Psalm 92:1-2 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, (NKJV)
I Dedicate My Morning
As I enter into the start of a new day, I commit everything to your care: my self, my soul, my body, my activities and my friends.
I pray that You will watch over me, keep me, guide and direct me, make me Holy and bless me.
Cause my heart to follow your ways; Transform me completely into the image of Christ; just like a potter forms the clay; may my words be a well tuned musical instrument singing your praise.
Let everyone around me see my living by your Spirit, stomping out worldliness, unmoved by worthless vanity, changed by a renewed mind, completely covered by the Armor of God, shining like a light that cannot be put out, showing holiness in everything I do.
Let no sin dirty my thoughts, words or hands. May I be able to live in this sinful world unstained by wickedness, free from spot or stain.
Even while I work let my real love be in heaven, and let my love be intense like flames of fire; my eyes fixed on heavenly, invisible things; help me to be aware of the empty, fleeting and vain nature of things of this earth.
Help me to have an eternal perspective about all things, waiting for Jesus to return, listening for Him to call us home, bringing us to the new heaven and new earth.
Direct all my words today according to Your Wisdom and according to what will bring Good. May I speak each word as if it were my last and walk each step as if it were my last step.
If my life should come to an end today, let this be my best day.
Contemplation: Do you days seem to go better when you think of the Lord in your first waking thoughts? Is your mind on the Lord so much that you can’t help but think of Him first thing?
Application: There is no better habit that to think of Jesus the moment your eyes open, and right before they close.