The Best Way to Start Your Day: With the Lord

What a wonderful habit to get into! Starting every morning with the Lord! The first hour of your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Taking time in that first hour to spend in prayer and worship, and studying the Word of God gets you to a place of peace and inner joy. It sets you up to really appreciate the blessings of the Lord throughout the day.

Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting has Jeremiah 29:11 on his website. It's a daily reminder to him that the Lord has great plans for him  despite whatever may be his present situation.

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Jeremiah 29:11

I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.

The Lord does have great plans for your life. But you need to take the time to listen to him and allow yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Brandon Gaille of the Blog Millionaire in his article 21 Personal Development Strategies that Produce Success writes about how he devotes time every morning and evening to prayer.

"I start everyday and end everyday with a prayer. I take five minutes during my prayers to visualize what I am grateful for.

As a pray for my wife, my son Grayson, and my son Branson, I visualize the moments of the past day that I am grateful for. This includes the hugs, the laughs, high fives, and the “I love yous.” By the time I am done with my prayer, I am smiling ear to ear and am filled with pure happiness."

 

Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Psalm 92:2
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening.

Morning Prayer

Oh Heavenly Father, as I start this day, I dedicate it all to you. Take me and guide me Lord.

Lord, I am forever grateful for your abundant blessings on my life. Thank you for the prayers answered and directions given throughout my trials.

Thank you for your powerful Word. Protect me and my family throughout this day.

In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!

Now Over to You

What is your morning routine like? Have you been able to incorporate daily prayer and worship into your morning? How has it helped your day? Join in the conversation! We would certainly love to hear from you!

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Hi good morning, I find it so hard to pray sometimes. Because u know sometimes the spirit wakes u up to pray. But sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t but between sleep and wake I could hear myself praying. But i think god knows your and despite what happens he still hears. When I am fully up I spend the entire day just praising god, by putting on my radio on 98.1 and reading 11 pages of the Bible each day. But when I am finished reading the Bible I have to read it over and over and over over again. Because the word which is the seed has to be planted in us as Christians.

  2. Thank you Lord Jesus Thank you Father fr finding this site to encourage me more with my beliefs 🙂 dear Lord kindly continue to guide me in every step of the way so I can follow you according to your riches in Glory. Bless this site to encourage more other people. May you alwyz be with all of us in Jesus migthy name I pray.amen

  3. I so much appreciates the effort you’ve made, to make others come close to God. May God continue to uplift you with His Mighty Right Hand, IJN.

  4. Thank you so much, I do and enjoy it so much. I also love the worship songs with the daily prayers. Our worship unto the Lord is such an important part of our quite time to experience His presence.

  5. Jeremiah 29:11 is a very popular Scripture loved by so many and was one of the first Scripture I ever learned. Each morning now I put on The Whole Armour of God which I find comforts and protects me.

    • I once heard a sermon on the last chapter of Ephesians in which the preacher said “many people tell me they put on the armour each morning to which I reply why take it off?” I’ve never forgotten that!

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