Why is Family Morning Prayer Important?
Starting our day with prayer is powerful. And praying together as a family can do many things.
When we open our days with family morning prayer time we:
- Develop a sense of family unity
- Seek out the Lord’s direction for your family
- Teach our children to come to the Lord before all else
- Surrender our own hearts to the Lord daily
- Grow in our faith & watch the Lord work in the lives of our children
Spending time as a family in prayer will not only impact your heart and your family as a whole but will build a foundation of prayer and coming before the Lord with your children. It will teach them of important biblical foundations such as rejoicing always, gratitude, joy and surrender.
Check out these printable family prayer cards for prayers you can post throughout your home!
- Why is Family Morning Prayer Important?
- How to Pray as a Family in the Morning
- General Prayer Points for Your Family Morning Prayers
- 6 Powerful Family Morning Prayers
- A Short Family Morning Prayer
- Family Morning Prayer for Direction
- Family Morning Prayer for Protection and Provision
- Family Morning Prayer for Strength
- Family Morning Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving
- Family Morning Prayer for Spiritual Warfare
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How to Pray as a Family in the Morning
Taking the time to pray as a family in the morning can be tough. Depending on your family’s schedules with work, school and activities, it might be hard to find a time when you are all together.
Don’t let this discourage you from this powerful habit of praying together.
My husband leaves for work before the kids are up and so we have tried to make it a point to pray together before he leaves and then I will try and pray with the kids on the days that he does work. Then on the weekends, this family morning prayer time is special and impactful and an opportunity for my husband to lead us spiritually in that way.
You can pray at the breakfast table or pray before coming downstairs in the morning.
I do recommend doing it at the beginning of the morning because as the day goes, well – we all know how busy it can get!
General Prayer Points for Your Family Morning Prayers
Breaking down our family morning prayer into specific points or categories can be helpful as a guide for your prayers together.
Here are some of the prayer points that I have found helpful but feel free to add your own to your family morning prayers!
- Prayer Requests
- Direction, Provision & Strength
- Holy Spirit & Spiritual Warfare
6 Powerful Family Morning Prayers
A Short Family Morning Prayer
Lord, thank you for this day. Thank you for our family, our home and all of the blessings you have poured out on us. We commit our day to You and ask that Your Spirit would come upon us, guide us and direct us and give us the strength we need to do Your will. Open our eyes to the opportunities before us to share Your love and to love others as we are called. And we pray that You would cast out the enemy’s lies or schemes on this day. We pray this in Jesus name, Amen.
Family Morning Prayer for Direction
Lord, guide us in this day. We commit our ways to You. Lead us by Your Word and Your Spirit. Show us how we can do Your will. We acknowledge that You are good and You are sovereign. You have good things planned for us today. Show us how we can do those good things. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Bible Verses on Direction from the Lord
Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. -Psalm 119:105
Commit your deeds to the Lord, and your plans shall succeed. -Proverbs 16:3
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:6
Family Morning Prayer for Protection and Provision
Lord, we surrender our family to Your will right here and now. We stand and ask that You would stop any of Satan’s plans against our family. We proclaim Your grace and love over each and every one of us. May Your Spirit dwell among us and protect us from any disease, accident or plan to harm our family. We ask that You would provide us all that we need today and trust that You will. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Bible Verses on Protection and Provision
My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. -Psalm 91:1
Family Morning Prayer for Strength
Lord, we come to You today and ask for Your strength to be with us. We know that, with You, we can do all that You call us to. Show us Your will and strengthen us to do it well. We trust that You will help us in whatever we need today. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Bible Verses on Strength
Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. -Isaiah 41:10
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13
Family Morning Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving
Thank you for this day, Lord. Thank you for all the blessings You have poured out on our family and on each of our lives. We choose to rejoice in this day in all things. Satisfy us today with Your love above all else. We trust You have good things for us in this day. Today we specifically thank you for [general thing or go around and each say something]. We ask that You would continue to be with us in all things. Amen.
Bible Verses on Prayer and Thanksgiving
Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. -Psalm 90:14
This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it! -Psalm 118:24
Family Morning Prayer for Spiritual Warfare
Lord, we thank you for Your victory over the enemy and over evil. Thank you for the promise that You have overcome. We praise You for Your sovereignty and goodness. We surrender our hearts and our hurts to You this morning. You care for each one of these things on our minds. Fill us with your Holy Spirit right now. Strengthen us to stand firm in Your power and to fight the good fight. We pray that, in Your Name, Satan would flee. We choose to resist the lies and schemes. We choose to put on the Armor of God and do battle with You, Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Bible Verses on Overcoming Spiritual Warfare
Be subject (submit) therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. -James 4:7
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 wiles of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11
What else would you include in your family morning prayer time?