Each morning, I repeat Bible verses before getting out of bed. This focuses on my first thoughts that come to mind to be those that please God. This simple habit always makes it easier for me to face whatever challenges come my way with joy and peace.
Here are 12 morning Bible verses to start your day
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIV
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
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalm 143:8
"Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world." Psalm 46:10
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:29
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians6:9
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
How to incorporate a bible verse into your morning.
Start by waking up and taking a few deep breaths. As you inhale, repeat the morning bible verse to yourself. Focus on the words and what they mean. Then, as you exhale, let go of any negative thoughts or stress from the previous day. Repeat this process a few times until you feel calm and centered.
How to begin a morning devotional time
Set a specific time for your morning devotional. I like to do mine first thing after I wake up, but some people prefer to do theirs later in the morning or even at night before bed. Find what works best for you and stick to it!
Set an alarm if you need to, and make sure to have everything you need (a Bible, journal, etc.) ready and in one place. That way, you won’t have any excuses not to do it.
Once you’ve set a time, start by reading a few verses from the Bible. Some options are to read one chapter from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from Psalms or Proverbs.
Some more ideas of where to get started reading your Bible can be found here.
After you’ve read them, take some time to think about what they mean and how they apply to your life. Then, write down any thoughts or insights in a journal. You can also use this time to pray, meditate, or just spend some time with God in whatever way feels right to you.
Prayer is a critical part of a morning routine for many
If you include prayer as part of your morning routine, there are many ways to do it. You can say a traditional prayer like the Lord’s Prayer or simply talk to God and express what’s in your heart. You can also use a guided prayer if you need help getting started. There are many resources available online or in Christian bookstores.
A morning routine doesn’t have to be long or complicated
The most important thing is that it works for you and fits into your lifestyle. If you only have a few minutes in the morning, that’s okay! Do what you can, and don’t stress about it. Remember that the goal is to start your day off in a way that feels good and helps you grow in your faith.
Why is it important to start your day off connecting to God?
When you start your day off connecting with God, it sets the tone for the rest of the day. It helps you to focus on what’s important and reminds you of His presence in your life. It also allows you to ask for guidance and strength for the day ahead.
Here are a few Bible verses to say out loud in rhythm with your breath.
My favorite is 1 Samuel 3:10: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.”
On the inhale, say, “Speak Lord” on your exhale, “your servant is listening.
You can do this with any Bible verse, but the smaller, the better because you can remember it and do this practice with your eyes closed but also because you can repeat the entire verse in one breath.
A couple of other cadences or verses to say out loud with deep breathing
- God is good. All the time.
- I am loved. I am chosen. I am enough.
- On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.
- Be still and know that I am God.
- Give thanks for all the good things in your life.
- In everything, give thanks.
No matter what morning routine you choose, the most important thing is to take some time to focus your mind on Jesus. So slow down, breathe deeply, and enjoy the start of your day!
These are just a few ideas to get you started. A morning focused on God helps you start your day with a positive attitude and grateful heart.
If you only have a few minutes in the morning, that’s okay! Do what you can, and don’t stress about it.
Remember that each day is a new opportunity to grow in faith and love. Morning bible verses are a great way to set the tone for your day and help you grow in faith.