HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
It’s not a bad way to start the day, but I’ve found a much better way.
I realized that if the first thing I pay attention to is what’s happening in our world, those images and words impact my view of the rest of the day. But if the Word of God is the first thing I give my heart and mind to, I see everything as under the control of my all-good, all-powerful, and all-loving heavenly Father. It’s hardly surprising that this new start to my day has had a huge impact on my life.
The moment I awake, I say “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” – Psalm 143:8 to myself, but since I am living alone. I say it out loud. I repeat the verse several times. It’s become a great way to start a day:
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
My love will fall and fail, but God’s love never will.
For I have placed my trust in you.
The psalmist is very intentional here: trusting God is an act of the will.
Show me the way I should go,
I pray, “Show me, Father, which way I should go today.”
For you, I entrust my life.
I say, “My life is Yours, Lord, and I trust You with everything.”
Then I pray these simple words:
“Good morning, Lord! I don’t know where You are going today, but wherever You’re going, I’m comin’ with You!”
A good way to start the day every single day is to declare the Word of God and thank Him for it.
Spend Five Minutes in the Word
What does the Bible say about beginning your morning with prayer and with the Lord? Read these key scriptures.
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. – Psalm 143:8
It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22–23
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. – Psalm 30:5
To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, – Psalm 92:2
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. – Mark 1:35