Who do you think about first when waking up? David always honored God first thing in the morning. If you start your day by addressing the Lord and offering Him a prayer of thanksgiving, you are making sure to start your day on the right track. “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalm 34: 5). How about adding this beautiful Psalm to your morning prayer?
1 Listen to my words, Lord,consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;in the morning I lay my requests before youand wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot standin your presence. You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitfulyou, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield