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morning prayer

When we awake, it takes between thirty minutes to one hour for our bodies to be fully switched on. We leave our dreams and the impressions they have left on us to focus upon the day ahead. Praying as we wake creates a sanctuary for our souls as we allow this "coming to" process to begin.
Celtic Cross
Although we may need to act and move and begin our day, by praying we can dwell a little longer in the Father's arms. This time allows us to take our thoughts captive and give them to God. Whether it is a dream memory, an anxiety or worry or sadness, as we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open to the Lord we see transformation in these areas. In addition, morning prayer allows us time to give thanks, to count our blessings and feel the love of God at work in us.

Sunrise across a field

Sunrise across a field

Morning prayer


As I face a new day
Let me take your hope
Rising with the dawn.

As I face a new day
Let me feel your love
Dancing through the birdsong.

As I face a new day
Let me see your promises
Glittering through my day.

Lord, as I face a new day
I turn my face to yours
That I may taste, feel and see you today.

Sunday Morning Prayer

I greet Sunday with a smile.

Thank you for this glorious day, Lord
A day of forgiveness, that stretches out like a lake of never ending grace.
A day of promise, of love in action, alive and outstretched.
A day of unity, mending broken lives, where we build bridges of peace and restoration.
A day of celebration, of worship to a living Lord who holds heaven out to us and proclaims life over death.

I greet Sunday with a smile.

early morning prayer

A prayer to receive God's hope, love and joy for the day ahead.

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Early Morning Prayer

(the prayer poem in the film above)

I come before you O Lord
As the sun rises may your hope rise up in me.
As the birds sing may your love flow out of me.
As the light floods into this new day,
May your joy shine through me.
I come before you, O Lord
And drink in this moment of peace,
That I may carry something of your hope, love and joy
Today in my heart.


(prayer courtesy

pink celtic frame

celtic frame

A Morning Request for Strength for the Day Ahead

Dear Father,

I give you this day, may your spirit be at work in me. Clear the mix of dreams and thoughts from my mind and help me to look forwards to this new day. I give you the mental and physical tiredness I can feel and ask for your life to flow though me. A life that embraces loved ones and feeds hope into their hearts. May your love cause me to find new energy, ideas and solutions throughout the day. And my your truth allow me to stay on track and walk confidently in all that I do.

Father, I give you this day.


Short Prayer for the Morning

I awake
to love
to live
to hope


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Including short prayers for before starting work, with two sample prayers for work or company meetings.

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