“The very first out-breathing of the soul in the morning should be for the presence of Jesus…Consecrate yourself in the morning; make this your very first work.” ~~Power of Prayer, p11
Mornings represent new beginnings. The grace and blessings it brings are as fresh as the morning dew. What better time to renew the heart and mind than in the early hours of the morning? It’s like starting on a new clean canvass and yesterday’s failure has no part in it.
When I start my day with God, the duties and responsibilities of the day seem lighter. The usual trials are still there, but they have less power over me because of God’s grace. The mood and disposition are brighter and I do things more with love and cheerfulness. The opposite is true when I start my day without a prayer.
Let’s begin each day with prayer — with God, surrendering all our plans for the day to Him, that it would be “carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate.”
“Let gratitude to God fill your hearts. When you rise in the morning, kneel at your bedside, and ask God to give you strength to fulfill the duties of the day, and to meet its temptations. Ask Him to help you to bring into your work Christ’s sweetness of character. Ask Him to help you to speak words that will inspire those around you with hope and courage, and draw you nearer to the Savior.” ~~Sons and Daughters of God, p199