Prayer can seem intimidating, but it is simply connecting with our Creator. Acknowledging Divine presence in the morning creates a more peaceful and powerful day.
When Jesus taught how to pray In the Lord’s Prayer, in Matthew 6:9-13, he outlined an easy-to-follow format. I expound on this prayer guide in my post: How to Pray: Outlined.
💪 Do this: “Good morning, God, thank you for this day!”
Worship is one step beyond acknowledgment. It deliberately and vulnerably proclaims, God, we need you in our day, and we are thankful for you; through singing, spoken word, or silent thoughts.
We don’t always feel like worshipping. A former pastor once said, “Worship Him even if you don’t feel like it, and soon you will.”
💪 Do this: Speak what makes you grateful. “Thank you for my _________ today!”
An old hymn reminds, “He’s as close as the mention of His name.” God is as close as the breath that we breathe. He dwells inside of us, and meditation helps us find Him.
Meditation is a powerful tool. It helps us observe our thoughts and feelings and become more in tune with God. See: How to Meditate for Beginners.
💪 Do this: Sit still and close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose for 4-counts and exhale from your mouth for 6-counts. Repeat five times while focusing on your breath.
Visualization sharpens and trains our minds to align our lives with whom God says we are and what He has set in our hearts to accomplish.
Our brains are like a machine. If we fill it with desired desired data, it kicks in and acts accordingly.
💪 Do this: Think of a goal you’d like to meet or a character trait you’d like to adopt. Set a timer for three minutes, close your eyes, and imagine that it is reality. Visualize yourself in this scenario with as many details as possible, using color, sight, sound, smell, and touch.
Journaling grows us spiritually by bringing our inner world into the outer world. As we write, we reveal our priorities, alignment, and intentions for the day.
Journaling helps us better know ourselves and our God.
💪 Do this: Grab pen and paper or notes on your phone. Set a timer for 2 minutes and write anything that comes to mind. No rules.
Remember that spiritual growth comes through consistency. A little bit of somethin’ is better than a whole lot of nothin’. Daily morning investments will, in time, build a stronger spiritual life.
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