Grateful Hearts: Prayer

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Have you ever had one of those days when you just had to have a nice long talk with God or you wouldn’t make it?  Well, God would like you to have one of those “talks” everyday.  In fact, it is a perfect way to start the day. Mornings with God…

Dietrich Bonhoeffer stated, “Wasted time of which we are later ashamed, temptations we yield to, weaknesses, lethargy in our work, disorder and lack of discipline in our thoughts and in our interaction with others–all these frequently have their root in neglecting prayer in the morning.”  We serve a God of order; our God desires that we order our lives.  The best way to get things in order is to spend time in the morning with God; gain a vision for your day that includes the love and provision of God.  Our vision is limited; God sees eternity.  Our understanding is finite; God in omniscient.  Jesus brings us the ability to connect with heaven; so, express your gratitude and make a connection by starting your day with prayer.  And while you are at it, thank God for the people who rise in the morning and pray for you!

“Rejoice always! Pray constantly.  Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  (I Thes. 5:16-18)