Daily Morning Prayer

Following are some morning prayers you may want to pray or use as an outline for your own daily morning prayer:

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus gave us the model of how to pray that includes all these elements: adoration, submission, petition, repentance and praise:
Our Father in heaven,
May Your name be honored.
May Your kingdom come soon.
May Your will be done on earth just as it is in heaven.
Give us our food for today,And forgive us our sins,
Just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory forever. Amen

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Daily Prayer of Commitment

Father, Thank You for awakening me to this new morning and for keeping me through the night. Thank You for your lovingkindness that never ceases and Your compassions that never fail but are new every morning. I commit this day to You Lord. Help me to put You first in my thoughts and in my heart. And help me to magnify and glorify You in all I do and say. In Jesus’name I pray.Amen

Beloved Prayer of Saint Francis Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

Short and Simple Prayer of Commitment: Prayer by Fr. Judge, late NYFD Chaplain

Tell me where You want me to go;
Let me meet whom You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say,
And keep me out of Your way!

Beautiful Prayer by Cardinal Merciar

O, Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do…give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your will.

Short and Simple Prayer of Commitment

Dear God, I give you this day
All of my work and all of my play
All that I do and all that I say….Amen

Today’s post is written by Krystal Kuehn, author of The 10 Biggest Lies About God and the Truth That Will Set You Free.  Krystal is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, teacher, musician and songwriter. Krystal specializes in helping people live their best life now, reach their full potential, overcome barriers, heal from their past, & develop a happiness lifestyle. Her inspirational and empowering approach has been helping people all over the world for over 20 years. Her books, articles, poetry, and songs have been published locally and internationally. Krystal has a passion for encouraging others. She believes everyone has untapped potential for greatness, and everyone can live a life of fulfillment and true happiness.



God of Hope Romans 15:13

Our hearts sing with hope, to our God, the God of Hope. So what is up with this concept of ‘hope’? Today’s modern idea around hope is a kind of wishy washy optimism. Its no sure thing, just a big maybe. Today’s modern idea of hope simply doesn’t match up with God. The God of maybe? No, that simply doesn’t work. Biblical hope is a much stronger idea, its a strong and confident expectation, it has certainty attached to it, it is about the nature of God himself. Hope is about things we can’t see or haven’t received, sometimes both. Our God of Hope both holds our hopes and offers us hope. God wants us to abound in hope, to have strength in hope, to be certain of our hopes. Hope is a part of God’s essence, just as God is love, God is also hope.

Approached biblically, hope is an active thing, it gives our lives new dimensions. It gives us power to live with courage and grace, knowing that we are here for a purpose, even if we don’t see it yet. We are watching for eternal outcomes and know that what we can see is not the whole story. If things are looking discouraging, we can turn to God and know that with his perfect love, his infinite resources, we can find compassion, help and support. His mercy doesn’t fail.

Meditate on the God of Hope, let this idea fill your thoughts and heart. Ask God to fill you with joy and peace in believing, ask to abound in hope. Let hope lift you up and bless you with its beautiful future and grace in the very heart of God.

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God of Hope Romans

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing

Messages of Peace

I especially love messages of peace in the Bible, at times they are just what my soul needs.

Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Romans 5:1  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 6:27 But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

James 3:18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.


Peace Bible quotes verses

Verses of peace from the Bible

The Lord Reigns – Psalm 97:1

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Psalm 97:1

Let this truth sink deep into the core of your being, let it give you confidence in every twist and turn in life. Its the very foundation of peace and joy. For God reigns, and everything is under His control, working together for His purpose.  He has unlimited power and infinite wisdom. We are not living in anarchy or chaos, nothing is coming about through chance.

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The Lord Reigns Psalm 97 1

The Lord Reigns – in goodness, mercy, perfectly and forever