Morning by morning
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
For his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning:
Great is your faithfulness.
I have been challenged over the last few weeks about my morning routine. At present, it largely consists of me trying to get as much sleep as I can until realise I can’t hit the snooze button again, then grabbing a coffee (so thankful for an automatic coffee machine), and heading to the car for my commute to work. I have been challenged to be more disciplined in starting my day with God, for my first thoughts to be Christ-centred. This verse reminds me that because of God's great love for us, we can come to him each and every morning trusting in his faithfulness and mercy.
Prayer is a great way to start the day and when I read this one I thought it would be good to try and say it each morning. I have put it above the coffee machine!
Meet me, O Christ, in this stillness of morning.
Move me, O Spirit, to quiet my heart.
Mend me, O Father, from yesterday’s harms.
From the discords of yesterday, resurrect my peace.
From the discouragement of yesterday, resurrect my hope.
From the weariness of yesterday, resurrect my strength.
From the doubts of yesterday, resurrect my faith.
From the wounds of yesterday, resurrect my love.
Let me enter this new day, aware of my need,
And awake to your grace, O Lord. Amen.
(from Douglas McKelveys’s, Every Moment Holy)