11 Powerful Monday Prayers to Start Your Week Right

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Monday can be difficult for a lot of people. After a weekend of time spent with friends and family, running errands, and catching up, it’s time again to return to the routine. It can be so challenging!

Thankfully, we can turn to God with all the challenges that face us. The best way to do that is with prayer. These Monday prayers are a great way to start your week with the Lord.

We can begin Monday in a meaningful way by praying for our day, for our friends, and for specific needs that might meet us on this weekday.

At the end of this post, we will link to our “I Prayed for You Today” printable that you can use to encourage those you prayed for on Monday.

The Power of Monday Prayers

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV reminds us that:

”The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to and end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

This is a beautiful scripture to meditate on as we start the week. While some people dread Mondays as getting back to a less fun routine, others love Mondays for the possibilities of new beginnings, another fresh start to begin again.

The truth is that we have a fresh start in the Lord every day. God makes it possible for us to begin again in Him each day, as we confess our sin and accept His beautiful forgiveness. 

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Lamentations 3:24 ESV continues with this:

”’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’”

As we pray on Monday, or any day of the week, we have an opportunity to ask Him to help us trust in Him for the day ahead. Our Monday prayers include praying for our surrender to the Lord and our trust in Him.

Let’s spend time seeking God’s guidance, presence, and blessing for Monday and the rest of the week.

11 Examples of Monday Prayers

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We have the privilege of being in conversation with God whenever we want through prayer. What a beautiful aspect of being a child of God!

No matter what time of day it is, or day of the week for that matter, we can pray to God. As His children, He will hear us.

We can spend time in prayer throughout our Monday to praise the Lord, to thank Him for what He has done, and to bring our worries and concerns to Him. We can also repent and ask for His compassionate forgiveness for our sins.

We can use Monday as a reset, to begin again from where we were, and to move closer to the Lord.

These examples of Monday prayers can be helpful in praying through Monday. They can be used as inspiration for personal prayer time. They can also be prayed through word-by-word, as long as it is with a genuine and sincere heart.

Monday Morning Prayers to Start the Week

No matter what we face on Monday morning, we face it with the Lord.

These Monday morning prayers to start the week are a great way to remind us of this truth and to look to the Lord for our needs and purposes for the day.

Praying for a fresh start and for blessing the week is a great way to start Monday Morning.

Monday Morning Prayer for a Fresh Start

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Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for a new day this Monday. No matter what this week brings, I know that I can face it with You.

I thank You for the fresh start that You give me each day, that Your mercies are new every morning.

Please help me live in that fresh start. I ask for forgiveness; I know I’ve let You down with my sin. Thank You for forgiving me again and again. Help me to change, starting today. 

When I fail, help me not to give up but to find that fresh start in You again. 

Show me how to live in Your power and Your grace today. I love you so much, and I thank You for loving me. 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Monday Prayer for Blessings for the Entire Week

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Dear Lord God,

As I approach this week, I want to start it with You.

I dedicate this week to You. May I be part of Your kingdom work this week to show Your love and truth to others.

Please bless this week! Go before me, dear Lord, and show me favor with others as I try to serve You faithfully.

I thank You for using everything, both the blessings and trials that are coming my way this week, to bring me closer to You.

May I be a blessing to others this week.

I ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Monday Prayers for Strength and Encouragement

Sometimes we look at Mondays with discouragement. What we anticipate facing in the week ahead feels like an unmanageable burden. The Monday blues can hit hard!

Thankfully, we face everything with the Lord! Whether we are looking at a fun but challenging week, or a difficult and overwhelming week ahead of us, we can look to the Lord for encouragement and strength.

Let’s spend today praying for strength, for a good attitude, and for encouragement when we are overwhelmed.

Prayer for Strength for the Demands of the Week

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O God,

Thank Your for today, and for this week. I look at this week and it’s clear I cannot do it in my own strength. Thank You for the reminder to always rely on Your strength no matter what the day brings.

I pray that I will look to You for strength today. May I rest in You and experience Your peace as I work from Your strength and not my own. May I see the blessings of relying on You.

Thank You for being the source of my strength.

In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for Maintaining a Good Attitude

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Dear Father God,

You know how I feel about today. Today seems like it will be full of challenges and difficult situations. I need Your strength to get through today.

I also need Your strength to have a good attitude today, to treat others with kindness and love amidst these trials. Help me to have a positive attitude when all I want to do is complain. Show me opportunities to reflect Your character to others.

I thank You that I can rely on You not just today, but any day.

I ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ,


Prayer for Feeling Overwhelmed

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O Lord,

I come to You, overwhelmed with what I am feeling and the demands of the week. I feel completely over my head with what lies ahead.

I pray for this day, that I would look to You. May You be my source of encouragement today. Please comfort and strengthen me with Your constant presence, knowing that You are with me each step of the way.

May Your peace guard my heart as I trust in You.

