Do you ever wake up and struggle to get out of bed? Life can get tough and rough. Some mornings we just might need a little bit more of a boost than others. So why not use the Bible as your inspiration on those mornings? These inspirational Bible verses and accompanying Bible reading plan will walk you through scriptures for prayer, encouragement, and worship.
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Start your day with God
By nature, I am a morning person. As I type this it is 4 am and I’ve been up since a little before 3 am. There was no alarm clock, no moaning or groaning. I just work up, felt awake and rejuvenated, heard the coffee pot timer go off, and decided to start my day a little bit early. It took no extra work or consequences.
So truthfully, it’s easy for me to start my day with God. I naturally just gravitate in that direction. Not everyone is the same way. Even someone that says they are a morning person is usually not up at 4 am.
Regardless of if you are a morning person or not, starting your day with God is one of the most important decisions you can make.
What I am not saying here, is that you must start your day with an hour of prayer and Bible reading time. I’m not even saying you need to spend 10 minutes with your nose in the Bible.
Starting your day with God can be as simple as directing your thoughts, affections, and emotions toward him. It’s as simple as acknowledging Him as Lord of your life, giving thanks, and committing your day and decisions to the Glory of God alone.
For some that may be a quick prayer, for others, it may be sitting down with a cup of coffee and digging into scripture for an extended period of time.
Why is it important to start your day with God?
Beginning your day with Jesus means that you are inviting him into your upcoming day. All the moments, tensions, and joys have already been given to him. Tackling your day on your own is usually an invitation for exhaustion and failure. Why not invite the God of the universe to help, protect, and guide you throughout your day?
Submit to him.
Devotionals to Start your Day off Right
It can be nice to start your morning off with a Gospel-centered devotional as well. I find that on mornings where I don’t want to dive too deep into a Bible study, that a devotional offers me helpful
- New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
- Scandalous: Recovering the Gospel that Makes Sinners Blush by John Aaron White
- The Lipstick Gospel Devotional by Stephanie May Wilson
- Cultivating a Healing Home by Rachael Belle Bomsta
Here are some other inspirational faith books that I have also enjoyed.
20 Morning Verses to Start the Day
These inspirational morning Bible verses are divided into three categories.
The first are scriptures to pray. These scriptures can guide your prayer time in the morning as you seek and meet with your creator. The second is comforting scriptures for encouragement. We all sometimes need a bit more encouragement on some days than others. When you wake up feeling a bit discouraged, use these verses to kick-start joy and hope in your mind. The final category is scriptures for praise and thanksgiving. The creator of the universe
Inspirational Scripture to Pray
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;Psalm 5:3 ESV
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.Jeremiah 29:13
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Matthew 6:33
O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you.
Be our arm every morning,
our salvation in the time of trouble.Isaiah 33:2
my eye grows dim through sorrow.
Every day I call upon you, O Lord;
I spread out my hands to you.Psalm 88:9
My soul yearns for you in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
For when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.Isaiah 26:9
I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I hope in your words.Psalm 119:147
But I, O Lord, cry to you;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.Psalm 88:13
Comforting Scripture for Encouragement
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.Lamentations 3:22-23
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.Isaiah 40:29
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.John 10:10
Scriptures for Praise and Thanksgiving
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication 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 minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.2 Corinthians 5:17
For his anger is but for a moment,Psalm 30:5
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.Psalm 143:8
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.Psalm 90:14
But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.Psalm 59:16
Blessed Morning Bible Verse
May these inspirational morning Bible verses uplift your spirit as you commit your day to Jesus Christ once again.
Would you like more resources for starting your day with Jesus?
You can access the inspirational morning Bible verse vault below. OR if you would like just the Bible reading plan, you can download it here.