6 Powerful Psalms to Pray First Thing in the Morning

6 Powerful Psalms to Pray First Thing in the Morning

When it comes to our relationship with God, one thing is for certain — God does not ask for much, He asks for everything. He wants all of us. In His wisdom, He understood that when we give Him everything, our “first fruits,” attention and whole heart, we not only become more attentive to His voice; we become set ablaze with a deeper love for Him and our faith.

So how do we give Him the “first fruits” of our day? Through prayer.

The importance of giving God the first part of our day is as significant as giving Him the first fruits of our time, labor, and wages. All throughout the Bible we find God seeking us through the giving of ourselves to Him (time, talent, and treasure). In return for our trust and obedience, God gives back to us tenfold. We should never seek God’s face for the sole purpose of receiving something from Him of course. Yes, He always gives back to us (it is impossible to out-give God), but our main purpose of giving to Him should be rooted from a place of love and reverence for Him; gratitude for all He has done for us.

First thing in the morning

When we first wake up and our minds begin to race, often robbing us of peace and joy, we must get firmly rooted in the love and protection of God the Father. Worry steals our peace and fills us with stress. To combat this and to receive His blessing, we must give God the first part of our day through prayer. In doing so, we are in essence saying to Him, “Lord I trust my day to You. I believe You are with me; and if You are for me who dare be against me?” Talk about a powerful start to your day!

6 Powerful Psalms to Pray First Thing in the Morning

If you want to start your day off on the right foot everyday, filling your mind with peace and joy, begin every morning with prayer! The Psalms are the perfect morning prayer because they offer countless verses pertaining to real-life struggles and petitions for God’s strength and protection. As you pray these 6 Powerful Psalms to Pray First Thing in the Morning, believe what you are praying. All blessings are first enacted through faith.

6 Powerful Psalms to Pray First Thing in the Morning

Psalm 91:1-16 – God’s unwavering protection

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
    who abide in the shade of the Almighty,

Say to the Lord, “My refuge and fortress,
    my God in whom I trust.”

He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare,
    from the destroying plague,

He will shelter you with His pinions,
    and under His wings you may take refuge;
    His faithfulness is a protecting shield.

You shall not fear the terror of the night
    nor the arrow that flies by day,

Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,
    nor the plague that ravages at noon.

Though a thousand fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    near you it shall not come.

You need simply watch;
    the punishment of the wicked you will see.

Because you have the Lord for your refuge
    and have made the Most High your stronghold,

no evil shall befall you,
    no affliction come near your tent.

For He commands His angels with regard to you,
    to guard you wherever you go.

With their hands they shall support you,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.

You can tread upon the asp and the viper,
    trample the lion and the dragon.

Because he clings to Me I will deliver him;
    because he knows My Name I will set him on high.

He will call upon Me and I will answer;
    I will be with him in distress;
    I will deliver him and give him honor.

With length of days I will satisfy him,
    and fill him with My saving power.

Psalm 23:1-6 – The Lord is your Shepherd and He will lead you

The Lord is my Shepherd;
    there is nothing I lack.

In green pastures He makes me lie down;
    to still waters He leads me;

    He restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
    for the sake of His Name.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff comfort me.

You set a table before me
    in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.

Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me
    all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the House of the Lord
    for endless days.

Psalm 121:1-8 – Your help comes from the Lord

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
    From whence shall come my help?

My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of Heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to slip;
    or your guardian to sleep.

Behold, the guardian of Israel
    never slumbers nor sleeps.

The Lord is your guardian;
    the Lord is your shade
    at your right hand.

By day the sun will not strike you,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will guard you from all evil;
    He will guard your soul.

The Lord will guard your coming and going
    both now and forever.

Psalm 103 – God your Redeemer crowns you with compassion

Bless the Lord, my soul;
    all my being, bless His holy Name!

Bless the Lord, my soul;
    and do not forget all His gifts,

Who pardons all your sins,
    and heals all your ills,

Who redeems your life from the pit,
    and crowns you with mercy and compassion,

Who fills your days with good things,
    so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord does righteous deeds,
    brings justice to all the oppressed.

He made known His ways to Moses,
    to the Israelites His deeds.

Merciful and gracious is the Lord,
    slow to anger, abounding in mercy.

He will not always accuse,
    and nurses no lasting anger;

He has not dealt with us as our sins merit,
    nor requited us as our wrongs deserve.

For as the heavens tower over the earth,
    so His mercy towers over those who fear Him.

As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed our sins from us.

As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

For He knows how we are formed,
    remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like the grass;
    he blossoms like a flower in the field.

A wind sweeps over it and it is gone;
    its place knows it no more.

But the Lord’s mercy is from age to age,
    toward those who fear Him.
His salvation is for the children’s children

    of those who keep His covenant,
    and remember to carry out His precepts.

The Lord has set His throne in Heaven;
    His dominion extends over all.

Bless the Lord, all you His angels,
    mighty in strength, acting at His behest,
    obedient to His command.

Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
    His ministers who carry out His will.

Bless the Lord, all His creatures,
    everywhere in His domain.
    Bless the Lord, my soul!

Psalm 46 – God calls you to find rest and peace in Him

God is our refuge and our strength,
    an ever-present help in distress.

Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken
    and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,

though its waters rage and foam
    and mountains totter at its surging.

Streams of the river gladden the city of God,
    the holy dwelling of the Most High.

God is in its midst; it shall not be shaken;
    God will help it at break of day.

Though nations rage and kingdoms totter,
    He utters His voice and the earth melts.

The Lord of hosts is with us;
    our stronghold is the God of Jacob.

Come and see the works of the Lord,
    who has done fearsome deeds on earth;

Who stops wars to the ends of the earth,
    breaks the bow, splinters the spear,
    and burns the shields with fire;

“Be still and know that I am God!
    I am exalted among the nations,
    exalted on the earth.”

Psalm 143 – A prayer for those in distress

Lord, hear my prayer;
in Your faithfulness listen to my pleading;
answer me in your righteousness.
Do not enter into judgment with Your servant;
before You no one can be just.

The enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life to the ground.
He has made me dwell in darkness
like those long dead.

My spirit is faint within me;
my heart despairs.
I remember the days of old;
I ponder all Your deeds;
the works of Your hands I recall.
I stretch out my hands toward You,
my soul to you like a parched land.

Hasten to answer me, Lord;
for my spirit fails me.
Do not hide Your face from me,
lest I become like those descending to the pit.
In the morning let me hear of Your mercy,
for in You I trust.
Show me the path I should walk,
for I entrust my life to You.

Rescue me, Lord, from my foes,
for I seek refuge in You.
Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God.
May your kind spirit guide me
on ground that is level.

For Your Name’s sake, Lord, give me life;
in Your righteousness lead my soul out of distress.
In Your mercy put an end to my foes;
all those who are oppressing my soul,
for I am Your servant.

See also:
7 Most Powerful Psalms to Pray Before Bed
Most Powerful Psalm of Protection: Psalm 91
Ten Best Bible Verses for God to do the Impossible
The Warrior’s Prayer: Putting on the Armor of God
10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving
19 Best Psalms for Healing
7 Powerful Psalms for a Financial Breakthrough
28 Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer
Powerful Prayer for a Miracle
The Warriors Prayer: Putting on the Armor of God
3 Powerful Psalms for Forgiveness
19 Most Powerful Psalms for Healing
18 Best Bible Verses for Financial Prosperity

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