Do you want to start your day with God’s presence and blessings? Do you want to experience His peace, joy, and guidance throughout the day? If so, then Thursday morning prayer is for you.
Thursday morning prayer is a special time to connect with God and to invite Him into your day. It is a time to thank Him for His goodness, to ask Him for His help, and to align your will with His. It is a time to declare His promises, to praise His name, and to receive His grace.
- “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3)
- “But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.” (Psalm 88:13)
- “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8)
- “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1:35)
If you want to follow the example of Jesus and the psalmists, and if you want to experience the benefits of Thursday morning prayer, then here are 15 powerful Thursday morning prayers to invite His presence and receive His blessings for the day ahead. You can pray these prayers as they are or use them as a guide to create your own prayers.
15 Powerful Thursday Morning Prayers to Invite His Presence and Receive His Blessings for the Day Ahead
1. A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Lord, I thank You for this new day that You have made. I thank You for Your love, Your mercy, and Your faithfulness. I thank You for Your grace, Your power, and Your presence. I thank You for Your salvation, Your provision, and Your protection. I thank You for all that You have done, all that You are doing, and all that You will do in my life. I thank You for this Thursday morning prayer time that allows me to express my gratitude and praise to You. Amen.
2. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Surrender
Lord, I surrender my life to You today. I surrender my thoughts, my words, and my actions. I surrender my plans, my dreams, and my desires. I surrender my fears, my worries, and my doubts. I surrender my joys, my sorrows, and my pains. I surrender everything that I am and everything that I have to You today. I ask You to take control of my life and to lead me in Your ways. Amen.
3. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Guidance
Lord, I ask You to guide me today. I ask You to show me Your will and Your purpose for my life. I ask You to direct my steps and to order my paths. I ask You to open doors of opportunity and to close doors of distraction. I ask You to give me wisdom and discernment in every decision that I make today. I ask You to help me to follow Your voice and not the voice of the enemy or the voice of the world. Amen.
4. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Protection
Lord, I ask You to protect me today. I ask You to protect me from all evil and harm. I ask You to protect me from all accidents and injuries. I ask You to protect me from all sicknesses and diseases. I ask You to protect me from all temptations and traps. I ask You to protect me from all enemies and adversaries. I ask You to protect me from myself and from my own sinful nature. Amen.
5. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Provision
Lord, I ask You to provide for me today. I ask You to provide for all my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). I ask You to provide for my physical needs of food, clothing, shelter, health, and safety. I ask You to provide for my emotional needs of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). I ask You to provide for my spiritual needs of grace, forgiveness, holiness, wisdom, and strength. Amen.
6. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Healing
Lord, I ask You to heal me today. I ask You to heal me of any physical pain or illness that is affecting my body. I ask You to heal me of any emotional wound or trauma that is affecting my mind. I ask You to heal me of any spiritual bondage or sin that is affecting my soul. I ask You to heal me completely and thoroughly by Your stripes (Isaiah 53:5). Amen.
7. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Peace
Lord, I ask You to give me Your peace today. I ask You to give me the peace that surpasses all understanding, that guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). I ask You to give me the peace that comes from knowing that You are in control and that You work all things together for good for those who love You and are called according to Your purpose (Romans 8:28). I ask You to give me the peace that comes from trusting in You and not leaning on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Amen.
8. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Joy
Lord, I ask You to fill me with Your joy today. I ask You to fill me with the joy of Your salvation, that restores to me the joy of Your salvation and grants me a willing spirit, to sustain me (Psalm 51:12). I ask You to fill me with the joy of Your presence, that is full of glory and inexpressible (1 Peter 1:8). I ask You to fill me with the joy of Your word, that is sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Psalm 19:10). I ask You to fill me with the joy of Your Spirit, that is the fruit of living in You (Galatians 5:22). Amen.
9. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Love
Lord, I ask You to fill me with Your love today. I ask You to fill me with the love that is patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, not proud, not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, rejoices with the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). I ask You to fill me with the love that covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). I ask You to fill me with the love that compels me to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love my neighbor as myself (Mark 12:30-31). Amen.
10. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Faith
Lord, I ask You to increase my faith today. I ask You to increase my faith in Your existence, that without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him (Hebrews 11:6). I ask You to increase my faith in Your promises, that Your word is true and reliable and never returns void (Isaiah 55:11). I ask You to increase my faith in Your power, that nothing is impossible for You and that You are able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine (Luke 1:37; Ephesians 3:20). Amen.
11. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Hope
Lord, I ask You to renew my hope today. I ask You to renew my hope in Your plan, that You have a good plan for my life, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). I ask You to renew my hope in Your presence, that You are with me always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). I ask You to renew my hope in Your return, that You will come back soon, to take me home with You, where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away (Revelation 21:4). Amen.
12. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Praise
Lord, I praise You today. I praise You for who You are, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, the Holy One and the Righteous One, the Savior and the Redeemer, the Healer and the Deliverer, the Shepherd and the Friend. I praise You for what You have done, You have made me in Your image and likeness, You have loved me with an everlasting love, You have sent Your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins, You have raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand, You have given me Your Holy Spirit as a seal and a guarantee, You have forgiven me of all my sins and cleansed me from all unrighteousness, You have adopted me as Your child and made me a co-heir with Christ, You have given me Your grace and mercy, Your peace and joy, Your hope and faith, Your strength and courage, Your gifts and talents, Your purpose and destiny.
I praise You for what You are doing, You are working in me and through me, You are molding me and shaping me, You are teaching me and training me, You are correcting me and disciplining me, You are comforting me and encouraging me, You are blessing me and using me. I praise You for what You will do, You will never leave me nor forsake me, You will always hear me and answer me, You will always guide me and protect me, You will always provide for me and heal me, You will always love me and care for me, You will always fulfill Your promises and plans for me. Amen.
13. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Confession
Lord, I confess my sins to You today. I confess that I have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed. I confess that I have not loved You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. I confess that I have not loved my neighbor as myself. I confess that I have not obeyed Your commands and followed Your ways. I confess that I have not trusted in Your promises and relied on Your power. I confess that I have not glorified Your name and honored Your presence. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I ask You to restore to me the joy of Your salvation and to grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me (Psalm 51:12). Amen.
14. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Commitment
Lord, I commit myself to You today. I commit to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. I commit to love my neighbor as myself. I commit to obey Your commands and follow Your ways. I commit to trust in Your promises and rely on Your power. I commit to glorify Your name and honor Your presence. I commit to serve You with all my gifts and talents. I commit to seek You with all my passion and devotion. I commit to follow You with all my faithfulness and loyalty. I commit to live for You with all my purpose and destiny. Amen.
15. A Thursday Morning Prayer of Blessing
Lord, I ask You to bless me today. I ask You to bless me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). I ask You to bless me with the fullness of Your Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). I ask You to bless me with the abundance of Your grace (2 Corinthians 9:8). I ask You to bless me with the favor of Your face (Numbers 6:25). I ask You to bless me with the riches of Your glory (Philippians 4:19). I ask You to bless me with the crown of Your righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8). I ask You to bless me with the inheritance of Your kingdom (Matthew 25:34). Amen.
Tips for Using the Prayers Effectively
Here are some tips for using these Thursday morning prayers effectively:
- Pray together as a family: Praying together as a family is a great way to strengthen your bond and to invite God’s presence and blessings into your home. You can take turns praying each prayer or assign each prayer to a different family member.
- Pray in private: Praying in private is a great way to deepen your relationship with God and to pour out your heart before Him. You can pray these prayers in your closet, in your car, or in any place where you can be alone with God.
- Journal your prayers: Journaling your prayers is a great way to keep track of your prayer requests and answers, as well as your thoughts and feelings about God. You can write down these prayers or use them as a prompt to write your own prayers.
Thursday morning prayer is a powerful way to start your day with God’s presence and blessings. By praying these 15 powerful Thursday morning prayers, you can invite His presence into your day and receive His blessings for the day ahead.
I encourage you to start praying these Thursday morning prayers today. Don’t wait until tomorrow or next week or next month. Start today and see how God will transform your life.
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May God bless you abundantly today and always!