do you realize how much god enjoys it when you talk to him? when you set up time in the mornings to focus on him.
a morning prayer is the perfect way to start the day!
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning, I will direct it to You, And I will look up.
psalm 5:3 is a verse from the book of psalms
david understood the importance of beginning his day with a morning prayer, not just for himself but also for god. jesus did the same thing. according to mark 1:35, jesus got up really early in the morning when it was still dark to pray.
what is the significance of morning prayer?
a husband and wife were visiting relatives in another province. they were eventually on their way to their destination after many delays. since a blizzard was approaching, the roads were shrouded with snow, and fewer and fewer vehicles were on the road for each passing hour.
they didn’t want to leave, so they wanted to carry with their journey and try and get ahead of the blizzard. they continued driving for a few more hours before losing control of the car and ending up in a ditch in the middle of nowhere. there was no mobile phone service, no vehicles on the road, and no town within driving distance.
in the midst of a blizzard, they were stranded in a gorge.
they were discovered safe and sound a few days later. just in case, the wife had brought extra blankets, clothes, and food. she was able to rescue herself and her husband because she was prepared.
so, how does this tale relate to morning prayer?
You have no idea what the day will hold when you first open your eyes in the morning. morning prayer helps you brace for whatever comes your way. it strengthens both your bond with the father and your spirituality.
what is the most effective morning prayer?
then you will come to me and talk to me, and i will listen to you. when you search me with all of your ears, you will find me.
jeremiah 29:12-13 is a passage from the book of jeremiah
the most effective morning prayer is one that comes from your heart. prayer should not be something you do on a regular basis, nor should it be something you feel obligated to do. your meditation should be focused around your need to converse with god.
when we pray, jesus ordered us not to repeat ourselves in vain. why is that?
he is looking for a friendship rather than religion. he asks you to open your heart to him and tell him what’s on your mind (pray).
it’s fine to have a prayer guide for the reasons you want to pray about, just make sure it’s YOUR thoughts, not anyone else’s.
use the morning prayer as a reference to help you get the day off correctly and stay focused and prepared for whatever comes your way.