Five Bible Verses You Would Pray in the Morning

If you had to select only five or six verses you would pray every morning which ones would they be?

My choices as of now are:

Psalms 86:11 HCSB
Teach me Your way, Lord,
and I will live by Your truth.
Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.

Luke 9:23 HCSB
If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 11:3 HCSB
Give us each day our daily bread.

Matthew 6:33 HCSB
seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness

Luke 22:42 HCSB
“…not My will, but Yours, be done.”

Colossians 1:11-12 NRSV
may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.

Psalm 19:14 HCSB
May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to You,
Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

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63 Responses to “Five Bible Verses You Would Pray in the Morning”

  1. 1 rogermugs

    hey jeff, I appreciate this idea, I answered here:

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks Roger. I’ll take a look.

  3. 3 Matt

    Amen. I love that first one. So true. So honest.

  4. 4 TJ @ RBC

    I find this interesting, I have about 20 translations but not HCSB.
    I was looking up Ps 86:11 on the next page is the cry of Haties 88:1-2 Lord I Cry out for help

  5. 5 Agba Chioma Faith

    I truelly love your efforts in movivating souls and i really enjoy the verses listed.
    I know that by his Grace through this i will have a changed life that is a life that is built up in the words of God. my desire all through my life have being to meditate in his words day and night. May God help us in Jesus name Amen. pls istill need more of it. most especially one that call back a backsliding christian back to God

  6. 6 Scripture Zealot

    Here is one for you:

    2 Sam. 14:14 NLT
    All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.

  7. 7 Davis

    I have been rejunevated by reading the above bible verses and pray to Christ to endure to live in those lines.

  8. 8 Scripture Zealot

    That’s good to hear Davis. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. 9 Enez Lincoln(a) Stafford

    My “favorite” Scripture is John 3:16 because God has been so patient with me through His Son, Jesus MY Christ. BUT, as I use to hear the old saints say in my very young years of life, “He has brought me a mighty long ways, and I just can’t thank Him enough.” I am so grateful that He is in my life. Praise God!!! I have no doubt that He loves me “for the Bible tells me so.” Amen

  10. 10 Scripture Zealot

    Very nice comment Enez. Thank you for stopping by and writing your thoughts.

  11. 11 Beverly Griffin

    Good morning, these script has been a blessing to my soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 12 Dabert

    hey there, this might be little offtopic, but i am hosting my web site on hostgator and they will suspend my hosting in 4days, so i want to ask you which hosting do you use or recommend?

  13. 13 Scripture Zealot

    I use Very happy.

  14. 14 Love LTee Thomas

    Hello Everyone,
    Here is my favourite morning bible passage.
    Psalm 118:24
    Bless y’all

  15. 15 Scripture Zealot

    Hello. Thank you for the verse.

  16. 16 Lillian Kampororo

    The LORD shall command the blessing upon your storehouses and in all that you set your hands to: and he shall bless you in the land which the LORD your GOD gives you. Deut 28:8

  17. 17 Lillian Kampororo

    I have this day set you over the nations, and over the kingdoms to root-out, pull-down, and destroy, and to throw down, to build and to plant. Deut 10:5

  18. 18 Lillian Kampororo

    Every morning when I wake up I say “thank you Lord” for this new day” I ask God to bless my day, to sweep off my way everything that may hinder my blessings from reaching me. Then as I walk out from my room I spiskle the blood of Jesus [spiritual blood] on everything in my room, and the main door of the house, and the outside gate. I believe what we believe in is done for us. Trusting GOD does not require one’s reasoning, because GOD is far from we can think of him. The bible tells us that the earth was made by the WORD. In the book of Genesis GOD said “let there be…” and what he said was put there. God gave us the same authority in the WORD, “I have this day set you over the nations, and over the kingdoms to root-out, pull-down, and destroy, and to throw down, to build and to plant. Deut 10:5” this scripture works for me well, you know satan doesn’t rest even for a single second, and the only shild to destroy him is the WORD. May God bless us as we read and understand the godly scriptures to save ourselves and the entire world

  19. 19 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lillian.

  20. 20 gladys

    am greatfull becouse I know this is the day that the lord has made so I will have to be glad in it

  21. 21 ron

    those are some great verses . and a very nice website.

  22. 22 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks for stopping by.

  23. 23 Melissa

    Most of these posts are from way back, but I’d just like to say thanks… I’m a 28 year old single mother, and this morning I’m sitting on my front porch drinking coffe, about to leave for orientation to a college. I’m finally returning to school after a LONG time, and happened to google morning bible verse, to give me a ready start to my new adventure. I came across your site, and was blessed by Gods words of encouragement for me!! Thank you, thank you, for sharing 🙂

  24. 24 Scripture Zealot

    You’re very welcome and I can’t tell you how much this means to me. To put some of God’s words out there and for them to bless someone in that way is a great thing God has done.

  25. 25 g how

    way cool ill do my best today to line my life and my familys life up to these script well gotta go get very praid up

  26. 26 John Yohannan

    Really Good. The efforts of the site-owners are really valuable to those who seek God’s words in the net. Here is my version:

    The LOVE and MERCY of GOD is Fresh and New every morning. Breath in that fresh new love and mercy of God every morning so that you have a blessed day FULL OF BLESSINGS AND GRACES all through, a thanks-giving evening with God and a pleasant and blissful night to wake up in the following morning to experience this wonderful gift of God day after day throughout life. GOD LOVES YOU.

