I have been following Christ for 30 years. In all of that time, this is the most important time to read the Bible and pray first thing in the morning.
I need my mind on God and in my heart, before reading or watching news. It is just so vital. Here is a passage to ponder today. Before you read it, you might like to pray this prayer.
Dear God, thank You for Your Words in the Bible. I thank You that it has the power of heaven behind it. I pray today that the Holy Spirit will speak to me through this passage. Reveal to me what You want me to know and understand. I pray as I read my heart and mind will be fixed on You. Empower and strengthen me through this passage. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Philippians 4:6 – Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. 8 – And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
There is so much power in God’s Word. Prayerfully reading it first each day is vital at this time.
Stay well and be blessed,