Do you struggle to find time during the day to pray? Today, Jeff gives us five reasons why the morning is the best time to pray. No matter how unorganized or tired we may feel in the morning, speaking with God in the morning can change how we experience the day.
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“God’s mercy is fresh every morning.”
1. Jesus prayed in the morning
“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”– Mark 1:35
The Fathers of the Church distinguish between theology (theologia) and economy (oikonomia). “Theology” refers to the mystery of God’s inmost life within the Blessed Trinity and “economy” to all the works by which God reveals himself and communicates his life. Through the oikonomia the theologia is revealed to us; but conversely, the theologia illuminates the whole oikonomia. God’s works reveal who he is in himself; the mystery of his inmost being enlightens our understanding of all his works. So it is, analogously, among human persons. A person discloses himself in his actions, and the better we know a person, the better we understand his actions.– CCC 236
2. Establishes trust for the day
“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. Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”–Psalm 143:8-10
“But I will sing of your strength;I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.”–Psalm 59:16
“O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.”– Isaiah 33:2
3. God’s mercy is fresh every morning
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”–Lamentations 3:22-23
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”— Psalm 90:14
4. Morning is a great time to reboot
“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”– Proverbs 30:5
“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.”– Proverbs 4:18-19
5. Establish your expectations in the morning
“In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.“Ecclesiastes 11:6
“O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.”– Psalm 5:3
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