30 Daily Prayers To Encourage and Guide You as You Walk by Faith

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When your day gets off to a rocky start, sometimes it can feel hard to put it back on track. But when you pause to intentionally give yourself a calm, peaceful, focused frame of mind, it seems to flow more smoothly. Prayer is one of the ways that many people use for positivity in their days. Words of affirmation, praise, thanksgiving and encouragement can give you just the boost that you need. Saying a daily prayer and thinking about scripture on a daily basis can help make your problems seem smaller as you focus on the bigger picture of being grateful and thankful for your blessings.

We’ve found 30 daily prayers to energize and motivate you. They help point you back to God as the ultimate source of insight, wisdom and strength. Starting your day with a word of prayer allows you to acknowledge God, and He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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30 Daily Prayers

1. “Dear Lord, as we rise to meet each new day, please let us be filled with Your Spirit. Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness and faithfulness. Let us desire to become more like You and to worship You in all we do. Help us desire these things so much more than the sin that entices us. Thank You for always going before us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” – Charles Stanley

2. “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24 NKJV

3. "Lord, all day may you give me an awareness of your presence, fruitfulness yet patience with your appointments, wisdom and compassion in my dealings, and Fatherly protection against dangers and adversities. Let me accept whatever degree of success or difficulty in my work you give me this day, and especially make me compassionate and ready to be interrupted in order to do good to others. In Jesus’s name." - Tim Keller

4. “Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” - Gwen Smith

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5. “Dear Lord, help me - every single morning - to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You and give thanks to You. And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen.” – Kelly O’Dell Stanley

6. “Father, thank You that I can come boldly before Your throne and pray for the people You've brought into my life. Teach me to pray powerful prayers that produce wonderful results and make a difference for them. I will lift them up and help bear their burdens. In Jesus' Name, Amen.” – Joel Osteen

7. “Dear God, thank You for Your amazing power and work in our lives, thank You for your goodness and for Your blessings over us. Thank You that You are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for Your purposes. Thank You for your great love and care. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. Thank You that You are always with us and will never leave us. Thank You for Your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don't thank You enough, for who You are, for all that You do, for all that You've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on You afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love You and we need You, this day and every day. We give You praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' Name, Amen.” – Debbie McDaniel

8. “Lord Jesus, give me patience and understanding." - Esther Shin Chuang

9. “Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don't go my way. And give me courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus' name, Amen.” – Dr. Ray Pritchard

10. “Father, Praise You for the sky and sun, for both remind us of a new day’s challenge and chance to chase You. Thank You for reminding us life is not always easy, but that we don’t have to carry the hard into each new day. Forgive us for dwelling on the past and for holding onto grudges. Bless our hearts to be held back by nothing as we seek You each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” – Meg Bucher

11. “Lord, send down your blessings, temporal and spiritual, on my family, friends, and neighbors. Bless those who have done us good today, and pardon all those who have done or wished us ill, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to those who are in any trouble or suffering, and minister to them according to their needs. Do this for the sake of the One who went about doing good, the Man of Sorrows, your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. In his name." - Tim Keller

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12. “Help us to realize that man was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity. Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace, help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God’s children, Black, White, Red, and Yellow, will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the kingdom of our Lord and of our God, we pray. Amen." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. “Jesus, my God, thank you for being a friend who is with me always." - Esther Shin Chuang

14. ”Lord God, we love you today. We thank You that You’re on the throne, that You’re in control. That You’re all-powerful. Lord, we may have some forces coming against us. But we know that You being for us is more than the world being against us. Lord, as we’re worshipping You today, I thank You that You are fighting our battles, that You are pushing back things that are trying to stop us.” - Joel Osteen

15. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13 NIV

16. “O Lord God, thank you for sustaining my physical life through food and shelter; for giving me new life through the gospel; for the assurance that my bad things will turn out for good, and that my good things cannot be taken from me; and for the certainty of the best and perfect life, which is yet to come." - Tim Keller

17. “Lord, thank You for your abundant, abounding grace. Thank You that we don't have to earn a drop of the mighty river of grace that flows freely for us today. Thank You for the unexpected, unmerited favor You've showered on my life. Help me put myself in the path of Your love and grace. Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to meet with you regularly and to drink from the water of life. Thank you for your rich love. Amen.” – David Mathis

18. “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1-3 NIV

19. “Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” – Mary Southerland

20. “Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” – Sharon Glasgow

21. “Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work may be, too, holy. Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

22. “Dear Jesus, Thank You for this new day and all the blessings we have received. We pray today that You give us wisdom, not to know all the things of the world, but to love perfectly. Let Your love be with us always. With Your love dwelling in us, we are able to “be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect.” Strengthen us, Lord, to love all people with the love we have received from You. May your love be our strength and your peace fill our hearts. In your name, Lord Jesus, we ask. Amen.” – thegrotto.org

23. “God give me the grace never to sell myself short; grace to risk something big for something good; and grace to remember the world is now too dangerous for anything but the truth and too small for anything but love.” - William Sloane Coffin

24. “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.” - Prayer of St. Francis

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25. “God, this is how I am feeling right now.” — Sharon Hodde Miller

26. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 NIV

27. “Loving Lord and heavenly Father, I offer up today all that I am, all that I have, all that I do, and all that I suffer, to be Yours today and Yours forever. Give me grace, Lord, to do all that I know of Your holy will. Purify my heart, sanctify my thinking, correct my desires. Teach me, in all of today’s work and trouble and joy, to respond with honest praise, simple trust, and instant obedience, that my life may be in truth a living sacrifice, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, my Master and my all. Amen." - Elisabeth Elliot

28. “Lord, please help me to revere Your name. You have promised that, if I do, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings and that I will go out and leap like a calf released from the stall. (Mal. 4:2)." — Beth Moore

29. “I pray that the power of God will saturate and rejuvenate you and give you direction in every secret place of your life. I pray that marriages will be healed; that relationships will be restored; that people who are broken, wounded and hurting will get answers to questions that have haunted them for years and years and that many will be changed forever by the power of God in Jesus’ name, Amen!” - Bishop TD Jakes

30. “God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts You’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking You for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.” - Wendy van Eyck

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