Morning Eleven: A Prayer to Seek God Throughout The Day
28 Days of Morning Prayer Focus
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
Scripture tells us that if we seek the Kingdom of God first, then all the things we need will be given to us. When we place God first in life, we see him working through all circumstances and events for our good. Whether you are just beginning to seek out God or you have been a Christian for years, we should never stop seeking to know God better!
“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
Father, Praise You for the sky and sun, for both remind us of a new day’s challenge and chance to chase You. Thank You for reminding us life is not always easy, but that we don’t have to carry the hard into each new day. Forgive us for dwelling on the past and for holding onto grudges. Bless our hearts to be held back by nothing as we seek You each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
28 Days of Focused Morning Prayer ~A Morning Prayer for Strength
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
God I look to You. Pick up your cell phone. Read the above verse and then listen to the empowering words that remind us to look to Him to be our strength and your song! Spend a moment in pure and undistracted words of praise to tour Heavenly Father. Soak it all in and let the Lord’s presence lead you through this day.
Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel like I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life. I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial. Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom! Amen.
Where Do We Find Strength?
Where do we find our strength? In the Lord our God!
Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”
Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!”
Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
Psalm 34:10b “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
Isaiah 26: 3-4 “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!”
Psalm 32:7-8 “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Exodus 33:14 “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”
Psalm 34:17 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.”
Isaiah 30:15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”
It can be so easy to give into worry, fear and despair, but with Him we can find strength, and look forward to wonderful things. He gives us hope!
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43: 1-3
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground”. Psalm 143: 8-10
I love this Psalm. David has a beautiful way with speaking His heart to the Lord. David’s struggle with sin was real but He knew that following God would be His greatest gift to the world. King David is asking for protection, and affirming his trust in God. Faith and trust are crucial as a follower of Christ.
He was saying here not only will I put my trust in You, every day God’s mercies are new. He was affirming His trust in all of who he was as well. Kind David affirmed that He considered himself a servant of the most high God. Laying down his fear and doubt, David knew he could walk without fear into the unknown of what a new day may hold. Words in this passage worthy of our focus today.
Dear Lord, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You. Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today. Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can’t wait to meet with You again. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Hosea 6:3: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
With this beautiful Scripture from Hosea, we can pray and proclaim God’s promises just like the prophet did.
-Just as sure as the sun rises, you will appear Lord.
-I will not fear anything this day may bring in my life, because You will be with me from the very beginning of the day.
Psalm 5:3 “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.”
This morning prayer focus reminds us to make communication with our Heavenly Father a priority in our lives.
In the morning before you get out of bed whisper sweet words of praise to the Father. He is right there waiting to put in place the beauty of the that only He can give!!!
Dear God, at the start of this new day, help me to exalt You above all else. Open the eyes of my heart that I might see you, and take it all in regarding how you are at work in my life. Give me wisdom to make the best choices, fill me with a desire to seek after you more than anything else in this world. Let your Spirit and power breathe in me, through me again, fresh and new.
Thank You that You are greater than anything that I may face today. Thank You that Your presence goes with me, and that my joy is never dependent on my circumstances, but it is my true and lasting strength, no matter what I am up against.
I ask that Your peace lead me, that it would guard my heart and mind in You. I ask for Your grace to cover my life this day. I love you Lord…I need you. In Jesus’ Name,
Morning Five: Look for opportunities for Thanksgiving
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Power of a Grateful Heart
7 Things It Can Do
– It gets our eyes off ourselves, and helps us to focus back on God.
– It reminds us we’re not in control, but that we serve a Mighty God who is. It keeps us in a place of humility and dependency on Him, as we recognize how much we need Him.
– It helps us to recognize we have so much to be thankful for, even all of the little things, which often we may forget to thank Him for…but they really are the biggest, most important things in this life. It takes our attention off of our problems and helps us instead to reflect on, to remember, the goodness of His many blessings.
– It reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We were never intended to be fully self-sufficient in this life. A grateful heart reminds us that ultimately God is our Provider, that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand.
– A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.
– It makes the enemy flee. The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks and honor to God. Our praise and thanksgiving will make them flee.
– It opens up the door for continued blessings. It invites His presence. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in Him. God loves to give good gifts to His children. He delights in our thankfulness and pours out His Spirit and favor over those who give honor and gratitude to Him.
Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.