There is nothing like a good Sunday prayer! Looking for the perfect Sunday morning prayer?
Or maybe you need some Sunday morning prayer examples. We’ve got you covered.
We are here to help you make your Sunday morning as peaceful as possible (and hopefully the rest of the week as a result!). Let’s learn some prayers for Sunday morning as well as how to create our own prayers!
Should Sunday Morning Prayers Be Different?
Before we get started, let’s answer one thing. Should Sunday morning prayers be different than all of our prayers the rest of the week?
The answer is yes and no. Technically, almost all prayers should be different. Prayer should be a conversational dialogue (talking AND listening!) between us and God, and conversations are rarely the same.
However, there is beauty in finding prayer examples and praying them to God. It allows us to steady our minds and prepare ourselves for our time with Jesus.
Also, if you are a churchgoer, reading or creating a Sunday morning prayer is a great way to prepare yourself for service. Just as I pray to God before I open His word, I love to pray before church. Asking God to open my heart, and speak to me the way He wants to speak to me allows me not to interpret the sermon based on my own emotions or what is going on that morning before church.
Looking to get “anchored” in prayer? Try this resource here!
15 Sunday Morning Prayer Examples
Sometimes, we are in different mindsets depending on the type of Sunday morning that we are having. For that reason, I have listed different prayers for Sunday morning by category.
We made each into a pin, so if you are a Pinterest fan you can save them to your board.
Or, you can follow our Prayer Examples Board where we post all different types of prayer examples (or blog posts that contain prayer examples within them).
A Prayer of Focus
Thank you for this beautiful Sunday morning. I come to you in prayer this morning, asking for the type of focus that only you can provide in this busy world. Help me to focus on the greatness of you and the life you have planned for me. Help me take any distractions and realize they are trivial earthly struggles in comparison to the joy you will bring that is everlasting. Instead of me trying to remove the distractions, help me embrace the distractions and keep the focus always pointing to you. Amen.
Prayer of Patience
You know my heart in and out, and you know that my heart is tired, but it is not fully resting in you. My patience wears thin with the weight of the world. For this Sunday morning, please free me of any burden of impatience I may have for what is going on in life around me. Help me to have patience like you Lord, and help me to replace any impatience with empathy like Jesus. Amen.
Prayer of Gratitude
I pray this prayer for Sunday morning asking you for a heart of gratitude. There is so much to be thankful for this morning, and I want to spend the day honoring you. Help me get closer to you through seeing the good in everything since every good gift is from you. Amen.
Prayer For Church
I come to you today with lots on my mind and a busy life stealing my focus. I ask that you help me still my mind for honoring you at church. Help me open my eyes to what you want me to see and hear instead of me going for my own agenda. Help me be Jesus’ hands and feet in a world that needs you now more than ever, Amen.
Prayer for the World on Sunday Morning
This world is definitely a world that needs more Jesus. This Sunday morning, I come to you to pray for the world. To pray for the ones I love, the ones I despise, and the ones I don’t know. I pray for the ones that don’t know you and ask that in your name they come to find you through Christians being your hands and feet. In what can seem like a dark world, help me not only find your light, but to be the light for others to see you through me, Amen.
Other Sunday Prayers
Pray any of these prayers below and see the love of God and God’s mercy come alive not only today but for this upcoming week as well!
Dear God, help us see your divine mercy in the best ways possible today! In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen.
O God, we ask for your powerful presence, from church meetings to choir rehearsals to everything in between. We cannot wait to see how you show up in our church this week! In the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.
O Lord, Thank you for our savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Help us to live out your love in the world today. We want to do amazing things for you! All of this we declare in thy name, Amen.
Father God, we know you are a holy father and a great father who will show up in mighty ways this coming week. We ask that you help us follow the Great Commission in everything we do. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Dear Lord, you are the God of abundance, and for that we are thankful. Help us pour out every blessing you have poured into us, Amen.
O God, It is amazing that you can be with the whole world at once. We take this Sunday to be in awe of who you are and what you can do. Nothing is impossible with you! Amen.
Dear God, when we pray thy kingdom come, remind us that you are coming again. Help us to grow the body of Christ in preparation for you. Amen!
Dear Lord, in uncertain times we know that Your Word is certain and true. Help us find new and exciting ways to dig into your word and let it pour into us. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.
Father God, thank you for a new day. Thank you for your mercies being new every morning. And thank you for the gift of your precious Son. Help us to never forget how much the cross means for our lives. In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
O Lord, King of Kings, you are a merciful father and we are so thankful for the fact that you would love poor sinners like us. We find new beginnings each day in your Holy Name. Thank you for making your mercies new each day. Amen.
