How to start your day with prayer

Say it with grace

Grace-filled life

Unconsciously we do a little prayer as soon as we wake up, may it be a wish or just a simple reminder that God is within us. So here’s how to do it with grace.

Our parents are the first persons who taught us how to pray. As I child I was practiced to pray before I go to sleep and upon waking up. Our best influences are our elders. And I thank them from them from the bottom of my heart for it.

“Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here; Ever this day, be at my side. To light and guard. To rule and guide. Amen”–This is the child’s prayer for protection, that up until now I practice before I go to sleep. 

Now, upon waking up I then reach for my prayer book, that was gifted to me:  “Straight from the heart” by Fr. Mario Ladra. It has a lot of prayer dedicated to a lot of human necessities and has prayers for saints for thy petition. It is very handy and candid. It is perfect for daily use.

I guess if we pray like a child, with all our innocence, Grace happens, the holy spirit and God gives us energy and fuel within the day, if we just as sincerely.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


Let’s Talk About The P Word?

by Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN

The Biggest Mistakes in Prayer Part 2

by Mark Smith CIU

God Didn’t Save My Marriage…and That’s Okay.

by Ada Davis

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.