In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Monday Prayers for Gratitude and Reflection

Our prayers for Monday would be incomplete without gratitude and thankfulness to our wonderful Lord.

Prayers for gratitude reflect on God’s wonderful provision and care for us. Thankfulness makes such a big difference in our walks with God, as we reflect on Him as the source of all the good things in our lives.

These Monday prayers for gratitude are helpful in seeing the awesomeness of God and the beauty of His plan for us.

Prayer for a Grateful Heart

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Dear Lord,

You are our gracious Lord, showing us compassion and mercy far beyond what we deserve.

We come to You with grateful hearts, recognizing Your blessings in our lives. We see the loving ways You have provided and encouraged us again today.

Please nurture a thankful and grateful heart in us, that we would not neglect the source of the blessings in our lives.

May we honor You this beautiful day.

In the name of our precious Jesus, Amen!

Prayer Thanking God for Life

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Dear God,

As I approach today, I want to thank You for the gift of life. Each breath is from You!

May I lovingly steward this gift, that I would make the most of what You have given me. Whether that means to do “great things” today, or to spend time in rest and reflection, I ask You to guide me throughout the day.

I thank You for Your unfailing love. You are so compassionate and merciful in Your love. I am in awe of Your love.

May I honor You today and give You praise!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Monday Prayers for Guidance and Protection

God knows what Monday holds for us. We should look to Him for guidance and for protection.

Trusting God for His plan for the day is the best thing we can do as Christians. We aren’t promised an easy, carefree life. Jesus said we would have trouble in our lives, but through Him, we have hope.

“I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”

Instead, as we surrender our day to our gracious God, we can with the renewed sense of purpose in the plan He has for us. He will use our circumstances to accomplish His will in our lives and in the lives of others around us.

Prayer for God’s Guidance

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Dear God,

I thank You for this Monday, What a wonderful privilege to face another Monday with You!

As I think about today and the days ahead, I seek Your perfect wisdom and guidance for what concerns me. I don’t know what the future holds, but You do.

I pray that I would seek You and Your will for all my days. I pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as I make decisions and interact with other people. Help me to live for You, and not for myself.

May I follow Your heart and not my own. 

In the name of our Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for Protection and Peace

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O Lord,

Thank You for this great day! I ask for Your protection for today. Please help me make wise decisions. I ask that you thwart any evil plans against me and my family.

Even if everything is bad around me, may I have inner peace within me that can only come from You.

I pray that I would not live in a spirit of fear today, but that I would live in a spirit of power and love and self-control. (From 2 Timothy 1:7)

Help me to trust in You today.

In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen.

Special Monday Prayers

Monday seems to be the most maligned day of the week. Returning to school after the weekend, getting back to a grueling weekday schedule, and tackling difficult challenges often all happen at the start of the week. It can feel really hard to have a happy Monday.

Thankfully, we can look to the Lord for His blessings and His grace on Mondays.

Pray these special Monday morning prayers as you start your week.

Prayer for a Blessed Monday 

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Dear Lord,

I humbly ask for Your blessings on this Monday. 

Today’s struggles and challenges are already facing me, and I need Your strength and guidance today.

Please bless me with Your provision for today. May my actions, attitudes, and words honor You today.

Please go before me as I encounter others, and show me favor.

In the precious name of Jesus,


Prayer for God’s Grace on Monday

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Dear God,

Thank You for the gift of this new day! This Monday, I especially need Your grace and strength to face the day.

May I take my eyes off my circumstances and put them on You. You are so compassionate to be with me in every circumstance. By Your grace, may I make choices and have attitudes today that honor You.

Help me to find moments of stillness to rest in You and reconnect with You throughout the day.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

I Prayed for You Today – Free Printable Card

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While you pray through these powerful prayers, you may have included a prayer request for the needs of others. Why not encourage them by giving them this small printable piece of encouragement?

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These printable “I prayed for you today” cards come 6 to a sheet and can be downloaded here. They can be fun to give by themselves, with a card, or with a small gift

You might also find these free printable encouragement cards from the Creator’s Classroom useful. 

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Prayer is a powerful way to connect with the Lord. Monday prayers are a great way to get the week off on the right foot!

The power of prayer can be seen throughout the Bible and in our everyday lives. When we neglect our prayer lives, we needlessly hamper our Christian walk.

May these Monday Prayers be a blessing to you as you start your Monday!

Dear Lord,

I thank You for the person reading this prayer. May they be encouraged today, and strengthened in You.

May they be blessed with peace today, as they trust in You and what You have for them.

May they experience Your strength, that they can face whatever might come their way.

May they be bold for You, reflecting Your love through their actions, attitudes, and words.

May they find their joy in You and Your promises, putting their hope in You and not the world.

May they grow even close to You today, experiencing the blessing of Your presence in their lives.

I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

If you liked Monday Prayers, you may also like Saturday Morning Prayers and Sunday Prayers for Family and Friends.

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