Saturday prayers are the best way to get your weekend off to a great start!
It’s finally the weekend! I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of the weekend is waking up on a Saturday morning and lingering in God’s presence.
I love waking up to the smell of coffee before anyone else gets up, and savoring extra time to read God’s Word and pray before I start the day.
And since I have more time on Saturdays to spend with God, I always try and spend more intentional time in prayer to pray over myself, my friends, and my loved ones.
But what should you pray for on a Saturday morning? What is the best way to pray over the weekend and your friends and family?
If you are looking to spend more time in prayer on Saturdays, here are some uplifting Saturday prayers to get your weekend started.
And be sure to go to the very end where you can download all of the Saturday prayer images found on this page!
Saturday Blessings and Prayers
God tells us to rejoice and thank him for all that he has done, and spending time on Saturday to pray with thanksgiving is the perfect way to start the day.
And since you may have extra time to spend in prayer on the weekend, it’s important to pray with intention over specific areas of your life and for your loved ones.
Shower your Saturday with God’s many blessings with these Saturday prayers!
Be sure to check our daily prayers library to find prayers to pray every day of the week!
What Should I Pray For on Saturday
God tells us in the Bible to pray without ceasing and to give thanks in all circumstances.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
As you start your day, spend time thanking God for all that he has done before you start praying. When we start prayer by praising God, it allows us to pray with more faith and power since we are already reminded of all that God is doing in our lives.
After you spend time in praise, pray for anything that is already on your mind or for any worries on your heart.
God’s Word tells us not to be anxious about anything, and when we turn our worries into prayers, we are able to feel God’s peace.
“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.” – Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Surrender any worries on your heart to God, and any specific requests for the weekend ahead.
Since God calls us to observe the Sabbath and rest, pray for rest and for God to refresh you this weekend.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
Pray and ask God to reveal anyone in your life that needs prayer.
Pray that God will protect them from the Enemy, and give them the strength to be strong against any temptation they may be facing. And pray against any loneliness, and that they will feel God’s love surrounding them.
“No weapon formed against you will succeed.” – Isaiah 54:17 CSB
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” – Ephesians 6:10-11 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
As you pray over your loved ones, pray for any family and friends who do not know Jesus yet. Pray for their salvation, and that God would soften their hearts to give their lives to Jesus.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13 ESV
As you linger in God’s presence in prayer, remember that no prayer request is too big or too small for God to care about. Pray for any request on your heart, and trust that God hears your prayers.
Prayer Points for Saturday
As you spend time in prayer on this beautiful Saturday, pretend like you are having a conversation with God. He already knows what’s on your mind and heart, and it is so powerful to pray out loud as you share your prayer requests with God.
As you begin a conversation with God today, use these Saturday prayer points as a guide to keeping the conversation going.
- Open up your heart and mind to receive God’s presence
- Surrender your day to God
- Thank God for all that he has done this past week
- Acknowledge how much you are loved by God and how grateful you are for His love
- Thank Jesus for giving you the power and authority of the Holy Spirit, and what he did for you on the cross
- Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal anyone who needs prayer today
- Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to love others around you today
- Pray any bible verses that God puts on your heart for a specific person or situation
- Pray for protection against the Enemy over yourself and loved ones
And if you love to journal or write things down, feel free to write down your prayers in a journal.
Your prayers are between you and God, and it’s important to spend time in prayer with God in a way that is meaningful for you.
Saturday Prayers and Blessings
The best way to fill your Saturday with continued blessings from God is to start the day off with a Saturday prayer! Use these prayers to thank God for all He has done, all He is currently doing, and all He will continue to do in your life and in the lives of your loved ones.
Short Saturday Prayer
We know that starting the day with prayer is important for getting the day off on the right step. Having that morning conversation with God, to thank Him, and to praise Him will help you have more focus throughout the day.
Sometimes, a long prayer is necessary, but short Saturday prayers are perfect to say when you first wake up before you roll out of bed.
God, thank you for this day. I surrender this day to you. Guide me to do your will through the Holy Spirit. Thank you for giving me the strength I need to accomplish what you have for me today, the peace I need to guard my mind, and for the love that others need to experience today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Good Morning Saturday Prayers
Saturday morning prayers are the perfect way to simply thank God for giving you another day here on earth! Think about it – tomorrow is never promised – so thanking Him for a new day should definitely be the first thing you do today!
Good morning Lord! Thank you for another day with you. I surrender my day and will to you today. You already know the desires on my heart, and I thank you for providing my every need today. I surrender any cares or worries to you Lord, and I trust that you are working all things for good. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Saturday Night Prayer
Before you head off to sleep, you want to thank God again for all the amazing and plentiful blessings He continues to provide.
Use Saturday night prayers to ask God to give you a peaceful and restful night’s sleep and keep you and your loved ones safe.
God, I thank you for another beautiful day. Thank you for refreshing me tonight as I sleep in your presence. I thank you for peaceful dreams and sleep, and for sending your angels to watch over me as I sleep. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Lord, I lift up my family and friends that don’t know you yet. I pray that you will move in their hearts and that they will have the desire to go to church tomorrow morning. I pray that they will draw close to you, and that they will see who you really are. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Saturday Prayer for Family and Friends
One of the biggest and best blessings God gives us is our family and our friends! Use these Saturday prayers to thank God for them and to continually provide protection and guidance to them each day.
God, Thank You for my friends and family! I lift up my loved ones to you today. Let them feel your love and presence today. I pray they have an encounter with Jesus today, and that they will see that you are working in their lives. Refresh them Lord as they celebrate all that you are doing in their lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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God Bless Your Saturday!
Saturday marks the end of the workweek and the beginning of the weekend. This is the perfect time to thank God for the blessings He has provided throughout the week!
Use these Saturday prayers to literally say “Thank You, God!” for the blessings of family and friends. Use them to shower Him with praise and thanks for simply giving you another day here on this earth.
Use these Saturday prayer images to share and encourage others on social media.
As you spend time with God today in prayer, I pray that you feel his presence and love in all that you do today. He hears every prayer, and I pray you feel His extra joy today as you celebrate all that God is doing in your life.
Erin Elise Kiu blogs over at Fun & Holy, www.funandholy.com, where she writes about spiritual growth and Christian dating for young women.