If God is not first in our thoughts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day. (E. M. Bounds, 19th & 20th century American clergyman and attorney)

Many people find it helpful to pray, and those that do often find it most effective to begin the day with prayer, a brief conversation with the God of the universe. Living in the world, as we all do, entangles us in a hectic, largely secular society, so it makes good sense to seek a strong relationship with God at the start and throughout the day.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23)