Daily Morning Prayers for Children

Morning Prayers for Children
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Try teaching your Christian child these morning prayers. They will enjoy learning and reciting these simple prayers that feature reassuring rhythm and easy-to-memorize rhymes.

Children's Daily Morning Prayer

Lord, in the morning I start each day,
By taking a moment to bow and pray.
Beginning with thanks, I then give praise
For all 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.
I will travel where you lead;
I will help my friends in need.
Where you send me, I will go;
With your help, I'll learn and grow.
Hold my family in your hands,
As we follow your commands.
And I will keep you close in sight
Until I crawl in bed tonight.

Mary Fairchild © 2020

Morning Prayer for Children

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.

— Author Unknown

A Child's Prayer for Morning

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

Thank You, God

Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.

— Author Unknown

Good Morning, Jesus

Jesus, you are good and wise
I will praise you when I rise.
Jesus, hear this prayer I send
Bless my family and my friends.
Jesus, help my eyes to see
All the good you send to me.
Jesus, help my ears to hear
Calls for help from far and near.
Jesus, help my feet to go
In the way that You will show.
Jesus, help my hands to do
All things loving, kind, and true.
Jesus, guard me through this day
In all I do and all I say.

— Author Unknown

Be Near Me, Lord Jesus

Be near me, Lord Jesus!
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care,
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there.

— Traditional

Catholic Child's Morning Prayer

Dear God, I thank Thee for this day.
Wherever I go,
Whatever I do and see,
I want to spend
This day entirely with Thee.
Please, dear God, come into my heart,
Our day together is already a'start.
Bless me ever and ever again!
I love Thee, dearest God.

Hurry to Pray

(Adapted from Philippians 4:6-7)

I won't fret and I won't worry
Instead, I'll hurry to pray.
I'll turn my problems into petitions
And lift my hands in praise.
I'll say goodbye to all my fears,
His presence sets me free
Although I may not understand
I feel God's peace in me.

Mary Fairchild © 2020

Child's Prayer for Protection

Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here;
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide.

— Traditional

Morning Prayer

Dear Lord, thank you for a new day.
Please go before me and clear the way.
And please stay with me all the day.

Thank you for good rest last night.
Thank you for the morning light.
Help me always do what's right.

Thank you for protecting me.
Thank you for guiding me.
And thank you for loving me.

May all that I think and say and do
Bring nothing but glory to you.
I want to be the best me I can be for you.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

— Author Unknown

Day By Day

Day by day, dear Lord,
These three things I pray:
To see you more clearly,
Love you more dearly,
Follow you more nearly,
Day by day.

— Adapted from Godspell Song, "Day by Day" by Stephen Schwartz

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