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5 Things Christian Moms Can Pray For Each Morning

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Prayer is powerful, and starting the day with prayer is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others. When we pray, we prioritize our relationship with God while being intentional about asking for guidance in all other aspects of our lives.

Why pray in the morning?

I’m not gonna lie, praying first thing in the morning doesn’t always occur to me. Usually my days start by being woken up by my kids and immediately getting to work. (As much as I would love to wake up a couple hours before my kids, somehow they sense it and they will still wake up before me lol.)

But when I stop myself and sit down to intentionally pray before I leave my bedside–and really, it’s not like it has to take long–I notice a drastic difference in my day.

Scripture talks about it

Acknowledging God first thing in the morning (or whenever you start your day) is scriptural! God himself even talks about it when he gives the Israelites his instructions for them in Deuteronomy.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Basically, we should be loving God and living by his commands 24/7. And one way we can foster our relationship with him, give him glory and honor, and ask for his guidance is through prayer.

The Psalms often talk about this as well. Here are just a few to read when you get a chance:

  • Psalm 5:3
  • Psalm 59:16
  • Psalm 88:13

All of these psalms talk about praying to and praising God upon waking, in a variety of circumstances.

Mindset shift

When I pray, I start by thanking God for his sovereignty and for giving us another new day. When Jesus teaches his disciples to pray in his Sermon on the Mount, he starts with giving honor and thanks to God.

“Pray then like this:

‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.'”

Matthew 6:9-13

Notice how he also says to ask God for provisions and support in relationships. This is why I really stop and think about what I need help with that day, how I want to improve my relationships that day, etc.

And when I ask for these things, it stays on my mind throughout the day as a reminder to be intentional about them.

What to pray about

So with all that said, what are some things we as Christian moms can pray about when we start our days? I’ve made a short list of the things I see as most important for each day, besides glorifying and honoring God as I’ve mentioned above. Let’s talk about them:

1. My husband

Every family is different, but my husband is our sole provider. He’s the one who goes to work and makes the money so we can live in our home and put food on the table. His job is very demanding and exhausting, which can lead to depression and burnout at times.

Each morning I pray for my husband to get to work safely, to have a good day there, and to get home safely. But I also pray for his own walk with Christ, that he can grow stronger in his faith and keep his mind focused on God throughout the day.

I have some little cards from The Daily Grace Co with good prayer prompts for our husbands and marriages, as well as verses to meditate on regarding those subjects! It looks like they don’t have them in stock right now but they also have great blog posts about this topic.

2. My kids

As a stay at home mom of pre-school age kids, I’m basically with my kids all day long. But many moms send their kids off to school, daycare or other activities, their kids have friends in all sorts of circles, etc. There are things I want to pray for regarding my kids’ lives every single day no matter where they are.

Of course, I pray for them to be healthy and safe. I pray that they can have a good day where they have fun and make memories, learn valuable things, and feel loved.

Not only that, but I also pray that I am showing my kids how to live like Christ in all my actions. I pray that one day they will take on this faith as their own and become baptized Christians on their own accord.

There are countless sources for prayer prompts when it comes to praying for your children! The Daily Grace Co has products for this as well, among many others!

3. Patience

Whew, this one is hard for me. As someone who struggles with OCD and anxiety disorder, I just want to get things done and over with. It’s very difficult for me to take my time and be patient with people and things.

Every day I ask God for patience, to navigate the day with a patient heart. I pray for him to remind me that my kids are still learning and growing through it all, and patience will go a long way!

>>> Read more: 5 Verses About Patience For Moms

My kids will never learn how to problem solve or build their frustration tolerance if I just take over and do everything for them. And they will never learn how to manage their emotions if I just yell or interrupt them mid-tantrum lol. I have to develop patience to sit and work with them in a way that will benefit them.

This obviously not only goes for dealings with my kids, but with everyone I encounter. As a Christian, one of the good fruits I should be producing is patience. Asking God for guidance and meditating on scripture about it is a great way to cultivate that virtue.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.”

Galatians 5:22-25

4. Peace

As I said above, I have generalized anxiety disorder. This means I often get hung up on things that stress me out and I will blow them out of proportion. Those intrusive thoughts are brutal! “What if someone breaks into our house?” “What if a tornado hits randomly?” “What if we get into a car accident on the way to the store today?”

The reality is that I don’t have control over any of that, and God already knows what will happen. So when I pray in the mornings, I ask God to give me peace to approach things calmly and to trust in him, knowing he has full control.

5. Discipline

If we want to function properly in this world, we have to have discipline. That means getting things done even when we don’t feel like it. I don’t mean the occasional night of skipping the dishes because you feel sick. What I mean is on a normal day, when you can choose between doing the laundry or sitting down and scrolling through your phone and your kids really need some clean clothes, you choose to do the laundry.

This is an area I sometimes struggle with. If not for my kids, I may not keep up with the house in the way a normal person would. I may have OCD, but it’s not the “neat-freak” stereotype. More like hyperfixations and obsessing over things that aren’t high priority until I finish them lol. Our house is not always the cleanest it could be, but because we have two little ones with lots of daily needs, I naturally keep up with the necessities on a regular basis.

When I pray, I ask God to give me opportunities to practice discipline and choose to get things done that will help my family. In doing this, the thought stays on my mind throughout the day to remind me to keep an eye out for those opportunities.

Final thoughts

So, those are 5 things I always make sure to pray for during my prayer time in the mornings: my husband, my kids, patience, peace, and discipline. I always open with praise and thanksgiving to God, which helps put into perspective who I’m talking to. We have direct access to speaking with the creator of the universe! Isn’t that so cool?

Another thought: as modeled in the prayer Jesus taught in his Sermon on the Mount, he says to ask for forgiveness and protection from temptation. These are also both great things to pray for. We should have a constant heart of repentance and righteousness.

>>> Read more: 5 Encouraging Verses For When Sin Creeps Back In

While we can (and should) always pray at any time of day, it’s great to start the day on an intentional note. It helps us have the right heart posture and mindset for what we do in our lives, the relationships we cultivate, and our walks with Christ.

What are some things you try to pray for on a daily basis? Does your morning routine involve prayer? Let me know in the comments!

God bless,

The Cozy Tree Shop Laura Signature
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Laura is a Christian, wife, and mother who enjoys creating cozy goods, digital products, and encouraging blog posts to uplift fellow Christian moms. She is newly homeschooling her two kids and loves to crochet, read, and make her family's home cozy.

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