Looking for more prayer examples or prayer resources? Find your prayer resources here to go beyond your Sunday morning prayers!
How To Create Your Own Sunday Morning Prayer
It is a lot easier than you think to create your own Sunday morning prayers. If you pray according to the Bible, you have nothing to lose!
To create your own prayer for Sunday morning, start with what you believe your biggest obstacles of Sunday mornings are.
Is it running around like crazy getting your kids ready for church?
Is it not being able to get out of bed after a hectic week?
Or maybe it is getting distracted while praying.Whatever your biggest obstacles are, identify them, embrace them, and then turn them into prayers.
Whatever you find your problems to be, you can use this to create your own prayer for Sunday morning.
I recommend writing them down in a prayer journal to keep track of them. As your Sunday mornings change, your prayers may change also!
Feel like you need a prayer strategy? Here are 3 simple secrets to creating your own prayer strategy, whether it’s for Sunday morning prayers or prayers for anytime during the week!
To create your own Sunday prayer:
1. Think of anything that may get in the way physically, emotionally, or mentally from you being at or being 100% present in Sunday service.
2. Find a Bible verse that matches the emotion you are feeling.
3. Turn that Bible verse into a prayer!
Here is an example.
Dear Heavenly Father, there are people all around the world that cannot go to church services today due to much bigger problems than I have. Please be with anyone in that situation and remind them of the power of Jesus’ name. Help them find you wherever they are currently and to feel your mighty presence. Help them feel your overwhelming peace. And most of us, help us all remember that you gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7.) Amen!
Bible Verses To Go With Your Prayer For Sunday Morning
Sometimes, we need the reminder to slow down. Especially in this crazy busy life. Whether you observe the Sabbath or not, remembering that God called us to rest is a great way to slow down the day and remember all that God has done for us.
Keeping the day Holy and reserved for God can really reset your prayer life with Him. I try my best to remember the holiness of the day when praying a Sunday morning prayer.
“I am the Lord your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.” (Ezekiel 20:19-20)
Sometimes, it is mind-blowing in itself that God actually rested.
That was one of my biggest questions when I was a kid in Sunday School. God can do literally anything and everything, why did He stop to rest? We know from Isaiah 40:28 that God doesn’t need to rest. For God, rest had not one thing to do with being tired. Instead, God stopped creating. We too need to rest so we can mirror God.
“Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:3)
If we take time to rest on Sunday though, as God has shown us to do, we want to make sure we do it for the right reasons. We want to make sure we honor and glorify God in it, and that we make sure we stay away from boosting ourselves up in the process.
“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Colossians 2:16-17 )
For Sunday morning prayers, it is about rest, but it also about starting your day with God. I try to make sure I start off fresh with honoring God and letting Him choose what He wants to do for the day through me.
“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 143:8)
What About Prayers For Other Mornings of the Week?
There is something powerful about morning prayers. Not everyone is able to carve out that coveted “quiet time” in the morning, but having even some morning prayers can be a great way to get through each day.
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Now That I’ve Covered Sunday Morning Prayers, What About Praying At Night?
One of our guest contributors, Beth Bullington, wrote an amazing article with five fun and creative ways to pray at night. Most of them I had never heard of, and it has been a huge help for me!
Your Turn: What Does Your Prayer For Sunday Morning Look Like?
I think that there is something beautiful about the world coming together in prayer. It is amazing to learn the different ways that people pray and what everyone prays about. It would be wonderful to learn what you like to pray about during your Sunday morning prayers. Let us know below in the comments!
Jessie Synan is a Master’s student in Theological Studies who helps other women find their prayer focus in a distracting world. She went from her ADHD interfering with her prayer life to finding her own unique rhythms for prayer and encouraging other women to do the same. She is the founder of Pray With Confidence, which has helped over 5000 women focus on prayer through the real and vulnerable advice she gives to those on her email list when they sign up for the free guide “How to pray [when you can’t focus.]”
Sunday 25th of October 2020
Thank you!! Lots of insight for me that I need to refocus .
Tuesday 24th of November 2020
Let us know how we can help!
Thursday 14th of May 2020
What beautiful prayers Jessie!!!
Sunday 17th of May 2020
Thanks Mamie! Hope the Sunday morning prayers help <3
Thursday 14th of May 2020
I love this! The focus of your site is such an encouragement. I love your focus on preparing our hearts for worship! Thank you for your heart of prayer!
Sunday 17th of May 2020
Aw, thanks so much Kristin! Prayer is something that does not come natural to me, and something I'm really working on, so your words mean more than you know <3