Prayers for August: 31 Powerful Inspirational

By David •  Updated: 07/30/22 •  16 min read

How do you start your day? Is it with Scriptures, prayers, or social media? The truth is many of us unconsciously begin our day with every other thing but God; on the to-do list of some, God comes last.

But we seem to forget that how we start our day often determines how the rest of it will go.

God is the one who holds the day, so beginning the day with a conversation with Him, regardless of how short, sets the tone for a positive day.

Hence, I took the liberty to create morning prayers for August 2022, so you can begin each of the thirty-one days in August with a word of prayers to start your day with God.

I also included Bible verses to start your day, so you can meditate on God’s word before you begin conversing with your Heavenly Father.

Here are  31 Powerful Inspirational Prayers for August 2022.

Monday, August 1st, 2022.

Psalm 118:24 (NIV) – This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Most Precious God, thank you for the gift of a beautiful day. My heart delights in you for all your wondrous works in my life despite my failings and shortcomings.

I pray you to give me the grace to do better in loving you the way I ought to because you deserve all my love.

May your grace abound for me today as I head out.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022.

 Psalm 59:16 (NIV) – I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Dear Lord Jesus, please fill my mouth with words of gratitude for your unfailing love toward me. Strengthen me to accomplish everything I need to do today and protect me from the wiles of the enemy.

You said that when they come against me one way, they will flee before me in seven ways. Therefore, I declare that no harm will come to me today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022.

Psalm 63:1 (NIV) – You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

Holy God, today, my biggest desire is that you help me seek you with the whole of my heart like a deer pants for a water brook. And as I seek you with all my being, let all the elements you created cooperate with me.

The sun, moon, and stars will not smite me, nor will any negative energy from them work against my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thursday, August 4th, 2022.

Isaiah 25:1 (NIV) – Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

Heavenly Father, I’m thankful for all the wondrous things you have done and are still doing for me. According to your unfailing promises, fulfill your plans and purposes for me beginning from today.

I retrieve the day from the hand of any evil force that wants to work contrary to your plan for me today. And I declare that lines will fall in all the pleasant places for me because of my inheritance in Christ.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Friday, August 5th, 2022.

Psalm 150:6 (NIV) – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

Faithful God, this morning, I join the host of angels and the twenty elders in heaven to worship you for the breath I still have and the life you have graciously left me to enjoy.

Help me never to take this grace and privilege for granted. Instead, may it always be the reason I’ll strive daily to live in a way that’s both pleasing and acceptable to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Saturday, August 6th, 2022.

Psalm 63:3-4 (NIV) – Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name, I will lift up my hands.

Compassionate God, as I reminisce about your goodness this morning, I can’t help but be grateful.

Thank you for delivering me from the kingdom of darkness and translating me to the kingdom of your dear Son.

Lord, I declare today that I shall excel because you have anointed me with the oil of gladness above others.

Therefore, I am making all-around progress today; I’m possessing the gates of my enemies and recovering all lost grounds and blessings.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Sunday, August 7th, 2022.

Psalm 28:7 (NIV) – The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to him in song.

Almighty and Everlasting God, it’s the beginning of a new day, and I’m most grateful for divine protection throughout the dark hours of the night.

I pray you to extend this to me today. Pull down all evil imaginations against me. Also, give me the wisdom which my adversaries can’t resist or gainsay.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Monday, August 8th, 2022.

Psalm 7:17 (NIV) – I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Dear Heavenly Father, this morning, I ask that you fill my mouth with songs of praise to adore you for your righteousness. I appreciate your love, mercy, grace, and favor, which I enjoy daily.

I know you have created me for something, and I ask that you give me the grace to accomplish all the definite service you have committed to me.

Deliver me from what seems right, but they are not. Above all, make me discern what is right and pleasing to you.

Thank you, dear Father, because my future is secured in Christ. Amen!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022.

