Pray in the First Moments of your Day
Women’s Prayer Team - Week 40
What is the first thing you do in the morning? This is a question that has convicted my heart the past couple of months. I knew the Lord wanted my attention first thing in the morning but felt so trapped in the habits of reaching for my phone or even just getting out of bed without thinking of my Heavenly Father. And yet, He is ready and waiting to spend time with me. Our Father says we can listen for Him in the morning, we can thank Him, and He will speak to us.
O Lord, in the morning You hear my voice.
But I will sing of Your strength;
I will sing aloud of Your steadfast love in the morning.
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.
There are so many places in Scripture where we are encouraged to seek the Lord in the morning, and this can sometimes feel impossible. Maybe you are a mom with little ones, a woman who goes to work early in the morning, or a college student whose schedule is so busy you can’t imagine adding another thing to your plate.
Let this be an encouragement to you: Seeking the Lord in the morning doesn’t have to be a 60-minute quiet time and prayer session. Beginning to seek the Lord in the morning can simply be a short time of prayer with the Father before grabbing your phone and starting your day. David says, “In the morning You hear my voice,”—He is simply in communion with the Lord at the beginning of His day.
PRAYER TIP #40 – Pray in the First Moments of Your Day
I brought my conviction to my small group, and we came up with a system to help us focus the first moments of our day to our Helper. We decided to make notecards to place by our beds, with the intention of grabbing the note card before our phones. On our note cards, we wrote the following: (1) a memory verse for that week, (2) our biggest prayer request that week, (3) someone who is lost, and finally, (4) something from the past week we want to intentionally thank the Lord for.
Having a resource to help guide my communication with the Lord has helped me to seek Him before I begin my day. The Lord is our friend—He loves when we talk to Him. I pray you’ll make your own notecard and talk with our Father before the day begins. May this be an encouragement to you, that even if your schedule is full, you can give the first of your day to our Friend.
Lord, help me to think of You in the morning.
Lord, I pray for wisdom for my day.
Jesus, thank You for giving Yourself up for me. Help me to give my mornings to You.
Father, I pray You would meet me in the morning and speak to me.
Suggested Prayer - Pray these words in your heart or out loud:
Thank You for being my friend. Thank You for listening to me when I call upon You. Thank You for Your kindness to me. I pray You will teach me to give my morning moments to You. Help me to think of You when I wake up. I ask that You speak to me and give me wisdom for my day each morning. Thank You for continually giving me breath in my lungs—I pray I will use it to praise You today and every day. I pray our communion in the morning would be fruitful and honoring to You. Thank You for teaching me that I need You every moment, and especially in the moments that begin each day. Thank You for Who You are!
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.