What you do first thing in the morning matters. Today I’m sharing some morning verses to start your day with strength and encouragement!

It’s so easy to rush into our mornings with long to-do lists, little hands clamoring for our attention and stress. From the moment we get up and check the time we are bombarded.

There are so many bible verses that talk about our mornings and this has really convicted me to start my day with the Lord – no matter what. I hope that these verses can encourage you and strengthen you as you start your day!

Morning Verses to Start Your Day with the Lord

Morning Bible Verses of Praise

But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving-kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress. -Psalm 59:16

This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it! -Psalm 118:24

Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. -Psalm 90:14

Morning Bible Verses of Gratitude

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

Give thanks to the Lord,for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever. -Psalm 107:1

Let’s come before his presence with thanksgiving. Let’s extol him with songs! -Psalm 95:2

Morning Bible Verses for Strength

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13

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 will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. -Psalm 121:1-2

Morning Bible Verses for Guidance

Cause me to hear your loving-kindness in the morning, for I trust in you. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you. -Psalm 143:8

Commit your deeds to the Lord, and your plans shall succeed. -Proverbs 16:3

You shall seek me, and find me, when you search for me with all your heart. -Jeremiah 29:13

Morning Bible Verses of Hope

Let’s hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23

I wait for the Lord. My soul waits. I hope in his word. -Psalm 130:5

It is because of the Lord’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn’t fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23

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Morning Bible Verses to Trust in Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6

Lord, in the morning you will hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly. -Psalm 5:3

Also delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in him. -Psalm 37:4-5

Morning Bible Verses for Peace

You will keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. -Isaiah 26:3

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition 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 thoughts in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful. -Colossians 3:15

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How to Start Your Day with God

Spending time with the Lord in the morning is so important in setting up our day in peace and hope and strength. But it’s hard, right?

How do we seek God in the morning? Here are a few tips:

  • Don’t look at your phone (set it to do not disturb until after your devotional time)
  • Have your bible, journal, devotional out on the table or by the couch (wherever you do devotions)
  • Have a bible reading plan or devotional so that you know what you will be reading
  • Commit to going to this spot first thing (or after the bathroom 😉 )
  • Have anything else you need ready – water, bowl of cereal, blanket

These things have helped me to commit this time to the Lord despite all the other things calling to my attention. And even just a few minutes set aside is enough to focus my mind and heart on the Lord.

You can print or write out some of these morning verses to start your day and let them encourage you in the morning!

How to Start Your Morning Devotions

God sees our hearts. Our “devotions” don’t need to be perfect!

I would suggest starting with spending time in God’s Word and in prayer. 

Sometimes I start with prayer, sometimes I start with my Bible. Sometimes I have a devotional or Bible reading plan. And I typically have a space to write prayers down.

Don’t let the structure of your devotional time overwhelm you.

I’ve created several devotionals over in my shop and I structure them with all of these pieces. 

I believe that writing down Scripture is one of the most powerful things you can do. I often will write down a verse and pray through it if I’m stuck. 

You can check out this free bible reading plan if you need some inspiration!

Start Your Day with Prayer

Praying Scripture or having written prayers to help you start your day is powerful. The Lord hears us when we pray. 

He desires us to speak to Him. 

And yet in the morning, my mind is tired and drowsy and prayer is hard to formulate.

Having prayers written down or even just writing them down in the morning really helps me to focus and be steadfast in prayer.

This is a powerful way to use the morning verses to start your day – by praying them over your morning and over your day.

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Morning Prayer to Start Your Day

Lord, I surrender my heart to You right now. I invite You in, I invite your Spirit to come upon me, to strengthen me and renew me. I praise You that Your mercies are new every morning. That You have promised joy in the morning. I thank you that You satisfy us and I pray that You would satisfy me this morning as I seek You. I surrender my plans to You today and ask that You would be my guide and my sustainer. Let all that I do be done for You, I commit my ways to You. Be with me, Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Why is it important to start your day with God?

I didn’t realize how necessary it was to start the day with the Lord until I had my first baby and no longer could slide through my mornings. 

Not only did I need strength, but I had to get up even earlier to find that time with the Lord. And when I didn’t, I noticed. I was grumpier, more tired and way more easily overwhelmed. 

When we start our day with the Lord, we orient our minds in a way that allows us to be receptive to His Spirit throughout the day. We commit our plans and surrender our desires to Him. And in doing so, we grow closer to Him and to His will. 

I hope that you were able to find some encouragement in these morning bible verses to start your day with the Lord

Are there any favorite verses that you like to start your morning with? I’d love for you to share one in the comments below!


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