My eyes anticipate the night watches and I am awake before the cry of the watchman, that I may meditate on Your word.
— Psalm 119:148 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource Starting Your Day Right – by Joyce Meyer
It is interesting that our popular greeting is “Good morning.” Somewhere along the way, someone realized that if we get started off right in the morning, we will have a good day. Proverbs 20:13 says, Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread. And Psalm 57:8–9 encourages us to wake up ready to sing praises: Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]! I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
Good rest is very important, and we all need to be rejuvenated in order to face the day and be productive. Starting every day with a good attitude, studying God’s Word and getting in some praise and worship helps get every day off to a good start!
Prayer Starter: Father God, thank you for good rest. I know I can face every challenge today because You are with me. I lift up all of my concerns to You right now. I choose to believe Your Word. Thank you for rejuvenating me. In Jesus’ name, amen.