A person sits in bed with a cup of coffee and an open Bible, praying a morning prayer for calm.

A Morning Prayer for Calm

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It’s easy to get sucked into chaos, isn’t it? Maybe your morning commute finds you in heavy traffic. Maybe you’ve got family drama surrounding you. Maybe your finances are causing you great amounts of stress. We all long for calm, don’t we? Pray this morning prayer for calm with me today and let the peace of God rule in your heart no matter what your circumstances.

A woman sits on a bench above the hills praying a morning prayer for calm.

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 14:17, New International Version

Dear Lord, I long for calm in my life. Thank You for Your Word which assures me that no matter my circumstances, I can find my peace in You. I know that I have a choice every day. I can either let the chaos reign, or I can let You reign. Don’t let me push You off the throne.

When I feel my body reacting to the stress, gently remind me that You are my Peace. When I feel afraid, remind me that You are my shelter. When worry threatens to overwhelm me, remind me to cast my cares upon You because You care for me.

Moment by moment, Lord, remind me of Your presence. Help me to take deep breaths to calm my body and remind myself of Your Word that says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Like a small child clinging to their parent when they are afraid, I will cling to You. Thank You for bringing calm to my soul in the midst of the chaos of my surroundings. It’s in Your name that I pray, amen.

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Stephanie Reeves is a writer and the senior editor of Abide.