Psalm 118:1 (NIV) – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Sovereign Lord, I adore you today because of your enduring mercy and goodness. Like you are good, I ask that you make me good.

Make me an agent of peace wherever I go; may I find favor in your sight and before men. And lastly, may I walk in the victory and liberty of the spirit all the days of my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022.

Psalm 86:13 (NIV) – For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.

Awesome God, cause my heart to be at rest as I trust in you. Keep me from leaning on my wisdom, understanding, intelligence, or instincts.

And make my fellowship with you better and more intimate as I advance daily in my relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Lastly, I pray that you lead me away from the strange path that only leads to death and destruction.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Also Related: 30 Inspiring Morning Prayers for July 2022.

Thursday, August 11th, 2022.

Hebrews 12:28 (NIV) – Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Dear Lord Jesus, I desire today to worship you acceptably with awe and reverence because you deserve every bit of it. However, I need your grace to worship you acceptably.

So, purify my lips and help me give you resounding worship as angels do.

As I step out, may my words and actions reverence you and leave everyone who encounters me today in awe.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Friday, August 12th, 2022.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV) – Thanks be to God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Glorious God, thank you for the privilege to be called your Son. Thank you for the victory I have over circumstances, principalities, powers, and over everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.

Today, I walk in the victory obtained by Jesus. And I bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Saturday, August 13th, 2022.

 Psalm 107: 8-9 (NIV) – Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for me, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Compassionate God, I appreciate all the benefits you daily load me, my family, and my loved ones with. I draw upon more heavenly resources this morning to meet all my needs.

Dear Lord, I surrender to you completely in every area of my life, and I ask that you assist me in becoming all you want me to be, starting today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Sunday, August 14th, 2022.

Psalm 103:1-2 (NIV) – Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

Great God, this is the day you have made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. My soul magnifies you for all your wondrous works in my life.

Today, I’m empowered to bind, loose, and decree things. The Bible says wherever my voice is heard; no one can ask me why because I do these things, for my voice is the voice of a king – full of authority.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Monday, August 15th, 2022.

James 1:17 (NIV) – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Unchanging God, this morning, I’m thankful for all the good gifts you have given me. Even in my failings, you have taken none back from me; the reason I will forever be yours.

Thank you for empowering me to subdue and exercise dominion and crowning me with honor and glory.

My only request for today is that you give me the grace to reciprocate the overwhelming love you shower me with daily.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022.

Psalm 143:8 (NIV) – Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you, I entrust my life.

Dear Lord Jesus, in accordance with your word, may I experience a deeper measure of your unfailing on this beautiful day.

Order my steps throughout today. Make every crooked path straight before me; level every mountain.

Most importantly, fill all valleys and reveal your good plans concerning me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022.

Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV) – Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the water.

Great God, your word says blessed is the one who trusts you; you said they would be like a tree planted by a river that bears fruit in and out of seasons.

Please bring me into a closer walk with you from now; teach me to trust you more from today and make your unfailing promises abound in my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thursday, August 18th, 2022.

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in You.

Dear Bright Morning Star, thank you for the beautiful gift of a bright and beautiful day.

As your name is, may the light of your countenance illuminate my path today. May it shine brightly in me to dispel every darkness I encounter today.

Make my steps firm and unwavering like your steadfast love and mercy. Above all, fill my life with your transcendent peace today and always.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Friday, August 19th, 2022.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Omniscient God, please do not hide your face from me today. Instead, make my way plain before me and instruct me how I should go.

When the temptation to go my own way or indulge in what’s not pleasing to you comes, give me the grace not to give in.

Above all, uphold and strengthen me to walk blamelessly before you today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Saturday, August 20th, 2022.

Isaiah 12:2 (NIV) – Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.

Faithful God, you are my light and salvation; therefore, I shall fear no foe today or any other day.

You are the strength of my life; I won’t be afraid even if the enemies come to eat up my flesh because they will stumble and fall as you have promised.

