Prayers For Today: 15 Heartfelt Daily Prayers For Inspiration

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Use these 25 prayers for today as inspirational daily prayers to pray in the mornings, at meal times, and in the evening at bedtime.

Looking for short prayers to say throughout your day to keep your eyes focused on God? You’re in the right place!

Sometimes, even when we have a great relationship with God, we might get stuck and not know what to say.

Use the examples of prayers below to spark new joy in your prayer life as you seek Jesus in all you say and do – from the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to bed at night, and all of the moments in between.

Many prayers also include Bible verses for you to use today to keep Scripture at the forefront of your mind, as well.

Morning Prayers For Today

As I Wait With Great Expectations

Good morning, Lord!

Thank You for hearing my prayers every morning. I know that You hear my prayers and You are always faithful. I can’t always feel Your presence or see You working in my life, but I ask that You draw near to me today.

Give me confidence and boldness to honor You in every word I speak and every action I take today. Hear my prayers, Lord, and I will wait with great expectations.

Amen.

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.

Psalm 5:3 NIV

Prayer Giving Thanks First Thing In The Morning

God,

This is the day that You have made and that alone is a reason to wake up rejoicing. Life is not easy and it’s certainly not perfect, but I know You are using all things for a purpose bigger than I can see.

Thank You for beautiful sunrises and the gift of the new day that lies ahead, full of promise. Allow me to experience awe and wonder at the blessings You have placed all around me in my life today.

In Your Name I pray, amen.

This is the day the Lord has made;

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 NKJV

A Morning Prayer To Follow In Your Footsteps

Heavenly Father,

I want to cling to You as tightly as I can in my every word, thought, and deed. Please, guide my footsteps today, keeping me close to You, following in Your footsteps. Lead me, guide me, and walk beside me.

Protect me from harm and show me how to honor You today in all that I do.

Amen.

Morning Prayer To Experience More Of You

Father God,

Allow me to experience more of You today. Help my eyes to see You at work in my life. Help my ears to hear Your voice when You speak. Equip my hands to serve You and allow my heart to feel You with me.

Thank You for being an Almighty God that cares so much about the details of my days. I love You so much.

In Your Name I pray, amen.

Show Me How To Be Your Hands & Feet Today

Good morning, Father.

As I start a new day, show me how to best use my time, talents, strengths, and gifts to serve You and impact your Kingdom. Give me the energy and focus I need to do Your good work and give me wisdom in how to prioritize my tasks for Your glory.

I want to be Your hands and feet today, serving people humbly and faithfully.

To You be the glory forever and ever, amen.

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

John 13:14-15 NIV

Dinnertime Prayers For Today

Mealtime Blessings

Lord, thank You for this meal.

Bless this food to our body and all of the hands that prepared it. Thank you for always providing for all of our needs. Help us to be generous to others as You are always generous to us so that all who hunger will be fed.

To You be the glory, amen.

Fellowship Around The Table

Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing us all to gather around this table with this lovely meal.

We love Your gift of community, allowing us to offer each other support, encouragement, and a listening ear. We are so thankful for these wonderful relationships. Thank you for giving us this time to fellowship together.

In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Thanksgiving

God,

We are so thankful for Your many blessings. We praise You for this delicious food, these wonderful people, and this precious time we have together. Thank You for bringing us joy and peace and allowing us to experience more of You every day.

Amen.

Thankful For Rest

Abba, Father,

Thank You for designing our bodies to take breaks and fellowship with each other over meals. Help us to joyfully embrace this time to rest from the work of our days and connect with each other while we enjoy this meal. Bless this food to our bodies and use it to fuel us to go out to do good works for Your Kingdom.

We love You, Lord, amen.

For Our Daily Bread

God,

Thank You for giving us our daily bread today and also for Your Word to guide us through life. You are always so good at providing for both our tangible needs and our souls’ needs as we know we cannot live without You, not on bread alone.

Allow this food to restore our bodies and our minds and we ask that You restore our souls, drawing us near to You.

In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.

Give us today our daily bread.

Matthew 6:11

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

Matthew 4:4

Looking to spice up your mealtime prayers and make them more kid-friendly? Check out these fun grace songs to sing at dinner!

Bedtime Prayers For Today

For A Restful Night Of Sleep

Heavenly Father,

I am so tired right now. I pray that you bless with a solid night of restful sleep tonight. I know that You offer me a peace that allows me to hand all the troubles of the world over to You and rest in safety.

Allow me to fully experience Your peace tonight. Help me to fall asleep quickly and rest hard so that when I wake tomorrow, I will be rested and renewed with energy to go out and serve You well. In Your Name I pray, amen.

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

Praising For Today’s Blessings

Thank You, God, for today.

I’m not always good at recognizing the blessings You pour into my life in the moment, but I pray that as I rest here at Your feet, that You bring to mind all of the ways You showed me Your unconditional love today – in nature, my relationships, my work, my health, and every other relationship.

I never want to take You for granted. I ask that You give me faith eyes to see You working in my life and a heart overflowing with thankfulness.

I am so grateful for You, amen.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6-7

When You’ve Had A Rough Day

Lord, today was really difficult.

My body is exhausted and my soul is weary. I know You are always with me, but You feel so far away right now. Please, allow me to feel Your presence.

Come near to me, Jesus. Cover me in Your peace that surpasses all understanding and grant me a restful night of sleep to recover.

I know You are always working things together for my good, even when they feel like a struggle. I’m leaning into You because I’m just not strong enough on my own. Use these trials to strengthen my relationship with You.

In Your Name I pray, amen.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Prayer For Protection

Heavenly Father,

I ask for your Almighty protection tonight. I ask that You protect me from physical harm but also that You protect my mind tonight as I dream. Fill my mind with thoughts that honor and glorify You.

Watch over my family and friends and keep us all safe. I ask that, as I lay still on my bed tonight, that You continue to fight for me against any evil the enemy is trying to work in my life. I love You and I trust You above all.

I am Yours forever, amen.

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Exodus 14:14

When I’m Feeling Anxious

God,

My thoughts are all over the place right now. I’m worried and I can feel anxiety invading my body, down to the bone. I know this is not Your will for me. You are bigger than my anxiety and I ask that You please replace every anxious thought and feeling with Your peace.

You tell us to ask You, with thanksgiving, to relieve our anxiety so that’s what I’m doing right now. I am so thankful I am not alone in this world. You are always with me, right beside me. I know You, I love You, and I trust that You will take these worries from my mind and fill my thoughts with Your promises.

Please, Lord, be near to me right now. I’m struggling and I desperately need You.

In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6

Need more prayers when you’re worried? Check out these 8 prayers when you’re worried to experience more of God’s peace that passes all understanding.

What are you praying for today?

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