Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Well, I have found the secret to getting energy, strength, endurance, patience, peace and joy each morning. All it takes is a brief prayer to our Heavenly Father. Click through to read all about it.

The Best Way to Start Your Day

My alarm goes off at 6:00am.

Through blurry eyes I reach over to my night stand and turn it off.

As I roll back onto my pillow I close my eyes and say a quick prayer:

Good morning Lord. I give this day to you. I am still very tired, so please help me wake up and give me energy to make it through the day. Amen

If I keep my eyes shut any longer than this I will be back asleep in no time.

But, if I open my eyes and start my morning, I not only feel the sleepiness fade, but the energy I asked for is delivered (no coffee required) and I am filled with peace about the day ahead.

Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Well, I have found the secret to getting energy, strength, endurance, patience, peace and joy each morning. All it takes is a brief prayer to our Heavenly Father. Click through to read all about it.

A habit so simple, yet so powerful.

It is the best way to start your day.

Let me explain why:

1.Energy from God is like nothing else we can find in this world. It’s effects are immediate, it lasts as long as we need it, and all we have to do is ask for it.

It also is so much more than a quick energy boost. When we ask for God to give us energy, what he supplies us with is strength. Whether mental strength to get out of bed and face challenge situations, or the physical strength to keep going when your muscles are sore and tired.

In Colossians, Paul and Timothy explain why it is so important to be strengthen by God:

We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, Colossians 1:11(NLT)

Did you catch that? It is like a 4 for 1 special. You ask for energy and God gives you strength, endurance, patience and joy.

2.It gives you a sense of peace about your day because you have put God in control.

When I said “God I give this day to you,” what I mean is, “God this day belongs to you, my life belong to you, guide me where you want me to go, give me wisdom and a willing heart to follow your plan today.”

This doesn’t mean that I don’t have a to-do list, or a plan for my day, I usually do, but I am entrusting it to God, relying on his strength to get everything done, and his guidance to let me know if I need to change my plans.

So how does this bring peace?

Romans 15:13 says “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him”

Peace comes through trusting God.

I can’t think of a better way to prepare for your day then by calling on God and receiving strength, endurance, patience, joy, peace, and more joy!
I want to challenge you to try this for yourself. Say a similar prayer every morning before you get out of bed, and before you do anything else. After a week, see if it has made a difference in how you approach your day and how you feel throughout the day. I would love to hear your results in the comments.

Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Well, I have found the secret to getting energy, strength, endurance, patience, peace and joy each morning. All it takes is a brief prayer to our Heavenly Father. Click through to read all about it.





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9 thoughts on “The Best Way to Start Your Day

  1. A friend recently told me she sits with her Bible even if she isn’t fully awake and starts – as she starts she wakes up. It has been helpful for me too – I even take my Bible to my kettle so I don’t get distracted while making that first cuppa. Realising I could talk with God while still sleepy has led to a good change in my habits.

    • Love it! I recently heard a clip from Beth Moore saying she won’t let herself have a sip of coffee until she has at least said good morning to God. She said she sleepily stumbles to the coffee pot and while it is brewing she goes to her knees.

  2. What a great idea, Kira. Usually the first words out of my mouth is, “Thank you, God for a new day!” That gets my day started on the right foot. I think next I’ll ask Him for the energy to wake up and get me going. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just started getting into the Bible and reading daily. My first walk this morning at 6 was refreshing and my boby felt good today. Prayed and asked God for forgiveness and thanked Him, for his grace and mercy. I will be reading your prayer for a week.Thank you so much for the jump start.

    • I notice a huge difference in how I feel when I make time to be with God in the morning and when I don’t. I hope you are blessed by starting your days with God and would love to hear how it went!

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