As Monday rolls around each week, it brings with it renewed opportunities and challenges. No matter what lies ahead in the coming days, we can start our week grounded in prayer. Laying our hopes, needs, and concerns at God’s feet sets the tone for the week and reminds us where our true help and strength come from.
Mondays Prayers To Start The Week
Praying intentionally on Mondays is a great spiritual practice to begin the week. The prayers shared above for gratitude, guidance, wisdom, and more can help anchor our souls and shape our attitudes. What truths do you need to be reminded of, or what requests do you have of God as you head into another week? Take a moment to lift your own Monday prayers.
1. A Prayer for Monday Gratitude
Dear God, as I start this new week, I come to You with a heart filled with gratitude. Thank You for another day to serve You and make a difference in this world. I praise You for Your unconditional love and mercy which renews every morning. Thank You for the gift of life, and health, and for blessing me beyond measure.
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2. A Prayer for Monday Guidance
Lord, as I begin this week, I seek Your divine guidance in all that I do. Direct my thoughts, words, and actions according to Your will. Grant me wisdom and discernment as I make decisions, big and small. Order my steps so that my life honours You and leads others closer to Your heart.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
3. A Prayer for Monday Wisdom
Father, as I start my week, I pray that You will fill me with heavenly wisdom and insight. Make Your truth known to me and teach me to choose Your way over my own so that I can reflect the light of Christ to all I encounter. Supply me with discernment so I may walk in understanding.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
4. A Prayer for Monday’s Strength
Lord, I pray that You will renew my strength today. Empower me through Your Spirit to withstand any trials or adversity that I may face this week. Fortify my heart and mind, sustain me through difficulties, and help me press on with Christ’s courage and conviction.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
5. A Prayer for Monday Focus
Father God, as I start this week, I seek Your help to remain focused. Guard my heart against distraction and instil a holy discipline over my time and priorities. Fill me with motivation and drive to accomplish that which You call me to do. Sharpen my mind and give me clarity to hear Your voice above all others.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
6. A Prayer for Monday Patience
Lord, grant me patience and calmness of spirit as I head into this week. When frustration and anger threaten to overwhelm me, centre my heart in Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Help me respond to trials and conflicts with love, kindness and compassion. Teach me to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
7. A Prayer for Monday Energy
Lord, I start this week weary and worn, needing renewed energy and vitality. Revive my soul and strengthen my body so I can serve You with enthusiasm and zeal. Fill me with supernatural vigour, remove all sluggishness of heart and mind, and empower me to accomplish all You have called me to. I wait expectantly for Your refreshing life to flow through me.
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.
8. A Prayer for Monday Insight
Father, as I begin this new week, I pray You will grant me clear insight and heavenly perspective in all my thoughts and activities. Shine Your light on my heart so that I may understand Your truth and will for my life. Remove any confusion or spiritual blindness that would keep me from knowing and choosing You.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
9. A Prayer for Monday Compassion
Dear God, as I start this week, soften my heart with Your love and compassion. Make me sensitive to the needs around me. Empower me to reach out in kindness and mercy, to comfort, serve, and care for those who are suffering or in need. Help me love others as You have loved me.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
10. A Prayer for Monday Encouragement
Lord, fill me with Your joy and encouragement today, so that I may bless others this week. Use me to lift the weary, comfort the brokenhearted, and inspire the fainthearted. Grant me discernment to know when and how to extend care through my words or actions. Make me a faithful friend and source of support to those around me.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
11. A Prayer for Monday Healing
Father, I pray for healing to begin or continue in my life and others this week. For those struggling emotionally, spiritually or physically, I ask You to touch them with renewed health, energy, and vitality according to Your perfect will. Restore and make whole all that is broken. Strengthen faith in Your power to cure any disease or wound of the heart, soul or body.
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
12. A Prayer for Monday Protection
Dear God, I start this week praying under the shadow of Your wings, trusting You as my shelter and safe refuge. Be my fortress and shield, guarding me against any dangers seen or unseen. Help me to rest in You fully, knowing You are my only true source of security and peace.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
13. A Prayer for Monday Peace
Prince of Peace, I welcome Your perfect tranquillity into my heart and life today. Quiet any anxiety or fear within me through the power of Your presence. Keep me undisturbed amidst the chaos, confident in Your plan and purpose for me. Anchor me in the knowledge that You are in full control.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
14. A Prayer for Monday Renewal
Lord Jesus, revive and refresh me on this day! Renew my energy, restore my soul, and fuel my passion to serve You wholeheartedly. Reroute any wrong attitudes or habits back to Your transforming truth. Revitalize my hope, faith and love so Your Light shines brightly through me.
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.
15. A Prayer for Monday Hope
God, as I start this week, I choose to put my hope in You. Despite any confusion or uncertainty ahead, anchor my heart in the certainty that You are good, faithful and true. I know the days and my future are held securely in Your hands. Fill me with expectant hope.
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.
Approaching Monday with prayer is one way we as Christians can “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
As the hustle and bustle of the week ramps up, let’s determine to stay connected with God through ongoing conversation.
May these Monday prayers and the power of Scripture ground you in grace and purpose for the week ahead!