    (The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.) [Lam 3:22]

  27. 27 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks. Not sure why none of us thought of that. I even have it memorized.

  28. 28 Sera

    I just reached office & googled for morning verse as my verse of the day link wasn’t working for some reason.
    And here i hit upon beautiful verses to start my day with. Today i was really looking for renewed strength and the above verses really strengthened my promise to GOD that i will follow him as he recently heard my prayers speadily and rescued me despite my unfaithfulness.

    I was searching how to keep my promise and particularly this verse: (Psalms 86:11 HCSB
    Teach me Your way, Lord,
    and I will live by Your truth.
    Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.)

    showed me the way – I would like to contribute one as well.
    Philippians 4:19
    And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

    The name of the Lord be praised in Heaven and on Earth. Amen

  29. 29 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you. That’s a good one to remember as we start off.

  30. 30 jacky ann

    thank you for that verses it is easy to find a verse like this. I know God will reward you. God bless! thank again!..

  31. 31 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you so much for the encouragement. It means a lot. I’ve been noticing it’s the simple things that people are often most blessed by.

  32. 32 gene

    ty! jeff, i’ll pray on the first verse.

  33. 33 Scripture Zealot

    That seems to be the one I pray the most in the morning.

  34. 34 Edward Boateng

    I love this and God bless you for feeding me this morning. Thanks.

  35. 35 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome. Thank you. I’m having a medical procedure done in about 12 hours.

  36. 36 anne

    reading these help me to find my way back into the heart of worship…and its all about HIM, its all about Christ..

    Thanks God for the lives of these people! Blessed them bountifully with your grace!

  37. 37 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks for the comment. Praying these before even getting up makes such a difference.

  38. 38 John Mayom

    May the lord jesus Christ bless you for the scriptures, they are helpfull to me, Therefore, am a child in jesus can you send me more scriptures?

  39. 39 Scripture Zealot

    If you read the Bible you will find all kinds of them.

  40. 40 Kuku

    I say thankyou for your sites that provide these service. The Lord almighty shall bless you for what you have preach. Am one of those who like to have some morning bible verses and come accross this site..thanks again

  41. 41 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome. Thank you for the comment.

  42. 42 Troy "fireSpeaks" Pearsall

    I curious how you reach these particular 5 verses? Not that I fine anything wrong with them, I just wanted to know if they had some personal meaning to you.

    I try to say the 91st Psalm each morning and sometimes even throughout the day to inspire me.

  43. 43 Scripture Zealot

    This was so long ago (July 2008) I’m not sure I can remember. Seems like I read something by Jerry Bridges about it and almost all of the verses I have memorized. I still pray them when I remember.

  44. 44 Fungai Chihuri

    Thank you that was inspirational.

  45. 45 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome.

  46. 46 mweri elijah

    really inspiring moment

  47. 47 Alice W. Mbugua

    This morning i am so blessed by these Bible verses.

    Just want to remind everyone that The word of God is our AK 47 and may the Almighty God help us to read the Bible more often because that is the only way we can arm ourselves against satan and his works.

    Be blessed and prayerful day.


  48. 48 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you for stopping by.

  49. 49 Scripture Zealot

    I added some books that may be of interest.

  50. 50 hildah

    thanks Jeff,i googled this while i was getting ready for work and wow…i got just what i wanted. The name of the Lord is a strong tower,the righteous run into it and they are saved,right now i am stronger than i was minutes ago.
    God is surely merciful and He never means any harm but only the best for us and also our families and also He never makes mistakes all we have to do is to let Him have His way and in His time He will make things beautiful.God bless you again

  51. 51 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome hilda. I’m really glad you were blessed by it.

    Whenever I hear “the righteous run into it” I hope nobody got hurt.

    Nice comment. Thank you.

  52. 52 hildah

    Ha ha ha…i believe nobody got hurt.His right hand ialways there to guard us.May you always dwell under His precious wings Jeff,and again God bless you so much.

  53. 53 retchel guirit

    thanks this because this morning I feed my spirit in his Holly Message…..

  54. 54 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome and thank you for commenting.

  55. 55 sandra

    thank you sir, may bless you in Jesus Name Amen

  56. 56 sabahat

    I am requesting to all my friends please pray for me.
    I’m a single male looking for a Christ lady to be in relationship with. I am currently a member of cbc online ministries and I love God and his word. CBC inspired me thence i decided to just find a Christ lady and i’m sure it should be the better guide line for me to walk in Christ with my partner

  57. 57 Scripture Zealot

    I will say a prayer for you.

  58. 58 poly

    May the Almighty God bless u all saints for ur good and encouraging verses and comments.I find Psalms 27:7 and Psalms 121:1 very touching and encouraging.

  59. 59 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you for the verses and for commenting.

  60. 60 jaya

    I found these are so helpful for me, I am including all these in my morning prayer. I felt each verse is having its own greatness. Thanks jeff.

  61. 61 Scripture Zealot

    You’re very welcome.

  62. 62 marion

    Thank you much for the thoughtful and encouragement scripts.may our heaveny faher guide and bless u always..

  63. 63 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome.

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