gratitude for the answered prayers that have brought comfort, joy, and relief into my life. You have shown me the power of faith and the beauty of your providence.
Help me to always remember that you are the God who hears, and may my gratitude be a testament to your faithfulness.
Guide my steps today, dear Lord, and help me to continue seeking your wisdom and grace through prayer. In your holy name, I offer this prayer of gratitude for answered prayers. Amen.
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.
Gracious God, With the dawn of this new day, I humbly approach you, overflowing with gratitude for the precious gift of unwavering focus.
Thank you for the clearness of thought and the inner fortitude that allow me to engage in the day ahead with unwavering attention and purpose.
I am deeply appreciative of the capacity to concentrate on my tasks, to gain knowledge, and to make a meaningful contribution to the world around me. It is through your benevolence that I possess this ability.
Lord, I extend this prayer of profound gratitude for the focus that you bestow upon me.
I earnestly request your guidance in sustaining this mental clarity throughout the day, enabling me to achieve my objectives and serve others with unwavering commitment. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Start Each Day with a Prayer of 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.
Continually remind yourself of the countless blessings He has provided and that He will continue to provide daily provision.
Remember, when you express gratitude, 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!
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.