In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. Psalm 5:3 NASB
Do you know that what you do in the morning can pretty much set your day? Think about it. Have you ever ‘woke up on the wrong side of the bed?’ You’re grouchy all day long and can’t even figure out why! David knew that in the morning, God would hear him. He could order his prayer and then expectantly watch things happen.
We all have our morning routines. Even spontaneous people like myself have somewhat of a set structure to their morning, especially if you have to be out the door at a certain time. If we vary from that routine, we tend to forget important things, like deodorant or brushing our teeth. Never a good thing!
But we have a tendency to forget the most important part of any morning-prayer. Prayer isn’t made up of a list of things we need. Prayer is talking things over with the Father. It’s a time to determine who is going to get the most of your attention, God or your problems. It’s a time of fellowship, telling Him how great He is and how thankful You are for His grace and mercy. He’s already aware of your needs but are you aware of His?
We sang a song on Sunday that I’ve been singing all week, “God You’re Mighty!” Each time I declare those words, I feel a surge of His presence, like what I’m singing brings Him into the room. When I exalt Him, I am saying, “God, You are mightier than anything I face! You’re bigger then my problems, my fears, my worries. You are mighty to save, heal and deliver! You are mighty to watch over my children and grandchildren. You are mighty to provide all that I need according to YOUR great riches.”
When my praise becomes my prayer, everything changes because God steps into the room to listen. If you are looking for an answer, begin to worship. If you’re frustrated with your job, start to praise Him. If you’re distracted by a diagnosis man gave you, begin to praise your Healer. The less you think about the problem and the more you worship, the sooner you’ll see the salvation of God.
Oh God, how excellent is Your name in all the earth. You are mighty! Your name is above all names, above everyone and everything. Lord You’re amazing! You’re worthy! You’re my Father, my redeemer, my worship if Yours, my praise belongs to You. You’re greater than any problem I face or anything that tries to distract or discourage me. I will focus my attention on You because there is nothing that is bigger than You are. It’s in the name above all names and I shout it out-JESUS! Amen