MorningPrayer Routine

Walking Into The Presence Of Jesus

Where We Need To Start

The bible is clear that God loved the world so much that He took the initiative and made the first move toward humanity by sending His Son Jesus (who willingly died on the cross for our sin) to earth.

The bible is also clear that if we want Jesus to powerfully transform our lives through the Holy Spirit we need to actively seek Him. If we are going to get serious about Jesus we need to activate ourselves and get serious about seeking, asking for, and surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus in our lives.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and all of these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 6:33

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”
James 4:8


Specifics To Consider

Length: Roughly 5 – 10min

Note: Pray audibly (out loud)


Commit to taking the first 7-10 minutes of your day to pray and connect with Jesus. You can do this in your bed, beside your bed or even in the shower. The point is just to make this the starting point of your day. Before you pick up your phone, before you check your email, before you make your coffee, start by connecting with Jesus.

Wherever you pray, it is important to pray out loud. It doesn’t need to be loud (you can pray under your breath) but it is import for it to be audible. Prayer isn’t just about talking with God (vertical), it’s also about asserting truth according to the word of God and declaring intentions and boundaries (horizontal) to our own flesh and the kingdom of darkness as well.

Got it? Okay, here we go! You can follow this order every morning which will make things easy to remember and give you a sense of purpose and structure.


The bible is clear that the entryway into the presence of God is through rejoicing (Psalm 100), or in other words, worship. Before you say or do anything each morning, before you whip out your requests and problems – verbally (out loud) declare worship to Jesus.


Jesus I love you, Father I love you, Holy Spirit I love you. I worship you this morning and declare your majesty, glory and goodness over my life. I rejoice in You this morning because You are worthy of all glory honour and praise, You are robed with majesty and strength. I praise You Father because I am fearfully and wonderfully made by You and I worship You Jesus because all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to you. I praise you Jesus because I am seated with you in heavenly places and You have given me everything I need for life and Godliness today.


From rejoicing (worship) we move to recognizing. Recognizing is about expressing a posture of humility. The bible says that “God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.” When we verbally (out loud) recognize Jesus as Lord over our lives we actively place ourselves under His leadership in submission to the Holy Spirit. After you have rejoiced (worshipped) you can follow with this kind of prayer.


Jesus I recognize my need for you, that apart from you I can do nothing. I recognize today Jesus that I need You and I declare Your Lordship and authority over my life again today. Holy Spirit I give you full permission to lead me today. 


With that same posture of humility in recognizing our need and dependence on Jesus we now invite the Holy Spirit to reveal anything we’ve done, said, seen or thought that has grieved Him or quenched Him. This is where were are joining with David when he said “Create in me a clean heart oh God.” The Holy Spirit is a person, and like in any relationship, the things that are said or done by us can impact that relationship. (Of course, not from a salvation point of view, we are completely secure in Christ.) In addition to asking the Holy Spirit to reveal anything that has grieved or quenched Him we are asking Him to reveal to us any assignments or influence of the enemy or kingdom of darkness and bring them into the light of Christ.

As the Holy Spirit brings specific things to mind in this moment we need to acknowledge them out loud. It could be attitudes of our heart and character like pride, selfishness, self-righteousness, anger, rebellion etc. Or it can be things that we said to others, things we’ve watched or places we’ve gone that have grieved or quenched His presence in our lives.


Holy Spirit I love you and I invite your counsel, your wisdom, your correction, your conviction and your revelation. I ask today that you would lead me into all truth and reveal anything that I’ve said, done or thought that has grieved you or quenched you. I’m sorry for anything that I’ve done to hurt you or shut you out in my life. I also invite you Holy Spirit to reveal any influences or assignments of the kingdom of darkness in my life today.


When the Holy Spirit reveals to us what is happening in and around us we need to do something with the things that have grieved or quenched Him. Renouncing is the active step of putting our attitude, beliefs our heart (and the enemy) in its rightful place in our lives. You can also think of it like kicking the thieves, intruders or guests you’ve wrongfully invited out of your house and off of your property. When we renounce our own flesh or the activity and influence of the enemy we always pray to the Father in the name of Jesus and we always use the word of God (scripture) as the basis of our authority.

A very important word to use when addressing things in the supernatural realm is the word if; “If there is anything.” We never want to approach the spiritual realm flippantly, presumptuously or with arrogance.


Father, in Jesus’ name I renounce anything I’ve done, looked at, relied on or believed in that is opposed to You and Your truth, and in the name of Jesus I renounce the spirit of pride and all of it’s influence and effect over my life, it is written God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Father in Jesus’ name I renounce any false motives, mindsets or perspectives that aren’t consistent with You or Your truth and in Jesus’ name if there is anything present that opposes my fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ or His Lordship in my life, I command it to leave right now and go to the cross for judgement.


This is an important part of our prayer life. As the Holy Spirit has been revealing things and we’ve been renouncing them we need to ask Him to replace those things with their heavenly counterpart. If He has put his finger on anger then we need to replace that with the peace of Jesus. This is where understanding what the bible has to say is so vital.


Holy Spirit I invite you now to fill me now again, renewing my mind and my life with you and your truth. I ask that you would clothe me in my spiritual armour agin today and replace my pride with humility, my anger with your peace etc.  I invite you Holy Spirit to make me aware now of any assignments you have for me today. I ask for a spirit of obedience, discernment and alertness to your voice today. My life is your Jesus, I offer it to you again today for your glory, your fame, to see your Kingdom come on earth today through me. Amen.