Direct Thy Prayers in the Morning

Often, believers become so preoccupied with their plans for the day that they neglect taking time to commune with our Heavenly Father. They go about their schedules doing things their own way. Jesus rose early in the morning to prepare His heart (2). He said, “I can of mine own self do nothing… I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me” (John 5:30).

Are we above our Master? Certainly not. We too must look to the Lord at the start of each day to seek what He would have us to accomplish. First, we surrender our hearts to Him a new, placing our dependence entirely on Him. As we are still before Him, He can show us His thoughts and mind concerning our lives. Isaiah 50:4b tells us, “He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.” As we begin the day with our focus on Jesus Christ, we are less likely to be anxious or fretful as we go about our daily tasks. Then our service to the Lord will not be so much a matter of doing but of receiving, believing and experiencing the manifold grace of God that empowers and strengthens us through Christ.

God delights to hear the voice of His children in the morning. “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3).

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