MORNING PRAYER is a time of recognition that God, who never slumbers or sleeps, has been at work while we have been at rest. Morning prayer is not the beginning of the day. It is an act of anticipation–reorienting ourselves to God, affirming our faith, and renewing our intention to live for God in this new day.
…You never pray alone. God is right where you are and, as you pray, you are connecting with others all over the world who are also praying.
When you are ready, find your accustomed devotional place or another suitable location for this time of prayer, renewing your covenant with God.
Prayer for Today:
“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation” (Ps. 62:1).
- Steve Harper
A Pocket Guide to Prayer
From pages19-20 of A Pocket Guide to Prayer by Steve Harper. Copyright © 2010 by Steve Harper. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Do you start your day with prayer? Share your thoughts.
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, NRSV
This Week: pray for someone carrying a heavy burden. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
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This week we remember: Polycarp (February 23).
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