“I, O LORD, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you” (Psa 88:13).
I read an article where the author stated that he endeavored to say a morning prayer to God for help, while in bed, “before the foot hits the floor.” What a great habit to begin the day with God!

Note that David said, “I remember you upon my bed” (Psa 63: 6). This is a wonderful discipline to immediately start framing our outlook for the day by first turning to God. David, the spiritually-mind man after God’s own heart, began Psalm 63 thus: “O God, you are my God, early will I seek you” (v. 1). Before the duties and demands of the day begin rushing in to crowd our mind, we need to fortify our mind by beginning the day with God.

Please note the Scriptures that advocate the morning priority of seeking God by prayer, worship, and meditation on His Word:

“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words” ( Psa 119:147).
“O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch” (Psa 5:3).
“I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress (Psa 59:16).
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psa 90:14).
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning” (Psa 130:5-6).
“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul” (Psa 143:8).
“When you walk, they [the commandments] will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they [the commandments] will talk with you” (Pro 6:22).
At the beginning of each day, we make choices of how we will conduct ourselves and react to various demands and temptations that face us. When we awake upon our bed, what a marvelous habit we can cultivate by seeking God’s help to be faithful and strong, “before the foot hits the floor.”

By W. Frank Walton via Focal Point, November 24,2010

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