Woman stretching herself on bed in the morning routine

One of the best ways to learn how to become more fulfilled, capable, and confident in life is to look at the people in life who have accomplished the most and then do what they do. What are the secrets to their success? Do they have a Christian morning routine?

Usually, you’ll find that there are many answers and many things you can learn. But one of the most consistent things you’ll find is that the successful individual has a morning routine. This is what you will do as first thing in the day when you wake up.

Mornings are the perfect time to focus on yourself before life gets in the way, and it’s the perfect way to ensure your day gets off to the right start. A simple morning routine can jump-start your day and change your life.

So, what is the most perfect morning routine?

What should a Christian do first thing in the morning?

If learning from others is the best way to start a successful morning routine, then Jesus will be the best person to learn from. In Matthew 11 verse 29 we see that Jesus Himself tells us to learn from Him. He truly is our best example to follow.

“Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

What was Jesus’ daily routine? Part of His daily routine with God was to pray early in the morning. He would take time to be alone with God in prayer. As children of God, we can also practice this Christian daily prayer routine—not just in the morning.

What time did Jesus wake up to pray? While we don’t know the exact time, we know it was early in the morning. He prayed before dawn, which is the time in the morning when daylight first appears.

“Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.”

Mark 1:35 (NLT)

It’s important to keep in mind that Jesus’ morning prayer habit wasn’t the only time He prayed. He prayed throughout the day, both in private and in public.

Why is prayer important in the morning? You put God first daily by practicing morning prayer. This way you dedicate your day to Him and receive the strength to face the challenges the day may bring.

What is a good Christian morning routine?

Starting your day with a Christian morning routine can help you feel prepared and peaceful as you begin each day. By including key elements such as Bible study, prayer, reflection, and affirmation into your routine, you can strengthen your relationship with God and make each day count.

How do I start my day biblically? A good Christian morning routine has several elements. You can include each of those elements daily or vary them in the mornings. Each part will empower you to live a more fulfilled life.

And an extra insiders tip (LOL)… make your home comfortable, so you feel at peace. Christian home decor ideas are perfect to create a peaceful environment.

God values fellowship. Creating a morning habit is ideal for spending time with God daily. You include Jesus in your life by following a daily routine focused on God.

Here are 7 morning routines to start your day with Jesus.

1. Start your day with gratitude

Early morning gratitude exercises are precious for being happier and more effective. The problem is that we often forget to stop and take stock of what we’ve already accomplished or how good our lives are already. Instead, we only ever think about the things we have yet to accomplish and what we want next. Or about what is missing in our lives.

When you wake up in the morning, begin your day with words of gratitude and thanksgiving. Set an intention for the day by thanking God for all that He has given you and expressing gratitude for what is coming. This will help you focus on the positive so that you are better equipped to tackle challenges throughout your day.

As part of your gratitude routine, spend a few minutes in the morning and write three things that you are thankful for. These can be big things or small things. But simply by focusing on them, you will feel more content and happier, and your work will be more fruitful.

2. Plan time for personal prayer and reflection

A morning devotion routine is ideal to reflect on the things God has done in your life and why you are grateful for them. Use this opportunity as a chance to express yourself before the Lord and unburden any worries or cares you have on Him.

A fun way to engage in prayer and reflection is while you color Christian coloring pages with Bible verses.

Pray and pause in simple stillness with the Lord. King David set the example:

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”

Psalm 5:3 (NLT)

3. Add Bible study in your routine

Morning is also a great time to read scripture, journal, or study spiritual writings. Making time for prayerful reflection on the Word of God is essential to living out our faith every day.

Make Bible study a regular part of your morning routine. Take some time to read through the Bible or a devotional book in the morning and reflect on what it means to you. You could use a physical Bible or a Bible-app to read. Or you can listen to an audio Bible. The most important thing is to take in the Word of God in the morning.

Ask God to show you how what you are studying applies to your own life, and be open and accepting of whatever answers He may give you!

4. Biblical declarations & affirmations

Creating a habit of saying positive daily declarations as first thing in the morning is powerful in many ways. We focus on God instead of on ourselves and remember ourselves of His promises.

Speaking them aloud boosts our faith and enables us to face the day confidently. And we set the manifestation of God’s Word into our lives in motion. These greatly help us to become confident Christian women! make sure to use positive words, for example 7-letter inspirational words (sevensymbolizes divine completeness and perfection, representing God’s sovereignty, holiness, and the fulfillment of His purposes).

God spoke, and it was. In the same way, we, His children, can declare biblical truth over our lives and expect it to be manifested. An effective way to see God’s Word become reality in our lives is by using powerful morning declarations at the beginning of our day.

5. Meditation

Meditating on God’s Word hasn’t lost its relevance. It can significantly increase our understanding of God’s Word, give us godly wisdom, and strengthen our relationship with God.

And you don’t need to be a pastor before you can meditate on God’s Word. Everyone can meditate on the Bible. It can simply be part of your daily routine.

6. Morning worship

Music has an incredible healing power and enhances our relationship with God. Consider creating a personal playlist filled with songs that bring you joy and comfort and draw you closer to God.

Singing praises to our Maker is one of life’s most beautiful gifts, so take a few moments each morning to express admiration for Him through music and worship! With worship, you give yourself completely over to Him. Want to get a deeper understanding of Godly worship? Read some books about Christian worship.

No time for early morning worship? Worship God while you are in the shower…

7. To-do list

Why is this segment part of a Christian morning habit? Starting the day with a to-do list is an excellent way to enhance your productivity. You can align your plans with God’s plans before your day starts. Bring Him into your planning processes and ask Him to help you create the best Christian to-do list.

“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)

It’s also an excellent way to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the volume of things you need to do. Make a list of all the things that you absolutely must prioritize and then the things you’ll do if you can. Split your day into segments and then just work through each job one at a time!

Most of us spend far too long struggling with things we don’t really care about, rather than talking about the things that are important to us. Put Jesus first in your daily morning routine and you have created a success formula to live a fulfilling life.

God gives you time each day to do things. Time is a very finite asset and is also one of the most important resources you have at your disposal for accomplishing as much as you can and living to your fullest God-given potential.

How do I start a Christian morning routine?

How can you start a daily routine with God if you haven’t practiced one before?

Well… just start!

It doesn’t have to be difficult. A simple morning routine can do miracles.

You can follow the above morning routine list or create your own. The main thing to do is to start. If initially you don’t seem to stick to your new plan to spend your mining with God, don’t give up. It takes approximately 30 days to create a new habit.

Don’t condemn yourself, but just start again. One day at a time, step by step—and you will get there. You will be able to start and continue with your Christian morning routine.

If you want your (new) morning habit to be a success, pray regularly and have intentional conversations with God throughout your day. Commit your plans to Him. He will make them come to pass.

“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)