I thought I would share with you what I have for breakfast every morning. I'm talking about my morning meal with God. When I miss this breakfast and grab a cereal bar instead (a quick prayer sent up to get the meal out of the way, but not really sitting at the table for bacon and eggs) I find my soul is hungry before noon! This is when I am most likely to fill that hunger with junk food (bad choices).
This 'meal' is a collection of verses that God has laid on my heart over time that I speak in my morning prayer.
MORNING PRAYER SCRIPTURES
Psalm 107:8-9 ~ Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. James 4:8 ~Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Psalm 46:10 ~ Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted in the earth. I will be exalted among the nations. Psalm 63:1, 3-4~ O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water…Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. Psalm 143:8 ~ Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. Psalm 5:3 ~ In the morning, Oh Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning, Lord, I lay my request before You and wait in expectation. Psalm 62:5-8 ~ My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Proverbs 3:5-6 ~Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Psalm 143:1 ~ Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness.
Try taking these scriptures and personalizing them into a prayer lifted up to start your day with God. This is an example of what my personalized version looks like but you will want to meditate on these verses and make them your own.
Oh God, You are my God. Early this day I seek You.
I bring you thanks this day for your unfailing love and wonderful deeds. Thank You Lord that You are in everything and every moment of my day and that all I need to do is seek You in it. Thank You that I can worship You and praise You no matter the circumstances of my day. I come before You today, just as the day before and the days to come, thanking You for Your unfailing love whether times are good or bad, hard or easy. No matter the circumstances, Your love for me remains constant.
As I come before You today Lord, I come hungry and thirsty and Your Word promises that You satisfy that thirst and fill my hunger with good things….this is Your unfailing love for me. Bring me that word of Your unfailing love. Show me the way that I should go…for to You I lift up my soul. A soul that hungers and thirsts for You and only You. Fill me with Your presence and Your power.
Today I draw near to You to be fed as You draw near to me. I will be still in Your presence and know that YOU ARE GOD!. You are to be exalted among the nations and the earth. So I come to You this day bringing a sacrifice of praise to my God almighty; maker of heaven and earth, Father of my Savior, lover of my soul. Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips praise You. Let me bless You while I live. I lift up my hands in Your name.
This morning Lord, hear my voice. This morning oh Lord, I lay my request before You and wait in expectation. I wait silently for You God and You alone. My expectation is from You. Forgive my unbelief. Make me strong in my faith and give me a heart that truly expects to see You working in my life.
I trust in You Lord at all times and pour out my heart before You because You are my rock and my refuge. Yes Lord, I come to You with a trust that exceeds my own understanding. With all my heart I desire to trust in You. I confess my wavering thoughts and questioning heart and cry out to You to make my faith strong, my heart true to You, my soul filled by Your Spirit. I acknowledge You Lord, I look to You, seeking Your face in my daily moments as well as my times of need. I acknowledge You as the one from whom all good things come, and give You all the praise and glory of the good in my life.
As I look to You today oh Lord, direct my path. Give me eyes to see Your direction and a heart willing to obey. Show me the way that I should go.
(spend time seeking, asking and listening)
Humbly I seek You Lord. Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness. Amen.