The Best Way to Start Your Day as a Christian

Morning prayer

The productivity of the day is enhanced when it starts well.

As a Christian, following the pattern of Christ in everything is important. He left an example for us to follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21).

How did Christ start his day?

Daily, he would rise in the morning when others were still asleep and goes to a solitary place to pray.

Mark 1:35, “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”

That is the best way to start the day. To begin with prayer.

We can do nothing without God. We can't achieve anything for the day if we don't seek his help in prayer (John 15:5).

Pray without ceasing, but pray in the morning as well.

God is pleased when we put him first in everything. Rising in the morning to pray is a sign that we regard and put him first in our hearts (Matthew 6:33).

Praying at other times is good, but praying in the morning is better. There's less traffic in the spiritual atmosphere and answers are granted faster.

David, a man that was greatly loved by God, followed this pattern. He prayed at other times but never fail to do so in the morning (Psalm 5:3; 59:16).

Like Christ, he rose before it was dawn and cried for God's help for the day (Psalm 119:147). It's better to cry for God's help before the day than cry in labour without help during the day.

Jacob was left alone, and he wrestled with God in prayer before dawn (Genesis 32:24). He prayed for God's blessing (Genesis 32:26). The encounter changed his life and gave him a new name (Genesis 32:27-28).

Habitually pray in the morning and your life will be changed in a short while, as it was with Jacob.

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