I also claim the victory of the cross of Jesus in everything that concerns me today.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen!

Sunday, August 21st, 2022.

Psalm 56:3-4 (NIV) – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Most Gracious God, because I have put my trust in you, today, I ask that you dismantle any satanic foothold in my life. Help me put off every form of weakness, so I can be the person you want me to be.

Most importantly, fill my mouth with words of your praise as I go about my business today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Monday, August 22nd.

Psalm 9:10 (NIV) – And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Dear I Am, the Scripture says the young lions do lack and suffer hunger: but those that seek you shall not want any good thing.

Therefore, I pray you to provide my needs today according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. I also pray that you don’t forsake me even though there have been times I trusted my instincts instead of you.

Lastly, help me trust you more each day, starting today, even when it doesn’t make sense.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) – I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Almighty God, thank you for your mercy that brought me, my family, and everyone associated with me to another today. Strengthen me as I go through it so that I can accomplish all my set goals today.

Activate my gifts, talents, skills, and potential and increase my capacity to do more physically and spiritually.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022.

Psalm 16:8 (NIV) – I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Omnipotent God, I thank you for your enduring love and mercy toward me and my household. As we embark on our day, help us set you before us.

Be at our right hand so we will not be shaken regardless of the magnitude of any challenge we encounter today.

In Jesus’ Christ’s name, Amen.

Thursday, August 25th, 2022.

Isaiah 40:29 (NIV) – He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

Dear God, I’m alive today because you kept me, and I don’t take this privilege for granted. Everything I do constantly reminds me that there’s no me without you.

Assist me in humility, never ascribing anything you have blessed me with to my strength.

Energize me where I’m lacking and imbue me with your grace for optimal productivity.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Friday, August 26th, 2022 .

2 Timothy 4:17 (NIV) – But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength.

Everlasting Father, it’s amazing how you pick the lowly, set them among princes, and make the timid become as bold as a lion.

This morning, I request an immeasurable grace to accomplish things beyond my ability. Fill me with the knowledge of you and everything, so I can achieve extraordinary feats at all times.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Saturday, August 27th, 2022.

Psalm 119:28 (NIV) – My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Compassionate God, I ask that you set my mind free from harmful thoughts and feelings this morning. Erase worrisome thoughts from my mind, and dispel anxiety and fear that have seized my heart.

In your compassion, strengthen me according to your word and allow peace to be still in my heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Sunday, August 28th, 2022.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) – For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

Most Holy God, I’m grateful for your unfailing love toward an undeserving me. This beautiful morning, I thank you from a heart overwhelmed with gratitude.

However, you know how frail my strength is; I, therefore, pray that you empower me to surmount every challenge I must face today with your sufficient grace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Monday, August 29th, 2022.

1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV) – Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Unchanging God, sometimes I underestimate the enemy and act carelessly, especially regarding my faith.

However, today, I want to be different. Therefore, I pray you to make me strong and courageous and empower me to answer everyone who asks me to provide the reason for the hope I have in you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday, August 30th.

Psalm 73:26 (NIV) – My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Dependable God, may my heart and flesh not fail today. Strengthen me and be my portion today and forever.

Where people go and find no way, may doors be opened wide to me in those places. May kings come to my light and gentiles to the brightness of my rising now and all the days of my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022.

Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV) – The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to tread on the heights.

Almighty God, thank you for bringing my loved ones and me to the last day of July. It pleased you that we will still be in the land of the living, and we appreciate this mercy you constantly show us.

It’s because of you that the enemies have not consumed us. Thank you for your divine protection and provision we have enjoyed from the first day of this month till now.

May your grace abound for me even more as we step into August.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!

Conclusion

With the above morning prayers for August 2022, you can rest assured that God’s grace is sufficient for you as you go through each day of August. Make this a habit (I call it a holy addiction), and watch how God will consistently make lines fall in pleasant places for you even when you encounter a challenge.

David

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.