Sunday is the threshold of a fresh week and a day we consider to be the Lord’s day. I want to share some powerful Sunday morning prayers, to help you take time to connect and prepare your heart for Sunday morning service. To pause and have impactful conversation with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday mornings can be busy, especially if you have children to get to church. It can be easy to get so busy trying to get to church, we forget to take time to connect to the Lord on our own.
Below, you’ll find a powerful collection of prayers examples to use during your Sunday morning prayer time. I pray that they help to fill you with the Holy Spirit as you embark upon a new day.
Sunday Morning Prayers
One of the best ways to get your day off to a positive start is the begin the day in prayer. How often do you open your eyes in bed and the first thing you think or say out loud is “Good morning, God!”?
While prayer is important every day, sometimes we don’t think about making sure we get personal prayer time on Sunday morning because we will be attending church services later that day.
Prayer doesn’t have to be a grand affair. It can be simple, short moments with the Lord throughout the day.
Sunday morning prayers are just as important as morning prayers any other day of the week and should be part of our regular morning routine every single day of the week!
Sunday Morning Prayer of Gratitude
Science has actually shown that gratitude changes our brains for the better. It’s no wonder we are told in Scripture to give thanks or be thankful.
When we begin our day with a heart of gratitude, it sets a better tone for the rest of the day. We tend to see even more to be thankful for.
Starting your day with a simple Sunday morning prayer of gratitude is a great way to set the tone for your entire day and the coming week!
But can also help you cultivate a heart of gratitude for the new week ahead by reflecting on how God has already moved in your life in the week prior.
Dear Lord Jesus, I want to pause to thank You. Not just for all that You have done, but for who You are. You are a great Father.
You are holy, holy, holy. Creator of the universe. Yet You care for me. Your loving kindness endures forever. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray, Amen.
Short Sunday Morning Prayer
Just because we are busy, doesn’t mean we can’t take time to pray.
Prayer isn’t supposed to be difficult or require lengthy, well-scripted words. There are so many creative ways to pray, but uur prayers don’t need to be long and detailed in order to be effective or for God to hear them.
His powerful presence will fill the room at the slightest whipser of a prayer as well as those completely unspoken.
Here is an example of a short Sunday morning prayer that you can use when you are short of time but want to still make God first in your day.
Almighty God, help me remember that today is about You. You did not create us to go non-stop.
Help me O Lord, make time to rest in You. To be still. To acknowledge that You are God and I am not. In His holy name, I pray, Amen.
Sunday Morning Prayer for Worship
Preparing our hearts and minds for worship is important. It takes intentionality and seeing prayer as a priority of worship.
Honestly, sometimes I pray this and have to do a brain dump to clear my head, but it really helps.
Before you head off to church to worship God with friends and family, say a little prayer of worship as well!
O God, prepare my heart and mind for worship. Clear my heart and mind of everything but worshiping you.
Prepare the soil of my heart to hear Your Word, that it would grow and produce good fruit. Keep any distractions from hindering my focus on You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Sunday Morning Prayer for Family
Family members can make us crazy. But they are also one of the biggest blessings we will ever have.
Often times, we may focus our family prayers to ask God to fix something about them. But always begin your prayers with grateful heart when it comes to praying for our family.
During your Sunday prayer times, make sure you thank God for your family (even the ones who annoy you!)
Dear God, Thank You for my family. I pray that You would help us glorify You in all that we say and do. That we would hunger, and thirst for You and Your Word.
That we would grow closer to one another as we grow closer to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Sunday Morning Prayer for Friends
Friends are truly a blessing from God! Our friends help to lift us up when we are down and they continually add value to our lives.
Praying for friends is a simple, yet powerful act of love for them.
Take a minute to think of 3-4 friends to pray for today. Bonus, send them a text or message and let them know that you prayed for them!
Thank You, gracious father, for my family. I pray that You would help us glorify You in all that we say and do. That we would hunger, and thirst for You and Your Word.
That we would grow closer to one another as we grow closer to You. In the powerful name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Sunday Morning Prayer to Thank God for a New Day
How often do we stop and thank the Lord for waking us up every beautiful Sunday morning? I know that I take it for granted a lot.
Every Sunday morning (as well as every other day of the week), provides an opportunity for new beginnings. Each morning we wake to another beautiful day of life that God has given us.
So, if you are thankful for this new day, let God know during your prayer time! Cry out in prayer to thank Him for the gift of life!
Here is a simple but powerful Sunday morning prayer to thank God for the beautiful new day.
Father God, thank You for this new day. Thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning. Teach me Your ways, transform my mind and heart.
Give me Your eyes and love for those I will interact with today. Help me make the most of each opportunity that You give me today. May everything I say, think and do bring You glory. In Jthe mighty name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.
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Talking to the Lord can seem intimidating, especially if we have an over-complicated idea of what that means. It doesn’t have to be a major production, you don’t even have to have a special place or time to do it.
We can pray without ceasing once we realize how simple it really is!
I hope that these simple, yet powerful prayers have helped or inspired you to take time, even on a busy Sunday morning, to talk to the Lord.
As you begin your prayers in worship today, be sure to read these additional Sunday Prayers and Blessings to develop a better relationship with the Father on this glorious day.
You’ll also find out collection of daily prayers helpful so you have simple prayers to pray for each day of the week!
Robbi is a Christ-following wife and homeschool mom of 5 blessings (soon to be 6!). She is passionate about homemaking and natural living. You can find her at Timeless Mama.