Apr 16, 2012

Morning Prayers......


Most days I lie in my bed of a morning upon awaking from sleep and greet the day by offering morning prayers to my Heavenly Father. When I do this,I find my day is so much more clam,peaceful and pleasant. I find that whatever I put my hand to do,happens with so much less complication and with ease. 
Some days I just whisper a word of thanks to God for a new day,a new beginning,another chance at devoting my time and efforts to him. Some days I sit on the side of my bed and quote prayers from this little Pocket Prayer Book. I don't remember how I came about to possess it. But it has been with me for a long time now. It has a copyright of 1941 and was distributed by the "Upper Room".
I find it important that our first thoughts of each new day,should be of God. When they are,then our day is a much better day,indeed! 


This little book of devotions and prayers stays mostly in my side table drawer next to my bed,but I also carry it in my purse from time to time. The prayers it holds have brought me much comfort! I also have another book of prayers in my side table drawer. Those prayers are prayers written from my own heart. Most of them not for myself ,but for others. I go back through it from time to time praying those prayers over to God. I can also look back and see how those prayers were answered, how God moved on behalf of each individual whom I prayed for. Keeping a prayer journal is a good thing. Has been for me anyway. 





"O Lord,my God,what is Thy will for me today? What task has Thou for me? What opportunity hast Thou placed in my way? Open mine eyes that I may discover Thy will! Save me from wasting the new day. May I turn it into eternal profit!"- John H.Jowett.


Blessings to all,Shelley



4 comments:

earlene said...

I do on my drive to work in the morning.
Hugs Shelly
Earlene

janice15 said...

HUMM I NEED TO INDEED TO FOCUS AND PRAY MAYBE EVERY MORNING IS A GOOD IDEA...I DID TODAY AND I HAVE TO SAY I DO FEEL MORE AT PEACE... BUT MAYBE ON A DAILY MORNING BASIS IS GOOD...I USUALLY JUST RANDOM PRAY...I THINK MAYBE THE PRAY JOURNAL IS GREAT AS WELL...THANK YOU FOR SHARING ...WITH LOVE JANICE HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND DAY

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shelley,
Yes, starting our day praying is the very best way! Thank you for your post!
Blessings back to you, my friend,
<3
Lily

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Thank you Shelly
This was a good post, and it made me realize that I havebeen neglecting to do the morning prayer for a while now!
So tomorrow morning I will be inspired by you to talk and pray to the Lord :-)
many Blessings and Hugs, Linnie