I love to hear the birds chirping at the break of dawn on a crisp morning. I imagine that those birds are singing praises to God early in the morning, and they encourage me to begin my day with praise and thanksgiving. Mornings are a daily reminder of the new and fresh beginnings we can have with God.
Whatever season of life you are currently going through, may you be encouraged that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23). God’s faithfulness rises every morning, just as the sun greets us each day with its rays of glorious light.
Here are 31 powerful morning Bible verses that will give you hope and encouragement as you seek the Lord each day in the morning. All verses are in the New International Version (NIV).
You can also download a set of FREE printable Scripture cards with these inspiring morning Bible verses at the end of this post!
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
The morning is a wonderful time to spend time in prayer talking to God. I love the mornings before anyone else in my family is awake. It is quiet, peaceful and serene. There, in the stillness of the morning I can lay my request to the Lord and wait patiently for him to speak.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
We have all been through devastating moments in our lives when the pain, suffering and grief seems more than we can bear. It is in those moments when we can cry out to God. Our sadness and weeping may endure through the “midnight” hours when all seems hopeless and lost–but we know that the morning will come again!
In this Scripture, not only is David saying that the hope of the morning will come, but that our season of weeping and sorrow will one day come to an end. We can find comfort and strength in our great God in the morning.
Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
What a blessing it is to know that God hears our voice! Any time of day–morning, noon or evening, God hears us and is attentive to our prayers. Whatever time off day you choose to talk to God, know that he hears you, and desires to walk with you through each moment of your day.
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
One of the greatest spiritual disciplines that we can develop when we wake up in the morning to spend time with God is the habit of praise. In this psalm, King David is talking about how his enemies tried to destroy him–but in the midst of his trouble and hardship, he praised the Lord in the morning. David knew that God was his refuge and strength in the midst of times of trouble.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
We can sing songs of great joy to God when we think of how wonderful he is. He is the Creator and Maker of the heavens and the earth. All of creation echoes his splendor and majesty. For this reason, we can thank God for the glory of each new morning he has created, and give him praise and honor!
But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
The morning is a great time to cry out to God for help. When we seek God in the morning, we can receive his clarity and wisdom. The calmness of the morning can also give us the strength we need to start a new day with God’s power and might.
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
The Hebrew word for satisfy in this verse is śāḇaʿ, which means to satisfy with food, to satisfy desires, to have in excess, or to enrich (source). We all desire to be completely enriched, fulfilled, and satisfied with God unending love. May his love fill us with his abundant riches of joy and gladness!
It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night…
When we praise God’s name and proclaim his goodness in our lives in the morning and at night, we don’t have time to dwell on the negative things happening in our lives. What a blessing it is to lift up the name of the Lord in the morning, and all throughout the day!
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Watchmen in the Bible were responsible for protecting the city from potential threats and dangers at night (source). The writer of this psalm is saying that more than the watchmen wait for the morning to arrive, they want to wait on the Lord. May we also wait for the Lord with such great eagerness and expectation!
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Just as the morning brings a new day filled with awe and wonder, may the morning also usher in a new wave of God’s unfailing love–fresh every morning!
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on our own righteousness, but have the righteousness of Christ (Philippians 1:10-11). Through Christ’s righteousness, we can shine like the morning sun, and grow in wisdom and in righteousness through the power of the Holy Spirit. Praise be to God!
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
No matter what time of day it is, we can all yearn for God. Whether in the morning or at night, may the Lord reveal his truth to us as we draw closer to Him!
Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
It is so comforting to know that God is our comfort and strength. In the morning, noon, or night, call out to him for strength when you are in need.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
This is one of the most well-known morning Bible verses in all of Scripture. What a blessing it is to know that God’s mercies and compassions are new every morning! Just as we are greeted each morning with a bright new day, we are also welcomed to God’s new grace and mercy. Praise the Lord!
Bible verses about Dawn
Here are some Bible verses about the dawn that can give us encouragement and strength for our souls as we seek God each morning, and throughout the day.
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
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.
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
Morning Bible Verses About Sunrise
Don’t you just love a breath-taking sunrise? Here are some morning Bible verses that speak of the beauty of God’s creation through a sunrise.
2 Samuel 23:3-4
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.’
His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.
Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
Morning Bible Verses about Joy
What a blessing it is to awake to each new morning with joy! Here are some Scriptures on joy that you can read each morning in your prayer time.
You can also go to this post with even more Scriptures on joy HERE.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Morning Bible Verses of Praise and Thanksgiving
Check out these inspiring morning Bible verses on praise that can uplift your soul each morning! You can also check out this post with more psalms of thanksgiving HERE.
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.
Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.
Morning Bible Verses–Free Printable Scripture Cards
You can also download and print these powerful Bible verses about the morning as Scripture cards below!
I hope that these morning Bible verses fill you with joy and assurance of God’s amazing love for you. May you seek him each morning for wisdom, hope and comfort as you begin your day with his perfect peace!
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