In this article, we will explore what it means to command your morning and powerful prayers to help you. So, grab your Bible, and let’s get started…
Throughout the scriptures, we see that the morning hours are a powerful time to connect with the Lord. Jesus Himself would go and spend time with the Father in the wee hours of the morning.
When we start our mornings well, the rest of the day goes well. I talk more about this in my Christian morning routine. And one way we can go about this is to command your morning and experience the benefits of a day that flows well.
As Christians, we command our morning by spending time with God and reading His Word. The Bible has many verses we can declare at the beginning of each day. But before we dig into that let’s answer a very important question…
What Does it Mean to Command Your Morning?
Each morning means it’s a new day! We can’t start commanding our mornings without knowing what that exactly means!
Commanding your morning means saying prayers and declaring things over your life through the Word of God before you start your day. It’s like taking authority over your day.
The things you declare over your life need to be rooted in the Bible, and they help bring order and anchor your day. They are very similar to Biblical affirmations.
When you command your morning, you tend to have a better day full of joy and peace, this is because you’re lining yourself up with God’s truth.
In Psalm 5:3, we see that the Psalmist found value in talking to God in the morning and making his requests known to the Lord.
In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart]. – Psalm 5:3 AMP
Mornings are a good time to talk to the Lord and gain wisdom for the day. I like to call it an anchor. It anchors you and keeps you stable throughout the day.
In our modern world, many people will say that you should command your morning for the things you desire in life. But I’m going to tell you as a sister in Christ, that your focus should be on what He desires, not what you desire.
Commanding your morning should not be, “Lord I thank You and receive that new BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe as my new car! You are faithfully and will give me my heart’s desire…”
Yes, God does gives us our heart’s desire, but I believe God also longs for us to have the simplicity of heart (Acts 2:46). Most of the time when we want these types of things it’s not our heart but our flesh that desires it. Be mindful of this…
It’s easy to focus on earthly things that have little to no value. Getting into the Word helps us to set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:2 ).
7 Prayers to Command Your Morning
*Remember to use these as an inspiration, not as a mechanical thing to pray unto the Lord. God desires a personal relationship with. Let your prayer time with Him come from your heart not from what you read on a screen.
We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; the Bible’s idea of prayer is that we may get to know God himself.
1. Command your Morning for Divine Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5 NIV
It’s important for us to seek the wisdom of God as we start the day so that we will know what to do with the situations that we will face. Divine wisdom is greater than our human one and sees beyond what our minds can comprehend.
Lord, thank you for the wisdom you bestow upon me from your Word. It says in your Word that if anyone lacks the wisdom that they can call upon You! So, today I call upon you and ask wholeheartedly that you would give me the wisdom I need to make choices that would glorify You and benefit my life. Fill me afresh each day with your divine wisdom, and may it light my path daily. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
2. Command your Morning for Divine Help
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1 NIV
We need God’s help daily because we don’t know what lies ahead of us. God promises to be our ever-present help when we need Him and all we have to do is call upon Him.
Lord, you are my ever-present help and I know I can count on you to help me when I am in need. I know You are a refuge for me to run to and I thank you for that. Today may it be a day that I find your help and security. In Jesus’ name, amen!
3. Command your Morning for Divine Joy
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness – Galatians 5:22
We need the joy of the Lord every day of our lives. We can have joy regardless of what we are going through during the day because the Spirit of God has given us the fruit of joy. God is there to fill our hearts with joy because it is found in His presence. You can speak joy over your heart and not allow anything in you day to take it away.
Lord, thank you for filling my heart with joy. I declare that I will be joyful today and will not allow anything to take away my joy. Let my eyes be steadfast upon You. And that I would be reminded that the joy of the Lord is my strength, I pray that my joy will inspire others to seek the joy of the Lord. I will dwell in the presence of the Lord where there is everlasting joy. In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen!
4. Command your Morning for Divine Peace
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7
We are constantly bombarded by situations and people who want to steal our peace. We can have peace at all times when its source is the Lord. He is known as the Prince of Peace! In Philippians 4:7 we see that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guards our hearts and minds in Christ. The peace of God will help you remain calm throughout the day.
Lord, thank you for your peace that surpasses all understanding. I speak peace over my mind and heart, and declare that no situation will take it away from me today. That I would start this day in Your peace and I will end it in peace with You, Lord! I will dwell in your shalom and remain calm knowing You are always with me. In the name of Jesus, amen!
5. Command your Morning for Divine Hope
No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause. – Psalm 25:3
Hope can sometimes escape us when we have prayed over something for long and we don’t see any results. When this happens, we can become hopeless and stop believing God for the thing we were praying about. This is when Proverbs 13:12 rings loud and true…hope deferred makes the heart sick meaning.
But when we meditate on the hope of God, it will remind us that God will answer us at the right time. Psalm 25:3 says that no one who hopes in the Lord will ever be put to shame. This means that you don’t have to fear shame because God will one day answer your prayer, and you will rejoice and praise Him through it. And remember sometimes the way God answers is not how we picture it would be. I enoucgare you and myself to always lay our ideals and expectation to the cross and ask for His will to be done.
Lord, I ask for hope today to continue believing in the things I have been praying over. Let it well up in me and overflow in all my thoughts and things I do. Today, I declare my heart will be full of Your hope, and I will continue to trust that I will see the good things You have in store for me. For You, Lord are faithful to see me through no matter the circumstance. In the might name of Jesus, amen!
6. Command your Morning for Divine Deliverance
no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord. – Isaiah 54:17
We have an enemy who is always trying to bring us down. He prowls around like a roaring lion looking for who to devour.
BUT we can seek the Lord’s protection against him. The enemy also works through others to take away our peace and joy. We can remind ourselves that no weapon formed against us will prosper and we have the power to refute any tongue that rises against us in judgment.
Lord, deliver me from the evil works of the enemy and protect and shield me. I declare that no weapon formed against me will prevail because you are my shield and protector. I will not enter into the pit the enemy is preparing for me.
7. Command your Morning for Divine Love
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8
In our modern world, we have dumbed down love to being just a feeling. And we all know feelings come and go. But true love is more than just a feeling, it’s a choice and an action.
God’s love (agape love in Greek) is the kind of love that’s unconditional. So, despite our actions He still loves us! This is the kind of love we are called to walk in. 1 Peter 4:8 makes it clear we are to love each other deeply and that this kind of love covers a multitude of sin. This is a kind of love we can ask God to give us!
Lord, I come before You today asking that You would increase my capacity to love. Help to love the way You love…unconditionally! Let me see those around me through Your eyes and treat others with loving-kindness. That I would be an extension of Your arms and feet to this world. In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen!
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Commanding your morning each day will fill your days with more joy and peace. You will be more in control of your life and will not walk around in fear. The Word of God will empower you to start your day right and it will light your path. When you command your morning, you will start the day with a positive mind, and this will help you be more effective in what you do.
If you would like to leave me a comment below…I would love to hear from you and how you are commanding your morning!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
She has spoken in churches in California, Oregon, Texas, and Mexico and has been featured in Guidepost Magazine and All Recipes Magazine. Read More…