Next in our morning prayer series, we have my friend Kristi Woods who is sharing how she starts her day with morning meditation prayer and God’s Word.
Ever find yourself yearning for more a powerful morning meditation prayer time? Maybe a nagging sense of your words falling flat harasses you, or you simply can’t find the right words. Rest assured, God hears you.
Whether those requests sound eloquent or simple, short or long, He remains attentive. I’ve found, however, that adding one thing to my morning routine helps me better prepare for the day. Call it reassurance or reinforcement of the Almighty kind.
It’s praying God’s Word.
Praying the Word of God Over Your Life
We read the Bible. We study it, and sometimes we even memorize it. It’s God’s glorious Word, alive and active–a spiritual weapon useful in offensive and defensive situations.
Have you ever considered using it in your prayers?
My journey started by simply reading scriptures each morning. I’d encounter one like Ephesians 5:17 (don’t be foolish but understand God’s will–my paraphrase) and think, I want that for my loved one! I’d pray it over their life, inserting their name like this: Lord, today I pray that Caleb (my son) won’t be foolish but will understand what your good and perfect will is.
But then I realized the verses were good for me, too. That’s when I began praying the Word of God over my life in my morning meditation prayer. I hope you’ll use it, too.
Powerful Morning Meditation Prayer for God’s Intervention
Sometimes, we grow anxious and worry over situations. It’s far too easy, isn’t it? But what if God has a better way for us to handle things?
I’ve found that praying scriptures like Philippians 4:6-8 and Colossians 1:17 help calm me during difficult circumstances. After all, worry won’t solve anything. But with God, all things are possible. Why not offer our needs to him and journey into the day with peace instead?
Here’s another example using the Philippians passage:
Father, today I refuse anxiety’s grip. I will trust you, instead. I’ll be anxious for nothing. I thank you for this opportunity to spend time with you and set my requests at your feet. (Sometimes this is the end, other times, I’ll list out the requests.)
Prayer for the Day for Strength
Sometimes, one verse “sticks out” to us, doesn’t it? It draws us and comes to mind over and over.
That happened to me with John 15:5 last year.
“I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
(John 15:5 WEB)
I often started my days with this verse. Still do. I apply it to mothering, writing, being a godly wife, and more–because sometimes my confidence wavers. Even more so–and this was the point our loving God made to me about my strong-willed, self-sufficient tendencies–apart from God we can truly do nothing.
But with him? Possibilities remain endless. And that’s the place where spiritual fruit grows. What better place to be than in His presence?
Daily Prayer for Marriage
Do you use scripture in a daily morning meditation prayer for marriage? God’s Word is a spiritual weapon. And with marriage often in the crosshairs of evil’s aim, we’re wise to lean on the Almighty.
What scripture(s) would you use for your marriage or someone you know? Ephesians 6:10 is a go-to for me. I’ve prayed that my husband will be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power hundreds of times. What results is between him and God, but as a partner in this marriage, while on my knees, I can help my spouse battle.
Others useful in prayers include the following New Testament verses.
- Mark 10:9
- 1 Corinthians 13
- Ephesians 4:2
- Ephesians 4:32
- Ephesians 6:10-18
Morning Meditation Prayer for the Week
Ready to fill those blank or quiet prayer spaces? It’s easy enough to start with a prayer for the week.
Psalm 25 is one of my favorite Bible chapters. Here’s a sample:
“Show me your ways, Yahweh. Teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation, I wait for you all day long.”
(PS 25:4-5 WEB)
Regardless of whether we use this passage, others in this list or in the Bible, remember that God hears us. So let’s get going with our powerful morning meditation prayer time, shall we?
Kristi Woods, writer, speaker, and podcaster, most loves the label “Jesus girl.” Her latest Bible study, Created to Believe: A Bible Word Study, and other faith-building tools can be found at www.KristiWoods.net. Kristi, her handsome, retired-from-the-Navy husband, and their three children survived a nomadic, military lifestyle and have set roots in Oklahoma–where she keeps a close watch for tornadoes and good chocolate.