How many times have you done it? You jumped out of bed, and hit the ground running. You got dressed, maybe grabbed a bite to eat and started your day. Then here come the challenges…
Family asking questions they could have asked last night…
Can’t find your keys…
More horrible co-workers…
Everyone seems to be pushing all your buttons all morning long!
Then, just before lunch you realize it. How could you have forgotten? Yes, the bed felt good and you lay there a few more moments, so when you jumped up you had to get going. But, how could you get going without telling God…
“Good Morning!” (Psalm 63:1)
“I bless your Holy Name this morning!” (Matthew 6:9)
“Thank you for keeping while I slept!” (Psalm 4:8)
“Thank you for brand new grace and mercy this morning!” (Lamentations 3:22-24)
“Please forgive me of all my sins!” (Psalm 41:4)
“No matter what happens today I love you and I trust you!” (Psalm 31:13-14)
“Thank you for sending the living word as your Son to die for my sins.” (John 1:14)
“Please provide all of our needs for this day.” (Matthew 6:11)
“ Lord, I look forward to being with you where you are when you return.” (John 17:24)
“ I pray for peace and prosperity in your Holy City of Jerusalem and salvation for your people.” (Psalm 122:6-9, Romans 10:1)
“I declare to have a good day in your Name!” (Psalm 118:24)
“For yours is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory forever!” (Matthew 6:13)
“In the name of Yeshua, Jesus Christ the Son of the only living God, and you are one.” (John 14:13-14)
“I love you because you first love me…Amen!” (1 John 4:19)
Of course, you don’t have to use this exact prayer, but how dare us begin are day without talking to God first! Sometimes we forget, but sometimes we may just decide to skip praying. There are even mornings when we are going through trials that we honestly don’t FEEL LIKE PRAYING.
But, it is a foolish thing to be bold enough step out into this world (or even stay at home) without talking to God first.
If you aren’t having a ‘good day’…did you pray? And, even if you did, stop and think of how much ‘worse’ your day could have been if you didn’t.
Remember, before you ‘hit the ground running’…hit the ground in prayer!