living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

sunday prayers

Morning sunrise over field

This page features several prayers to inspire your walk with God on Sundays! The first is a short prayer for personal devotion to God, which is suitable for praying on rising before Church. This is followed by a beautiful early morning prayer image. There are also two Sunday blessings for sending to friends or loved ones, and an inspiring morning prayer which encourages us to embrace the new day with energy and life. Further down the page is a short night prayer, and a prayer for celebrating Easter Sunday morning with which reflects on the extraordinary victory of Christ's death and resurrection.

Short Sunday morning prayer to God
(a prayer for personal devotion)

Dear Lord,

Sometimes there seems so much to achieve on a Sunday. I confess that I find it hard to truly give you time. Yet I know that when I do stop, come before you Heavenly Father and lay down my stresses and tasks, I discover that I am rich. I find that I have more patience to achieve these concerns, more courage to approach them and more peace within them.

So I commit to always trying to spend the beginning of this day with you. Here I know I will find more love than I believed possible, new peace in my heart and renewed strength to face the coming week.

Thank you.


An Early Morning Prayer with Sunrise in the picture

A Sunday Blessing

(a short blessing message suitable to give to someone you love)

May the God of hope embrace your heart,
As you trust in His love and grace.
May the Prince of Peace engage your thoughts,
May you see His beautiful face.
May the King of Kings ignite your dreams,
As your mind fills with promises bright.
May the Spirit of Truth inhabit your soul,
May you walk with faith alight.

Sunday night prayer

Abba Father,

Restore my body tonight, come wrap me up in your heavenly care as I sleep. Thank you for your steadfast love, for your love encourages my strengths and covers my weaknesses. Come and minister to my deepest concerns and my physical needs. Lord, I trust in you always.


Morning prayer with a sunrise over a beautiful beach

Thankful Sunday Blessing

Rest your soul on this Sabbath day,
Pause to breathe, come dwell and pray.
Lie your head upon kingdom truth,
Do not strive or rush, let God’s spirit soothe.
Lift your eyes, to see love in flight,
Come and gather in heavens light.

Short Morning Prayer

a simple prayer which dedicates the new day to the Living Lord:-

Inspirational morning prayer

Father, clear my sleepy head and fill my mind with expectation
Awake my slow body and energise my heart with love in action.
Ignite my spirit and set this day on fire with promise.
Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Engage me, show me your kingdom alive
Help me to see that every waking moment
Is full of promise because of you.


Morning prayer to God

God in my waking
God in my thinking
God in my actions
Take my everyday life and live in me.

"Today I breathe in the extraordinary victory of your life"

Easter Sunday morning prayer


Today I breathe in the extraordinary victory of your life, death and resurrection. I look and see my own feet balancing upon an amazing path of truth. I step back away from the confines of my own understanding to connect with your eternal Kingdom.

Today I stretch my heart and mind wide to let in the amazing capacity of your love. I soak in the world turned around, redeemed and awaiting renewal! And I wrap myself, my family, my hopes and my dreams in this risen hope. Lord, I place my trust firmly upon death overcome, and lift my eyes to eternity.


quotes from the bible about the morning

"but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

(Isaiah 40:31, NIV)

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn

(Psalm 57:7-8, NIV)