Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my meditation.
2 Harken to the to the voice of my cry,
my King and my God,
for unto you do I pray.
3 O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayers;
Unto you I look up and wait with expectation. Psalm 5 1-3
How does your day begin?
The ﬁrst thing David did each morning was to lift his voice to the Lord. His ﬁrst words of the day were to God. He goes on, “In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” What a perfect way to begin the day!
Lift your voice to God in prayer. Lay your requests before Him. Set out before Him the things you are going to have to do that day. Commit to Him the problems, the difﬁculties you anticipate. Submit all your decisions to Him.
Morning prayer sets the tone for the day. If our morning begins with worry, that will only increase as the day moves along. But if we start out by enjoying time with God and receiving strength from God, we will more likely remain in his peace as the day continues. There’s no better way to begin the day than with prayer.
May we each bring our requests before Him often…waiting with expectation.
Loving Father, thank you for meeting me in this prayer time. I know that you hear me and care about what I share with you. Thank you for paying attention to someone like me and accepting me as your precious child. Thank you, in Jesus’ name. Amen.