Bible Verses for Morning Devotions

A morning prayer is a wonderful way to focus your time and attention on seeking God’s plan for the day ahead. Whether you need encouragement, peace, strength, or rest, God can meet you in a very real and present way when you come before Him with a humble heart. Seek God’s presence each morning before your energy and attention is pulled by all the tasks you have ahead. Click below to listen to the episode. To download the prayer plan click here.

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.- Isaiah 26:3

We can never avoid strife in the world around us, but with God we can know perfect peace even with turmoil all around us.  Supported by Gods unchanging love and mighty power, we are not shaken by the surrounding chaos.  Set your mind on God in the morning and try to keep focused on Him as you go through your day.  He will give you peach in all situations.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

It seams like an impossibility to be anxious for nothing. This verse was written by Paul and he is encouraging us to turn our worries into prayers. During your morning devotional, turn everything that you are worrying about into prayers.   Gods peace is different from the worlds peace.  True peace comes from knowing that God is in control over everything and that our destiny is in his hands.

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a [a]solitary place; and there He prayed. – Mark 1:35

Jesus took time to pray.  Finding time to pray is not easy for most but prayer is the vital link between us and God.  Just like Jesus did, we must break away from others to spend alone time with God… Even if we have to get up early in the morning to do it.

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. – Colossians 2:6-8

When we wake up in the morning we have to guard our mind against the lies of the enemy.  Apostle Paul is writing here to warn us against any false religion that may be taught to us.  There are many man made approaches to life’s problems that totally disregard God.  To resist these false teachings, you must use your mind keep your eyes on Jesus and study Gods word for yourself.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. – Psalm 23:1-3

As the Lord is the good shepherd so we are his sheep that ae wise enough to follow him as he leads us into the right places.  This verse focuses on the discipleship qualities of those who follow Jesus.

The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1

Each day before you set out on your way, we should set out to conqur fear by using the bright liberating light of the Lord who brings salvation.  To dispel the darkness of fear remember the light of Gods salvation as promised in this verse.

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. – Psalm 5:3

The secret to a close relationship with God is to pray to him earnestly in the morning.  In the morning our minds are more free from problems and then we can commit the whole day to God.  Regular communication with any person is necessary for a good relationship and its certainly necessary for a strong relationship with God.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23

Gods lovingkindness never ends and his compassion towards us never fails.  God willingly responds to us when we ask for help.  Gods steadfast love and mercy are greater than any sin and he promises forgiveness every morning.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. – Ephesians 6:10-11

Before we leave out for the day we need to be sure that we are covered from every possible side against the enemies attacks.  To withstand the attacks of the enemy we must rely on Gods strength and use every piece of the armor.   

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33

To “Seek first His kingdom” means to turn to God first for help to fill your thoughts with His desires.  To put his will and the plans of His kingdom above your own.  In doing this and finding the will of God, you will see that everything that you need will find you right when you need it to.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. – Psalm 32:8

God longs to guide us with love and wisdom rather than punishment.  He offers to teach us the best way to go.  Accept the advice written in God’s word and don’t let your stubbornness keep you from obeying God.

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