Psalm 5:3
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.

I’ll be honest, I’m not a morning person. It takes me a few hours and several cups of tea to get going. That said, I’m trying to keep the habit of turning to God early in the day (these notes and the Bible in a Year Challenge help). There’s something about how you start the day framing what is to come – and prayer and Bible Study reminds me that each day is from God and encourages me to be mindful of him during it and to live it for him.

Lord, this day is your day. I start it as I hope to spend it – with you.