“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” — Spurgeon
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 lift up my soul. – Psalm 143:8
Believe it or not there is a lot to pray about before our feet hit the floor.
We can begin with thanksgiving. While some of us may not feel like being thankful that morning has come, once we begin looking for things to be thankful for our attitude will change.
So what can we be thankful for at the crack of dawn?
- That we have a bed to sleep in.
- That we were able to spend the night without having to fear for our lives.
- That He gave us the amount of rest He wanted us to have for that day (even if children woke us up or we found ourselves lying awake at night for no apparent reason).
- That He has given us work and prepared us to tackle our daily tasks.
- That no matter what our day holds, nothing can take our salvation away.
Then of course we can come to God with all of our requests.
- That we will glorify God in our conduct and words that day.
- That we will encounter all things with gratitude.
- That God will help us trust instead of worry no matter what our day holds.
- That He will remind us to use His time wisely.
Spending time in prayer each morning, before our schedules start pulling us in a hundred different directions, will help us anchor our minds on Christ. He is the one who gave us today, He is the one who sustains our life, He is the one whom we are to glorify in our day. He is our help, our strength and our wisdom.