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Christian Woman | How To Create A Morning Prayer Routine That Works Without Feeling Overwhelmed & Unequipped. In this article by Mama and The Word, I will show you three simple steps that will help you to create a daily prayer routine, so you no longer have to deal with irregular or even no morning prayer routine.  So, if you want to learn about morning prayer, prayer journaling, and using a devotional. Make sure to read to the end of this article, and don’t forget to grab my free 5-day bible reading plan

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Morning Prayer Routine| What I Used To Do And Why It Didn’t Work!

So my typical morning would go something like this before. I would get woken up by my alarm, drag myself out of bed, wake the children, and make coffee.

I would then make breakfast, shout at the kids to get up again, and try and get into and out of the shower as quickly as possible. Get dressed, and see if the kids had surfaced from their bedrooms.

I was usually in a grumpy mood by this point, and once I had done the school run and got back home, I could breathe a small sigh of relief before I tackled the housework.

That was until I found out I was pregnant with twins. I was always up early, struggling to get a shower or extra sleep, being even more grumpy with lots of additional tasks.

Such as feeding, bathing, dressing, sleeping, and not to mention washing and ironing. As well as all the other jobs that needed doing and did I say I worked full-time too!

I had no energy left, but I was still trying to run on the hamster wheel of life to keep up. I was exhausted, tired, lonely, and frustrated.

So if you’re reading to learn how to create a morning prayer routine that works from a busy Christian mama, you have come to the right place. So let’s dive right in.

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Hi, My Name Is Gem

I am a busy Christain wife & mama. I have been married for the last 15 years to my best friend. We have four amazingly individual children together, 16, 14, and 4 (x2).

We have lived on two different continents, traveled halfway around the world with our children, and back again. Experiencing some unique cultures, languages, and people. I found God along the way too.

It’s now my mission to share that journey with you and help you in your journey with God. By giving you the tools and resources to help you grow closer to the Lord.

I know the struggles that I had when I was starting my journey with the Lord. How I battled with prayer, reading the bible as well as understanding it. Learning how to practice praise and worship with God, pray for others, serve in the church, and so much more…

What I found is no two journeys are the same. They are as unique as the individual is, and that is why it is my privilege to help you learn about God and what & why he has called you to do.

Each of us has a god-given gift or talent that he created us with for His purpose.

And if this is your first time visiting Mama & The Word, put a heart in the comment box below so I can officially welcome you to the community.

Why You Need A Morning Prayer Routine?

A morning prayer routine does set up your day for all the problems, challenges, and tasks that we encounter as wives, mothers, and daughters. It is our one primary defense against what is wrong in the world.

This gives us the strength and guidance to face anything that the day wants to throw at us. It is our own quiet, intimate time with God before the day begins.

It is allowing us to recharge and center ourselves with God, and focus on what is essential. It allows us to be thankful and express this through prayer or gratitude, which promotes positivity in our day from the start.

By starting our day in this way, we are much more likely to continue in this positive mindset and be more calm, grounded, and happy as the day continues.

We should be actively setting aside time to recharge ourselves as self-care for ourselves and our families.

If we are the principal caregivers for our husbands and children, we need to energize and empower ourselves in the word first so that we are at our best each day.

Creating time for God should be our priority each day.

In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 5:3 kjv

How To Create A Morning Prayer Routine?

Planning out your routine is the easy part. Sticking to your new routine just like anything will take time, perseverance, and dedication. But you can do it if you want to make a change.

I can’t tell you the difference it makes to start the day this way. To feel more positive, uplifted, and grounded in the word, as well as give yourself the time with God that you deserve and need.

You will have some mornings where you struggle to get out of bed or the day runs away with you, and you need to give yourself some grace on these days.

However, each day brings us an opportunity to be better. His mercies are new every morning!

Before You Begin What Is Your Goal For Your Morning Prayer Routine?

How do you envision your morning prayer routine if you could create the perfect morning? Think of all the things that will allow you to make the time you desire with God each morning and how it will work for your day. Jot them down quickly as a reminder.

  • How would your morning prayer routine begin?
  • Where would you pray?
  • How much time do you have to spend with God each day?
  • When will you pray? (if not first thing then after school drop off or a different time what works for you?)
  • What are your most common distractions and how can you avoid them?
Christian Woman | How To Create A Morning Prayer Routine That Works Without Feeling Overwhelmed & Unequipped. In this article by Mama and The Word, I will show you three simple steps that will help you to create a daily pray routine so you no longer have to deal with irregular or even no morning prayer routine.  So, if you want to learn about morning prayer, prayer journaling, and using a devotional.

3 Simple Steps That I Use To Help Create My Morning Prayer Routine

Step 1 Gather The Essentials

Gathering your essential items and having them ready to go in one specific place for a set time will help you get into your routine much faster and easier than when these items are dotted all over your home.

If you have to wander off to the bedroom to grab your bible and the kitchen to get a pen and so on, you will get caught up in other distractions, and you will quickly and easily become unfocused in what task you are supposed to be doing.

By making sure that you are armed with all the essential items you need to start your prayer routine, you will have a much better success rate and be more organized in the process.

List down any items you think you will need so you can stock up before you begin your new routine.

  • Bible
  • Bible Journal
  • Note pad
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Sticky notes
  • Phone (with Bible app)

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Step 2 Add-In The Good Stuff

As you develop this new morning prayer routine, is there anything else you would like to add that you enjoy? Is it some praise and worship? I love uplifting songs, and I feel closest to God when I am singing in praise to Him.

Or it could be journaling your thoughts, reading a bible verse, bible journaling either in writing or for the more creative drawing and coloring. You may want to add in a small devotional.

It is up to you as it is your time. You may have 5 minutes or 50 minutes, and you can use it as you wish.

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Psalm 90:14 ESV

Step 3 Action

Lastly, you have to put the two steps above into action. You need to get up and get into the word. Twenty times makes a habit, and ninety days solidifies it.

However, if you struggle to start just remember that each day you manage to spend in the word is a win.

Each day you spend time with God, you are actively growing your relationship with Him and your desire to know him more intimately.

Every day that you take action, you will see small improvements and begin to feel the difference.

You could even note down how you feel each day so that you can spend time in your morning prayer routine. How does it impact your day?

How do you feel overall on the days that you make time for prayer? What difference do you see in yourself?

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Conclusion: How To Create A Morning Prayer Routine That Works Without Feeling Overwhelmed & Unequipped?

So we have covered the three steps that you can take to implement a morning prayer routine, the equipment, supplies, and the action you will need to take each morning.

Like any routine, it will take time to make the routine habit, but once you start, you will feel the benefits of spending time in the word each day and with God.

I still struggle some days with my routine, or I can get weighed laid if the girls are sick, but for the most part, I enjoy my practice and the time I get to spend with God each day.

Spending time with Him and focusing on what is essential or what He wishes to teach me.

I know that with each morning, I am growing in my relationship with the Lord. Learning to focus on Him and what He wants for me, my family, my marriage, my business, and everything else in my life.

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I am so excited to see where this new journey takes me. It is another leap of faith, but it is a leap that I know that He wants me to take. And while I don’t always feel qualified to talk about God.

I know that He will equip me with whatever I need to Glorify His holy name.

If you want to read more about your purpose as a new Christian woman, then check out this post Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian.


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