I hit the ground running.
No sooner does the fogginess leave my brain than it’s already filled with jumbled thoughts.
“I’ve got to finish writing this post today, and call the insurance company, and hopefully get my periscope in before Carissa wakes up. What am I making for dinner tonight? Do I need to pull anything out of the freezer? Oh yeah, it’s laundry day too. I wonder if I can get that done and put away before lunch. Goodness, there’s another zit on my chin. Where did that come from? And then there’s the prep for Bible study this week. When am I going to fit that in?”
Before I know it, my mind is filled with chaotic ramblings as one thought after another lunges my way.
That is no way to start my day.
Instead, I want to give my day to the Lord before my feet even hit the floor. So I wrote this prayer for me, and I offer it to you as well, that we may learn to start our day the right way.
A Prayer for First Thing in the Morning
Good morning, Lord!
Thank You for a new day. Thank You that Your compassion is renewed every morning. Great is Your faithfulness and Your steadfast love, O Lord!
I don’t know what all is going to happen today, and how much I’ll get done, but You do.
So I give this day to You.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, Father. Energize me for Your work, because You know how tired these bones are. Awaken me to the wonder of Your salvation, and quicken my spirit to the reality of Your work in my life.
Lord, my mind is filled with creative ideas, but they’re all jumbled. Holy Spirit, come and hover over my mindlike You hovered over the waters at creation and speak order out of the chaos! Help me to cease striving and to trust that You will give me all I need today to do the work You’ve given me to do.
You will be faithful to complete the good work You’ve started, and as I step out into my day, I declare Your sovereignty over every area of my life. I entrust myself to You and ask that You use me however You see fit.
This day is Yours. My body is Yours. My mind is Yours. Everything I am is Yours.
May You be pleased with me today.