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Psalm 5:3New International Version (NIV)

3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.


I’m not sure when or why many of us were taught to say our prayers before bed. This is a practice that has been handed down for generations to generations. Now don’t misunderstand me, there is no WRONG time to pray. We SHOULD be praying not only at night but all during the day. God is ever listening to us, ready to help us at any given second of the day.

This scripture SPEAKS volumes to me. It repeats “in the morning”

The morning can become so rushed. We often wait until the last moments to get up and get going. We are consumed with all the “things” we have to do today.

The morning should always represent a new start, a new opportunity, a new chance. This is the time that we start over. This should be the time that we are asking God for directions and guidance.

I often say if we begin our day with prayer we will have less to pray about at night. Wouldn’t it be awesome to pray a prayer of thanksgiving at night because all our troubles have been handled during the day?

This morning let us go to God and lay our request at his feet expecting nothing less than a perfect answer.