Pray Awake – FREE Printable

Letting the world into your home before checking in with Him? Pray Awake is setting the tone of my heart & home. Join me and PRAY AWAKE! Free Printable!
(Last Updated On: April 19, 2016)

Pray Awake has become my new morning routine. The second I’m awake, I pray. I love how it quiets my heart and sets my eyes on Him. Starts my day even better than coffee. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Free Pray Awake printable at the end.

Several months ago, I felt very convicted about how I started my days. I would usually roll over, grab my phone, and check Facebook.

As if that were more important than checking in with God.

Checking in with Facebook and Twitter before you're checking in with Him? PRAY AWAKE with me. Click To Tweet

I have the luxury most mornings to start my day gradually opening my eyes, covered in snuggles with my little, but I found myself worrying about this, stressing about that, completely letting the world into our home before I even put my feet on the floor.

The world’s anger, fear, ignorance, intolerance, vulgarity – I was inviting it all into my head and heart before putting on my armor.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Why had I let this become the focus of my morning routine?

Something had to change.

I made a conscious decision to pray awake every morning.

I really wanted something sweet and simple that would set my eyes on Him and set a tone of service and ministry in my home for the day.

Pray Awake is a sweet, simple prayer to set my eyes on Him & a tone of ministry in my home. Click To Tweet

PRAY AWAKE kept coming to mind every morning, and those two words grew into an acronym of a prayer.

Letting the world into your home before checking in with Him? Pray Awake is setting the tone of my heart & home. Join me and PRAY AWAKE! Free Printable!

I really wanted this acronym to start with PRAY, but couldn’t find the words to set the tone. Then, in the face of some discouragement, I prayed for God to wake me the next morning. I literally woke with the words “Please Remind me I Am Yours” on my mind.

So many battles I fight are calmed when I remember I am His. My confidence in who I am doesn’t come from my waistline or a jar, but the beautiful, useful vessel God is creating me to be.

I want all my ways to reflect God in my life, from how I handle the laundry to how I handle stress, to how I sing one more song at bedtime or answer a petulant child from a place of His peace not her chaos.

Welcoming God’s agenda for my day was a mental shift for me, realizing that my plans for my day were second to being obedient to God.

I had spent too much energy getting frustrated when my daughter’s desires or disobedience interfered with my goals, letting life’s redirection stress me out, instead of listening to His quiet calling to follow His agenda.

If my life is His – shouldn’t my day be His also? Accomplishing HIS tasks for my life reminds me my days are not my own.

Spending more time in His word has shown me how important it is because that is how we KNOW God, understand His character, and grow a relationship based on real faith and trust.

The last line really grabs my heart – Empowered to live in obedience. People think being meek and obedient equals weakness, but being obedient has taken more strength than I ever imagined.

Showing love instead of anger when God says forgive, watching the world reject you and Him, standing strong in the middle of chaos, having conviction in things unseen while the world mocks: These things take a supernatural empowerment, a strength I only have through Christ.

Starting the day with prayer has changed me. I parent more calmly, I tackle my day instead of the people between me and my coffee maker, LOL.

I run to Him first and that has made all the difference.

Pray Awake Printable

  • for best results when printing, make sure you select SCALE to Fit so your picture prints within in the printable margins on your 8.5×11 paper. It should come out as perfectly ready for an 8×10 frame.

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32 thoughts on “Pray Awake – FREE Printable”

  1. I really can relate to this post. I TRY to start off most of my days with reading my Bible and prayer. Sometimes I get off track and I notice a BIG difference in my life when I don’t start the day off with God. I really love this printable, it’s beautiful.

    1. Great blog. I try to pray and read my bible before I go to work in the morning. Love you my sister and friend in Christ. God bless you

  2. I have also been convicted lately because I, too, do the same thing in the morning. Roll over, grab my glasses and check my phone! What a great refocusing tool! Thanks.

  3. God convicted me of the same thing a few months ago, weeks ago, and again a day or so ago. I love the concept of PRAY AWAKE! It’s simple enough and just that act of putting God first I’m sure will make a big difference in the day.

  4. I love this and love your prayer…. starting our day with quiet time and in prayer…. I try to and also read the word and pray before my day begins… but I often fall short. Lovely prayer!

  5. I have a “routine” I don’t really like to call it that because it’s second nature now and soemthing ai need to do. Like some people and their coffee but I still love this printable. Great post.
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  6. I absolutely love this prayer! I want to do my best to memorize it and start my day with it. Sadly, I am bad about starting on Facebook as well. My excuse has been that the screen causes my brain to become more alert and then in is easier to wake up, but Holy Spirit can wake us much better than a screen. Thank you for the reminder and the re-focus!

  7. Completely agree, Jesus first! I try to have the first thing cross my lips be thank you Jesus for another day. If I don’t ask Him to “fill my cup” before the start of the day I will go around clanking my empty cup expecting others to fill it for me. This leaves a very unfilled, empty cup, because no one can fill me like Jesus does! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. What a fantastic reminder! This morning I did something petty but have been actually wanting since our daughter was born. I cried because I wanted TO SLEEP IN with my husband so badly instead of getting up at 5am for our baby and not going back down to sleep. It’s crazy when our emotions control us as moms. By the time I put our baby down for her first nap of the day, my hubby is usually up and about. I was sobbing. I should just let God lead the way and not have expectations. I must start the day with God.

    1. Oh, how babies change things! This winter, I found myself sick and desperately wanted a good old-fashioned sick day, not cooking, cleaning, homeschooling. I just wanted to be sick and do nothing. It was so hard to pray for the strength to do the things I needed to in order to care for my daughter instead of being selfish. But in the end, I was glad I had enough strength, not a lot, but enough. God gave me what I needed instead of what I wanted. But you also need rest sometimes, I hope you get to sleep in again soon!

  9. This is so encouraging! Morning battles, for me, often begin the second my feet hit the floor, and those can often determine how the rest of the day goes. Thank you for sharing the things that God has shown you. I love the acronyms … So fitting!

  10. Couldn’t agree more! Awhile ago, God convicted me about turning to social media, emails, etc before Him when the day starts also. I have to have my personal Bible study with Him before I log on to anything also. Great post!

  11. This is a great concept and a beautiful acronym! I’m not a big fan of setting “must-dos” when it comes to my faith in God. So much of it is legalistic. I once was told by a well-known pastor, “Don’t eat breakfast before you feed your soul in the Word?” Really? Because I’m going to be able to focus on and enjoy my worship on the mornings I wake up ravenous.

    Anyways, after that mini-rant, I love this post. It’s practical, not legalistic. It’s about starting your day off /right/. And what could be more right than praying?

    1. Yes, I don’t like making God part of my to-do list. I want to want to make Him my first priority. Although I have been learning about making my body submit as part of fasting and prayer.

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