I love saying a prayer with my son before I lay him down for bed at night. I hold him and sway while he becomes heavier and calmer. We take a minute to be thankful and end our day with God. On the opposite side of the spectrum, he always wakes up so happy and ready to greet the day! I love that as well, and I want to channel that into praise and starting our day with a grateful heart. This is what led me on my journey to find some morning prayers to work into our waking time. Read on to see great prayers to start your day with baby.
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Here are a few great morning prayers to start your day with baby:
in your strong hands, i place my life today,
depending on you to light and guide my way.
For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends.
For everything Thy goodness sends,
We thank Thee, dearest Lord.
- – adaptation of verse from “We Thank Thee” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now, before I run to play,
Let me not forget to pray
To God who kept me through the night
And waked me with the morning light.
Help me, Lord, to love Thee more
Than I ever loved before,
In my work and in my play
Be thou with me through the day.
- – Author Unknown
Lord in the morning, I start each day,
By taking a moment to bow and pray,
I start with thanks and then give praise,
For all of your kind and loving ways.
Today if sunshine turns to rain,
If a dark cloud brings some pain,
I won’t doubt or hide in fear,
For you, my God, are always near.
- – Mary Fairchild
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Any other mamas have favorite morning prayers?