10 Energetic Prayers For Breakfast

Last Updated on December 2, 2023 by Emma

Growing up, faith was something we expressed at Church on Sunday and before meals. Although I’m sad I didn’t grow up with a better understanding of prayer, I’m grateful my parents instilled in me the importance of praying before meals. It is a great habit to pray for breakfast.

We know it is important to pray before we eat because Jesus does it! At the last supper the Bible says, “And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves;” (Luke 22:17, NASB).

Although we don’t always acknowledge it, eating breakfast every morning is a privilege. Jesus recognized this and wanted to instill this habit into his apostles. It is a gift from God that we can nourish our bodies with food. Although our faith is the ultimate nourishment, it is important to thank God before consuming our physical nourishment!

I have given you 10 prayers for breakfast, but feel free to customize them to your specific situation. Please leave prayer requests in the comments so we can pray with you!

Short Prayer For Breakfast

Lord, thank you for this breakfast meal.

Whether it’s simple or a large spread, I am grateful for the gift of food that you are providing me with. I ask that You bless this food to nourish my body so that I can go out and glorify you.

In Your Name, I pray.


Prayer Before Eating Breakfast

God, thank you for this breakfast. I ask that you bless those who prepared this meal. I know it is not easy to prepare food amid all the busyness. It can be hard to have motivation so I’m grateful for those who thoughtfully prepared this meal.

Helped me to use this meal as fuel for my day. It will fuel me to draw upon your strength and wisdom when I need it most. Please be with those who have no food this day. Please protect and provide for them in any way that you can. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer Before Breakfast

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom comes, You will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13, NIV).

Thankful Prayer For Breakfast

Lord, I am so very thankful for the gift of this breakfast. Thank you for the resources to make this meal. Not everyone has that privilege and it does not go unnoticed. This meal is delicious and it makes me more in awe of You. You designed our bodies to experience so much goodness. 

Lord, I am so grateful for all that you do in my life. Thank you for the opportunity to live each day to glorify You. No matter what gets thrown my way today, Lord, please just help me to remember to be thankful for the little things, such as this breakfast. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer For A Breakfast Gathering

Lord, thank you so much for everyone gathered here today. Thank you for this time to share a meal together. Thank you to those who prepared this meal. Thank you for all the hard work and love that they poured into this food.

We know that this food will nourish us, but it is you who truly nourishes us. Help us to stay close to you because food will fail us if we don’t. Please bless our conversation this morning. I hope it will be glorifying to you. Help us to turn away from gossip and instead use encouraging words to uplift each other.

We pray for those in a special way who have no food this morning. Please provide for them today. We thank you again for your goodness and for giving us such a beautiful spread of food to enjoy. We acknowledge your presence in this time and just ask that this food will nourish our bodies so we can go out and glorify you. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer For A Breakfast Meeting

Good and gracious God, thank you for this breakfast meeting. Thank you to everyone here and all the gifts that they bring to the table. Please guide us as we meet today. May this meeting glorify You in all that we do. May our work be for the good of your kingdom. Help us to stay focused and to have fruitful conversations.

Please help this to be an uplifting meeting. We desire to glorify you in all that we say, think, and do. Lord, thank you for this meal and for those who prepared it. We ask that You bless it to nourish our bodies so that we can go out and glorify You. We pray specially for those who have no food on this day. Please protect them and provide for their needs. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer For Breakfast With Friends/Family

God, thank you for this time to eat breakfast with (family/friends). Family and friends are such a special gift. It’s hard to find people who can build you up and push you towards becoming a better disciple. Help us to continue to do this for each other.

Please bless our time together. Help us to have a conversation that is glorifying to you and not fall into slander, gossip, or sin. Give us the grace and strength that we need this day to accomplish all of our tasks.

Thank you for this meal and for those who prepared it. I hope that it will nourish our bodies so we can go out and glorify You. In Your name, I pray Amen.

Breakfast Prayer For The Poor/Hungry

I specially offer this breakfast for the poor and hungry. You were no stranger to the poor. I’m very privileged to be able to have breakfast every day. I never have to worry about where my next meal will come from. Not everyone has this privilege.

Please be with the poor and hungry and provide for their needs. Help them to find the food that they need to sustain themselves. Please help me to be more generous with my time and resources so that I can help those who have no food. Please give me the wisdom to know how I can best do this

May all those who are hungry for food know that their hunger will never cease until they rest in You. As I sit and eat my breakfast, I thank you for this reminder. Thank you for this delicious meal, but it means nothing if I don’t have You. I will only be completely satisfied with you. Help us all to remember this and to keep you as the center of our day. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Breakfast Prayer When Someone Is Missed At The Table

Lord, thank You for this breakfast. Even though it is delicious and a beautiful spread, we acknowledge that we’re missing someone at the table who is deeply loved.

Lord, please heal our hearts. We miss (name).

(If your loved one is estranged or just couldn’t make it) Please help us to mend that relationship so that way he or she will join us at the table again soon.

(If your loved one has died) We miss (Name) dearly. (He/She) is dearly departed. We pray that they are rejoicing with you in Heaven. Even though we have that comfort, it’s still hard for us to see a missing place at the table.

Please bless this food and those around it.  Thank you for bringing us together even though we miss those who aren’t with us. In Your Name, I pray Amen.

Breakfast Prayer For Eating Out

Thank you for allowing us to have breakfast at this restaurant this morning. Not everyone has the privilege of having the resources to eat out. Thank you to those who prepared this food and put so much thought and care into it.

Thank you for the atmosphere so that we can have an enjoyable time. It can’t be easy to own or to work at a restaurant when people aren’t always considerate. Please bless the wait staff with tips. Help them to have patience and joy today. Allow them to talk about You and your goodness.

Please bless our conversation as we enjoy this wonderful meal. We pray that it will be glorifying to you. Thank you for this food. We ask that you bless it to nourish our bodies so that we can go out and glorify You. In Your Name, I pray. Amen 

Concluding Thoughts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides an opportunity for us to give thanks to God at the beginning of the day. By starting our day with a grateful heart and a heart full of praise to God we are setting ourselves up for success during the moments when we might more easily fall into sin.

Although we usually take it for granted, having a meal is a privilege. Enjoy your breakfast! However, no matter if it’s big or small, make sure to take time to praise God and ask Him for the strength to use the food that you’re eating to glorify him throughout the day.

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